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Issue 6 • Date Dec. 2000

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  • Hot isostatic pressing furnaces

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):67 - 82
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    A robust fault-tolerant model predictive control (MPC) scheme for the precise control of temperature in hot isostatic pressing (HIP) furnaces was designed based on a nonlinear state-space representation of the dynamics of the temperature in an HIP furnace. The model was developed and validated using the data collected from open-loop experiments. The MPC-based controller was then implemented and te... View full abstract»

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  • Author Index

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):102 - 103
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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  • Subject index

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):103 - 108
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  • A linear control system simulation toolbox using spreadsheets

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):8 - 14
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    A new method is presented for simulating linear control systems using modern spreadsheet programs. The method is characterized by its flexibility, simplicity, and availability. It was verified for various cases, and examples were given for illustration. It is particularly useful for educational exercises that require calculations to be repeated with different parameters and values. View full abstract»

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  • A six-wheeled omnidirectional autonomous mobile robot

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):53 - 66
    Cited by:  Papers (45)  |  Patents (1)
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    We describe a novel six-wheeled "omnidirectional" autonomous robot platform based on the USU smart wheel mobility capability concept and a distributed, multiprocessor vetronics system. We also describe the multiresolution behavior-generation strategy that was developed for these systems. A task decomposition approach using a grammar of primitive maneuvers is the basis for mission and path planning... View full abstract»

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  • The reaction stabilization of on-orbit robots

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):19 - 33
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    The focus of this article is to examine the reaction moment effect of satellite-based manipulators and to investigate the feasibility of stabilizing the base platform during arm operations. The goal is not to advance the state of the art in adaptive control, but rather to illustrate the benefits of autonomous attitude stabilization through reaction moment compensation. A derivation of vehicle body... View full abstract»

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  • Platoons of underwater vehicles

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):45 - 52
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    We have presented a decentralized control design methodology for regulating global functions of cooperating mobile systems. The application of relatively standard system-theoretic tools, leads to a novel broadcast-only communication structure. The feedback mechanism between vehicles is the measurement of the global variables and broadcast of their integrated values. More generally, the methods pre... View full abstract»

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  • AUVs: In space, air, water, and on the ground

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):15 - 18
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  • Autonomous formation flight

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):34 - 44
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    This article describes an approach to close-formation flight of autonomous aircraft. A standard LQ-based structure was synthesized for each vehicle and for formation position error control using linearized equations of motion and a lifting line model of the aircraft wake. We also consider the definition of a formation management structure, capable of dealing with a variety of generic transmission ... View full abstract»

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