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Issue 1 • Date Feb. 2001

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  • Networks and control [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):22 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (61)
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  • Implementing Six Sigma

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):181 - 185
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    For the effective implementation of Six Sigma projects, organisations must understand the critical success factors that will make the application successful. Critical success factors represent the essential ingredients without which a project stands little chance of success. The authors present some essential ingredients for Six Sigma implementation, generated from a pilot survey conducted in UK m... View full abstract»

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  • Controls laboratory program with an accent on discovery learning

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):14 - 20
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    A sequence of laboratories is presented that have been designed to maximize student involvement in the design as well as execution of the laboratory exercises. The first lab begins with the simplest possible model, and students explore fundamental ideas of sensing, actuation, and feedback. With the second lab, student-designed experiments are introduced. By the end of the sequence, students indepe... View full abstract»

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  • Technology impact: some thoughts on deskilling and design responsibility

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):8 - 12
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    The marketing pitch promotes the positive results when new technology is developed and in the hands of the user. Rarely does it discuss potential human interaction problems that might result from its application-matters that are outside the scope of the technical design specification. Since new technology typically evolves due to entrepreneurial efforts or reaction to customer demand, we seldom lo... View full abstract»

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  • New technological vistas for systems and control: the example of wireless networks

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):24 - 37
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    Over the past four decades, the field of control has woven a rich tapestry of a larger systems theory, with sustained investigations into fundamental issues such as control, estimation, stability, optimality, adaptation, and decentralization. These issues are the fundamental ingredients in many new proposed technologies, which are now within our collective purview. They provide a profusion of prac... View full abstract»

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  • Available bit rate congestion control in ATM networks: developing explicit rate control algorithms

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):38 - 56
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    We present a control-theoretic approach to designing available bit rate (ABR) congestion control algorithms. ATM networks deal with different types of traffic. Among the several services offered by ATM, the ABR service plays a central role in regulating the network traffic, as it is the only service category that uses explicit feedback from the network. We present several algorithms for ABR conges... View full abstract»

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  • Scheduling of networked control systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):57 - 65
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    The defining characteristic of a networked control system (NCS) is having one or more control loops closed via a serial communication channel. Typically, when the words networking and control are used together, the focus is on the control of networks, but in this article our intent is nearly inverse, not control of networks but control through networks. NCS design objectives revolve around the per... View full abstract»

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  • Performance evaluation of control networks: Ethernet, ControlNet, and DeviceNet

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):66 - 83
    Cited by:  Papers (307)  |  Patents (4)
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    Many different network types have been promoted for use in control systems. In this article, we compare three of them: the Ethernet bus, with carrier sense multiple access with collision detection, token-passing bus (e.g., ControlNet), and controller area network bus (e.g., DeviceNet). We consider how each control network can be used as a communication backbone for a networked control system conne... View full abstract»

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  • Stability of networked control systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):84 - 99
    Cited by:  Papers (1864)  |  Patents (1)
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    First, we review some previous work on networked control systems (NCSs) and offer some improvements. Then, we summarize the fundamental issues in NCSs and examine them with different underlying network-scheduling protocols. We present NCS models with network-induced delay and analyze their stability using stability regions and a hybrid systems technique. Following that, we discuss methods to compe... View full abstract»

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