Computer

Issue 4 • April 1991

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  • The evolution of instruction sequencing

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):5 - 15
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (3)
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    The three distinct phases that constitute the sequencing of an instruction are determining the memory address that contains the instruction, fetching the instruction from memory, and executing the instruction. The evolution of instruction sequencing is traced, with attention focused on the influence of the available technology on the minimum time required for each of these phases and the resulting... View full abstract»

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  • Autonomous robotic inspection and manipulation using multisensor feedback

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):17 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (15)
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    A six-degree-of-freedom industrial robot to which was added a number of sensors-vision, range, sound, proximity, force/torque, and touch-to enhance its inspection and manipulation capabilities is described. The work falls under the scope of partial autonomy. In teleoperation mode, the human operator prepares the robotic system to perform the desired task. Using its sensory cues, the system maps th... View full abstract»

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  • Object-oriented database management systems: concepts and issues

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):33 - 47
    Cited by:  Papers (56)  |  Patents (110)
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    Requirements imposed on both the object data model and object management by the support of complex objects are outlined. The basic concepts of an object-oriented data model are discussed. They are objects and object identifiers, aggregation, classes and instantiation mechanisms, metaclasses, and inheritance. Object-oriented models are compared with semantic, relational, and Codasyl models. Object-... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability modeling: an overview for system designers

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):49 - 57
    Cited by:  Papers (31)  |  Patents (1)
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    The role of reliability models in system design is examined. Methods for predicting system reliability are discussed, covering the choice of metric for analysis, creating the system reliability model, and refining the model. A case study is presented to illustrate reliability modeling.<> View full abstract»

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  • Interactive systems: bridging the gaps between developers and users

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):59 - 69
    Cited by:  Papers (82)
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    Three development contexts are examined to provide a framework for understanding interactive software development projects. These contexts are the competitively bid, commercial product, and in-house/custom contexts development. Factors influencing interactive systems development are examined. Specific strategies to cope with the gaps between developers and prospective users are explored at the gen... View full abstract»

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