Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 6 • Nov. 1990

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  • Distributed image processing for the quality control of industrial fabrics

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):241 - 246
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Describes a transputer-based image processing system developed at Sheffield University which can be used for real-time measurement of industrial fabrics. The vision system allows unblurred images of a fabric to be captured and analysed while the fabric is being produced. The problem of using the measurements thus gained in a suitably designed feedback system to give computer control of the weaving... View full abstract»

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  • The EC DRIVE programme-halfway through

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):247 - 253
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    Road traffic accidents in Europe result in well over 50000 deaths each year. Many European states are experiencing acute road traffic congestion in and around their major urban centres, estimated to be costing over Pounds 50 billion each year. At the same time, there is increasing public sensitivity to the environmental costs of movement by road. Increasing prosperity and the steady removal of tar... View full abstract»

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  • Neural systems engineering: towards a unified design discipline?

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):259 - 265
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    The burgeoning interest in 'neural networks' (or 'parallel distributed processing' or 'connectionism') is now an established fact. Whether this will grow into a new engineering discipline or not is still an open question. This article discusses the beginnings of a unified approach aimed at enabling engineers to design and build significant neural systems in an effort to improve the competence of c... View full abstract»

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  • Parallelisation methodology for a turbine-blade design program

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):266 - 272
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    A design/production procedure for impeller turbochargers is used to demonstrate the benefits of parallel computing. The procedure is based on sequential fluid dynamics evaluation code. Parallel programs run many times faster than the sequential versions, and future engineering workstations based on multiprocessors will speed up the design/prototype cycle. A hybrid parallelisation technique is deve... View full abstract»

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  • Finite state machines for real-time software engineering

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):275 - 278
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    Finite state machines have a fundamental importance for real-time software development. A comparison of the Mealy and Moore models for finite state machines indicates certain advantages of the Moore model over the almost industry-standard Mealy model. A refinement of the Moore model is proposed that distinguishes between continuous activities taken while the system is in a specific state, and thos... View full abstract»

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  • The status of UK manufacturing

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):279 - 287
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    The world climate for business-especially in electronics, automotive products and machinery-has never been better. Growth in the major economies, excepting the USA and the UK, is expected to be robust, averaging some 3%. Behind this general growth trend there are even better prospects for the manufacturing sector-in 1989 world trade volume increased overall by 8% and this year it is forecast to ri... View full abstract»

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  • Electronics Now! [Industry-school links]

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):256 - 257
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    Describes British Telecom's commitment to the development of a quality partnership with education. Their practical support for DTI's Electronics Now! scheme, with the more recent Wealth from Science enterprise, are only two of many facets of that commitment. Links with education, both nationally and locally, must be part of an ongoing policy. To achieve anything significant in this area requires a... View full abstract»

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Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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