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IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

Issue 4 • Date Oct. 2006

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):c1 - 341
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  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering publication information

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c2
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  • Editorial Special Section on Distributed Sensing for Quality and Productivity Improvement

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):342 - 343
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  • Distributed Sensing for Quality and Productivity Improvements

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):344 - 359
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    Distributed sensing, a system-wide deployment of sensing devices, has resulted in both temporally and spatially dense data-rich environments. This new technology provides unprecedented opportunities for quality and productivity improvement. This paper discusses the state-of-the-art practice, research challenges, and future directions related to distributed sensing. The discussion includes the opti... View full abstract»

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  • Semidefinite Programming Approaches for Sensor Network Localization With Noisy Distance Measurements

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):360 - 371
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    A sensor network localization problem is to determine the positions of the sensor nodes in a network given incomplete and inaccurate pairwise distance measurements. Such distance data may be acquired by a sensor node by communicating with its neighbors. We describe a general semidefinite programming (SDP)-based approach for solving the graph realization problem, of which the sensor network localiz... View full abstract»

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  • The Sensor Selection Problem for Bounded Uncertainty Sensing Models

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):372 - 381
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    We address the problem of selecting sensors so as to minimize the error in estimating the position of a target. We consider a generic sensor model where the measurements can be interpreted as polygonal, convex subsets of the plane. In our model, the measurements are merged by intersecting corresponding subsets, and the measurement uncertainty corresponds to the area of the intersection. This model... View full abstract»

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  • Sensory-Updated Residual Life Distributions for Components With Exponential Degradation Patterns

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):382 - 393
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    Research on interpreting data communicated by smart sensors and distributed sensor networks, and utilizing these data streams in making critical decisions stands to provide significant advancements across a wide range of application domains such as maintenance management. In this paper, a stochastic degradation modeling framework is developed for computing and continuously updating residual life d... View full abstract»

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  • An Automated Feature Selection Method for Visual Inspection Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):394 - 406
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    Automated visual inspection (AVI) systems these days are considered essential in the assembly of surface-mounted devices (SMDs) in the electronics industry. This industry has faced the problem of rapid introduction and retirement of SMD-based products with the consequent obsolescence of the inspection systems already in the assembly lines. The constant introduction of new products has caused AVI s... View full abstract»

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  • Stream-of-Variation (SoV)-Based Measurement Scheme Analysis in Multistation Machining Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):407 - 422
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    Today, machining systems are complex multistation manufacturing systems that involve a large number of machining operations and several locating datum changes. Dimensional errors introduced at each machining operation get transformed and cause the occurrence of new errors as the workpiece propagates through the machining system. The appropriate choice of measurements in such a complex system is cr... View full abstract»

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  • Fault Region Localization: Product and Process Improvement Based on Field Performance and Manufacturing Measurements

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):423 - 439
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    Customer feedback in the form of warranty/field performance is an important direct indicator of quality and robustness of a product. Linking warranty information to manufacturing measurements can identify key design and process variables that are related to warranty failures. Warranty data have been traditionally used in reliability studies to determine failure distributions and warranty cost. Thi... View full abstract»

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  • Integration of Process-Oriented Tolerancing and Maintenance Planning in Design of Multistation Manufacturing Processes

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):440 - 453
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    Manufacturing systems are inherently imperfect both statically and dynamically. Tolerance and maintenance design are two major tools to address the static and dynamic imperfection of manufacturing processes (i.e., inherent process imperfection and tooling deterioration, respectively). Yet, traditionally, tolerance and maintenance designs have been studied separately to address these two critical a... View full abstract»

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  • A Minimum-Jerk Speed-Planning Algorithm for Coordinated Planning and Control of Automated Assembly Manufacturing

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):454 - 462
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    We previously proposed a general algorithm for coordinating the motions among multiple machines in a shared assembly environment based on a constant-speed motion model. In this paper, we extend this work to a minimum-jerk polynomial motion model and describe a new speed-planning algorithm to plan automated assembly machines' motions. Machines are planned sequentially, based on their priorities, by... View full abstract»

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  • A Necessary and Sufficient Condition for the Liveness and Reversibility of Process-Resource Nets With Acyclic, Quasi-live, Serializable, and Reversible Process Subnets

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):462 - 468
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    The first part of this paper develops a linear characterization for the space of the Petri net markings that are reachable from the initial marking M0 through bounded-length fireable transition sequences. The second part discusses the practical implications of this result for the liveness and reversibility analysis of a particular class of Petri nets known as process-resource nets with ... View full abstract»

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  • T-ASE Reviewers for 2005/2006

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):469 - 472
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  • Special issue on drug delivery automation

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 473
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  • Special issue on bio-robotics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 474
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  • Special issue on RFID systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 475
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  • Special issue on automation and engineering for ambient intelligence

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 476
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  • ACTA Automatica SINICA

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 477
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  • Special issue on walking and running biped robots

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 478
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  • 2006 Index

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):479 - 488
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  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Information

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c3
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    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c4
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