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IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

Issue 2 • Date April 2007

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering publication information

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  • High-Throughput Automated System for Crystallizing Membrane Proteins in Lipidic Mesophases

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):129 - 140
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    A high-throughput robotic system has been developed to enable the automatic handling of nanoliter volumes of highly viscous biomaterials for crystallizing membrane proteins using lipidic mesophases. The in meso method introduced a few years ago has produced crystal structures of a number of important membrane proteins. The bottleneck to achieve high throughput automation of this, so-called in meso... View full abstract»

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  • Kinematic Analysis of Dimensional Variation Propagation for Multistage Machining Processes With General Fixture Layouts

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):141 - 152
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    Recently, the modeling of variation propagation in complex multistage manufacturing processes has drawn significant attention. In this paper, a linear model is developed to describe the dimensional variation propagation of machining processes through kinematic analysis of the relationships among fixture error, datum error, machine geometric error, and the dimensional quality of the product. The de... View full abstract»

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  • Exploiting Phase Fluctuations to Improve Machine Performance Monitoring

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):153 - 166
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    Machines are an integral and important part of modern life. Machine condition monitoring is of vital importance to modern industry in its quest for higher reliability, quality, and efficiency. A new signal-processing technique for machine performance monitoring is presented. This new technique exploits fluctuations in phase angles of machine rotational frequency signals to determine their dynamic ... View full abstract»

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  • Event-Condition-Action Systems for Reconfigurable Logic Control

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):167 - 181
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    The contribution of this paper is the introduction of the event-condition-action (ECA) paradigm for the design of modular logic controllers that are reconfigurable. ECA rules have been used extensively to specify the behavior of active database and expert systems and are recognized as a highly reconfigurable tool to design reactive behavior. This paper develops a method to design modular logic con... View full abstract»

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  • A Multiresolution Analysis-Assisted Reinforcement Learning Approach to Run-by-Run Control

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):182 - 193
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    In recent years, the run-by run (RbR) control mechanism has emerged as a useful tool for keeping complex semiconductor manufacturing processes on target during repeated short production runs. Many types of RbR controllers exist in the literature of which the exponentially weighted moving average (EWMA) controller is widely used in the industry. However, EWMA controllers are known to have several l... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic Control Sequence Generation for a Hybrid Disassembly System

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):194 - 205
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    Disassembly plays a key role in a life-cycle-based economy since it enables the recovery of resources in product and material cycles. In order to set up future disassembly plants, various problems have to be solved in advance. This includes varying quantities as well as a wide range of product types and states. A partly automated disassembly system could adapt to a large variety of products and di... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed Diagnosis of Place-Bordered Petri Nets

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):206 - 219
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    This paper studies online fault detection and isolation of modular dynamic systems modeled as sets of place-bordered Petri nets. The common places among the set of Petri nets modeling a system capture coupling of various system components. The transitions are labeled by events, some of which are unobservable (i.e., not directly recorded by the sensors attached to the system). The events whose occu... View full abstract»

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  • Penalty Function-Based Two-Level Hybrid Shop Floor Control System

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):220 - 232
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    Although several hybrid shop floor control architectures have been proposed in the literature, varying degrees of autonomy of subordinate controllers and their effects on supervisory level performance have not been studied. In this paper, we present a new hybrid control architecture with two levels, where the autonomy of subordinate agents changes adaptively. The penalty function in the architectu... View full abstract»

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  • Polynomial Algorithms for Single-Item Lot-Sizing Models With Bounded Inventory and Backlogging or Outsourcing

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):233 - 251
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    This paper addresses a real-life single-item dynamic lot sizing problem arising in a refinery for crude oil procurement. It can be considered as a lot sizing problem with bounded inventory. We consider two managerial policies. With one policy, a part of the demand of a period can be backlogged and with the other, a part of the demand of a period can be outsourced. We define actuated inventory boun... View full abstract»

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  • Algebraic Structure and Geometric Interpretation of Rigid Complex Fixture Systems

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):252 - 264
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    The rigid complex fixture is presented as a mathematical model for the analysis and design of a fixture that contains more fingers than needed for immobilizing an object alone. But the fixture with more fingers may act in violation of the approachability and accessibility conditions. So we propose the design principle for a complex fixture: the finger set must be accessible; the distance from a wo... View full abstract»

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  • Analytical Framework for the Management of Risk in Supply Chains

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):265 - 273
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    In this paper, we develop a framework to classify supply chain risk-management problems and approaches for the solution of these problems. We argue that risk-management problems need to be handled at three levels: 1) strategic, 2) operational, and 3) tactical. In addition, risk within the supply chain might manifest itself in the form of deviations, disruptions, and disasters. To handle unforeseen... View full abstract»

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  • Fast Nesting of 2-D Sheet Parts With Arbitrary Shapes Using a Greedy Method and Semi-Discrete Representations

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):273 - 282
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    An efficient approach for 2-D sheet part nesting, incorporating a novel space encoding scheme and a greedy method for placing parts, is presented. The space encoding scheme denotes the occupancy of the part and the vacancy of the material sheet by discrete strip segments with an equal width and utilizes real-number coordinates on each segment for representing the occupancy and the vacancy. The gre... View full abstract»

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  • Slip Control System for a Deep-Sea Mining Machine

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):282 - 286
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    Tracked vehicles capable of locomotion in the deep sea are used for manganese nodule mining. This requires specific technical solutions in various respects. Locomotion in the soft sea bed is one of them. For the Crawler to safely maneuver, an automatic drive mode with slip control of the driving tracks is essential. Based on experimental studies at IKS, University of Siegen, slip control for the N... View full abstract»

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  • An Efficient Approach for the Calibration of Multiple PTZ Cameras

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):286 - 293
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    In this paper, we propose an efficient approach to infer the relative positioning and orientation among multiple pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras. In this approach, the tilt angle and altitude of each PTZ camera are estimated first based on the observation of some simple objects lying on a horizontal plane. With the estimated tilt angles and altitudes, the calibration of multiple cameras can be easily ... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering 2007

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 294
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    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 295
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    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 296
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    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): C3
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