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Issue 10 • Date Oct. 1976

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  • [Table of contents]

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  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

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  • On the Dynamics of Treatment in Health-Care Systems

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    A new approach to the modeling of the evolution in time of disease treatment is presented. The resulting model is that of a white stochastic incidence sequence generating a prevalence sequence as the output of a linear, stochastically time-varying system. The average time behavior of the episode is identified through the prevalence autocorrelation function; the latter is measured from data generated by the Quebec health-care system. The distribution of the episode duration is obtained and used to derive other statistical quantities. View full abstract»

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  • A Computation for Robots to Orient and Position Hand-Held Workpieces

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    A computation is presented which enables robots with six degrees of freedom to orient and position workpieces against fixtures. It is assumed that the robot can grasp a single workpiece and that a vision system can determine the three-dimensional locations of three feature points on that workpiece. A feature point is a unique point on a workpiece, such as the apex of a cone, which may be located visually by examining neighboring edges or surfaces. The spatial relation between workpiece and fixture which is to be the goal of arm motion is specified by measurements taken as the workpiece is held with the correct posture by a programmer. These measurements are the spatial locations of three noncollinear feature points on the workpiece and three noncollinear feature points on the fixture. The computation presented adjusts for relative motion between fixture and robot if the vision system keeps track of the three feature points on the fixture. The solution to the equations presented is a set of arm link parameters which satisfy the goal of relative workpiece placement. The general form of the equations permits application of the computation to robots with different kinematic configurations. View full abstract»

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  • A Statistical Model for Machine Print Recognition

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    With the aid of statistical detection theory, the continuous optimum Bayes recognition scheme for machine characters is developed using a sufficient statistic approach. This result is then extended to the discrete case and the associated problems such as the sampling effects are examined. Using the discrete optimum recognition model, design parameters are then developed. Among these are the critical sampling matrix which provides a lower bound for the sampling rates and the rate matrix which provides information on the classification error. Algorithms such as the two-dimensional fast Fourier transform are then employed to calculate these discrete optimum model design parameters. Based on this theoretical background a machine print recognition problem is presented. The design parameters are computed and the discrete optimum system is simulated on the digital computer. Finally some actual machine print data is recognized and the results are analyzed. View full abstract»

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  • A Technique to Identify Nearest Neighbors

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    A nonarithmetic procedure is described for discovering among a set of points in a d-dimensional space, the k neighbors nearest a given point, according to the Minkowski "max metric." It is shown that this procedure may be used to eliminate distance calculations when finding nearest neighbors according to any Minkowski p-metric. When used with a set of uniformly distributed sample points, the expected number of distance calculations n required by this technique is given by E[n] ¿ kCp,d where Cp,d is a constant determined by p and d. In the case of the Euclidean metric used in two dimensions with 1000 uniformly distributed sample points, the effective number of distance calculations required to find the nearest neighbor is approximately five. View full abstract»

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  • Correction Schemes for Multistage Lot-Production Systems

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    An analysis of the correction schemes for multistage lot-production systems is given for an extension of the discussion in earlier studies. The methodology which will be outlined is classified into two areas: 1) maintenance of the parallel lot-production system and 2) maintenance of the serial lot-production system. Although this study has a specific viewpoint, it claims that the function of sampling inspection can be translated into the measure of process control beyond its original purpose. View full abstract»

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  • The Application of Computer Simulation to the Evaluation of Income Maintenance Programs

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  • Decisionmaking in the Presence of Fuzzy Variables

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  • Fourier Texture Features: Suppression of Aperture Effects

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  • Ridge and Bayes Identification for the Quasilinear Human Controller in Compensatory Tracking

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  • SMART: Similarity Measure Anchored Ranking Technique for the Analysis of Multidimensional Data Arrays

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  • Heuristic Algorithm for Reducing Large Product-of-Sums Logical Expressions

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  • Optimum Kalman Filter for Large-Scale Systems Using the Partitioning Approach

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  • Comments on "Optimal Control of Unreliable Dynamic Systems with Discrete Time Inspections"

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    The optimal control problem for unreliable dynamic systems with random failure was investigated by Murthy [1]. This note shows that the controller algorithm proposed in [1] is suboptimal. View full abstract»

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  • Minicomputer Systems: Organization and Programming (PDP-11)

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  • Identification Techniques

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  • Zuverlÿssigkeit Von Systemen: Band 2, Toleranzanalyse Linearer Stetiger Systeme (Reliability of Systems: Vol. 2, Tolerance Analysis of Linear Lumped Systems)

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  • Regelung in der Elektrischen Antriebstechnik (Control Systems for Electrical Drives)

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  • Systems Simulation: The Art and Science

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  • Digital Signal Analysis

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  • System Dynamics: A Unified Approach

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  • Linear Control System Analysis and Design

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  • Inners and Stability of Dynamic Systems

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  • Contributors

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