IEEE Systems Journal

Issue 4 • Dec. 2008

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Systems Journal publication information

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 441
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  • A Systems Approach to Corporate Sustainability in Energy Management of Industrial Units

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):442 - 452
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (7)
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    This paper presents a ldquoproof of conceptrdquo system methodology for the energy management of industrial units examining them as socio-technical systems. The cybernetic viable system model (VSM) of Beer is used to consider an industrial unit as a viable organization and through this consideration to diagnose the technical and managerial gaps identifying the Best Interventions Plan according to ... View full abstract»

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  • Duty Cycle Analysis to Drive Intelligent Actuator Development

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):453 - 463
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    The field of intelligent actuators has been emerging for mechanical systems (aircraft, robots, manufacturing systems, more electric vehicles, human rehabilitation systems, etc.) as the dual of the computer chip for electronic systems. The level of intelligence necessary will be driven by the increasing performance demands for these ever more complex and nonlinear mechanical systems. These demands ... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient Satellite-Based Sensor Networks for Information Retrieval

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):464 - 475
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    This paper considers a packet-based telecommunication network architecture suited to be used as an Environmental Monitoring System (EMS) over wide areas. It can be employed to retrieve the measures of physical quantities, such as temperature, humidity, and vibrations intensity (physical information) together with the geographical position where the measures are taken (position information). The te... View full abstract»

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  • Penalty for Fuel Economy— System Level Perspectives on the Reliability of Hybrid Electric Vehicles During Normal and Graceful Degradation Operation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):476 - 483
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    Generally people tend to think only in terms of fuel economy and additional cost premium on vehicle price while discussing about hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). This paper tries to emphasize that the overall acceptability of a vehicle also has to do with its system level reliability. It discusses the issue of system level reliability in hybrid electric vehicles from a quantitative point of view. I... View full abstract»

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  • System-of-Systems Engineering Management: A Review of Modern History and a Path Forward

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):484 - 499
    Cited by:  Papers (89)  |  Patents (1)
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    As our knowledge of system of systems (SoS) has grown and evolved, so has our understanding of how to engineer and manage them. In systems engineering, we develop architectures and frameworks to bring meaning to this kind of uncertainty, but for SoS engineering (SoSE) we are still in search of how we can structure this understanding. In this paper, we review the SoS literature to illustrate the ne... View full abstract»

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  • Web Enabled Wireless Sensor Networks for Facilities Management

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):500 - 512
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (1)
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    The cornerstone of building and overall facilities management is accurate and up-to-date monitoring of the context of the enterprise building environment and its surroundings, usually performed by sensors dispersed throughout the premises. Currently, the majority of building management systems is tightly coupled with the sensors that they utilize, restricting their extensibility. The emergence of ... View full abstract»

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  • A Visual Tradeoff Space for Formal Verification and Validation Techniques

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):513 - 519
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    Numerous techniques exist for conducting computer-assisted formal verification and validation. The cost associated with these techniques varies, depending on factors such as ease of use, the effort required to construct correct requirement specifications for complex real-world properties, and the effort associated with instrumentation of the software under test. Likewise, existing techniques diffe... View full abstract»

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  • A Simple and Accurate Model for RFID Rectifier

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):520 - 524
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    In this paper, a simple model for the UHF low power rectifier circuit is proposed. Using a novel approach to model the rectifier current waveform, simple analytical equations are derived. The output DC voltage and the efficiency of the rectifier are derived analytically. Simulation results of the rectifier using actual models are very close to those predicted by the proposed model. The derived for... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting Quality-of-Service Scheduling in a TT-FR WDM System

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):525 - 535
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    In this paper, our recent work interval-based orderly scheduling strategy (IOSS) is extended by adding quality-of-service (QoS) provisioning. A revised medium access control (MAC) protocol is introduced, which supports priority-based QoS in wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks with star topology. The proposed interval-based prioritized orderly scheduling strategy (IPOSS) operates in a d... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-Objective Optimization Models for Improved Decision-Support in Humanitarian Infrastructure Project Selection Problems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):536 - 547
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    The process by which U.S. military organizations select humanitarian infrastructure projects in host countries is hampered by a lack of quantitative decision-support. Addressing this problem is important because the degree of effectiveness of projects selected and completed significantly impacts geo-political implications for the U.S. and, further, directly impacts the quality of life for citizens... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers 3rd Annual IEEE International Systems Conference

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):548 - 549
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  • 2009 IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SoSE)

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 550
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  • 2008 Index IEEE Systems Journal Vol. 2

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):551 - 560
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  • IEEE Systems Council Information

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C3
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  • IEEE Systems Journal Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C4
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The IEEE Systems Journal is created to provide a systems-level focused forum for application-oriented manuscripts that address complex systems and system-of-systems of national and global significance

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Professor Vincenzo Piuri
Università degli Studi di Milano