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Issue 6 • Date Dec. 2009

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  • IEEE Control Systems Magazine - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):2 - 2, 4
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  • KPCOFGS [From the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • What's Inside [About This issue]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):8 - 10
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  • Applications, Definitions, Transitions [President's message]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):11 - 13
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  • 25 years ago

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):14 - 14, 25
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  • Temperature estimation for a plasma-propelled rocket engine [Applications of control]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):15 - 25
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    The VASIMR propulsion system is an ion propulsion system for spacecraft that uses magnetic fields to accelerate plasma to produce thrust. Undesired heat produced in the helicon section of VASIMR must be monitored and removed safely to avoid damage to system components, especially when higher power operating regimes are explored. This article demonstrates a strategy for distributed temperature esti... View full abstract»

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  • People in control [Interviews with Masayuki Fujita and Roberto Tempo]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):26 - 31
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  • Kalman filtering for positioning and heading control of ships and offshore rigs

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):32 - 46
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    In this article, we have described the main components of a ship motion-control system and two particular motion-control problems that require wave filtering, namely, dynamic positioning and heading autopilot. Then, we discussed the models commonly used for vessel response and showed how these models are used for Kalman filter design. We also briefly discussed parameter and noise covariance estima... View full abstract»

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  • Focal plane calibration of the Spitzer space telescope

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):47 - 70
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    The Spitzer space telescope (Spitzer) is currently NASA's largest and most sensitive infrared (IR) telescope in space. Spitzer's focal plane carries detectors from three science instruments, namely, the infrared array camera (IRAC), the infrared spectrograph (IRS), and the multiband imaging photometer for Spitzer (MIPS). In this article we discuss the instrument pointing frame (IPF) Kalman filter,... View full abstract»

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  • Unobserved components models in economics and finance

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):71 - 81
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    State-space methods permit a flexible treatment of unobserved components models. Furthermore, data irregularities such as missing observations are easily handled. For example, irregularly spaced observations can be dealt with since, as discussed in [3, Chap. 3], unobserved components models can be set up in continuous time, and the implied discrete-time state-space form derived. Current theoretica... View full abstract»

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  • The probabilistic data association filter

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):82 - 100
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    The measurement selection for updating the state estimate of a target's track, known as data association, is essential for good performance in the presence of spurious measurements or clutter. A classification of tracking and data association approaches has been presented, as a pure MMSE approach, which amounts to a soft decision, and single best-hypothesis approach, which amounts to a hard decisi... View full abstract»

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  • Minutes of the IEEE Control Systems Society Board of Governors meeting [CSS news]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):101 - 109
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  • Conference Calendar

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 110
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  • Remembrances of CDCs past [Random inputs]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 112
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  • Control Systems year end index

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1 - 7
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As the official means of communication for the IEEE Control Systems Society, the IEEE Control Systems Magazine publishes interesting, useful, and informative material on all aspects of control system technology for the benefit of control educators, practitioners, and researchers.

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Jonathan P. How
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