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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 2 • Date April 1993

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  • Anaesthesia simulators for the design of supervisory rule-based control in the operating theatre

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):55 - 62
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    The development of online drug administration strategies in operating theatres represents a highly safety-critical situation. The usefulness of different levels of simulation prior to clinical trials has been shown in previous studies in muscle relaxant anaesthesia. Thus, in earlier work on pole-placement self-tuning for muscle relaxation, a dual computer real-time simulation was undertaken, subse... View full abstract»

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  • Experience with some early computers

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):63 - 67
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    In the early l950s, computers filled lace rooms, consumed enormous quantities of power, broke down regularly and came without any software at all. Programming was initially in absolute machine code, memory was extremely limited and I/O was rudimentary. Virtually every program presented some novel, intellectual challenge. The author's own programming experience began on the Manchester Mark 1 machin... View full abstract»

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  • Index matching hardware for selective clause retrieval in large Prolog knowledge bases

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):69 - 78
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    While interest in the use of Prolog for knowledge base applications is growing, the size of these applications is limited by the capabilities of current Prolog translators for handling disc resident clauses. A major impediment is the inordinate amount of time required for retrieval and unification of clauses from a large set stored on disc. The clause retrieval engine (CLARE) is a hardware engine ... View full abstract»

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  • CAD systems in mechanical and electronic design: usage and implications some years after introduction

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):79 - 84
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    Design employees from three companies participated in a study carried out to examine their experiences of computer-aided-design work. Most of the CAD users appreciated the ease in altering drawings and the ease in testing alternative solutions offered by CAD systems. Dependence on the CAD system was a disadvantage reported by many CAD users and one-quarter of them experienced a sense of inadequacy... View full abstract»

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  • Vision-controlled CNC machines

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):92 - 96
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Laboratory tests have been conducted to explore the performance capability of a CNC machine process incorporating a vision inspection system. It has been demonstrated that the approach can be usefully applied to existing machines at relatively low cost. A proposal for a fully integrated control scheme is presented.<> View full abstract»

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  • VHDL-based expert system for hardware synthesis-an overview

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):85 - 91
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    An expert system is described for hardware synthesis. Details of the target digital system are input to the expert system using very high speed integrated circuit hardware description language (VHDL). The VHDL representation is first translated to a knowledge representation scheme, known as a `hologram', which is a combination of rule, frame and semantic network representation schemes. The hologra... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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