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  • [Title page]

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 1
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  • A computational algorithm for large-scale nonlinear time-delay systems

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):2 - 9
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    A hierarchical scheme for the optimal control of large-scale nonlinear time-delay systems is proposed. A linear approximation of the original system is defined about a nominal trajectory. The system is decomposed into N subsystems in such a way that the delay terms as well as interaction terms can be treated as extra inputs to linear nondelay subsystems. A numerical example illustrates this... View full abstract»

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  • Stackelberg strategies and incentives in multiperson deterministic decision problems

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):10 - 24
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    Discrete and continuous-time two-person decision problems with a hierarchical decision structure are studied, and the applicability and appropriateness of a function-space approach in the derivation of causal real-time implementable optimal Stackelberg (incentive) strategies under various information patterns are discussed. Results on existence and derivation of incentive strategies for dynamic ga... View full abstract»

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  • An improved method for solving multiple criteria problems involving discrete alternatives

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):24 - 34
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    An approach is presented for solving a discrete-multiple-criteria problem. The approach asks pairwise comparisons of a decision-maker. Under mild assumptions, the method obtains the most preferred alternative. The required number of pairwise comparisons is generally modest. The authors' experience with the method indicates that for reasonable underlying utility functions, a heuristic stopping rule... View full abstract»

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  • ARIADNE: A knowledge-based interactive system for planning and decision support

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):35 - 47
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    The development of an interactive planning and decision support process for multiple-criteria alternative selection situations is discussed. Probabilities, utility scores for the lowest level attributes, and attribute tradeoff weights, i.e. the parameters, can be imprecisely described by set inclusion. Within a specified structural model of the decision situation, the process allows the decision-m... View full abstract»

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  • Effectiveness analysis of C3 systems

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):48 - 54
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    A methodology for analyzing and assessing the effectiveness of command, control, and communications (C3) systems is developed. The analysis is carried out by characterizing separately both the system and the mission in terms of attributes. These attributes are determined as functions of primitives that describe the system, the mission to be performed, and their context. The system capab... View full abstract»

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  • The case for reactive management systems: Elements of a real-time decision technology

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):55 - 73
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    The dominant referent in mainstream management theory is the reflective paradigm. It is argued that the increasing level of complexity in many organizational environments makes the reflective paradigm increasingly inappropriate as a managerial referent, and planning-based decision instrumentation increasingly tenuous as a source of technical support. As alternative premise for management systems, ... View full abstract»

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  • The convergence properties of hierarchical overlapping coordination

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):74 - 87
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    Hierarchical overlapping coordination (HOC) has been developed in order to coordinate decision-making in a large-scale system in terms of its various hierarchical structures (i.e. decompositions) which are derived from the various aspects and databased on the system. The main drawback of HOC has been the convergence problem. The properties of convergence to the optimal point for HOC problems that ... View full abstract»

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  • The multiobjective multistage impact analysis method: Theoretical basis

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):88 - 98
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    Multiobjective multistage decision-making problems are addressed in the light of multiobjective multistage optimization problems for finite-dimensional deterministic systems. Because of the structure of these problems, the concept of a stage tradeoff (a dynamic multiobjective tradeoff) is introduced. The stage tradeoff concept generalizes the usual tradeoff concept used in static multiobjective op... View full abstract»

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  • Measures of human problem solving performance in fault diagnosis tasks

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):99 - 112
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    The literature relating to human performance in fault diagnosis tasks is reviewed with emphasis on measures of performance. Based on this review, 30 measures of ability, aptitude, cognitive style, and task performance are evaluated, using data from two experiments that involved diagnosing faults in both simulated and live equipment. Results based on correlation, regression, and factor analysis are... View full abstract»

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  • A fuzzy rule-based model of human problem solving

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):112 - 120
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    A fuzzy rule-based model of human problem-solving is described. The model is presented in its general form and then adapted to fit data from a simulated fault diagnosis task. The model was able to match 50% of human subjects' actions exactly while using the same rules approximately 70% of the time. Problem-solving rules were selected by the model according to measures of recall, applicability, use... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive channels and human decisionmaking

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):120 - 130
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    Basic results are presented concerning information transmission through certain nonclassical `adaptive' channels: those with varying symbol-processing times. Specifically, conditions are obtained under which the channel becomes overloaded, i.e. the frequency of inputs which are lost due to buffer overflow becomes significant. Based on the adaptive channel, a model for the human decision-maker in c... View full abstract»

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  • Human-oriented information acquisition in sequential pattern classification: Part I — Single membership classification

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):131 - 138
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    Information acquisition strategies which incorporate human heuristics are formulated for pattern classification tasks, and their effectiveness is evaluated. The heuristics are based on two observations: (1) human decision-makers tend to limit themselves to a subset of classes and to select features oriented toward this subject only; (2) human decision-makers typically use considerations related to... View full abstract»

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  • Metal surface inspection using image processing techniques

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):139 - 146
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    The feasibility of applying image processing techniques to metal surface inspection is demonstrated. Two methods for metal surface inspection are described. In the first method, the metal surface reflective power and the metal surface normal are related by a random surface scattering model. The metal surface profile can then be computed from the metal surface normal. The second method applies patt... View full abstract»

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  • Representations of connectives in fuzzy reasoning: The view through normal forms

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):146 - 151
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    A new approach, i.e. the view through the fuzzy normal forms is presented that differs from previous approaches. The authors' concern is based on the fact that the implication as well as other connectives are linguistic entities that are inescapably associated with fuzziness. They are interested in the manner in which they introduce, or rather, add fuzziness into the statement in which they are in... View full abstract»

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  • An information measure for fuzzy sets

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):151 - 156
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    The following topics are discussed: (1) a measure for the information contained in fuzzy sets, (2) the relation between fuzzy information and Shannon's information], and (3) the relation between fuzzy information and physical entropy. Some related examples are presented. The theoretical results are shown to conform well to previously published experimental results on monochrome images. View full abstract»

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  • A mathematical model of fish behavior in a water tank

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):157 - 162
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    A mathematical model is proposed to describe the behavior of fish in a water tank. The motion of the fish is expressed by a set of nonlinear state equations which consider external forces representing the interactions with other fish in a school and the effect of environmental fields. The parameters to be included are estimated by using observed data. View full abstract»

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  • Optimal and hierarchical control of fermentation processes using a microcomputer: A survey

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):162 - 166
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    An outline is given of the optimal and hierarchical control methods which are particularly effective and efficient for solving some fermentation problems and which can be implemented using a microcomputer system. The literature of the fermentation models which encompass major biological features usually encountered in a fermentation process are documented. The principal features, advantages, and l... View full abstract»

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  • Mathematics of finite-dimensional control systems, theory and design

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):166 - 168
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    This book is devoted entirely to the development of the least quadratic problems and their applications. The textbook is an outgrowth of the lecture notes that the author has used in a graduate course for several years in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. This book has also been complemented by the author's association with the control system group at Honeywell... View full abstract»

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  • Making decisions: A multidisciplinary introduction

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):168 - 169
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    Decisionmaking is an activity that is at the heart of systems analysis. It is, of course, also pervasive in our everyday life. Making Decisions by Hill et al. focuses on the decisionmaking process from multiple points of view. Chapter authors include engineers, an economist, a philosopher, psychologists, a political scientist, and physicians, and examples of decisionmaking cenarios in each of thes... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy set and possibility theory

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 169
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    This edited book is a compilation of the papers presented at a symposium held in Acapulco, Mexico, in December 1980. The volume contains 47 papers and a bibliography. The papers have been edited by Ronald R. Yager into four parts: general topics, logical aspects, mathematical aspects, and applications. The objective of the volume is to provide the reader with an up-to-date view of the development ... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive control: The model reference approach

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):169 - 170
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    This book provides a clearly written, authoritative, and detailed development of adaptive-control systems analysis and design. The book incorporates many new results and techniques fordesigning adaptive-control systems, and derives many previously known results in novel ways that simplify and lend new insights to the theory. Above all, the book is written in a manner that is comprehensible to a br... View full abstract»

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  • Elektrische Nachrichtentechnik — Änderungen determinierter signale auf Linearen Übertragungswegen (electrical communications technology-variations of deterministic signals on linear transfer paths)

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 170
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    This book gives a clear, practical, and self-contained presentation of the methods of electrical communications theory. The book concentrates on the general theories and circuit designs that form the backbone of all communications systems. The authors' objective is to help students, as well as established scientists and engineers, to develop the skills necessary to analyze the problems that they e... View full abstract»

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  • Phaselock techniques

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):170 - 171
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    This book represents the second edition of Gardner's widely known book on phaselock principles and applications. As in the earlier edition (1966), Gardner has clearly written for the practitioner, providing the necessary information with a minimum of rigor and a succinct writing style. Still one senses there is no lack of appreciation for the bounty of highly technical literature on phaselock theo... View full abstract»

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):171 - 175
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