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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 1 • Feb. 1994

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  • CAD-based design and analysis system for reconfigurable fixtures in robotic assembly

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):41 - 46
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (511 KB)

    Fixturing is an important requirement for many manufacturing and assembly operations. If flexible manufacturing and assembly systems (FMS and FAS) are to be truly flexible, then the fixturing must also be flexible. This article presents a system for computer-aided design and analysis of reconfigurable fixtures in robotic assembly. The fixturing system employs a number of adjustable fixture modules... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic map digitising: problems and solution

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):33 - 39
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    Discusses problems in automatic map digitising. The authors' experience and a PC-based cartographical system to digitise Russian and Belarussian national maps are presented. Memory restrictions made us develop special technologies and techniques to digitise large-size map drawings. The combination of manual digitising and labelling with automatic vectorisation and recognition, and interactive edit... View full abstract»

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  • An Ada model for the specification of control systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):25 - 32
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    At present, design teams which need to produce animated specifications of control systems have to write their models from scratch. Usually this is done in an ad hoc manner, rather than exploiting generic results from computer science. This article proposes a formal model, for use in practical projects, based on extensions to the 'Parnas (A7) dataflow model' of computation. The model is described u... View full abstract»

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  • Analysing high-integrity systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):18 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Computers are being used increasingly in systems where the cost of error or failure might be extremely high. Some systems depend upon computers to maintain safety or contribute to the maintenance of safety. In other systems, incorrect operation may pose a threat to security, e.g. compromising the confidentiality and integrity of certain military information. Costs of failure may simply be financia... View full abstract»

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  • Safety-critical systems-legal liability

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):13 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Where does the responsibility 'buck' stop if a piece of software in a critical application fails? This article examines the range of liabilities placed on manufacturers and suppliers of safety-critical computer systems.<> View full abstract»

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  • Safety-related control and protection systems: standards update

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):6 - 12
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    This article provides an overview of the current working version of the proposed international standard on the functional safety of safety-related systems being developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The article also provides information on a number of other topics of current interest on safety-related systems. The Appendix gives an overview of risk and safety integrity ... View full abstract»

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

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