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Optimization Of The Fuzzy Logic Controller For An Autonomous Uav, Jon C. Ervin, Sema E. Alptekin, Dianne J. Deturris Sep 2005

Optimization Of The Fuzzy Logic Controller For An Autonomous Uav, Jon C. Ervin, Sema E. Alptekin, Dianne J. Deturris

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

In this paper, we describe the optimization of membership functions in an application employing a hierarchical Fuzzy Logic Controller. The size of the rule base is made manageable by using a unique formulation, known as Combs method, to help control the problem of ‘exponential rule expansion’. The optimization is performed using a steady state genetic algorithm with a dynamic fitness function. The controller being developed is designed to fly a small, autonomous parafoil, suitable for short-range reconnaissance and land survey applications. The optimization process is performed in the Matlab/Simulink software environment and incorporates fuzzy logic modules developed in the ...


Stability Analysis For Forging Of Porous Bodies, Xuan Wang, Eugene Olevsky, Alain Molinari Jul 2005

Stability Analysis For Forging Of Porous Bodies, Xuan Wang, Eugene Olevsky, Alain Molinari

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

The continuum theory of sintering is used for the analysis of the stability of forging of a cylindrical powder specimen. The constitutive properties of the powder material are assumed to follow a power-law creep relationship. Temperature-coupled linear non-uniform stability analyses are carried out. Stability maps are obtained for forging of copper powder components.


The Effectiveness Analysis Of The Online Tools For Engineering Faculty Needs, Ismail Fidan, Jianbiao Pan, Leijun Li Jun 2005

The Effectiveness Analysis Of The Online Tools For Engineering Faculty Needs, Ismail Fidan, Jianbiao Pan, Leijun Li

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

As the use of Internet is increasing dramatically, many faculty members are using it in their teaching, research, and services. The Internet also provides faculty easy access to employee benefits and other information. Many universities are using or plan to use online teaching. Lately, many editorial and funding agencies have also started to initiate online review and decision-making system. These systems have eased the burden on both reviewers and agencies. In this study, a survey was prepared and conducted to investigate the effectiveness of the online tools for faculty needs in authors’ institutions and some other United States universities. The ...


Sequential Deposition Of Copper/Alumina Composites, X. Wang, J. Ma, A. Maximenko, E.A. Olevsky, M.B. Stern, B.M. Guenin Jun 2005

Sequential Deposition Of Copper/Alumina Composites, X. Wang, J. Ma, A. Maximenko, E.A. Olevsky, M.B. Stern, B.M. Guenin

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

No abstract provided.


Pnl Applied To Economics, Barbara Diaz, Tomohiro Takagi, Sema E. Alptekin May 2005

Pnl Applied To Economics, Barbara Diaz, Tomohiro Takagi, Sema E. Alptekin

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

This work is a continuation of Zadeh’s research on Precisiated Natural language. Precisiated Natural Language (PNL) provides a system for computation and deduction of propositions expressed in a natural language. The importance of PNL for economics is discussed. The improved process of PNL is presented using a real world example from economics.


Development Of A Flying Eye: A Project-Based Learning Experience, Sema E. Alptekin, Dianne Deturris, Daniel J. Macy, Jon E. Ervin Jan 2005

Development Of A Flying Eye: A Project-Based Learning Experience, Sema E. Alptekin, Dianne Deturris, Daniel J. Macy, Jon E. Ervin

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

The paper describes the design for manufacturability of a prototype product as part of a manufacturing engineering capstone course. The product chosen was a vertically launched unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—the “Flying Eye.” The Flying Eye is an autonomous parafoil surveillance platform quipped with sensors, controllers, mechanical components, and software. Once the autonomous UAV is deployed, it is designed to follow a predetermined flight path down to the ground. The design effort of the prototype device took place over a three-year period as a collaborative effort between the Aerospace Engineering and Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering departments at California Polytechnic State ...


Lead-Free Solder Joint Reliability – State Of The Art And Perspectives, Jianbiao Pan, Jyhwen Wang, David M. Shaddock Jan 2005

Lead-Free Solder Joint Reliability – State Of The Art And Perspectives, Jianbiao Pan, Jyhwen Wang, David M. Shaddock

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

There is an increasing demand for replacing tin-lead (Sn/Pb) solders with lead-free solders in the electronics industry due to health and environmental concerns. The European Union recently passed a law to ban the use of lead in electronic products. The ban will go into effect in July of 2006. The Japanese electronics industry has worked to eliminate lead from consumer electronic products for several years. Although currently there are no specific regulations banning lead in electronics devices in the United States, many companies and consortiums are working on lead-free solder initiatives including Intel, Motorola, Agilent Technologies, General Electric, Boeing ...


Machine Vision Course For Manufacturing Engineering Undergraduate Students, Jose Macedo, Kurt Colvin, Daniel Waldorf Jan 2005

Machine Vision Course For Manufacturing Engineering Undergraduate Students, Jose Macedo, Kurt Colvin, Daniel Waldorf

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

A 10-week course was designed with funding from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and input from industry representatives, to offer upper division engineering students a course on advanced automation. The objective was to provide engineering students theoretical and hands-on practical experience with automation technologies that will be of prime importance over the next decade: data acquisition and instrumentation, machine vision and motion control. This paper describes the machine vision portion of that class. It describes important concepts, hands-on equipment, and labs developed for this course, as well as examples of student projects from Spring Quarter, 2004. The course and ...


The Limits Of Reflexive Design In A Secrecy-Based Organization, Michael W. Stebbins, Tali Freed, A.B. (Rami) Shani, Kenneth H. Doerr Jan 2005

The Limits Of Reflexive Design In A Secrecy-Based Organization, Michael W. Stebbins, Tali Freed, A.B. (Rami) Shani, Kenneth H. Doerr

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

No abstract provided.


Selection Of Products And Prices In Manufacturing And Remanufacturing Environment, Sasidhar Malladi, K. Jo Min Jan 2005

Selection Of Products And Prices In Manufacturing And Remanufacturing Environment, Sasidhar Malladi, K. Jo Min

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

In this paper, we consider a manufacturer who produces both new and remanufactured products facing a group of heterogeneous customers who self-select their optimal choices of products. Under such circumstances, we formulate a mathematical programming model that determines the products, prices, and acquisition prices for used products. Based on this model, we will discuss conditions under which remanufacturing can be encouraged.


Coordinating Forward And Reverse Flows Of Products For A Manufacturer-Retailer Supply Chain Model, Jie Li, K. Jo Min Jan 2005

Coordinating Forward And Reverse Flows Of Products For A Manufacturer-Retailer Supply Chain Model, Jie Li, K. Jo Min

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

In this paper, we formulate and analyze a manufacturer-retailer supply chain model with product remanufacturing. This model takes into account both forward flow of the new product as well as reverse flow of the used product. Specifically, we assume that the manufacturer can control the wholesale price of the new product as well the transfer price of the used product from the retailer while the retailer can control the retail price of the new product and the collecting price of the used product. Under this assumption, we compare and contrast the coordinated scenario vs. the uncoordinated scenario. Managerial insights and ...


The Use Of Sacrificial Support Structures In A Rapid Machining Process, Wutthigrai Boonsuk, Matthew C. Frank Jan 2005

The Use Of Sacrificial Support Structures In A Rapid Machining Process, Wutthigrai Boonsuk, Matthew C. Frank

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Rapid prototyping techniques for CNC machining have been developed in an effort to produce functional prototypes in appropriate materials. One of the major challenges is to develop an automatic fixturing system for the part during the milling process. The current proposed method, sacrificial support fixturing, is similar to the support structures used in existing rapid processes, such as Stereolithography. During the machining process, the sacrificial supports emerge incrementally and, at the end of the process, are the only entities connecting the part to the stock material. In this paper, we propose methodologies for the design of sacrificial support structures for ...


Ontologies For Supporting Engineering Analysis Models, Ian R. Grosse, John M. Milton-Benoit, Jack C. Wileden Jan 2005

Ontologies For Supporting Engineering Analysis Models, Ian R. Grosse, John M. Milton-Benoit, Jack C. Wileden

Center for e-Design Publications

In this paper we lay the foundations for exchanging, adapting, and interoperating engineering analysis models (EAMs). Our primary foundation is based upon the concept that engineering analysis models are knowledge-based abstractions of physical systems, and therefore knowledge sharing is the key to exchanging, adapting, and interoperating EAMs within or across organizations. To enable robust knowledge sharing, we propose a formal set of ontologies for classifying analysis modeling knowledge. To this end, the fundamental concepts that form the basis of all engineering analysis models are identified, described, and typed for implementation into a computational environment. This generic engineering analysis modeling ontology ...