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    A mixed-signal fuzzy controller and its application to soft start of DC motors

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    Presents a mixed-signal fuzzy controller chip and its application to control of DC motors. The controller is based on a multiplexed architecture presented by the authors (1998), where building blocks are also described. We focus here on showing experimental results from an example implementation of this architecture as well as on illustrating its performance in an application that has been proposed and developed. The presented chip implements 64 rules, much more than the reported pure analog monolithic fuzzy controllers, while preserving most of their advantages. Specifically, the measured input-output delay is around 500 ns for a power consumption of 16 mW and the chip area (without pads) is 2.65 mm/sup 2/. In the presented application, sensed motor speed and current are the controller input, while it determines the proper duty cycle to a PWM control circuit for the DC-DC converter that powers the motor drive. Experimental results of this application are also presented.Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnología TIC99-082

    Automatic programming methodologies for electronic hardware fault monitoring

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    This paper presents three variants of Genetic Programming (GP) approaches for intelligent online performance monitoring of electronic circuits and systems. Reliability modeling of electronic circuits can be best performed by the Stressor - susceptibility interaction model. A circuit or a system is considered to be failed once the stressor has exceeded the susceptibility limits. For on-line prediction, validated stressor vectors may be obtained by direct measurements or sensors, which after pre-processing and standardization are fed into the GP models. Empirical results are compared with artificial neural networks trained using backpropagation algorithm and classification and regression trees. The performance of the proposed method is evaluated by comparing the experiment results with the actual failure model values. The developed model reveals that GP could play an important role for future fault monitoring systems.This research was supported by the International Joint Research Grant of the IITA (Institute of Information Technology Assessment) foreign professor invitation program of the MIC (Ministry of Information and Communication), Korea

    VLSI Design

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    This book provides some recent advances in design nanometer VLSI chips. The selected topics try to present some open problems and challenges with important topics ranging from design tools, new post-silicon devices, GPU-based parallel computing, emerging 3D integration, and antenna design. The book consists of two parts, with chapters such as: VLSI design for multi-sensor smart systems on a chip, Three-dimensional integrated circuits design for thousand-core processors, Parallel symbolic analysis of large analog circuits on GPU platforms, Algorithms for CAD tools VLSI design, A multilevel memetic algorithm for large SAT-encoded problems, etc

    Simulation of speed tracking for brushless DC motor using fuzzy logic controller

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    Brushless DC motors are normally used in an automotive application, robotics, medical, industrial automation equipment and machine tools due to its advantages. The advantages are long life operation, easy to construct, noiseless operation and has a better speed performance. This project presents a simulation model for BLDC motor using MATLAB/Simulink. Usually, the speed control is achieved by using PI controller. Then, the dynamic response of the BLDC motor such as speed, torque as well as current and voltage are observed and been analyzed using the MATLAB model. It is quite hard and difficult to tune the conventional PI controller parameters. Therefore, a suitable speed controller is been developed by using MATLAB Fuzzy Logic tool box. The objectives of this project are to minimize the maximum overshoot (%OS), settling time (Ts) and also peak time (Tp). Besides, the purpose is to improve the speed performance of the motor drive system. In order to verify the effectiveness of the controller, both control algorithms (Fuzzy logic control and PID) are compared. The simulation results show that the FLC controller has better performance which has reduced and minimized the percentage of maximum overshoot, settling time, peak time and rise time compared with the used of conventional PI controller

    Deep Space Network information system architecture study

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    The purpose of this article is to describe an architecture for the Deep Space Network (DSN) information system in the years 2000-2010 and to provide guidelines for its evolution during the 1990s. The study scope is defined to be from the front-end areas at the antennas to the end users (spacecraft teams, principal investigators, archival storage systems, and non-NASA partners). The architectural vision provides guidance for major DSN implementation efforts during the next decade. A strong motivation for the study is an expected dramatic improvement in information-systems technologies, such as the following: computer processing, automation technology (including knowledge-based systems), networking and data transport, software and hardware engineering, and human-interface technology. The proposed Ground Information System has the following major features: unified architecture from the front-end area to the end user; open-systems standards to achieve interoperability; DSN production of level 0 data; delivery of level 0 data from the Deep Space Communications Complex, if desired; dedicated telemetry processors for each receiver; security against unauthorized access and errors; and highly automated monitor and control

    The 1991 3rd NASA Symposium on VLSI Design

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    Papers from the symposium are presented from the following sessions: (1) featured presentations 1; (2) very large scale integration (VLSI) circuit design; (3) VLSI architecture 1; (4) featured presentations 2; (5) neural networks; (6) VLSI architectures 2; (7) featured presentations 3; (8) verification 1; (9) analog design; (10) verification 2; (11) design innovations 1; (12) asynchronous design; and (13) design innovations 2

    Implementation of a neural network-based electromyographic control system for a printed robotic hand

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    3D printing has revolutionized the manufacturing process reducing costs and time, but only when combined with robotics and electronics, this structures could develop their full potential. In order to improve the available printable hand designs, a control system based on electromyographic (EMG) signals has been implemented, so that different movement patterns can be recognized and replicated in the bionic hand in real time. This control system has been developed in Matlab/ Simulink comprising EMG signal acquisition, feature extraction, dimensionality reduction and pattern recognition through a trained neural-network. Pattern recognition depends on the features used, their dimensions and the time spent in signal processing. Finding balance between this execution time and the input features of the neural network is a crucial step for an optimal classification.Ingeniería Biomédic
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