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Southeastern Symposium on System Theory (1997)
Cookeville, Tennessee
Mar. 9, 1997 to Mar. 11, 1997
ISSN: 0094-2898
ISBN: 0-8186-7873-9
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Discrete Time Systems

Superiority of LiT Discrete/Continuous Control Compared to ZOH Control in the DT LQR Problem (Abstract)

Mohamed Abdel-Haleem , University of Alabama in Huntsville
C.D. Johnson , University of Alabama in Huntsville
pp. 2

A New Digital Servo-Tracking Control Theory Using Subspace Stabilization Techniques (Abstract)

Wanda M. Hughes , U.S. Army Missile Command
C.D. Johnson , The University of Alabams in Huntsville
pp. 17
Pattern Recognition

Design and implementation of a vision system using a neural network classifier (Abstract)

B. Blankenship , Center for Manuf. Res., Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
A.T. Alouani , Center for Manuf. Res., Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
pp. 29

A Fuzzy Logic Based Handwritten Numeral Recognition Expert System (Abstract)

M. M. Sadok , Department of ECE Tennessee Technological University
A. T. Alouani , Department of ECE Tennessee Technological University
pp. 34
Local Area Networks

The Design of a Low Cost Local Area Network Using NetWare (Abstract)

Zhi-Jian Fu , Loyola Marymount University
Tai-Wu Kao , Loyola Marymount University
pp. 40

Reliability analysis of tree, torus and hypercube message passing architectures (Abstract)

H. Abachi , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Syst. Eng., Monash Univ., Clayton, Vic., Australia
A.-J. Walker , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Syst. Eng., Monash Univ., Clayton, Vic., Australia
pp. 44

Virtual local area network technology and applications (Abstract)

V. Rajaravivarma , Dept. of Electron. & Comput. Technol., North Carolina A&T State Univ., Greensboro, NC, USA
pp. 49
Signal and Systems

Eigenvalue Method for Approximating Cycle Slip Rates in PLLs (Abstract)

John Stensby , University of Alabama Huntsville
pp. 54

Some Useful Signals and Systems Concepts (Abstract)

Fred 0. Simons Jr , Florida A&M University and Florida State University
Richard C. Harden , Florida A&M University and Florida State University
pp. 59

On the Application of ehD2 to Evaluate Integrals (Abstract)

John E. Gray , Naval Surface Warfare Center DD, NSWCDD, Dahlgren, VA
Terry L. Harter , Naval Surface Warfare Center DD, NSWCDD, Dahlgren, VA
pp. 64

Alpha-Beta Target Tracking and Track Rate Variations (Abstract)

P.R. Kalata , Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA
K.M. Murphy , Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA
pp. 70

Target Tracking with Explicit Control of Filter Lag (Abstract)

William J. Murray , Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
John E. Gray , Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
pp. 81

A Method for Characterizing Track Goodness when Design Mismatch Occurs (Abstract)

Sheri L. Burton , Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division
George J. Foster , Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division
John E. Gray Combat Systems Department , Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division
pp. 86
Variable Structure Control

A De-coupled Sliding Mode Controller and Observer for Satellite Attitude Control (Abstract)

James H. McDuffie , The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Yuri B. Shtessel , The University of Alabama in Huntsville
pp. 92

Performance evaluation of a systematic fuzzy logic control system (Abstract)

D. Fugate , Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA+
A.T. Alouani , Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA+
pp. 98

Variable direct adaptive control for vector systems with unknown time-varying parameters (Abstract)

Li-Wen Chen , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Chinese Naval Acad., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Cheng-Yu Chu , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Chinese Naval Acad., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
pp. 103
Target Tracking and Sensor Fusion

Asynchronous track fusion revisited (Abstract)

A.T. Alouani , Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
T.R. Rice , Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
pp. 118

Combing IMM Filtering and MHT Data Association for Multitarget Tracking (Abstract)

R.J. Dempster , Hughes Aircraft Company
S.S. Blackman , Hughes Aircraft Company
T.S. Nichols , Hughes Aircraft Company
pp. 123

Statistical Description of Monopulse Parameters for Tracking Rayleigh Targets (Abstract)

W.D. Blair , Naval Surface Warfare Center
M. Brandt-Pearce , University of Virginia
pp. 128

Intelligent PDAF: refinement of IPDAF for tracking in clutter (Abstract)

X.R. Li , New Orleans Univ., LA, USA
Ning Li , New Orleans Univ., LA, USA
pp. 133
Control Experiments

Simple and inexpensive control laboratory (Abstract)

A. Davari , Dept. of Electr. Eng., West Virginia Univ. Inst. of Technol., WV, USA
D. Shen , Dept. of Electr. Eng., West Virginia Univ. Inst. of Technol., WV, USA
pp. 145

Performance of a memory-based approach to the control of robotic manipulators (Abstract)

X.Y. Deng , Center for Manuf. Res., Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
Y.D. Song , Center for Manuf. Res., Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
J.N. Anderson , Center for Manuf. Res., Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
pp. 148
Electronic Devices

Voltage-mode filters using CFAs insensitive to their nonideal parameters (Abstract)

S. Natarajan , Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
pp. 159

Thyristor Controlled AC Induction Motors using a Discrete Frequency Control Method (Abstract)

Antonio Ginart , Tennessee Technological University
John S. Camilleri , Center for Electric Power
Gaston Pesse , Universidad Simon Bolivar
pp. 164

Experimental verification of variable gain CCII-K circuits and modeling of AD844 (Abstract)

Long Wan , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
S. Natarajan , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
pp. 168

A precision apparatus for applying axial force on a growing root (Abstract)

Yanping Xu , Dept. of Technol., Briarcliffe Coll., Woodbury, NY, USA
Yueming Li , Dept. of Technol., Briarcliffe Coll., Woodbury, NY, USA
pp. 549
Parallel Algorithms

On a Load Balancing Algorithm Based on Edge Coloring (Abstract)

Bharat S. Joshi , Western Carolina University
Seyed Hosseini , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
K. Vairavan , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
pp. 174

An Architecture for a High Speed Fuzzy Logic Inference Engine in FPGAs (Abstract)

Christopher P. Parris , Tennessee Technological University
Roger L. Haggard , Tennessee Technological University
pp. 179
Electronics Manufacturing

Electronics manufacturing at North Carolina A&T State University (Abstract)

A.V. Trivedi , Dept. of Manuf. Syst., North Carolina A&T State Univ., Greensboro, NC, USA
pp. 540

Machine vision processing/selection in printed circuit board manufacturing (Abstract)

A. Trivedi , Center for Adv. Electron. Manuf., North Carolina A&T State Univ., Greensboro, NC, USA
Paul Cheng-Hsin Liu , Center for Adv. Electron. Manuf., North Carolina A&T State Univ., Greensboro, NC, USA
pp. 190

A framework of an intelligent real-time decision support system for process control in electronics assembly (Abstract)

Shun-Pen Cheng , Dept. of Ind. Eng., Houston Univ., TX, USA
J.J.-G. Chen , Dept. of Ind. Eng., Houston Univ., TX, USA
A. Trivedi , Dept. of Ind. Eng., Houston Univ., TX, USA
P. Liu , Dept. of Ind. Eng., Houston Univ., TX, USA
pp. 544
TVA Boiler System

On the identification of sensitive variables of boiler tube leaks (Abstract)

T. Zhong , Center for Electr. Power, Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
A.T. Alouani , Center for Electr. Power, Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
R.A. Smoak , Center for Electr. Power, Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
pp. 196

Boiler tube failure root cause analysis advisory system (Abstract)

H. Gonzalez , Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga, TN, USA
P.S. Chang , Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga, TN, USA
pp. 201

A fast neural network learning algorithm and its application (Abstract)

P.S. Chang , Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga, TN, USA
H.S. Hou , Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga, TN, USA
pp. 206

ANN based tube leak detection system (Abstract)

T. Zhong , Center for Electr. Power, Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
A.T. Alouani , Center for Electr. Power, Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
R.A. Smoak , Center for Electr. Power, Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
pp. 211
Nonlinear Systems

Design of a robust nonlinear excitation controller for a single machine infinite-bus power system (Abstract)

T. Lahdhiri , Intelligent Manuf. Syst. Center, Windsor Univ., Ont., Canada
A.T. Alouani , Intelligent Manuf. Syst. Center, Windsor Univ., Ont., Canada
pp. 228
Power Systems

Development of a Fuzzy Expert System for Power Quality Applications (Abstract)

H. Kochukuttan , Tennessee Technological University
A. Chandrasekaran , Tennessee Technological University
pp. 239

Simplex CONTROL of AC/DC Converters (Abstract)

Bill Diong , The University of Texas
Efren Montenegro , The University of Texas
pp. 244
Communications Systems

Secure Optical Communications Using Wavelength Tunable Optical Filters (Abstract)

Ron J. Pieper , Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
John P. Powers , Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
Phillip E. Pace , Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
pp. 261
Signals Processing I

Reduced Adaptive Modeling: Case of Long Impulse Response Channels (Abstract)

M. M. Sadok , Center for Electric Power Tennessee Technological University
M. Jaidane-Saidane , Ecole Nationale dIngenieurs de Tunis
pp. 272

Reduction of sidelobes in the responses of optimal filters implemented on some SLMs (Abstract)

Jin Ge , Concept Syst. Design, Fremont, CA, USA
P.K. Rajan , Concept Syst. Design, Fremont, CA, USA
pp. 277

Equalization of Very High Speed Wire Data Channels (Abstract)

Anand Pandurangan , Tennessee Technological University
Frank Cornett , Tennessee Technological University
pp. 281
Adaptive Control

State feedback adaptive control of a direct drive motor (Abstract)

Y.T. Kim , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Eng., New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM, USA
M.R. Akbarzadeh-T. , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Eng., New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM, USA
Dong Wook Lee , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Eng., New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM, USA
pp. 288

Evolutionary fuzzy speed regulation for a DC motor (Abstract)

M.-R. Akbarzadeh-T , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Eng., New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM, USA
Y.T.K. Feerouzbakhsh , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Eng., New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM, USA
B. Feerouzbakhsh , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Eng., New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM, USA
pp. 292

Linear state-variable control laws with reduced-order observers may produce unstable feedback controllers (Abstract)

Y. Carroll , Dynetics Inc., Huntsville, AL, USA
C.D. Johnson , Dynetics Inc., Huntsville, AL, USA
pp. 302
Neural Networks Applications

Optimal transistor sizing for CMOS VLSI circuits using modular artificial neural networks (Abstract)

A.A. Ilumoka , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Hartford Univ., West Hartford, CT, USA
pp. 310

Extrapolative models of dynamics systems: neural networks vs. Kalman filter (Abstract)

A. Mu'awin , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Michigan Technol. Univ., Houghton, MI, USA
F.N. Chowdhury , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Michigan Technol. Univ., Houghton, MI, USA
pp. 315

Design of a neural network-based digital multiplier (Abstract)

D.C. Biederman , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
E.T. Ososanya , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
pp. 320

A non-contact method for measuring thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity for use in a neural network to recognize waste material. Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory (DIAL) (Abstract)

M. Henderson , Diagnostic Instrum. & Anal. Lab., Drawer MM, Mississippi State, MS, USA
T. Philip , Diagnostic Instrum. & Anal. Lab., Drawer MM, Mississippi State, MS, USA
B. Nail , Diagnostic Instrum. & Anal. Lab., Drawer MM, Mississippi State, MS, USA
J. Etheridge , Diagnostic Instrum. & Anal. Lab., Drawer MM, Mississippi State, MS, USA
G. Puanik , Diagnostic Instrum. & Anal. Lab., Drawer MM, Mississippi State, MS, USA
pp. 327
Modeling and Simulation I

Air intake theoretical model and simulation of a turbocharger diesel engine (Abstract)

S. Ouenou-Gamo , Lab. des Syst. Autom., Amiens, France
M. Ouladsine , Lab. des Syst. Autom., Amiens, France
A. Rachid , Lab. des Syst. Autom., Amiens, France
pp. 332

Cryogenic Fluid Flow Modeling at NASA's Stennis Space Center (Abstract)

Randolph F. Follett , Mississippi State University
Robert P. Taylor , Mississippi State University
pp. 343

A Transient Analysis of Heat Transfer in Double Stack Cold Plates (Abstract)

Ron J. Pieper , Naval Postgraduate School
Allan D. Kraus , Naval Postgraduate School
pp. 348
Power System Distribution

Design of a Service Failure Database for Determining Distribution Reliability using Approved Reporting Standards (Abstract)

John S. Camilleri , Center for Electric Power
A. Chandrasekaran , Department of Electrical Engineering Tennessee Technological University
pp. 354

A Review of Capacitor Placement Techniques on Distribution Feeders (Abstract)

J.C. Carlisle , University of Alabama
A.A. El-Keib , University of Alabama
D. Boyd , Alabama Power Company
K. Nolan , Alabama Power Company
pp. 359
Computer-Aided Design

Comparative Design Methodologies for FPGA Based Computer Arithmetic (Abstract)

Robert W. Hix Jr. , Tennessee Technological University
Roger L. Haggard , Tennessee Technological University
pp. 374

An overview on writing a VHDL testbench (Abstract)

D. Biederman , Hughes Missile Syst. Co., Tucson, AZ, USA
pp. 384
Signal Processing II

Continuous-time Equalizers with Adaptive Break Frequencies (Abstract)

Anand Pandurangan , Tennessee Technological University
Frank Cornett , Tennessee Technological University
pp. 390

Chaos Analysis of a Drug Induced Cardiac Tissue (Abstract)

Shaikh Abdul Faheem , Tennessee State University
Mohammed Bodruzzaman , Tennessee State University
Magdi A. Essawy , Tennessee State University
Mohit Bhattacharyya , Meharry Medical College
pp. 394

A fast learning algorithm for adaptive linear combiner (Abstract)

Jun Tan , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
F.N. Cornett , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN, USA
pp. 399

Use of Hollow Cathode Glow Discharge Technique in Correlating Spectral Intensities of Coal and Coal Ash (Abstract)

W.L. Collett , Center for Electric Power Tennessee Technological University
B.K. Bell , Center for Electric Power Tennessee Technological University
S.M. Mahajan , Center for Electric Power Tennessee Technological University
S.S. Munukutla , Center for Electric Power Tennessee Technological University
pp. 404
Semiconductors

Emitter size effects in high speed HBTs (Abstract)

K. Ikossi-Anastasiou , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA, USA
W. Jones , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA, USA
R. Sabbah , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA, USA
N. Valsaraj , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA, USA
pp. 410
Tracking Unresolved Targets

Tracking unresolved targets in theater ballistic missile defense (Abstract)

M. Belcher , Georgia Tech. Res. Inst., Atlanta, GA, USA
pp. 426

Simulation of Narrow-Band Monopulse Measurements of Closely-Spaced Targets (Abstract)

G. W. Groves , Naval Surface Warfare Center
W. D. Blair , Naval Surface Warfare Center
pp. 430

Monopulse Processing for DOA Estimation of Two Unresolved Rayleigh Targets with Known Relative RCS (Abstract)

W.D. Blair , Naval Surface Warfare Center
G.A. Watson , Naval Surface Warfare Center
M. Brandt-Pearce , University of Virginia
pp. 435

Event-averaged maximum likelihood estimation tracking for fire-control (Abstract)

K. Kastella , Lockheed-Martin Tactical Defense Syst., St. Paul, MN, USA
M. Biscuso , Lockheed-Martin Tactical Defense Syst., St. Paul, MN, USA
W. Kober , Lockheed-Martin Tactical Defense Syst., St. Paul, MN, USA
J.K. Thomas , Lockheed-Martin Tactical Defense Syst., St. Paul, MN, USA
A. Wood , Lockheed-Martin Tactical Defense Syst., St. Paul, MN, USA
pp. 440

On the Probability Distribution of Monopulse Measurements in the Presence of Sea-Surface Induced Multipath (Abstract)

W.D. Blair , Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
M. Brandt-Pearce , University of Virginia
pp. 445
System Identification

Computing Chaotic System Control Parameters Using Autoregressive Techniques (Abstract)

Jehad I. Ababneh , Tennessee State University
Magdi A. Essawy , Tennessee State University
Mohammed Bodruzzaman , Tennessee State University
pp. 460
Modeling and Simulation II

A Variational Formulation for Dissipative Systems (Abstract)

Nuttaka Homsup , Kasetsart University
Wiroj Homsup , Royal Thai Air Force Academy
pp. 468

A Novel Approach to the Design and Implementation of a Power Electronics Simulation Software Package (Abstract)

Dipak Rath , Center for Electric Power Tennessee Technological University
A. Chandrasekaran , Center for Electric Power Tennessee Technological University
pp. 473
Image Processing

Man-Machine Interface Through Eyeball Direction of Gaze (Abstract)

Abdel-Latief Abou-Ali , University of Alabama in Huntsville
William A. Porter , University of Alabama in Huntsville
pp. 478

Hierarchical color clustering for segmentation of textured images (Abstract)

M. Celenk , Stocker Center, Ohio Univ., Athens, OH, USA
pp. 483

Three-Dimensional Analytical and Numerical Solutions for Acousto-Optic Interaction (Abstract)

Derrek Butler Dunn , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Jiangang Xia , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ting-Chung Poon , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
pp. 488

Optimal Control of Discrete Stochastic 2-D Systems (Abstract)

S.A. Belbas , University of Alabama
pp. 493
Tracking in the Presence of Electronic Counter Measures (ECM)

Range gate pull off (RGPO): detection, observability and /spl alpha/-/spl beta/ target tracking (Abstract)

P.R. Kalata , Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA
T.A. Chmielewski , Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA
pp. 505

Discrimination of Targets and RGPO Echoes Using Frequency Diversity (Abstract)

W.D. Blair , Naval Surface Warfare Center
M. Brandt-Pearce , University of Virginia
pp. 509

Target Tracking in the Presence of ECM: A Filter Design Tool (Abstract)

Constantino Rago , Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI)
Raman K. Mehra , Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI)
pp. 514
Manufacturing Systems

Running or Shutting a Production Facility During the Search for the Assignable Causes(s) of Failure Models Comparison (Abstract)

Fouad Jalbout , Department of Physics and Engineering Xavier University of Louisiana
Kisha Moliere , Department of Physics and Engineering Xavier University of Louisiana
pp. 520
Education

An Knowledge Abstraction Approach for Multimedia Presentation (Abstract)

Timothy Shih , TamKang University
Louis R. Chao , TamKang University
Chi-Ming Chung , TamKang University
Y.H. Wang , TamKang University
Wei-Chuan Lin , TamKang University
W. C. Pai , TamKang University
pp. 528

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