Most academic control schemes for MIMO systems assume all the control variables are updated simultaneously. MPC outperforms other control strategies through its ability to deal with constraints. This requires on-line optimization, hence computational complexity can become an issue when applying MPC to complex systems with fast response times. The… (More)
This paper reports the application of large-scale software engineering methodology to small software projects. These projects were part of the curriculum of the recently launched Motorola Entry Level Training Program For Software Engineers, for college graduates. The results indicated that large scale software engineering methodology can be applied… (More)
This paper describes the requirements of a real-time microcomputer embedded project designed and implemented by the students in the Motorola Corporate Software Engineering Training Program. The objective of this project is to offer the students opportunities to practice the concepts and theory learned in the classroom by developing software for a real-time… (More)
This paper describes a simple microcomputer project which we found to be successful in teaching operating systems principles. The project involved designing and implementing a very simple operating system kernel. It is appropriate for a one quarter introductory course. Structured techniques were a requirement during the design and coding phases.
Atomistic chemical inhomogeneities are anticipated to induce dissimilarities in surface potentials, which control corrosion initiation of alloys at the atomic scale. Precise understanding of corrosion is therefore hampered by lack of definite information describing how atomistic heterogeneities regulate the process. Here, using high-angle annular dark-field… (More)
This study proposes a block-edge-based perceptual zero-tree coding (PZTC) method, which is implemented with efficient optimization on the embedded platform. PZTC combines two novel compression concepts for coding efficiency and quality: block-edge detection (BED) and the low-complexity and low-memory entropy coder (LLEC). The proposed PZTC was implemented… (More)