Lanny S. Smoot

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The authors present store-and-forward architecture that can provide video-on-demand (VOD), as well as other data-based services. They assume a B-ISDN network to be in place. The four major elements in this architecture are the information provider warehouse (IPw) where video material is archived; the central office (CO) server which contains a processor(More)
The authors have designed and constructed a new type of actuation for a spherical robot. The proposed actuation system consists of a large number of individually inflatable rubber bladders covering a sphere. Inflation of one or more of these bladders imparts a moment to the sphere and coordinated inflation results in a directed motion. Further, the authors(More)
Our hybrid display model combines multiple automultiscopic elements volumetrically to support horizontal and vertical parallax at a larger depth of field and better accommodation cues compared to single layer elements. In this paper, we introduce a framework to analyze the bandwidth of such display devices. Based on this analysis, we show that multiple(More)
A new optical customer premises network (CPN), which we call H-Bus, has been designed to interface future broadband ISDN signals and distribute available bandwidth to terminal equipment connected to the CPN. Key features of this network are the use of optical fiber as a transmission medium and a hybrid architecture, namely a broadcast bus for the downstream(More)
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