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    • Use of Dynamic Programming for Reliability Engineers 

      Kulshrestha, D K; Gupta, M C (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Publishing), 1973)
      This paper aims to obtain the optimum cost allocation to a number of components connected in series (no redundancy) with a view to maximize the system reliability subject to a given total cost of the system. The reliability ...
    • Magnetoacoustic Oscillations of a Plasma Containing Two Species of Ions 

      Jessup, B L; McCarthy, A L (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Publishing), 1978)
      Numerical calculations of linear magnetoacoustic resonant phenomena in a plasma containing two species of ions have been made for a cylindrical plasma with a model which includes the effects of collisional damping and ...
    • Cyclotron Analysis of Australian Atmospheric Contamination before and after the 1974 French Nuclear Tests in the Pacific 

      Chaudhri, M Anwar; Lee, M M; Rouse, J L; Spicer, B M (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Publishing), 1979)
      Atmospheric particulates collected around East Coast Australian cities and Port Moresby, just before and after the French Atomic Test Series of 1974 in the Pacific, have been analysed by proton activation using the Melbourne ...
    • Yields of Cyclotron Produced Medical Isotopes: A Comparison of Theoretical Potential and Experimental Results 

      Chaudhri, M Anwar (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Publishing), 1979)
      Experimentally obtained yields of most of the medical radioisotopes, produced with cyclotrons through different nuclear reactions at various bombarding energies in laboratories around the world, are presented. These yields ...
    • The 7Li(p,n)7 Be Reaction as a Source of Fast Neutrons for Smaller Compact Cyclotrons 

      Chaudhri, M Anwar; Templer, J.; Rouse, J L (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Publishing), 1979)
      The usefulness of the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction as a fast neutron source for applications, such as neutron therapy etc., using smaller compact cyclotrons (proton energies of up to 15-18 MeV) has been investigated by measuring ...
    • An algorithm for solving S-games and differential S-games 

      Filar, Jerzy A; Raghavan, Thirukkannamangai Eachambadi S (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1982)
      We present an algorithm for solving S-Games. Our algorithm can be used to compute approximately the value of the game as well as €-optimal strategies of the two players. For games with similar structure to S-games which ...
    • Gain/variability tradeoffs in undiscounted Markov Decision Processes 

      Filar, Jerzy A; Lee, Huey-Miin (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1985)
      We consider a finite state/action Markov Decision Process over the infinite time horizon, and with the limiting average reward criterion. However, we are interested not only in maximizing the above reward criterion but ...
    • The completely mixed stochastic game 

      Filar, Jerzy A (American Mathematical Society, 1985)
      We consider a zero-sum stochastic game with finitely many states and actions. Further we assume that the transition probabilities depend on the actions of only one player (player II, in our case), and that the game is ...
    • Player aggregation in the traveling inspector model 

      Filar, Jerzy A (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1985)
      We consider a model of dynamic inspection/surveillance of a number of facilities in different geographical locations. The inspector in this process travels from one facility to another and performs an inspection at each ...
    • Algorithms for Robust Pole Assignment in Singular Systems 

      Kautsky, Jaroslav; Nichols, N.K. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Publishing), 1986)
      The solution of the pole assignment problem by feedback in singular systems is parameterized and conditions are given which guarantee the regularity and maximal degree of the closed loop pencil. A robustness measure is ...
    • The embedding of the traveling salesman problem in a Markov Decision Process 

      Filar, Jerzy A; Krass, Dmitry (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1987)
      In this paper we derive a new LP-relaxation of the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP, for short). This formulation comes from first embedding the TSP in a Markov Decision Process (MDP: for short), and from perturbing this ...
    • Percentile objective criteria in limiting average Markov Control Problems 

      Filar, Jerzy A; Krass, Dmitry; Ross, Keith W (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1989)
      Infinite horizon Markov Control Problems, or Markov Decision Processes (MDP's, for short), have been extensively studied since the 1950's. One of the most commonly considered versions is the so-called "limiting average ...
    • A history-based scheme for accelerating Prolog interpretation 

      Malhotra, Vishv Mohan; Van To, Tang (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Publishing), 1989)
      An algorithm for improving the performance of a Prolog interpreter is introduced. The algorithm, unlike the intelligent backtracking schemes which improve the performance by avoiding redundant redos, avoids redundant calls. ...
    • Algorithms for singularly perturbed limiting average Markov Control Problems 

      Abbad, Mohammed; Filar, Jerzy A; Bielecki, Tomasz R (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1990)
      The authors consider a singularly perturbed Markov decision process (MDP) with the limiting average cost criterion. It is assumed that the underlying process is composed of n separate irreducible processes, and that the ...
    • Perturbation theory for semi-Markov control problems 

      Abbad, Mohammed; Filar, Jerzy A (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1991)
      In earlier work, the authors considered the perturbation of systems undergoing Markov processes in which the times between two consecutive decision time points were equidistant. They now consider perturbations of processes ...
    • Aggregation-disaggregation algorithm for e2-singularly perturbed limiting average Markov control problems 

      Abbad, Mohammed; Filar, Jerzy A (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1991)
      In this paper we consider a singular perturbation of order 2 for a Markov decision process with the limiting average reward criterion. We define a singular perturbation of order 2 in the following sense: we assume that the ...
    • Architecture design of a fully asynchronous VLSI chip for DSP custom applications 

      Fan, Xingcha; Bergmann, Neil W (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Publishing), 1992)
      A fully asynchronous, distributed VLSI architecture is introduced for dedicated real-time digital signal processing applications. The architecture is based on a data-driven computing model to allow maximum exploitation of ...
    • Perturbation and stability theory for Markov control problems 

      Abbad, Mohammed; Filar, Jerzy A (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1992)
      A unified approach to the asymptotic analysis of a Markov decision process disturbed by an ε-additive perturbation is proposed. Irrespective of whether the perturbation is regular or singular, the underlying control problem ...
    • A weighted Markov decision process 

      Krass, Dmitry; Filar, Jerzy A; Sinha, Sagnik S (INFORMS, 1992)
      The two most commonly considered reward criteria for Markov decision processes are the discounted reward and the long-term average reward. The first tends to "neglect" the future, concentrating on the short-term rewards, ...
    • MultiView-Merlin: An experiment in tool integration 

      Marlin, Chris; Peuschel, Burkhard; McCarthy, Michael; Harvey, Jennifer G (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Publishing), 1993)
      The experiment described in this paper involved the integration of a process-centred software development environment (Merlin) and a multi-view integrated software development environment (MultiView). These two tools were ...