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Use of Dynamic Programming for Reliability Engineers
(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
(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 ... 
Yields of Cyclotron Produced Medical Isotopes: A Comparison of Theoretical Potential and Experimental Results
(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 ... 
Cyclotron Analysis of Australian Atmospheric Contamination before and after the 1974 French Nuclear Tests in the Pacific
(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 ... 
The 7Li(p,n)7 Be Reaction as a Source of Fast Neutrons for Smaller Compact Cyclotrons
(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 1518 MeV) has been investigated by measuring ... 
An algorithm for solving Sgames and differential Sgames
(Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1982)We present an algorithm for solving SGames. 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 Sgames which ... 
Gain/variability tradeoffs in undiscounted Markov Decision Processes
(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 ... 
Player aggregation in the traveling inspector model
(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 ... 
The completely mixed stochastic game
(American Mathematical Society, 1985)We consider a zerosum 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 ... 
Algorithms for Robust Pole Assignment in Singular Systems
(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
(Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1987)In this paper we derive a new LPrelaxation 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 ... 
A historybased scheme for accelerating Prolog interpretation
(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. ... 
Percentile objective criteria in limiting average Markov Control Problems
(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 socalled "limiting average ... 
Algorithms for singularly perturbed limiting average Markov Control Problems
(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 ... 
Aggregationdisaggregation algorithm for e2singularly perturbed limiting average Markov control problems
(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 ... 
Perturbation theory for semiMarkov control problems
(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 ... 
A weighted Markov decision process
(INFORMS, 1992)The two most commonly considered reward criteria for Markov decision processes are the discounted reward and the longterm average reward. The first tends to "neglect" the future, concentrating on the shortterm rewards, ... 
Architecture design of a fully asynchronous VLSI chip for DSP custom applications
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Publishing), 1992)A fully asynchronous, distributed VLSI architecture is introduced for dedicated realtime digital signal processing applications. The architecture is based on a datadriven computing model to allow maximum exploitation of ... 
Perturbation and stability theory for Markov control problems
(Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1992)A unified approach to the asymptotic analysis of a Markov decision process disturbed by an εadditive perturbation is proposed. Irrespective of whether the perturbation is regular or singular, the underlying control problem ... 
MultiViewMerlin: An experiment in tool integration
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Publishing), 1993)The experiment described in this paper involved the integration of a processcentred software development environment (Merlin) and a multiview integrated software development environment (MultiView). These two tools were ...