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[20120131] Seven Deadly Factors Associated with Technology Company Failure
Seven factors associated with technology company failure (or death) are described along with features that distinguish each factor. A company is commonly defined to have failed when it passes through a stage of insolvency ... 
[20120329] Some remarks on the delay stabilizing effect in SISO systems
This note addresses the stabilization problem of a class of SISO systems with a time delay in the input, and explore the stabilizing effect of time delay. More precisely, for a fixed feedback gain such that the closed loop ... 
[20120419] SPR design using feedback
In this paper we derive necessary and sufficient conditions for a square transfer matrix to be rendered StrictlyPositiveReal (SPR) using output feedback. These conditions are then related to the existence of stable inverse ... 
[20120329] Stability and finitetime stability analysis of discretetime nonlinear networked control systems
In this paper we present an approach to model networked control systems with a discretetime nonlinear plant, operating in the presence of arbitrary but finite data dropout of state observations. Sufficient conditions for ... 
[20120126] Stability and Stabilization of Systems with Time Delay: Limitations and Opportunities
Timedelays are important components of many dynamical systems that describe coupling or interconnection between dynamics, propagation, or transport phenomena in shared environments, in heredity, and in competition in ... 
[20120330] Stability of communications networks in the presence of delays
In this paper, we present a study of the destabilizing effects of delay in communications networks. We then apply results from a companion paper to find the range of delays for which a Smith predictor controller guarantees ... 
[20120413] Static output feedback: a survey
This paper reviews the static output feedback problem in the control of linear, timeinvariant (LTI) systems. It includes analytical and computational methods and presents in a unified fashion, the knowledge gained in the ... 
[20120407] Statistical controller design for the linear benchmark problem
In this paper some fixedorder controllers are designed via statistical methods for the benchmark problem originally presented at the 1990 American Control Conference. Based on some recent results by the authors, it is ... 
[20120320] Statistical Learning Applied to the Energy Management in a Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle
The paper considers a high efficiency energy management control strategy for a hybrid fuel cell vehicle using neural networks and Statistical Learning theory. Hybrid Electric Vehicles may potentially improve fuel economy, ... 
[20120407] Statistical learning control of delay systems: theory and algorithms
Recently, probabilistic methods and statistical learning theory have been shown to provide approximate solutions to “difficult” control problems. Unfortunately, the number of samples required in order to guarantee stringent ... 
[20120320] Statistical learning controller for the energy management in a fuel cell electric vehicle
This paper considers a high efficiency energy management control strategy for a hybrid fuel cell vehicle. The proposed switching architecture consists of a bank of neural network based controllers designed using statistical ... 
[20120324] Statistical Learning for Optimal Control of Hybrid Systems
In this paper we explore a randomized alternative for the optimization of hybrid systems' performance. The basic approach is to generate samples from the family of possible solutions, and to test them on the plant's model ... 
[20120329] Statistical learning theory to evaluate the performance of game theoretic power control algorithms for wireless data in arbitrary channels
In this paper we use statistical learning theory to evaluate the performance of game theoretic power control algorithms for wireless data in arbitrary channels, i.e., no presumed channel model is required. To show the ... 
[20120407] Statisticallearning control of an ABR explicit rate algorithm for ATM switches
Illustrates the application of statisticallearning control results for the design of an available bit rate (ABR) congestion control algorithm. The proposed methodology allows us to take into account the nonlinearities of ... 
[20120406] Statisticallearning control of multipledelay systems with application to ATM networks
Congestion control in the ABR class of ATM network presents interesting challenges due to the presence of multiple uncertain delays. Recently, probabilistic methods and statistical learning theory have been shown to provide ... 
[20120406] Studies of relativistic backwardwave oscillator operation in the crossexcitation regime
We first reported the operation of a relativistic backwardwave oscillator (BWO) in the socalled crossexcitation regime in 1998. This instability, whose general properties were predicted earlier through numerical studies, ... 
[20120424] Suboptimal strong stabilization using fixedorder dynamic compensation
This paper considers the problem of stabilizing a plant using a suboptimal stable compensator of fixed order. The resulting equations are a modified form of the optimal projection equations, with the separation principle ... 
[20120131] Supplemting Engineering Education with Business Training
A typical engineering curriculum often leaves little time in a fouryear program for a budding engineer to learn about the business aspects of the company he may join soon after graduation. The outcome of little business ...