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Representative projects  managed by ABLAZE personnel  at previous work locations:

» Overview
» Robotic Container Yard
» Skycam®
» Ship Motion Simulator
» Camera Stabilizer
» Physiol. Data Acquisition
» Autoscoring Dart Board
» Smart Viscometer
»... And Many Others


Infrared Beacon Spreader Bar Communications

ABLAZE personnel have designed and installed an infrared digital communications system to transmit data over 200 feet in broad daylight conditions. The transmitter is shock-mounted and located on a spreader bar of a container crane. The receiver is located on the trolley of the crane over 100 feet above the spreader. The system is used to transmit AEI (automated equipment identification) information to an inventory control system.

Force-feedback Human-Computer Interface

With NSF funding, Ablaze personnel developed a system that supplied touch feedback when manipulating a computer interface. For example, when the cursor was placed over a button, the force-feedback mouse would "capture" the user by applying a force profile at the mouse's boundaries that the user had to overcome to move the cursor outside the button's boundaries. Human-subjects experiments demonstrated that this was an effective strategy for speeding up computer interface operations.

Energy Management and Control Systems

ABLAZE personnel have developed and implemented a variety of EMCS techniques and installations. System have been deployed in McDonald’s restaurants and Sheraton Hotels.

Multiprocessor-Based Coordinate Converter

ABLAZE personnel have developed a real time coordinate converter system for use in multiple degree of freedom robotics systems. The system can be used in the control of a six degree of freedom flight simulator. The main computer simply presents the coordinate converter the desired aircraft attitude in roll, pitch, yaw, x, y and z. The coordinate converter automatically converts the request into real time commands that can directly drive the 6 legs of the motion base.

Neural Network Microchips

ABLAZE personnel designed a variety of hybrid analog/digital microchips to implement neural network algorithms directly in silicon. These algorithms included learning networks as well as programmable networks to solve specific optimization problems. Another set of chips, meant to be cascaded to form larger networks, comprised arrays of programmable-weight "synapses" (connections) and sigmoidal-function "neuron" circuits.



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