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Frontiers of Engineering
December 1, 2001 Volume 31 Issue 4
Frontiers of Engineering Bridge Issue Winter 2001
Articles In This Issue
  • Saturday, December 1, 2001
    AuthorGregory J. Pottie

    Compact, low-cost WINS can be embedded and distributed at a small fraction of the cost of conventional wire-line sensor and actuator systems.

    Wireless integrated network sensors (WINS) provide distributed network and Internet access to sensors, controls, and processors embedded in equipment, ...

  • Saturday, December 1, 2001
    AuthorMiriam Heller

    Integrated information systems can increase accuracy, improve services and products, reduce capacity needs, make utilization more efficient, and reduce costs.

    Information systems hold the key to the efficient planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and retirement of our ...

  • Saturday, December 1, 2001
    AuthorRonald S. Fearing

    Microrobots could be two to three orders of magnitude cheaper than conventional trash-can-size robots.

    In this paper I describe some of the microflyers being developed around the world and the engineering challenges they present. Advances in the late 1980s in microelectromechanical systems ...

  • Saturday, December 1, 2001
    AuthorGeorge Bugliarello

    The tragic events of September 11 have placed a unique and urgent responsibility on the engineering community to bring our knowledge and skills to bear to help protect our fellow citizens from further attacks. We must also provide a vision and a commitment to help alleviate the poverty and ...

  • Saturday, December 1, 2001
    AuthorP. Hunter Peckham

    Whether the damage is congenital, traumatic, or age-related, improving neural connectivity and restoring function can greatly improve a person’s quality of life.

    Damage to the central nervous system is the major cause of disability in the United States. In some cases, such as in spinal ...