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Frontiers of Engineering


Frontiers of Engineering Bridge Issue Winter 2001
Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Wireless Integrated Network Sensors (WINS): The Web Gets Physical

    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, ... Read More

    Author: Gregory J. Pottie

    Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2001

    Volume: 31

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Interdependencies in Civil Infrastructure Systems

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Miriam Heller

    Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2001

    Volume: 31

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Toward Micromechanical Flyers

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Ronald S. Fearing

    Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2001

    Volume: 31

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Frontiers of Engineering (editorial)

    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 social ... Read More

    Author: George Bugliarello

    Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2001

    Volume: 31

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Reengineering the Paralyzed Nervous System

    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 ... Read More

    Author: P. Hunter Peckham

    Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2001

    Volume: 31

    Number: 4