Publications

The research results of the NSF-sponsored ERC/RMS were published in 1700 papers during the years 1997 to 2010. Below is a list of 54 selected publications arranged by four categories: Systems (Design & Operations), Controls, Inspection & Sensing, and Machines.
Number of citations (per Google Scholar) was updated on February 18, 2013.

Systems

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1.Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems. Koren, Y., Jovane, F., Heisel, U., Moriwaki, T., Pritschow G., Ulsoy AG., VanBrussel H. CIRP Annals, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 6-12, November 1999. This paper, which was presented as a keynote paper at the CIRP General Assembly, marked the beginning of the international recognition of the reconfigurable manufacturing paradigm. The authors are from the US ERC/RMS, Italy, Germany, Japan and Belgium.

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2.Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems: Key to Future Manufacturing. Mehrabi,M.G., Ulsoy, A.G., Koren, Y., 2000,  J. of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol.11, No. 4, pp 403-419. [Also published in the Proc. of the Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, Otsu, Japan, July 1998].

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3.State Space Modeling of Sheet Metal Assembly for Dimensional Control. Jin, J. and Shi, J., ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 121, Nov.1999, pp 756-762.

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4.State Space Modeling for Dimensional Monitoring of Multistage Machining Process Using Differential Motion Vector. Zhou, S., Huang, Q., and Shi, J., 2003, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 19, pp. 296-309.

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5.Fault Diagnosis of Multistage Manufacturing Processes by using State Space Approach. Ding, Y., Ceglarek, D., Shi, J., 2002,  ASME Trans., Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 124, No. 2, pp. 313-322.

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6.Intelligent prognostics tools and e-maintenance, Lee, K., Ni, J, Djurdjanovic, D., Qui, and H., Computers in Industry, Vol. 57, No.6, 2006.

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7.Stream-of-Variation Theory for Automotive Body Assembly. Hu, SJ, – Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 46/1, pp.1–6, 1997.

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8.Trends and perspectives in flexible and reconfigurable manufacturing systems. Mehrabi, M.G, Ulsoy, A.G, Koren, Y, & Heytler, P. (2002). Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol. 13, No.2, pp135-146, doi: 10.1023/A:1014536330551

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9.Modeling Variation Propagation in Multi-Station Assembly Systems with Compliant Parts. Cameliio, J., Hu, SJ.,Ceglarek, D. ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. Volume 125, Issue 4, December. pp. 673-681.

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10.Reconfigurable manufacturing systems and their enabling technologies. Mehrabi, M.G, Ulsoy, A.G, & Koren, Y. (2000 International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, pp.114-131.

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11.Diagnosability Analysis of Multi-Station Manufacturing Processes. Ding, Y., Shi, J., Dariusz, C., 2002, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 124, pp. 1-13, 2002 – Variation propagation in a multi-station manufacturing process (MMP) is described by the theory of “Stream of Variation.”

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12.Impact of Manufacturing System Configuration on Performance. Koren, Y., Hu, SJ., Weber, TW. – CIRP Annals,Vol. 1., pp. 689-698, 1998.

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13.Linear State Space Modeling of Dimensional Machining Errors. Djurdjanovic, D., Ni, J. Transactions of NAMRI/SME, Vol. 29, pp. 541-548, 2001,

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14.Analysis of a System of Linear Delay Differential Equations. Asl, F., Ulsoy, A.G. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 125, No. 2, pp. 215-223, June 2003.

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15.“Reconfigurable manufacturing system having a production capacity method for designing same and method for changing its production capacity” Koren, Y and Ulsoy, A.G U.S. Patent 6,349,237, 2002 -Google Patents

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16.Design Principles for Machining System Configurations .” Spicer, P, Y Koren, M Shpitlani, and D Yip-Hoi. CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology. Volume 51, Issue 1 (2002): 275-80.

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17.Vision, principles and impact of reconfigurable manufacturing systems“. Koren Y, Ulsoy AG. Powertrain International, pp 14-21 (2002).

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18.Optimizing modular product design for reconfigurable manufacturing.“. Yigit, A.S., A.G Ulsoy, and A Allahverdi. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing. Volume 13, Issue 4, (2002): 309-16.

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19.“Concurrent line-balancing, equipment selection and throughput analysis for multi-part optimal line design.” Tang L, Yip-Hoi DM, Wang W, Koren Y. Proceedings of the CIRP 2nd International Conference on Reconfigurable Manufacturing, Michigan, August 2003.

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20.“Capacity management via feedback control in reconfigurable manufacturing systems.” Asl FM, Ulsoy AG(2002) In: Proceedings of the Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation 2002,Hiroshima, Japan, July 2002.

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21.Capacity Management in Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems with Stochastic Market Demand. Asl,F.M., Ulsoy, A.G. ASME IMECE, New Orleans, November 2002.

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22.Optimal Portfolio of Reconfigurable and Dedicated Capacity Under Uncertainty. Narongwanich, W.,Duenyas, I., Birge, J.R.  Users.iems.northwestern.edu.  Preprint,2003.

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Controls

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23.Performance Evaluation of Control Networks: Ethernet, ControlNet, and DeviceNet. Lian, F.-L., Moyne,J.R., Tilbury, D.M., 2001 in IEEE Control Systems Magazine,2001.

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24.Network Design Consideration for Distributed Control Systems. Lian, F.L., Moyne, J., Tilbury, D. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 10(2), pp. 297-307, March 2002.

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25.Trading Computation for Bandwidth: Reducing Communication in Distributed Control Systems using State Estimators. Yook, J.K., Tilbury, D.M., Soparkar,N.R. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp.503-517, July 2002.

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26.Open Controller Architecture – Past, Present and Future, CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology. Gunter Pritschow, Yusuf Altintas, Francesco Jovane, Yoram Koren, Mamoru Mitsuishi, Shozo Takata, Hendrik van Brussel, Manfred Weck, Kazuo Yamazaki, Volume 50, Issue 2, 2001, Pages 463-470.

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27.Real-Time Open Control Architectures and System Performance. Koren, Y., Pasek, Z.J., Ulsoy,A.G., Benchetrit, U., 1996, Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp 377-380,1996.

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28.Reconfigurable logic control using modular FSMs: Design, verification, implementation, and integrated error handling,” Shah, S.S., Endsley, E.W., Lucas, M.R.,Tilbury, D.M., Proceedings of the 2002 American Control Conference, vol.5, pp.4153- 4158 vol.5, 2002

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29.Integrated machine and control design for reconfigurable machine tools,” Tilbury, D.M.; Kota,S.; IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, vol.,no., pp.629-634, 1999.

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30.Reconfigurable factory testbed (RFT): A distributed testbed for reconfigurable manufacturing systems. Moyne,J., Korsakas, J., & Tilbury, D. M. In Proceedings of the Japan-U.S.A. Symposium on flexible automation. Denver, CO, July 2004: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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31.Formal Verification for Analysis and Design of Logic Controllers for Reconfigurable Machining. Kalita, D.,Khargonekar, P.P. IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, 2002 -ieeexplore.ieee.org.

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32.Modular finite state machines: Development and application to reconfigurable manufacturing cell controller generation“, E.W. Endsley, E.E. Almeida, D.M.Tilbury, Control Engineering Practice, Volume 14, Issue 10, The Seventh Workshop On Discrete Event Systems, October 2006, Pages 1127-1142

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33.Implementation of Networked Machine Tools in Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems“. F-LLian, I.R. Moyne and D.M. Tilbury. Proceedings of the 2000 Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, Ann Arbor, MI. July 2000.

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34.Software tools for verification of modular FSM based logic control for use in reconfigurable machine tools“. E. W. Endsley, M. R. Lucas, and D. M. Tilbury. In Proceedings of the Japan-U.S.A. Symposium on Flexible Automation, 2000.

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35.Control of Reconfigurable Machine Tool. Katz, R., Yook, J., Koren, Y. ASME Transactions, Journal Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 2004.

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36.Improving Preventive Maintenance Scheduling with Two-Tiered Failure Prediction. Linz, D. Sharma, D., ERC Technical Report, 2010.

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Inspection and Sensing

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37.Hidden Markov Model-based Tool Wear Monitoring in Turning. Wang, L., Mehrabi, M., Kannatey-Asibu Jr., E. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 124, pp. 651-658, 2002.

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38.Multisensor Process Performance Assessment Through use of Autoregressive Modeling and Feature Maps. Casoetto, N., Djurdjanovic, D., Mayor, R., Ni, J., Lee, J. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 2003.

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39.Tool wear monitoring in reconfigurable machining systems through Wavelet analysis. Wang, L., Mehrabi, M.G., Kannatey-Asibu, Jr, E.,2001,Transactions of NAMRI, Vol. 29, pp. 399-406.

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40.Measurement Scheme Synthesis in Multi-Station Machining Systems. Djurdjanovic, D., Ni, J. Transactions of ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 126, No. 1, p. 178-189,2004.

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41.Stream of Variation Based Analysis and Synthesis of Measurement Schemes in Multi-Station Machining. Djurdjanovic, D., Ni, J. Proceedings ASME Manufacturing Engineering. New York, 2001.

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42.Reconfigurable Apparatus and Method for Inspection During a Manufacturing Process. Koren, Y., Katz, R. US Patent 6,567,162, 2003 – freepatentsonnline.com.

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43.Integration of Reconfigurable Inspection with Stream of Variation Methodology. Barhak, J.,Djurdjanovic, D., Spicer, J., Katz, R. International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol. 45, pp. 407-419, 2005.

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44.A Method for Sensor Selection in Reconfigurable Process Monitoring. Wang, L., M.G. Mehrabi, and E.Kannatey-Asibu, Jr. ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 125, pp. 95-99, 2003.

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45.Rapid Inspection and Error Tracing Methodology for Machining Production Lines. Katz, R., Zuteck, M. G.,Koren, Y. Proceedings of the 3rd CIRP International Seminar on…, Naples, Italy, July 2002.

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46.Measurement Techniques for the Inspection of Porosity Flaws on Machined Surfaces. Steiner, D., Katz, R.Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Vol. 7, p. 85,,2007 – link.aip.org.

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Machines

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47.Reconfigurable Machine Tools. Landers, R.G., Min, B.K., Koren, Y. CIRP Annals – Vol. 49, NNo. 1, pp.269-274, 2001.

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48.Generalized Kinematic Modeling of Reconfigurable Machine Tools. Moon, Y.M., Kota, S. ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design, 2002. Vol. 124:11, pp. 47-51, March 2002.

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49.Design of Reconfigurable Machine Tools. Moon, Y.K., Kota, S. Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 124:22, pp. 480-483, May 2002.

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50.Reconfigurable Machine Tool. Koren, Y., Kota, S. US Patent 5,943,750, 1999.

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51.Design Principles of Reconfigurable Machines. Katz, R. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing…., 2007, Springer.  NSF Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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52.Scalable reconfigurable equipment design principles“, Spicer, P., Yip-Hoi, D. and Koren, Y., International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 43 No. 22, pp. 4839-52,  2004.

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53.Dynamics of the arch-type reconfigurable machine tool“, Jaspreet Dhupia, Bartosz Powalka, Reuven Katz, A. Galip Ulsoy, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Volume 47, Issue 2, February 2007, Pages 326-334.

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54.Design of an Experimental Reconfigurable Machine Tool. Katz, R., Chung, H. Japan – USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 2000.

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55.Control of a Non-Orthogonal Reconfigurable Machine Tool” ,Katz, R., Yook, J., Koren,Y., Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Volume 126, Issue 2,pp. 397-405, 2004.

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