Costa Concordia: Control System Synthesis using a submarine as a model

In my previous blog about Software Engineering/Architecture/Vaguely Organized http://blogs.msdn.com/b/socal-sam/archive/2012/01/23/costa-concordia-mathematical-model-of-the-submarine.aspx In software architecture, at sometime you will have to deal with either an electrical engineering type or mechanical engineering type that has generated the control system synthesis for your system.  This person or person’s will talk about singularities (and not the black hole kinds from Star…

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Costa Concordia: Mathematical Model of the Submarine

Hopefully the Costa Concordia won’t become a submarine, but the only ready control system design document that I could find easily was from MIT. Multivariable control system design for a submarine The copy isn’t printable since the document was generated in 1976, here is the diagram of the submarine.  Reference frame: When doing design, even…

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Costa Concordia: The Goals of Software Architecture

With the tragedy of the Costa Concordia, design with the human in the control loop comes to mind.  A cruise ship is a large system with many moving parts and error points.  In a large mechanical system like a ship have long used computers, in the past the computers might have been the sextant to…

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SKYDRIVE designed to use HTML5! Get rid of that thumbdrive

The SkyDrive interface takes advantage of HTML5 browser support to speed up the processing of  pages and files for you! Big time savings by you when you utilize the service for multimedia applications such as photos, audio, and video. Along with the use of HTML 5, the latest version of Windows Phone 7 will allow…

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How to add a shared calendar to your MSN/Hotmail Calendar

If you need a quick instructions on how to add a calendar that someone sent to you: If you haven’t used a calendar with HotMail, you can either try cut and pasting the webcals link above into your browser, but if that doesn’t work then use this process Open Hotmail and get the URL from…

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