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A portable microprocessor-based instrument is said to save time and trouble in locating faults in an electrical transmission line. The instrument, which weighs only 35 pounds, sends a swept-frequency signal (made up of waves of various frequencies within a certain range) and then samples the reflections. A few minutes later a graph, indicating the magnitudes and distances of faults down the line, emerges from a printer mounted on the front panel.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 1 )