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IEE Proceedings A - Physical Science, Measurement and Instrumentation, Management and Education - Reviews

Issue 2 • Date Feb. 1988

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  • Analysis of a perpendicular-type eddy-current speed meter

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):89 - 94
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (476 KB)

    The method of the noncontacting speed measurement of a moving conductive slab is to use the eddy current effect. The slab speed can be measured by the variation of the electromotive force of a detecting coil which is arranged in the neighborhood of an exciting coil. The authors propose an eddy-current speed meter which consists of one exciting coil and one detecting coil, perpendicular to each oth... View full abstract»

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  • Co-ordinate determination and performance analysis for robot manipulators and guided vehicles

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):95 - 98
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (416 KB)

    Describes a technique to determine and to track the three-dimensional 'world' co-ordinates of a point in space, in relative to some defined datum. The work was initiated in order to track the location of a robot manipulator end effector, but has relevance to automatic guided vehicles and other applications. A prototype system has been built and evaluated, and has been used successfully to track th... View full abstract»

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  • Simple real-time signal processing laboratory experiment

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):107 - 109
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (446 KB)

    Presents an approach taken by the authors to provide undergraduate students with experience of some of the problems and techniques encountered in real-time signal processing. The aspects dealt with are development tools for a modern signal processing device the TMS 32010, practical algorithm implementation, and utilisation of processed data.<> View full abstract»

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  • Successful management simulation for young engineers

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):110 - 112
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (307 KB)

    The need for engineers to appreciate and practice management techniques at all stages in their careers, is becoming more apparent and more widely accepted, both within the IEE and elsewhere. The authors describe the progress made in organising large management simulations as an integral part of the IEE Younger Members Weekend Conference, an annual event designed and run by younger members of the I... View full abstract»

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  • Workshop teaching: an experiment in engineering education

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):113 - 122
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1143 KB)

    Conventional lectures have been replaced by a scheme of structured peer group discussions in teaching part of an honours degree course in electrical engineering. Some of the benefits of small group tutorials can be achieved without the associated heavy demands on staff time. Active involvement in the learning process encourages the student to take greater responsibility for his own learning and he... View full abstract»

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  • Entropy: Murphy was right

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):123 - 124
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (218 KB)

    Joule's concept of entropy, linked with the concept of the inter-relation of energy and the production and refining of material, leads to the recognition that generation of waste can be equated to increase in entropy. Thus, we are operating in a limited entropy field available on earth, and this insight has profound significance for economic and environmental systems. Boltzmann indicated that an i... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of a perpendicular-type eddy-current speed meter

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):89 - 94
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (582 KB)

    The method of the noncontacting speed measurement of a moving conductive slab is to use the eddy current effect. The slab speed can be measured by the variation of the electromotive force of a detecting coil which is arranged in the neighbourhood of an exciting coil. In the paper, we propose an eddy-current speed meter which consists of one exciting coil and one detecting coil, perpendicular to ea... View full abstract»

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  • Co-ordinate determination and performance analysis for robot manipulators and guided vehicles

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):95 - 98
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (512 KB)

    The paper describes a technique to determine and to track the three-dimensional `world┬┐┬┐ co-ordinates of a point in space, relative to some defined datum. The work was initiated in order to track the location of a robot manipulator end effector, but has relevance to automatic guided vehicles and other applications. A prototype system has been built and evaluated, and has been used successfully to ... View full abstract»

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  • Impulse flashover along the outer surface of a cylindrical dielectric solid with a gas layer inside

    Publication Year: 1988
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (974 KB)

    Impulse flashover voltage along the outer surface of a layered dielectric composition, composed of two coaxial hard glass cylinders and an inner gas layer, is known to have a V-shaped curve as a function of pressures inside the gas layer. It is the purpose of the paper to clarify the reason for this V-shaped curve. Variation of electric field intensity along the outer surface caused mainly by ioni... View full abstract»

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  • Simple real-time signal processing laboratory experiment

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):107 - 109
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (542 KB)

    This paper details an approach taken by the authors to provide undergraduate students with experience of some of the problems and techniques encountered in real-time signal processing. The aspects dealt with are development tools for a modern signal processing device the TMS 32010, practical algorithm implementation, and utilisation of processed data View full abstract»

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  • Successful management simulation for young engineers

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):110 - 112
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (375 KB)

    The need for engineers to appreciate and practice management techniques at all stages in their careers, is becoming more apparent and more widely accepted, both within the IEE and elsewhere. The paper describes the progress made in organising large management simulations as an integral part of the IEE Younger Members Weekend Conference, an annual event designed and run by younger members of the In... View full abstract»

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  • Workshop teaching: an experiment in engineering education

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):113 - 122
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1442 KB)

    Conventional lectures have been replaced by a scheme of structured peer group discussions in teaching part of an honours degree course in electrical engineering. Some of the benefits of small group tutorials can be achieved without the associated heavy demands on staff time. Active involvement in the learning process encourages the student to take greater responsibility for his own learning and he... View full abstract»

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  • Entropy: Murphy was right

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):123 - 124
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (269 KB)

    Joule's concept of entropy, linked with the concept of the inter-relatoin of energy and the production and refining of material, leads to the recognition that generation of waste can be equated to increase in entropy. Thus, we are operating in a limited entropy field available on earth, and this insight has profound significance for economic and environmental systems. Boltzmann indicated that an i... View full abstract»

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  • Impulse flashover along the outer surface of a cylindrical dielectric solid with a gas layer inside

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):99 - 106
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (724 KB)

    Impulse flashover voltage along the outer surface of a layered dielectric composition, composed of two coaxial hard glass cylinders and an inner gas layer, is known to have a V-shaped curve as a function of pressures inside the gas layer. It is the purpose of the paper to clarify the reason for this V-shaped curve. Variation of electric field intensity along the outer surface caused mainly by ioni... View full abstract»

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