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IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine

Issue 4 • Date August 2016

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  • IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 2
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  • August calendar

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 3
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  • IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine - Staff Listing

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 2
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  • Welcome to IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2016 [Presidents' Message]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 4
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  • In Memoriam: Bryan Kibble (1938–2016)

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 6
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  • Sherlock Holmes and the rules of scientific reasoning [Basic Metrology]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):7 - 14
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    Isaac Newton's main work, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1686, is (as stated in its first American edition) a revolution from the thick darkness of the Middle Ages man's struggling spirit... to the investigation of physical and moral truth. It opened up to the human intellect the stupendous realities of the material world. It is a monument, which glows with the immortal... View full abstract»

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  • An efficient technique based on DORT method to locate multiple soft faults in wiring networks

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):10 - 14
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    Decomposition of the time reversal operator (DORT) recently adapted to wiring fault detection and location presented effectual results when dealing with a single soft fault along with complex network configurations. On the other hand, it failed to handle the task of locating multiple faults within even simple ones. In this article, we propose an enhanced version of the standard DORT technique (EDO... View full abstract»

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  • Mitigating the impact of false alarms and no fault found events in military systems

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):15 - 21
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    False Alarms (FAs) and No Fault Founds (NFFs) impose a devastating impact on aircraft systems. An entire aircraft can be grounded because of a single avionic for which there are insufficient spares available. If an FA or NFF causes a particular Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) to be called out incorrectly, that same LRU could be called out in many aircraft, possibly shutting down the entire fleet. We w... View full abstract»

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  • Asking the right questions [Life After Graduation]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 22
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    Engineers are taught to use formulas, physical laws, and complicated calculations to get answers. But it is often more important to ask the right questions. Asking the right questions requires a broad understanding of systems and the applications. It also requires knowledge of the kinds of data that can be acquired with a broad variety of instruments. Asking questions that cannot be answered is us... View full abstract»

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  • Predicting field performance of on-board diagnostics using statistical methods

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):23 - 29
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    On-board diagnostics will play a crucial role in the emerging era of the Internet of Things. With billions of devices deployed, traditional manual preventive maintenance approaches will be cost prohibitive. As we make these small autonomous devices intelligent, it is critical that we also give them a very advanced ability to assess and report their own health. Of course, on-board diagnostics are n... View full abstract»

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  • Power law behavior in Navy and Marine Corps avionics systems

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):30 - 35
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    A power law distribution is a mathematically lopsided probability distribution in which one quantity varies as a power of another. Probability distributions, in general, describe the percentage of items that have a particular value in a data set. Empirical examples of power law distributions typically involve a small group of bad actors within a population that cause the tail of the distribution t... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration are the key [Future Trends in I&M]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):36 - 37
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    A few centuries ago, fundamental research and science were reserved to the happy few. However, the scope of the knowledge of renowned scientists was typically extremely broad. Take for instance James C. Maxwell, who formulated the equations which govern most of an electrical, electronic, and telecommunication engineer's application area. Well, his research topics did not only cover electromagnetis... View full abstract»

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  • Development, integration, and test architecture for a software-based hardware-agnostic fault tolerant flight computer

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):38 - 43
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    In this article, we describe the development, integration and test architecture of a Fault Tolerant Flight Computer System (FTCS) designed by the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (CSDL) for a manned spacecraft and elaborate on how this architecture might be improved upon and used generically among similar fault-tolerant systems. As the sophistication and complexity of software-defined fault toleran... View full abstract»

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  • Characterization and calibration techniques for multi-channel phase-coherent systems

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):44 - 50
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    Electronic Warfare (EW) and Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR) are two of the many applications that rely on multi-channel and phase-coherent configurations for signal processing. We provide an overview of the complexities and requirements of a multi-channel phase-coherent measurement system. Multiple Input Multiple Output [MIMO] systems have to overcome key technical challenges related to phase,... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Council Representatives Reports

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):51 - 58
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  • New Products

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):59 - 63
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  • The 2016 IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 64
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