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Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, IEEE

Issue 3 • Date June 2013

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  • IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Industrial content and the signal processing issue [From the Editor's Bench]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 4 - 16
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  • Advanced instrumentation for extreme environments

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 6 - 11
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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is investigating embedded instrumentation and controls (I&C) technology for next generation nuclear power generation applications. Embedded systems encompass a wide range of configurations and technologies; we define embedding in this instance as the integration of the sensors and the control system design into the component design using a systems engineering process. Embedded I&C systems are often an essential part of developing new capabilities, improving reliability, enhancing performance, and reducing operational costs. The next generation reactor technologies with passive safety features will benefit from the development and application of new I&C technologies. Some of these new designs raise extreme environmental challenges such as high temperatures (over 1,400 °C) and material compatibility (e.g., molten salts). View full abstract»

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  • Minimizing radiated noise in magnetically sensitive applications

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 12 - 16
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    Electronics design for magnetically sensitive applications is rarely addressed in academia, although it is a vital issue in many industries. One industry that designs and manufactures magnetically sensitive electronic products is the underground pipe and cable locating industry. In pipe and cable location applications, an ac current in the frequency range of 500 Hz to 80 kHz is sent down a pipe or cable, which then generates a magnetic field around the structure. A locator instrument above ground is used to sense the shape of the magnetic field and determine the pipe or cable's location underground. View full abstract»

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  • Thermoacoustic thermometry for nuclear reactor monitoring

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 18 - 25
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    The Fukushima Disaster - On Friday, March 11, 2011, at 2:46pm (Japan Standard Time), the Tohoku region on the east coast of northern Japan experienced what would become known as the largest earthquake in the country's history at magnitude 9.0 on the Richter scale. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered extensive and irreversible damage. Six operating units were at the site, each with a boiling water reactor. When the earthquake struck, three of the six reactors were operating and the others were in a periodic inspection outage phase. In one reactor, all of the fuel had been relocated to a spent fuel pool in the reactor building. View full abstract»

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  • Testing lifetime performance of primary batteries

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 26 - 31
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    Primary cells which convert chemical reactions to a continuous flow of electricity have been under improvement since the first battery was built hundreds of years ago, either the Baghdad Battery (circa 0 CE) or Alessandro Volta's voltaic cell (1800 CE). Designing and manufacturing improved batteries requires detailed data about their performance. Electrical measurements supply most of that data and the accuracy of electrical measurements is crucial to advancing the art of battery design. Assessing the immediate performance of a battery is straightforward - one simply applies a load and measures the output voltage. Predicting the reliability of a battery is a bigger challenge. It involves testing over long periods of time under controlled conditions. Having the ability to measure the accelerated lifetime performance of a battery design and the ability to measure indicative characteristics of each battery manufactured has contributed to superior battery lifetimes for pacemakers and implantable defibrillators at Boston Scientific (a medical device developer, manufacturer, and marketer). View full abstract»

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  • Online sensor calibration assessment in nuclear power systems

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 32 - 37
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    Safe, efficient, and economic operation of nuclear systems (nuclear power plants, fuel fabrication and storage, used fuel processing, etc.) relies on transmission of accurate and reliable measurements for process and system monitoring, equipment assessment, and control. View full abstract»

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  • Measurement automation system for aluminum electrolytic capacitor development

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 38 - 43
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    Aluminum electrolytic capacitors are passive electronic components that are used in almost every electronic application and affect the product's life span. The most important goal of capacitor development is to extend the lifetime of electronics by improving the basic electrical parameters of the capacitor, the equivalent serial resistance (ESR), impedance (Z), and leakage current (LC). The development process is very complex, requiring many measurements and tests on the electrolyte and the capacitor. View full abstract»

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  • Inkjet printing: A real opportunity for the next generation of low-cost sensors

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 44 - 48
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    We have written about inkjet-printed sensors in a previous column [1], giving examples of devices realized by such novel technologies. View full abstract»

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  • Egad! It's a mole!

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 49 - 51
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  • New products

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 52 - 57
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  • Calendar

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  • IEEE I&M Society Technical Committee Listing

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IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine contains applications-oriented and tutorial articles on topics in the broadly based areas of instrumentation system design and measurement techniques.

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Prof. Wendy Van Moer

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