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HISTory of ELectro-technology CONference (HISTELCON), 2012 Third IEEE

Date 5-7 Sept. 2012

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  • Histelcon 2012 authors list

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  • Collecting the old and the new at the Pavia Museum of Electrical Technology

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    In 2011 the University of Pavia celebrated 650 years from its foundation as a Studium Generale. During the long history of this ancient university scientific museums have been created to collect original and curious things as teaching aids. Most of these museums still exist, but their mission has changed. They no longer collect the new; they only preserve the old. The Pavia Museum of Electrical Technology is different. Its origin is in the last two decades of the 20th century when old and new apparatus began to be collected for teaching purpose, thus continuing the original mission of a University museum. An extensive collection was soon gathered and a modern building was erected to accommodate it. The new Museum was opened in March 2007. The paper describes the origin and the mission of this modern museum and its special features. View full abstract»

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  • Conferences, technical societies and development — A history of synergy

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    This paper is about IEEE Region 8 Conferences, their raison d'être and their impact on the development of Electro-technology in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), which constitute the geographical area of the Region. The claim is that technology conferences, held by `learned societies' in different parts of Region 8, were necessary for the technological development of the Region, in order to highlight and discuss the problems with which technology world is coping. In order to set up these conferences, technology experts needed technical societies, such as IEEE, to enable - among other activities - this facility. On the other hand, the holding of these Conferences contributed to the technological development of the Region and to the contact between scientists and engineers, for the benefit of Humanity. Thereby, IEEE Region 8 and the series of EUROCON, MELECON, AFRICON etc. conferences had a synergetic effect on the technological development of EMEA during the last 50 years (1960-2010). In a business application, synergy means that teamwork will produce an overall better result than if each person within the group were working toward the same goal individually and it is claimed that by creating the awareness about the latest inventions, issues and concerns of technology among technologists, IEEE Conferences, organized by Region 8 Operating units, have largely contributed to the technological development of EMEA in the fields related to IEEE activities. View full abstract»

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  • Marconi's diktats. How Italian international wireless policy was shaped by a private company, 1903–1911

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    Wireless telegraphy, born in late 19th century, was regulated at international level very soon in two conferences both held in Berlin in 1903 and 1906. These conferences were organized by Germany in order to break up the British Marconi Company's monopoly. Germany, France and U.S.A. opposed this trust, while U.K. and Italy defended it for different reasons. This paper aims to identify the political, economic, technical, and social reasons that led, or in some cases forced, Italy to protect Marconi's interests at international level. This defensive strategy put the country at the center either of the international debate on wireless, or of the Marconi Company's global strategy. View full abstract»

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  • Researching the roots of IEEE Region 8

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    This paper describes the preliminary steps towards the foundation and the early history of IRE Region 9 / IEEE Region 8. The information has been gathered mainly from the archives of the IEEE Benelux Section. View full abstract»

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  • From Volta onwards: A variety of electrical batteries in the Pavia Museum of Electrical Technology

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    The Pavia Museum of Electrical Technology preserves a remarkable collection of a number of electric batteries of the 19th and 20th centuries, deposited by the Govoni family. Starting from replicas of the original battery invented by Alessandro Volta, a professor of the Pavia University, it is therefore possible to make a journey through the history of electrochemical batteries, in particular, produced in the past two centuries. The variety of batteries includes primary and secondary batteries, different according to the nature of the electrodes and of the electrolyte, batteries with one or two liquids, wet and dry batteries, etc. View full abstract»

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  • The Giovi line and the three-phase electrification

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    The three-phase railway electrification was largely developed in Italy early in 20th century and became known as the “Italian system” for railway electrification. It proved a suitable system, in particular, for railways facing high slopes. The first experiment, carried out for the Valtellina line in 1902, was followed in 1911-1913 by that of the Giovi line connecting the Mediterranean sea (Genoa) to the Po valley and the continental Europe. In the following three decades in Italy over 1800 kms where electrified at 3400 V 16.7 Hz. The paper describes the origin and the characteristics of the Giovi line. View full abstract»

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  • Rediscovering the very first Italian digital computer

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    Until recently, the ELEA 9003 by Olivetti and the CEP by the University of Pisa were considered the first digital computers built in Italy. The CEP was the final outcome of a project carried out from 1955 to 1961 by the University of Pisa with a substantial participation of Olivetti. Actually, this seven years long project delivered a first fully functional computer already in 1957: the MR. However, for a number of reasons, the relevance of MR has been overlooked by previous researchers that underestimated its accomplishments. This paper offers a revised introduction to the history of the CEP project and adds an original chapter, devoted to the MR. We also briefly present the experimental archeology project that rediscovered the MR. In particular, we highlight the benefits that a re building approach brings to the proper reconstruction and to the correct evaluation of historical events. View full abstract»

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  • The rise and Fall of the military wavemeter: British military wavemeters of the 20th century

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    The instruments used in the 20th Century to measure and set frequencies for the communications needs of land, sea and air forces are reviewed, with the aid of some examples of historic wavemeters used by British military units. The designs reflect the rapid advances in theory and practice of radio and electronics, stimulated particularly by World War 1, World War 2 and the Cold War, and illustrate how the methods and equipment used for frequency measurement changed dramatically, with progress from spark transmitters to microwave precision navigation systems. View full abstract»

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  • “… Go East, Region 8, go East …”

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    The development of IEEE activity and formation of new Sections and Chapters in Central and Eastern Europe following the fall of the “Iron Curtain” and the dismantling of the Berlin Wall is outlined, from the personal perspective and experiences of the author. View full abstract»

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  • A brief history of direct current in electrical power systems

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    This article summarizes the history of the use of Direct Current (DC) in power systems, and various problems associated whit its commercial implementation. DC technology has been associated with power systems since the early uses of electricity; it has boomed and then fell into disuse in several occasions. This article aims to review the development stages of electrical systems where DC technology has been used, and also to analyze the reasons that led to its use, the advances that brought to DC technology, as well as the reasons that led to their subsequent abandonment. Finally, is analyzed the new DC technology boom of recent decades and the promising development expectations that this technology brings to power systems. View full abstract»

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  • Technical standards and political constraints in the first Italian submarine cables network (around 1850–1870)

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    Submarine cables developed quite early in a backwarded country like Italy after 1850. That was due mostly to the British standardized technology in the field. For some years Italy profited of its unique central position in the Mediterranean sea. View full abstract»

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  • Historic phonetic devices in the education in electrical engineering and information technology

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    This paper deals with some experiences with the application of historic phonetic devices in the education in engineering. The exhibits are part of the historic acoustic-phonetic collection (HAPS) of the Dresden University. This collection demonstrates the development of experimental phonetics and speech technology in Germany from the beginning at the end of the 19th century until the introduction of the computer in speech processing. Selected application examples are demonstrated for sound production, sound recording, sound analysis, and sound synthesis. View full abstract»

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  • Setting up the basis for Region 8

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    What follow are my personal recollections (fifty years old and more) of IRE/IEEE activities to which I participated: The creation of Fairfield IRE subsection in Connecticut. The creation of IRE sections in Switzerland and France . The creation of IEEE European region. My term as IEEE Director (1965-66). View full abstract»

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  • Survey on induction heating development in Italy

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    This paper presents a short survey of the development of induction heating technology in Italy, seen in the frame of the international outline. The paper is based on the “lectio magistralis” given in Padua by the author on December 13, 2010 entitled “Research in the field of induction heating at the University of Padua” [1]. After a short historical background, focused on the period before the WWII, the paper deals with the activities in this field of the most important Italian companies and the research developed at the University of Padua. View full abstract»

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  • Landscape and electrical transmission lines: A cultural approach to the international context

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    From a technical point of view, the international debate about the history of electrical transmission lines is widespread. Overhead lines and pylons, however, could be also analyzed in their cultural, aesthetic and natural meanings. In fact, they are symbols of modernity keeping the pace with the evolution of structures and technologies - since their origins until the present time. This essay is based on a comparative method, focusing on the international, historical context. At the same time, it was conceived as a multidisciplinary approach, linked to different themes: History of technology, Geography, Social and Political History, Literature and Arts. View full abstract»

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  • NE picture transmission device

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    The authors describe the creation of the NE picture transmission device (the precursor of the modern day facsimile machine) in 1928, which was in the early Showa Era. The device's creation was all the more marvelous because Japan was at a much lower technological level than other advanced countries. This paper contains a brief overview of the device compared with similar ones at that time and covers the device's technological significance. Facsimile, Electricity to light Conversion, Technological History. View full abstract»

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  • Electric telegraph: Technology implemented by the watchmakers

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    It would be quite significant to mention that the most favored technology in the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth century was the electric telegraphy. This technology did not only give the central government more direct control over the local officials, but also provided ordinary people and merchants with fast communication facilities. This paper summarizes the transfer of electric telegraph technology to the Ottoman Empire and its implementation by the watchmakers in a small workshop. View full abstract»

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  • Dishwasher history and its role in modern design

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    The fundamental steps in the development of electrical technologies have determined their strong diffusion in several applications that were previously hand operated and controlled. The household appliance industry is one of the sectors where this permeation had the major effects, fostering a continuous search for new design perspectives. Capturing such product evolution is fundamental in order to preserve knowledge coming from past experiences, which could act as a stimulus for new technical solutions or socio-economic analysis. Starting from the description of the dishwasher historical evolution, in this paper an approach to preserve such precious knowledge is presented: a functional representation of that knowledge is proposed end its role in modern design is discussed. View full abstract»

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  • The Second World War and industrial development in Siberia

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    At the beginning of the Second World War (in Russia it is called Great Patriotic War) the Soviet Union performed enormous operation having no analog in the history - hundreds of factories and plants were moved from the European part of the country over thousand of kilometers to the east - to the Ural, Siberia and the Far East. These evacuated factories formed the ground of industrial development of the Eastern part of the country and the Central Asia Republics during the second part of the XXth century. There was created the powerful bases of electrical, electronic, nuclear and space industry. The paper describes the beginning of the industrial revolution in the field of the electrical and electronic industry in the 40-50th of the last century in some Siberian cities - Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk. View full abstract»

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  • Optical telegraphy in Russia: 1794–1854

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    The article examines the history of optical telegraphy in Russia and describes some main projects of Russian inventors. View full abstract»

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  • The Anglo-Italian connection documented in the IET Rare Book and archives collections

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    The IET in London hold the extensive collections of books and pamphlets on electrical and other topics gathered by Sir Francis Ronalds and Silvanus Thompson, who both travelled in Itlay. Other collections include correspondence and the diary which Michael Faraday wrote when he visited Italy and other countries in 1813-15. More recently Gordon Rawcliffe visited Italy to study three-phase railway electrification in the course of his work on induction motors. View full abstract»

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  • Bringing social studies to STEM IEEE History Center pre-university outreach

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    In the U.S. a great deal of attention has been given to expanding the STEM skills of students graduating from high school. But the spread of STEM literacy also depends on fostering an appreciation of the role of STEM in society. The IEEE History Center has developed a pilot project that demonstrates that the pre-university social studies curriculum is the ideal forum to explore the relationship of STEM to human development and to help students see the profound societal dimensions of STEM. View full abstract»

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  • Emil Stöhrer and the development of electrical motor technology in the 1840s

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    After the discovery of the basic laws of electrophysics, many scientists, inventors, and mechanics ventured their work in this new field of physics. Among them was a Leipzig based mechanic Emil Stöhrer who is widely unknown today. However, in particular through a series of articles in prominent scientific journals, his work became known in the scientific community during his lifetime. This paper gives an introduction to his life and work in electrophysics. View full abstract»

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