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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 2 • May 1989

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  • An advanced laboratory for microprocessor interfacing and communication

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):124 - 128
    Cited by:  Papers (13)
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    An advanced microprocessor laboratory is presented, along with the corresponding set of experiments used for teaching a microprocessor interfacing and communication course in electrical and computer engineering. Six experiments are described, consisting of both hardware and software designs. Particular attention is given to the integrating of programmable peripheral components (such as parallel, s... View full abstract»

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  • A senior project course in digital signal processing with the TMS320

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):139 - 145
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    A senior project course on applications in digital signal processing (DSP) with the TMS320 digital signal processor is described. All experiments and projects are performed using Texas Instruments' TMS320 digital signal processor. The laboratory emphasis in the senior project course reinforces the concepts of DSP covered in the lecture course. Applications in DSP are in areas such as communication... View full abstract»

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  • Graphics robot simulator for teaching introductory robotics

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):153 - 159
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (2)
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    The design and features of microcomputer software developed for teaching robot motion concepts are presented. The experience acquired in the first semester of use in an introductory robotics course is also reported View full abstract»

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  • A novel course on microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) theory and characterization

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):73 - 84
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    A graduate-level course is described that addresses the theory of microwave monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs). Passive and active devices, as well as integrated functions, are theoretically and experimentally analyzed. Monolithic technology aspects are treated and laboratory experiments are developed for a better understanding of MMIC devices. The course is also combined with term projects de... View full abstract»

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  • The educational role of personal computers in power system laboratories

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):118 - 123
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    A set of power-system laboratory exercises performed on a microcomputer system is described. The interactive graphics environment is provided by a 16 bit microcomputer with 1 MB of main memory coupled to a color-graphics terminal. Three laboratory exercises are analytically described, involving economic generation scheduling, load flow studies, and fault calculations. The student reaction to the c... View full abstract»

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  • A microcomputer implementation of PLA function and its use in a laboratory dealing with arithmetic algorithms

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):129 - 138
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    The function of a programmable logic array (PLA) was implemented using a microcomputer. The equipment is suitable for use in laboratories because it is electrically programmable, easy to be realized and maintained, and has sufficient capacity. It has been used for implementing fixed-point arithmetic algorithms, a subject of a laboratory course given to computer science majors of the University of ... View full abstract»

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  • A laboratory exercise on nonlinear compensation using a microprocessor

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):146 - 152
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    A laboratory exercise on a compensation technique using flexible digital tools is presented. The method for the generation of a special kind of switching-type double-valued characteristic using a microprocessor is described. This characteristic is used to stabilize and improve the system performance of a linear control system. A mathematical analysis leads to conclusions about the determination of... View full abstract»

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  • The induction machine operation demonstrated by Arago's disc

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):160 - 162
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    An Arago disc that can be used to demonstrate the operation principle of the induction machine as well as to illustrate readily the characteristic shape of the torque-slip curve of this machine is described. A brief biography of D.F.J. Arago is included. A demonstration with Arago's disc is described View full abstract»

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  • A simple introduction to finite element analysis of electromagnetic problems

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):85 - 93
    Cited by:  Papers (44)
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    An elementary tutorial introduction in finite-element numerical analysis is presented. The finite-element method is applied to Laplacian electrostatic field problems. Suggestions are offered on how the basic concepts developed can be extended to finite-element analysis of problems involving Poisson's or the wave equation. A step-by-step procedure for coding the numerical method is presented; a use... View full abstract»

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  • Computer algorithms for plagiarism detection

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):94 - 99
    Cited by:  Papers (44)  |  Patents (1)
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    A survey of computer algorithms used for the detection of student plagiarism is presented. A summary of several algorithms is provided. Common features of the different plagiarism detection algorithms are described. Ethical and administrative issues involving detected plagiarism are discussed View full abstract»

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  • An interface for three-dimensional displays on a laboratory oscilloscope

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):100 - 111
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    A simple circuit which enables a classroom demonstration of any three-dimensional pattern to be shown on a laboratory cathode-ray oscilloscope is presented. After interfacing this circuit to any microprocessor kit or a small personal computer, programs are entered to show the patterns on the oscilloscope. Even fairly involved demonstration patterns, such as crystal planes, helix structures, and el... View full abstract»

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  • Noise figures [linear transducers]

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):66 - 72
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    A short tutorial description of noise figures for two-port linear transducers and entire receiver systems is presented. Due to the long history and of the use of noise figures to specify noise performance, numerous definitions have evolved. The relationship between the various noise-figure definitions found in the literature are specified and tables are provided as cross reference to the notation ... View full abstract»

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  • Floppy disk controllers for a computer architecture course

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):112 - 117
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    A set of laboratory experiments interfacing floppy disk drives with 8 bit and 16 bit microprocessors is presented. The experiments have been carried out with the aim of improving the student's understanding of the internal working of drives and local input-output communication methods. Enough detail is provided to duplicate parts of the experiments View full abstract»

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Texas A&M University