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Issue 4 • Date Oct/Nov 1996

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  • Cleanroom software engineering-plan your work and work your plan in small increments

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):29 - 32
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    In the semiconductor industry, silicon chips are built in contaminant-free environments called cleanrooms. This helps prevent the injection of defects during the production process. Similarly, defect prevention is the primary concern of software-developers using cleanroom software engineering. The motivation is the same in both cases: defect prevention is much less expensive than defect removal. T... View full abstract»

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  • SIMD processors-expanding its horizons by emulating others

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):26 - 28
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    Parallel processing has established itself as the key enabling technology for the future of high performance computing. A parallel machine can be abstracted as a collection of processing elements (PEs) connected using some form of communication network. Parallel machines have been built along two major architectural formats: multiple-instruction streams multiple-data streams (MIMD) machines and si... View full abstract»

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  • Detecting stress and fatigue cracks

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):20 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    Discoveries in using open ended rectangular waveguides for microwave surface crack detection and sizing have generated interest. The foundation, potential, advantages and disadvantages of this methodology, developed at the Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory in the Electrical Engineering Department at Colorado State University, are discussed. Microwave techniques in general and thi... View full abstract»

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  • Simulating winds and floods-regional weather-river prediction and regional climate research

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):17 - 19
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    The authors at the University of California Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (UC-LLNL) developed a coupled modeling system. The system simulates regional-scale weather, land-surface processes, and river flow using large-scale atmospheric data and land surface terrain information as input. This Coupled Atmosphere River Flow Simulation (CARS) system consists of the mesoscale atmospheric simula... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile computing-a promising future that still requires much work

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):13 - 15
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    Mobile computing is a paradigm shift in computing and telecommunications caused by the people's lifestyles. This area is still in its infancy as there are many unresolved research issues. The research issues include design of system specifications and protocols for mobile system; a plethora of issues in providing transparent virtual networking of computers, database and information management issu... View full abstract»

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  • Maglev vehicles-raising transportation advances of the ground

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):7 - 12
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (1)
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    Maglev as a practical concept was first proposed by the authors in 1966. The concept was based on using lightweight, very high current superconducting loops suitably positioned on a streamlined vehicle. As the vehicle moves along a guideway containing loops of ordinary aluminum wire at ambient temperature, the superconducting loops induce small electric currents in the guideway loops that are dire... View full abstract»

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  • The power of networking-pooling resources to keep our electricity on requires control

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):38 - 42
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    One of life's mysteries is how electric power companies provide our homes and industries with electric service so reliably and, despite oft-heard complaints, so economically. This article will attempt to shed light on the basic principles on which electric power systems operate. The author discusses the electric power grid, power system organisation, frequency control, clock time, power interchang... View full abstract»

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  • Feature interaction-how it works in telecommunication software

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):35 - 37
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    The results from feature interaction can be seen as a problem from different perspectives. The two primary perspectives are from the end user's view and the application developer's view. This article pursues solutions that originate from the applications designer's view. Even within this view, there are different ways to approach the feature interaction problem. These solutions, in turn, have the ... View full abstract»

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