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IEEE Potentials

Issue 1 • Feb.-March 1997

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  • Potentials

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Calling for control

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):31 - 32
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    A cordless telephone system (or as it is sometimes called a low power personal communications services system) provides telephone services to moving users. The Cordless Telephone Second generation (CT2) is a digital cordless telephone system developed in Europe in 1989. The CT2 system provides high speech quality (32 kb/s speech rate) with low power consumption (the maximum transmit power is 10 mW... View full abstract»

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  • The multiagent approach [geophysics]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):19 - 22
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    Complex systems can be defined as systems with behavior that is poorly understood. These systems appear in a large variety of fields, such as natural phenomena. Modeling natural phenomena is an interesting challenge because natural phenomena, such as earthquakes, hurricanes and volcanoes, can cause severe damage. What's more, in this area, most classical models have failed both to understand the u... View full abstract»

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  • Looking back: Sputnik

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):36 - 40
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    Briefly discusses the circumstances leading to the launch of Sputnik 1. Radio observations of the signal are described leading to an ephemeris. The radio transmissions of the very early satellites are considered from an ionospheric research point of view. The author concludes by discussing the Nora-Alice payload for transmitting radio signals from satellites for ionospheric research View full abstract»

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  • In search of Galactic company [SETI/CETI]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):5 - 7
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    The author briefly discusses the possibility of interstellar travel and then goes on to consider communication with an extraterrestrial civilization using radio. Various means by which extraterrestrial civilizations may be detected are discussed. The author gives an idea of the work being carried out today for SETI/CETI View full abstract»

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  • Quest for understanding sciences

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):12 - 15
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    Understanding scientific principles generates many benefits. Comprehension is the key to creativity. It is highly unlikely that an individual without the command of basic principles will be the author of scientific breakthroughs. Understanding the conditions in which mathematical tools of science have been developed is the key to efficient research. The scientist or the engineer who lacks such und... View full abstract»

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  • Cadmium telluride-solar powering its way to a semiconductor advantage

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):23 - 26
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    Cadmium telluride is a compound semiconductor. It is used in solar cells, X-ray detectors, and gamma ray detectors. Cadmium telluride is well suited for use in solar cells, because its energy band gap is a good match with the solar spectrum. This means it has one of the highest potential efficiencies in solar cells. Also, because cadmium telluride is a thin film, it allows solar cells to be manufa... View full abstract»

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  • Simulating computer systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):16 - 18
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    Simulation is a good way to investigate performance and behavior of computer systems/networks under various input conditions. The importance for simulation in studying such systems includes: impracticality of dealing directly with the system/network; cost of studying the system/network directly, which may be too high; and the complexity of a mathematical model precluding any possibility of an anal... View full abstract»

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  • Silicon carbide: its nonabrasive electrical properties and applications

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):27 - 30
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    Silicon carbide (SiC) has been around for over a century. However, only in the past two to three decades has its semiconducting properties been sufficiently studied and applied. Its many advantages, with its ability to withstand high temperatures being the most prominent, are making silicon carbide a choice for new applications and an improved substitute for traditional electronic materials View full abstract»

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  • Synthetic array radar

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):8 - 11
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    The article discusses radar imaging or synthetic array radar (SAR). The most obvious advantage of SAR mapping is that it is all-weather. Radio waves can generally penetrate clouds, fog, and haze; so mapping is not hampered by atmospheric conditions. However, if the rain is heavy enough, the radar signal can to some extent indicate how hard it is raining. Since radar provides its own illumination, ... View full abstract»

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Texas Instruments
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