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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 3 • Date June 1998

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  • Around the world by balloon: an electrical perspective

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):105 - 115
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    A number of teams are currently attempting to become the first to circumnavigate the globe by balloon. In each case, their equipment must be capable of operating continuously, without malfunction, for over 500 hours. This is a significant engineering challenge, as the many failures to date have highlighted. An outline is given of some of these challenges, particularly in the electrical and communi... View full abstract»

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  • QWERTY-the immortal keyboard

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):117 - 122
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    The chances are that you are a QWERTY keyboard user. If you use a computer, if you access the Internet, if you check for a book on the computerised database of your local library, you will probably use the standard keyboard. It is likely you will be confronted with an alphanumeric keyboard with a somewhat bizarre arrangement of letters that has been nicknamed QWERTY (after the first six characters... View full abstract»

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  • Modern planning and scheduling technologies

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):123 - 126
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    A number of successful applications which have been developed using modern planning and scheduling methods are described. The applications cover a number of areas of current business interest and include manufacturing, logistics and crisis planning. In addition to the techniques and benefits described through the applications, a number of other planning and scheduling techniques are introduced and... View full abstract»

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  • Automated test system for JPEG video encoder-decoder card pairs

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):127 - 132
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    The quality of video processing equipment is related to the quality of the images it produces. Some algorithms which can objectively assess the quality of images produced by image processing equipment with respect to a set of reference images are described. These algorithms are used in an automatic test system developed to functionally test JPEG encoder-decoder card pairs. View full abstract»

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  • Fuel cells-the dawn of commercialisation

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):133 - 140
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    Fuel cells (gas-fuelled batteries) have been struggling for commercialisation since Sir William Grove pioneered them in 1839. Phosphoric acid (H/sub 3/PO/sub 4/) fuel cells (PAFCs) of mature design have rather high costs, but a niche market, e.g. hospital power or remote telephone exchanges. View full abstract»

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  • Generic test environment for single-throw mechanical equipment

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):141 - 150
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    The design and development of a generic test environment for life-cycle testing and reliability analysis of single-throw mechanical equipment (STME) is outlined. STME is a generic class of 'switching mechanisms' or 'reciprocating machinery' widely used in industry. Everyday examples of STME are a car's windscreen wiper and an automatic car-park barrier system. The case study considered in this art... View full abstract»

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  • Robots On The Advance

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):102 - 103
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Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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