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Issue 5 • Date Dec. 1999-Jan. 2000

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  • Dynamic pricing [of electricity]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):6 - 9
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    A new, comprehensive, dynamic pricing method for use-of-transmission-system charges is presented in this paper. The embedded and running costs are both factored into the price. In this way, prices are fair to customers but also provide "incentives" for transmission companies to keep up their good work. View full abstract»

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  • OJT - What if you don't get very far?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):21 - 23
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  • Cascading prism dispersion [phased array antenna]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13 - 15
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    There have been numerous efforts to use fiber-optic techniques in array antennas. Fiber-optics is attractive for the same reasons it is the technology of choice for telecommunications applications. Advantages include: a natural resistance to electromagnetic interference (EMI), low weight, small size, low intrinsic losses and the ability to easily remote components. Additionally, its unique process... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia databases

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):16 - 18
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    Multimedia databases (MMDBs) must cope with the increased usage of huge amounts of multimedia data in several diverse applications. These include: digital libraries, manufacturing and retailing, art and entertainment, journalism and so forth. Some inherent qualities of multimedia data have direct and indirect impacts on the design and development of a multimedia database. MMDBs need to have all th... View full abstract»

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  • The artificial eye

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):33 - 35
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    For years, restoring sight to the blind has been counted as nothing less than miraculous. Today, computer engineering, ophthalmology and biology are uniting in an effort to achieve just that. This article on bio-electronic vision or popularly, “the artificial eye” explains briefly how far the field has come and how far it has yet to go. The following topics are discussed: basic concept... View full abstract»

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  • Software product metrics

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):24 - 27
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    Software metrics are measures of software. Their primary use is to help us plan and predict software development. We can better control software quality and development effort if we can quantify the software. This is especially true in the early stages of development. Research has been done in the area of predicting software maintenance effort from software metrics. In general, software metrics ca... View full abstract»

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  • Looking back: some radar recollections

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):40 - 42
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    The author reviews the history of military radar and the contributions of pioneers such as Watson Watt and his assistant Arnold Wilkins. By 1938, the design of the first early warning radar, called Chain Home or CH, had been completed. A chain of stations were constructed at intervals along the coast, from Aberdeen southward and around to Dorset. The CH stations remained in use until the end of th... View full abstract»

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  • Photonics

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):10 - 12
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    Just as the beginnings of electrical engineering came before the discovery of the electron, A. G. Bell's demonstration of the photophone-the granddaddy of photonics experiments in the context of communications-came before the era of the photon. History, like everyday life, abounds with proof that one can do a lot with elements of the natural world without fully understanding them. But better under... View full abstract»

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  • A real-world software project

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):28 - 32
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    In an industrial glass production plant, the manufacturing process can be described as follows. There is a closed vat that contains a thin layer of liquid tin. At the head of this vat, the glass paste is deposited onto the tin. After a mechanical process of extension, glass sheets of various thicknesses are obtained at the other end. This towing process, while necessary, also causes defects in the... View full abstract»

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  • Biological motor control

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):36 - 39
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    The authors consider understanding what it will take for robots to run with the cockroaches. Nature has designed an elegant architecture that solves a number of engineering problems related to motor control. The neurobiological system utilizes large, parallel structures of repeatable elements to ensure maximum reliability. The motoneurons and muscle units interact to produce a diverse set of movem... View full abstract»

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  • Job hunting online

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):19 - 20
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