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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 3 • Date Jun 2000

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  • International engineering education: a French example

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):99 - 104
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    Telecommunications has become a truly global activity. Consequently any college involved in teaching and research in the field of information technology should provide an education which covers the international features of the engineering profession. This article describes the features of the Information Technology syllabus at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne in F... View full abstract»

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  • Reshaped electrical load profiles for cost constraint: a school case study

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):123 - 127
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    Investigations were undertaken at a charitable school for disabled young people to see if reductions in the peak electrical load could provide cost savings. The study found an interesting and varied load shape with scope for peak load reduction. If the load profile is modified to take better advantage of tariff structures then costs can be reduced View full abstract»

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  • The role of control in mechatronics

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):105 - 112
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    This paper discusses some design issues of mechatronic systems. New tools for the design of controllers are needed to apply more advanced control algorithms in an industrial environment. In addition, modelling and simulation tools can play an important role in evaluating designs at an early stage and in supporting design decisions. Re-use of models and controller code can help reduce the time to m... View full abstract»

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  • The fabrication of silicon microsystems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):129 - 136
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    The subject of silicon microsystems is reviewed from a device manufacturing viewpoint. Techniques taken straight from the integrated-circuit industry were the starting point for this work. Because of the 3D nature of microsystems, different processes have been developed to fully exploit the potential of this field, particularly in substrate etching and lithography. The paper explores the developme... View full abstract»

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  • Wave power

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):113 - 122
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    Wave energy research and development has been taking place for about 25 years now, with some progress towards exploiting the large energy potential of the world's ocean wave climates. Such an environmentally benign source of energy is highly desirable as it could contribute significantly to a sustainable energy future. Ocean waves are often powerful, but with extremely low frequencies of about 0.1... View full abstract»

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  • The optophone: an electronic blind aid

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):137 - 143
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    This article presents a short but detailed description of the optophone-its origins as a reading device for the blind, the various stages of its development, and the possibility of its use as a mobility aid for the blind. Research into the use of stereo vision is described as an aid to information reduction, in the hope of remedying the problems of information overload that commonly plague electro... View full abstract»

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The Engineering Science and Education Journal was published by the IET between 1992 and 2002.

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