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IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine

Issue 3 • Date Sept. 2000

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  • Boeing's 777 Systems Integration Lab

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):13 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Boeing decided that a separate facility was necessary to integrate all the electrical and electronic subsystems before the flight test airplane. They called it the 777 Systems Integration Lab (777 SIL). The 777 SIL included all the electrical power systems, electromechanical systems, avionics, environment control systems, propulsion systems, and a portion of the payload electronics. The integratio... View full abstract»

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  • Measurements during SWATH ship sea trials

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):38 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    A new ship must undergo a rigorous set of sea trials to receive final certification. The sea trials program measures the vessel's performance against its design specifications and code requirements. The performance evaluation includes the ship's powering requirements (ability to achieve and maintain its design speed in a variety of conditions), fuel economy, maneuvering capabilities (safe and effi... View full abstract»

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  • Knock detection in automobile engines

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):24 - 28
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (1)
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    Although advances in the precise estimation of knock energy are partly due to advances in signal processing, car manufacturers have not ceased their efforts to improve knock detection. Improving the engine performance usually reduces pollution rates by a few percent. By studying the physical phenomena that cause knock, we may further reduce pollution rates. No method, however, is able to replace t... View full abstract»

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  • Robotic system for underwater inspection of bridge piers

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):32 - 37
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (8)
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    The research objective is to develop an automated robotic system that will enable safe and cost-effective underwater inspection of bridge substructures. The system concept being developed is a semiautonomous robotic system that can carry a sensor platform underwater to detect scour, deterioration, or damage to support columns. It provides positional data and sensor information (video images) to th... View full abstract»

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  • Performance monitoring in UMR's solar car

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):19 - 23
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    We describe the instrumentation in UMR's solar car. Accurate knowledge of the operating parameters inside the solar car is shown to be crucial to maintaining high efficiency and reliability. The power trackers keep the solar array operating at its highest efficiency by conditioning the input and maintaining the maximum power point of the solar cells View full abstract»

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  • Vibration tests determine seismic danger faced by Turkish viaduct

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):29 - 31
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    Ambient vibration tests and computer simulations help determine the seismic danger faced by a Turkish viaduct located just 10 km from a major fault that recently experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The bridge supports a main highway, proving crucial during times of disaster; it has been used for the delivery of relief supplies and medical evacuations. Currently, researchers are performing ambi... View full abstract»

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