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IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine

Issue 1 • Date March 2001

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  • Applied virtual instrumentation [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 59
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  • ISA + I&M = SICON/01

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 72
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  • Accuracy versus complexity in RBF neural networks

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):32 - 36
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    We have introduced a methodology for solving the tradeoff between accuracy and complexity in complex virtual systems directly at the system level. Such methodology can be inserted in an application-level compiler for transforming a high-level description of the application into a lower level. This can then be fed into a hardware/software codesign compiler for final system implementation. Off-line ... View full abstract»

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  • Adding noise to improve measurement

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):24 - 31
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    We have shown the possibility of improving the performance of several system classes in the presence of noise. The strategy depends on the application. Stochastic resonance can reduce threshold while suitable noise modulation can linearize thresholds View full abstract»

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  • Instrumented bread baking with mike

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):60 - 61
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  • Crafting a Java virtual machine in silicon

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):54 - 56
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (5)
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    The aJile family of low-power, single-chip, embedded Java microcontrollers provides an efficient platform for embedded and real-time Java execution. The aJile CPU hardware provides direct support for the entire JVM instruction set and thread model, obviating the need for a Java interpreter or just-in-time compiler, as well as the traditional RTOS. aJile's hardware technology also supports multiple... View full abstract»

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  • The IEEE 1451.4 proposed standard

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):12 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (1)
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    The measurement community is best served by transducers with integrated identification and data. The work in the IEEE group and in the involved companies has brought plug and play to the measurement community. This has helped the transition to larger systems with more transducers and simultaneously introduced a new level of quality into the measurements. The author encourages both users and transd... View full abstract»

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  • Matching segments in stereoscopic vision

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):37 - 42
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    We have shown that it's possible to realize a stereoscopic sensor with poor cameras. We developed image processing that is robust and allows us to quickly obtain results for the matching algorithm. We computed an important number of features on each segment, and with these features, we built 16-component vector used in the classification step. After an exhaustive study, we decided to combine two m... View full abstract»

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  • The angle of attack

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):57 - 58
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    The author considers the angle-of-attack compensator and the static pressure sensor. A true angle of attack is required to correct static and dynamic pressures. Static pressure is necessary to calculate altitude. Dynamic pressure is necessary to calculate speed. Sensing the angle of attack is crucial to correcting all sensed parameters. As an aircraft flies at an angle of attack, static pressure i... View full abstract»

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  • Plug-and-play sensors in wireless networks

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):19 - 23
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    The availability of these self-configuring networks of wireless sensor data will accelerate the ongoing trend toward automation ranging from the factory floor to the office to the warehouse and outdoors. Lower installation costs, lower operating costs, and the improved factory efficiency will provide significant cost savings. Technicians will be able to walk near a machine and obtain data on its e... View full abstract»

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  • Avoiding "pocket battleships" in negotiations

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 43
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  • Cubic-spline interpolation. 1

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):44 - 46
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    The need to interpolate is widespread, and the approaches to interpolation are just as widely varied. For example, sampling a signal via a sample and-hold circuit at uniform, T-second intervals produces an output signal that is a piecewise-constant (or zero-order) interpolation of the signal samples. Similarly, a digital-to-analog (D/A) converter that incorporates no further post-filtering produce... View full abstract»

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  • Heat transfer and cooling

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):48 - 51
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    All electronics generate heat. No device operates at 100% efficiency. The energy lost within a circuit dissipates as heat. That heat is the difference between the input and output power. The author suggests that the design for cooling is too often delayed in a project until too late. The resulting fixes or solutions are usually far from optimal, and they typically delay completion of the instrumen... View full abstract»

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  • Sferic detection-the first line of defense

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):52 - 53
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    Building a simple lightning detector can be accomplished in a few hours and will provide years of useful information; like what are the characteristics of this storm and when to unplug. It is also an excellent way of getting children interested in science. Electromagnetic pulses called Sferics (from atmospherics) can easily be detected out to a few hundred miles with just a short 12-in antenna. Sf... View full abstract»

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