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Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, IEEE

Issue 3 • Date Sept. 2002

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  • Integrated vehicle health management for aerospace platforms

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 21 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    This article introduces IVHM (integrated vehicle health management) fundamentals, identifies the primary challenges that face the aerospace IVHM developer, enumerates some of the approaches that are being integrated into Boeing products, and identifies key lessons learned that can be applied to new IVHM developments. Using automobile electronic systems for comparison, the following topics are disc... View full abstract»

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  • Silver bullets - Don't help me, I'm drowning!

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 52
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  • A look back - Navigating the skies

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 62 - 63
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  • Nonuniform Sampling, Theory and Practise [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 74
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  • Temperature Measurement [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 74 - 75
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  • Traceable Temperatures: An Introduction to Temperature Measurement and Calibration [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 75 - 76
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  • Fault diagnosis of electronic system using artificial intelligence

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 16 - 20
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    With increasing system complexity, shorter product life cycles, lower production costs, and changing technologies, the need for intelligent tools for all stages of a product's lifecycle is becoming increasingly important. The purpose of this article is to give a brief review how AI has been used in the field of electronic fault diagnosis. Topics discussed include: rule-based diagnostic systems; mo... View full abstract»

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  • Diagnosis from within the system [built-in test]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 43 - 47
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    There has been an increasing need for technologies to better monitor the condition of their complex products and systems from the design stage, through manufacturing, to their applications. Better condition monitoring enables better quality control, which is essential for economical, environmental, availability, and safety reasons. One way to achieve such a goal is using built-in-test (BIT), which... View full abstract»

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  • Software testing

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 48 - 50
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    There are several types of software testing that are widely used in the current IT world. This paper explain some of these types of tests and describes the author's experiences with them. When a tester knows what type of testing is needed, it greatly improves the test results and ultimately decreases the number of defects. Test methods covered include glass box testing, black box testing, system t... View full abstract»

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  • Tried and true. Part 3: issues in real-time systems

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 54 - 57
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    The two previous parts [see ibid., June 2002 issue] presented initial definitions of real-time systems. This column will address some of the issues faced in designing and developing a real-time system. The author discusses three areas of concern within real-time systems: performance, determinism, and fault tolerance. Then, some heuristics for designing real-time systems to accommodate these concer... View full abstract»

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  • Built-in-test in support system maintenance

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 25 - 29
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    This article looks at the state of BIT (built-in-test) in test and measurement instruments, explains BIT's effect on system readiness, and presents ideas on how to improve BIT technologies and standards. The following topics are discussed: circuit level BIT (built-in self-test); module level and line replaceable units (LRU); system-level self-contained testing; instrumentation BIT history; BIT fau... View full abstract»

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  • The radiometer: a 130-year-old mystery

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 60 - 61
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    Radiometers are today just considered to be a novelty, but once these devices constituted serious science. Most commercial radiometers are constructed of a machine-blown, lightbulb-shaped glass envelope, which encloses four vanes spinning on a central pivot within a partial vacuum. When set near a sunny window it spins rapidly around in circles. There are a few commercial variations in the design ... View full abstract»

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  • Built-in-test for processor-based modules

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 39 - 42
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    This article describes a software methodology for built-in-test (BIT) for processor based modules. Firstly, an example of the hardware comprising a common processor module is given. This is followed by a description of the BIT software architecture and details of the component elements: the test executive, which integrates all the components and provides the interface to external applications and ... View full abstract»

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  • Keep looking [haptic automotive interface]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 64 - 65
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    This article discusses the application of haptic interfaces as part of an advanced vehicle demonstration project conducted in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the New Jersey State Police, and the FHWA View full abstract»

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  • Built-in-test instrumentation and 21 rules of thumb

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 30 - 38
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    Built-in-test (BIT) is about measurement, diagnosis, and prognosis. Complex systems today demand effective BIT to remain functional. A case study of a complex helicopter automated target tracker and pilotage system is presented followed by 21 'rules of thumb' design guidelines for BIT systems based on practical experience. Included in the guidelines is advice on voltage measurement and conversion,... View full abstract»

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  • Magnetovision [magnetic field scanning system]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 66 - 69
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    The experimental analysis of magnetic fields by scanning methods can effectively support and verify modern numerical methods. The scanning methods are especially suitable for testing the material structure and as a method for material evaluation. By applying the appropriate imaging techniques it is possible to reconstruct the magnetic field strength in an arbitrary plane. In the Magnetovision syst... View full abstract»

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