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Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, IEEE

Issue 3 • Date Sept. 2004

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  • When physics rules robotics: scaling issues in the design of robots and robotic applications

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 52 - 59
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    This article discusses some fundamental issues that arise as robots become much larger or much smaller than everyday human scale. The article's title is respectfully derived from C.J. Pennycuick's "Newton Rules Biology: A physical approach to biological problems" (1992), from which robot and robotic system designers can learn much from the performance, successes, and failings of biological evoluti... View full abstract»

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  • A military perspective on small unmanned aerial vehicles

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 27 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    In recent years, advancements in three technology areas, microelectronics, MEMS sensors, and GPS receivers, have allowed small UAVs to overcome critical deficiencies and become practical for insertion into the military mainstream. The maturation and commercialization of these technologies have resulted in readily available components that have decreased in both size and cost, to the point where tr... View full abstract»

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  • The new approach to an optical noncontact method for small displacement measurements

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 76 - 82
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    The ray-tracing method provides another opportunity for noncontact measurements. This kind of technique, which uses the analysis of light reflection from an object's surface, can generally be the basis for identifying the object's position in 3D space and for precise, noncontact measurement of displacement. It is very hard to determine the exact accuracy of measurement at this stage of research; t... View full abstract»

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  • TC news - Accomplishments of the technical committees

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 8 - 14
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  • Conference news and reviews

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 16 - 17
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  • Electrical Measurement, Signal Processing, and Displays [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 86 - 87
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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  • Spontaneously disintegrating glass

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 74 - 75
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    This article explains the phenomenon of the spontaneous breaking of glass without any apparent cause. The rapid uneven cooling involved during the manufacturing of the glass has much to do with the aforesaid phenomenon. View full abstract»

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  • Silver bullets - You can always torch it!

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 18
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  • Build versus Buy

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 67 - 73
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    This article discusses the issue of building of components as opposed to buying of components in the development of new products and systems. Six important considerations were defined in the decision between building and buying: quantity, cost, time, specifications, resources and technical support. View full abstract»

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  • Sensor-rich feedback control: a new paradigm for flight control inspired by insect agility

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 19 - 26
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    The available knowledge of insect flight seems to suggest that two-winged flies implement a feedback control paradigm not exploited in engineering and have remarkable performance, achieved in a computationally simple way. This sensor-rich feedback control paradigm relies on extensive, distributed measurement of the quantities of interest in space and time. The visual system of the fly represents i... View full abstract»

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  • Newproducts

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 88 - 93
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  • A student's perspective: nanotechnology

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 84 - 85
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    The article features a student's account of her learning experience on nanotechnology. The student describes her involvement in several research undertakings and outreach events on material sciences. View full abstract»

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  • Robotic sensor agents: a new generation of intelligent agents for complex environment monitoring

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 46 - 51
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    Monitoring environment parameters is a complex task of great importance in many areas, such as the natural living environment; homeland security; industrial or laboratory hazardous environments (biologically, radioactively, or chemically contaminated); polluted/toxic natural environments; water treatment plants; nuclear stations; war zones; or remote, difficult-to-reach environments, such as the d... View full abstract»

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  • The last word - Go team go

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 96
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  • Sensors: the first stage in the measurement chain

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 60 - 65
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    In the first (Fowler and Schmalzel,vol.7,no.1,pp.38-46,Mar. 2004), the context for the tutorial articles was set up by addressing the question of why we measure. Hence many of the common sensor strategies that constitute the first stage in the measurement chain are introduced. While every element of that chain is important, the choice of an appropriate, robust sensor is one of the critical decisio... View full abstract»

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  • Optical pressure measurement: using fiber optic transducers in hypersonic flight vehicles

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 38 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    The supersonic combustor of a hypersonic engine is a harsh environment in which to apply close-coupled sensors. While fiber optic sensors have some inherent advantages over conventional electronic sensors, the first challenge was to design a fiber optic connector that could support the application of fiber optic sensors. We have designed a high-temperature fiber optic connector that will allow the... View full abstract»

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  • Advertising Index

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 95
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  • Testing unmanned aerial vehicle airfoils

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 32 - 37
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The output of the MHFS is the most sensitive and definitive indicator of the state of the boundary layer and the locations of the various critical aerodynamic flow points and, therefore, serves conveniently as a primary diagnostic tool for boundary-layer flow directed aerodynamic properties for both static and unsteady low-Re airfoils. Caution, however, must be executed to evaluate and minimize th... View full abstract»

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  • A look back - Fluidics, fluid mechanics, and instrumentation

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 83 - 94
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  • IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 2
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  • From the editor's bench - Observations on effective change: paradigm shift

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 4
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  • President's perspectives - Growth in conferences and membership

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 6 - 7
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  • Research made easy - The IEEE Member Digital Library

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 91
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 94
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