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Issue 5 • Date October 2007

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  • Front cover - IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine - Oct. 2007

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents - Vol 10 No 5

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 2
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  • This one is for the students... [From the Editors' Bench]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 4
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  • A Brief Note of Introduction

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 6
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  • Spring 2007 Technical Committee Reports [TC News]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):7 - 9
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  • Instrumentation and Measurement of a Power Distribution System Laboratory for Meter Placement and Network Reconfiguration Studies

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):10 - 19
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    The monitoring and automation of power distribution systems has significantly improved with advancements in digital signal processing (DSP) and in computer and Web-based technologies. Power distribution systems could realize benefits from an improved instrumentation and measurement (I&M) configuration for network reconfiguration and meter placement. Drexel University has developed the Reconfig... View full abstract»

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  • Compensation of Temperature-Drift Errors with No Additional Hardware

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):20 - 25
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    A new approach that does not require additional hardware for temperature-drift compensation is reviewed. The efficiency of the new approach depends on the repeatability of the input transducer temperature-dependent transfer characteristics. A simple polynomial approximation of the measurand model was used in the application example. To bring the temperature-compensation efficiency to the level lim... View full abstract»

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  • Determination of Thickness and Dielectric Constant of Coatings from Capacitance Measurements

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):26 - 31
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    In this work, we deal only with the case of a uniform dielectric film on top of a flat conductor. Our goal is to demonstrate the possibility to measure the thickness and dielectric constant of the dielectric coating by capacitance measurements in a nondestructive way and to estimate the resolution of this technique. View full abstract»

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  • Identifying the Structure of Nonlinear Perturbations in Mixers using Multisine Signals

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):32 - 39
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    The objective of this paper is to identify the position of the nonlinearity, a custom designed multisine signal that can be used to excite the signal path of the mixer. This special random-phase multisine signal with a random harmonic grid contains several carefully selected spectral lines that are left unexcited. These "holes" in the spectrum of the signal act as detectors for the presence and th... View full abstract»

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  • A Tour of the Tour of the Hilbert-Huang Transform: An Empirical Tool for Signal Analysis

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):40 - 45
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    The HHT provides an alternative tool for signal analysis. Case studies in applying the HHT technique for bearing degradation monitoring and machine tool breakage detection have demonstrated its effectiveness for revealing the non-stationary and non-linear features hidden in dynamic signals. In addition to the application illustrated in this article, the HHT technique has shown to be effective in o... View full abstract»

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  • Robots with Sensitive Feet

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):46 - 53
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    Research has shown that human balance control is dependant on force feedback provided by pressure sensed by the human sole. Consequently, for the vital functions of walking and standing on our legs, our sensitive feet play a very prominent role. However, biped robots have rarely been provided with sensing in the soles of their feet, except for a few cases where the forces at two or three points ar... View full abstract»

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  • 802.11, It's Out There for Free ... If You Know Where To Look [My Favorite Experiment]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):54 - 57
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    Free wireless Internet. It seems to be everywhere: hotels, cafes, airports, and even on the in-town street lights in my city. Free internet access ports are all around us, yet you, like me, probably pay to bring it into our home. Each month we shell out money for dial-up, digital subscriber line (DSL), or cable-based Internet service when all that most of us really need to do is to sign up for a f... View full abstract»

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  • Universal Magnetic Circuit for Resolvers with Different Speed Ratios [Instrumentation Notes]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):58 - 68
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    This paper proposes a universal magnetic circuit for resolvers with different speed ratios. A resolver is an electromechanical transducer that converts the angular position of a rotor into an electric signal. The analysis and test results led to the conclusion that by using an appropriate magnetic material and assuring high-precision manufacturing it is possible to obtain high-precision resolvers ... View full abstract»

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  • Call for Papers - AUTOTESTCON 2008

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 69
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  • New products

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):70 - 75
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  • I/sup 2/MTC - International Instrumentation & Measurement Technology Conference - Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):76 - 77
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  • Instrumentation and Measurement Society Student Paper Contests [Membership Notes]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 78
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  • Calendar [2007-2008]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):79 - 82
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