IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine

Issue 6 • December 2007

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  • Front cover - IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine - Dec. 2007 - Vol 10, No 6

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 2
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  • Solving Problems [From the Editor's Bench]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):4 - 6
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  • A few moments' reflection

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):7 - 9
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  • In Memoriam

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 10
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  • Letter to the editor

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):11 - 13
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  • Spring 2007 Technical Committee Reports for TC-10 through TC-36

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):14 - 19
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  • Applying test driven development to embedded software

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):20 - 25
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    Test driven development (TDD) is increasing in information technology applications and product development; however, it has not been widely applied in embedded software development. Embedded developers face many challenges. TDD can help overcome some of these challenges, but TDD has to be adapted for embedded systems development. TDD is an important software development practice that can help embe... View full abstract»

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  • Genetic algorithms for autonomous robot navigation

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):26 - 31
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    Engineers and scientists use instrumentation and measurement equipment to obtain information for specific environments, such as temperature and pressure. This task can be performed manually using portable gauges. However, there are many instances in which this approach may be impractical; when gathering data from remote sites or from potentially hostile environments. In these applications, autonom... View full abstract»

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  • An introduction to FFT and time domain windows

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):32 - 44
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    This paper includes a brief tutorial on digital spectrum analysis and FFT-related issues to form spectral estimates on digitized signals. Some review of the DFT has been presented, and some discussion on the computational advantages of the FFT calculation has also been presented. Finally, the main considerations on windowing and window characteristics have been briefly discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Approximations to Error Functions

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):45 - 48
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    This paper addresses approximations to error functions and points out three representative approximations, each with its own merits. Cody's approximation is the most computationally intensive of the three, it is not overly so, and there is no arguing over its accuracy. The other two approximations are much simpler computationally, and they both yield accuracies that would be considered more than s... View full abstract»

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  • Sigma-Delta Converters: Theory and Simulations

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):49 - 53
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    One of the most important pieces of instrumentation used to make measurements is the analog-digital converters. It consists of a sample and hold circuit, a one-bit ADC, a one-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC), a summing circuit, and an analog differencing unit. The actual conversion to a multi-bit digital value is performed by some form of microprocessor that implements a digital low-pass filt... View full abstract»

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  • Engineered materials were driven by the industrial evolution

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):54 - 55
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    This article deals with the demands for materials with assured properties, fostered investigations and the growth of scientific knowledge, towards the end of the 19th century. The efforts during these eras provided the impetus for the emergence and growth of engineered materials, including many different polymers (plastics), non-crystalline metals, and stronger than steel fibers, such as carbon fi... View full abstract»

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  • Sensors and Actuators - Control System Instrumentation (de Silva, C.W.; 2007) [ book review]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 56
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  • Membership notes - distinguished lecturer program

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 57
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  • New products

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):58 - 62
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  • I2MTC International Instrumentation & Measurement Technology Conference

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):64 - 65
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):66 - 70
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