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IEE Proceedings A - Physical Science, Measurement and Instrumentation, Management and Education - Reviews

Issue 1 • January 1984

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  • Electricity supply¿problems and possibilities

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):1 - 9
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    The problem of balancing the supply of electrical energy with demand is one constantly facing power system engineers. In the industrialised countries, the growth of demand has slowed in recent years, but there are still electricity shortages in the developing countries. Electricity is expected to increase its world-wide share of the delivered energy market, and plans to meet future demands with el... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Computing & Control Division: Chairman's address. The human body and its transducers: a real-time real-life computing and control system

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):10 - 16
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    The study of how the human body functions when considered as a real-time computing and control system is of considerable interest from many points of view including those of robotics, parallel signal-processing methods and adaptive learning control systems. In particular the methods of operation of the wide range of human sensors and actuators which the body uses are of specific interest and impor... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Electronics Division: Chairman's address. The business of VLSI

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):17 - 23
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    Very large scale integration (VLSI) represents not only the threshold of a capability for combining over 100000 electronic components on a die of silicon, but also yet another stage in the growth of a volatile industry. The incredible feat of harnessing a wide range of technologies to achieve this degree of integration, and even hold out the prospect for evolution to 106 elements and beyond, often... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Management & Design Division: Chairman's address. Some art, some science and a lot of feedback

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):24 - 37
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    The paper examines the methods adopted for the management of major projects. It concentrates on the management of the design and construction of conventional power stations by the CEGB in the UK. The roles of the owner, the engineer and the contractor are discussed together with the process of setting up a giant project. Project definition, contract strategy, the design, the construction, commissi... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Power Division: Chairman's address. AC/DC: one man's view

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):38 - 43
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    The paper covers the development of electrical power from its earliest days, how it was provided for consumers to utilise, and particularly the dilemma which ensued as to whether the form should be alternating or direct current. Historical examples of early power stations and municipal systems are discussed, developing into long range transmission and extensive distribution. Silicon semiconductor ... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Science, Education & Technology Division: Chairman's address. Looking for alternatives

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):44 - 54
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    The search for alternative ways of generating and transmitting electricity has always been of concern in the electricity-supply industry. Sometimes this search has proved successful¿¿more often, not. This paper deals with alternative energy sources that are being considered today, with direct energy-conversion processes that were topical twenty years ago and with novel techniques in the power-tran... View full abstract»

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  • Unified approach to problems in electromagnetism

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):55 - 61
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    The development of a structure linking the various potentials and field vectors of the electric and magnetic fields is presented. The approach shows that it is usually possible to find alternative formulations, for a given problem, in a relatively simple manner. These alternative formulations, when correctly chosen, pose problems in dual or complementary form such that bounded solutions are possib... View full abstract»

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  • Finite-element analysis of the Xi-core levitator

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):62 - 66
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    A finite-element study of a Xi-core transverse-flux single-phase plate levitator is described. The potential function used is the magnetic vector potential. The open boundary of the field is taken into account by means of a `ballooning¿¿ technique. A method of increasing the lateral stability of the Xi-core is described. It is shown that the C-core levitator form which the Xi-core evolved is, in s... View full abstract»

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  • Coupling in a dielectric-coated multicoaxial-cable system. An analysis based on a quasi-TEM model

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):67 - 73
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    Earlier theoretical studies for crosstalk between two coaxial cables [1, 2] and those in a system of multicoaxial cables in free space [3,4] focus attention on an ideal case where bare coaxial cables are of prime concern. Although in installations coaxial cables are always used with their dielectric jackets (mainly PVC) for obvious electrical reasons, the case of coupling between dielectric-coated... View full abstract»

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  • Optically coupled probe for microwave near-field measurements

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):74 - 78
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    A probe capable of measuring both phase and magnitude of an RF field at frequencies up to 10 GHz is described. The probe is linked to its display unit by two optical fibres, thus eliminating field distortion effects that would occur if coaxial cables were used. Because of frequency limitations in optical-fibre components, the probe contains a frequency downconversion circuit powered by a small bat... View full abstract»

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  • The right tool for the job improving export sales

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):79 - 84
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    The paper is a result of personal experiences on the commissioning, start up and subsequent development to satisfactory operation of the biggest gold mine in Zimbabwe, producing over ¿¿20 million of gold per year, as well as some silver and copper. Prior to being the engineer on this mine my experience had been gained working in the UK. This experience was fairly broad by UK standards, but differe... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

Published from 1980-1988, IEE Proceedings A contained significant and original contributions on physical science, measurement and instrumentation, management and education, and reviews (specially commissioned articles written by specialists reviewing topics in depth for the professional electrical and electronics engineer).

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