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

Issue 1 • Date January 1986

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  • All at sea

    Publication Year: 1986
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    In the procuring of equipment for defence, an `acquisition triangle¿ can be discerned in that the Government is the customer, an industrial base is the supplier, and an armed service is the operator. The process of procurement is illustrated by reference to three weapon systems: airborne early warning radar, torpedoes and surface warships. The paper traces case histories of specification, design ... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Management & Design Division: Chairman's address. Engineering for the market

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):16 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The UK continues to be among the leading countries in terms of scientific innovation, but its failure to exploit successfully the results of good research has often been cited in the past decades. Professional engineers must play a role throughout all phases of new product introduction, including particularly the marketing task which has, hitherto, been inadequately recognised. The management of t... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Science, Education & Technology Division: Chairman's address. Seeing by electricity

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):27 - 37
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    About 50 years ago, during the year 1935, decisions were taken which led to the establishment, in the UK, of the world's first, public, regular, high-definition, all-electronic television system. The first suggestion for transmitting images (of printed texts) from one place to another was made by Bain in 1843. Subsequently Bakewell (1848), Caselli (1862), Meyer (1869), d'Arlincourt (1872) and othe... View full abstract»

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  • Characterisation of plasma in a rail gun

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):38 - 44
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The mechanism of plasma and projectile acceleration in a DC rail gun is described from a microscopic point of view through the establishment of the Hall field. The plasma conductivity is shown to be a tensor, indicating that there is a small component of current parallel to the direction of acceleration. The plasma characteristics are evaluated in the experiment of Bauer et al. as a function of pl... View full abstract»

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  • Book review: Nuclear Power and Public Responsibility

    Publication Year: 1986
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  • RF sampling gates: a brief review

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):45 - 49
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    The paper contains a brief review of the various techniques employed for the sampling of RF and microwave signals, and reference is made to subharmonic sampling as one of the possible applications. Particular attention is given to the two- and four-diode gate arrangements and the associated pulse strategies for fast switching time are discussed, as are the theoretical and practical aspects associa... View full abstract»

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  • Multiple electric discharges

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):50 - 57
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    The conditions under which more than one stable electric discharge can be operated so as to interact electromagnetically have been investigated with arc discharges at currents of 10-2100 A in air and argon at atmospheric pressure, and with glow discharges at currents of the order of 10 mA-2.4 A at pressures from 100 Pa to atmospheric pressure in air, argon and CO2 laser gas mixtures. A wide variet... View full abstract»

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  • A renting system for radio spectrum?

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):58 - 64
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    Four methods of managing the radio spectrum are considered as possible solutions to the problem of a shortage of useful spectrum, which has arisen with the growth of demand due to rapid developments in electronics. The objectives of the solution to this problem and the choice between the methods are analysed by a six-step methodology defined by Sir John Hoskyns. The constraints arising from techni... View full abstract»

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  • Quality circles at work in an electrical engineering/electronic environment

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):65 - 70
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    The paper presents an analysis of quality circle questionnaire surveys for organisations in the electrical engineering and electronic sector. The findings indicate that there are few major differences on the setting up and operation of circles in this sector when compared to other industries. The main differences centre around a seemingly greater awareness of the contribution of circles as part of... View full abstract»

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  • From new technologies to profitable products

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):71 - 75
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    The papers of four contributors to the Colloquium `From new technologies to profitable products¿¿ are presented. They discuss the advantages and disadvantages of new technologies, their exploitation, intercept strategy and funding, through to new products. The discussion at the Colloquium is summarised, concluding with the importance of timing, the product brief and the need for profitable product... View full abstract»

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