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Issue 2 • March-April 2009

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  • IEEE Industry Applications Magazine - Mar.-Apr. 2009

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents - Vol 15 No 2

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 1
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  • Movable type [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 2
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  • Where does the money come from? [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):4 - 6
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  • I&CPS Call for Papers (2010)

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 6
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  • Mapping the safety journey [Electrical Safety]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 7
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  • An early bar code reader [History]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):8 - 11
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  • Three-level converter system

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):12 - 23
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    This article describes the design guidelines for the construction and control of three-level converters. Loss equations that assist in thermal design and device sizing are provided along with current estimates for sizing link capacitors. The primary commutation mechanisms and the relevant parasitic effects are identified. A low-inductance busplane design is presented for designs featuring dual IGB... View full abstract»

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  • Voltage source inverter

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):24 - 33
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    This article presents an EA-based design optimization tool for a three-phase voltage source inverter with diode front-end rectifier used for industrial motor drive power stage considering all major subsystems front-end rectifier, inverter and thermal management system, and EMI filter. Analytical relationships are developed and implemented into three optimizers. Global optimization is achieved by c... View full abstract»

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  • Precision farming practices

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 42
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    In the past decade, farmers around the globe have witnessed what some consider an agricultural revolution. Driven by economic and environmental pressures, precision agriculture has emerged as a flurry of technological enhancements to traditional farm machinery and management tools. One does not have to closely examine a field to notice that the crop often thrives in certain areas while growing poo... View full abstract»

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  • The windmill topology

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):43 - 53
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    In this article, an improved three- to nine-phase windmill 18- pulse clean power ASD system is presented. A novel third harmonic circulating current calculation method is introduced and used to investigate different topologies. A system evaluation demonstrates the steady state and dynamic performance of a complete rectifier and PWM motor drive.The state-of-the-art simulation is built on the comple... View full abstract»

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  • Wind generation

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):54 - 61
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    Wind generation is the fastest growing power source over the past decade, and this growth is forecasted to continue. The latest wind turbines have robust designs for reliable performance. In this article, concepts and illustrations for a cement plant that benefit from the incorporation of wind generation have been shown. The wind plant can be a part of a system designed to provide reliable, econom... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal energy management

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):62 - 65
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    This paper presents the operational planning of an integrated trigenerative system.The installation of a CHCP plant depends on the financial investments. This work shows an optimization procedure to foresee a management of the system aimed to increase yield of investment. The optimization procedure seems to work well as foreseen PBP is short if compared with other similar installed plants. Nothing... View full abstract»

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  • Society news [includes the 2008 Prize Paper Awards from the Electrostatic Processes Committee]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):66 - 67
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  • Honoring our colleagues [Awards]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):68 - 72
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  • The 55th Annual Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference [Conference News]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):71 - 72
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  • The 2008 Myron Zucker Design Competition [Education Department News]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 73
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  • Standards, patents, and intellectual property [Standards]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):74 - 77
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  • Geographical distribution of membership [Chapter News]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):75 - 78
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  • PCIC 2010 - Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):76 - 77
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  • IAS Conferences (2009) [Conference Calendar]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 78
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  • On the lighter side

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 80
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IEEE Industry Applications Magazine publishes articles concerning technical subjects and professional activities that are within the Scope of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) and are of interest to society members

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