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Issue 2 • Date March-April 2009

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  • IEEE Potentials - March-April 2009

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): c2
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  • Table of contents - Vol 28 No 2

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 1 - 2
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  • Editorial (Dick Tracy watch)

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 3
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  • The way ahead (the IEEE)

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 3
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  • All for McNaughton [IEEE Student Branch Profile]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 4 - 5
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    Discusses the beginnings, growth and present status of the IEEE Student Branch at the University of Victoria (UVic), British Columbia. View full abstract»

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  • Assisted take-off [My First Job]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 6 - 8
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    I was lucky to be hired straight out of high school by one of the U.S. Air Force's "superlabs," the then-named Rome Air Development Center (RADC) on Griffiss Air Force Base in upstate New York. I was hired as an electronics engineering trainee in the summer of 1984, starting the morning after my high school graduation. RADC (which became Rome Laboratory and is now part of the Air Force Research Laboratory), performed basic research and development in communications, radar, intelligence, and command and control. View full abstract»

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  • An introduction to UWB communication systems

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 9 - 13
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    Ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless communication is a revolutionary technology for transmitting large amounts of digital data over a wide frequency spectrum using short-pulse, low powered radio signals. UWB commonly refers to a signal or system that either has a large relative bandwidth (BW) that exceeds 20% or a large absolute bandwidth of more than 500 MHz. A 14 February 2002 report and order by the federal communications commission (FCC) authorizes the unlicensed use of UWB in 3.1--10.6 GHz. This is intended to provide an efficient use of scarce radio bandwidth while enabling both high data rate personal area network (PAN) wireless connectivity and longer-range, low data rate applications as well as radar and imaging systems. View full abstract»

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  • Narrative in project-related e-mails

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 14 - 18
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    There are patterns of use in e-mail that take narrative form and some of those patterns are useful from a project management perspective to look for and to intervene when they occur. Not only is the intervention helpful, but it can keep team problems from becoming much worse. This paper details four simple interventions that a watchful individual can directly use in any real project team that makes heavy use of e-mail. View full abstract»

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  • A new standard security policy language

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 19 - 26
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    The article presents a standard security policy language (SSPL) that provides a flexible, formal, dynamic, and unambiguous language to allow the security officers developing their own security policies with the rules in a readable and formal format. The proposed SSPL simplifies the task of developing standard unambiguous policy statement. The policies can be developed in any specific domain free of any restriction (if the ontology exists the policy will be enforceable, or else it will not). The idioms of the domain ontology can be developed and added to the language at runtime. And the SSPL framework will refresh the new concepts. The proposed SSPL allows for policy automation since the framework will receive the policy configuration and send it to the best matched (after comparing the policy rules class with the registered applications classes) security solution. View full abstract»

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  • Winning plays and winning ways in master customer management

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 27 - 31
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    Business has undergone phenomenal change in the past 20 years as a result of various economic, social, and political events including Black Monday in 1987, the reunification of Germany in 1990, Operation Desert Storm in 1991, Netscape's world famous 1995 initial public offering, the Thai Baht and Russian currency crisis of 1998, the technology wreck of 2000, and the credit crunch of 2007. Looking at change from a cumulative economic perspective, China today stands third to the United States powerhouse as measured by its contribution to global gross domestic product. This is in stark contrast to China's relevance in the early 1980s, where she was merely a blip on the economic world stage. So what does this change, in its various forms - emergent, episodic, incremental, continuous, transitional, transformative - mean? Quite simply, it means opportunity even for the most cynical personalities out there. View full abstract»

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  • Optical-electrical printed circuit boards--Part II

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 32 - 34
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    The article introduces the optical-electrical printed circuit board (O-EPCB) technology and its challenges. It features the challenges of manufacturing and adapting O-EPCBs. View full abstract»

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  • Explosive growth calls for more mixed-voltage analog integrated circuits

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 35 - 36
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    The explosive growth of the consumer electronics market in the last two decades (1989-2009) has led to a great demand of low-cost, high-performance integrated systems. The most effective way for cost minimization is by manufacturing the system chips in advanced nanoscale complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technologies, given that most modern microsystems are dominated by digital circuits. Entered into the nanoscale CMOS regime, 90-, 65- or 45-nm processes are expected to deliver substantial improvements in speed and power reduction for digital circuits in comparison to the current sub-micron-scale technologies. View full abstract»

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  • On the use of silicon photonics--Part II

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 37 - 40
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    For Part I see ibid., vol. 28, no. 1 (2009). With optical input and output devices integrated on chip, chips could be tested in a contactless manner using an easy optical test setup. The contactless optical testing approach can address many challenges associated with increases in the number of physical test probes required to test increasingly complex integrated circuits (ICs). View full abstract»

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  • 2008 Student paper contest winners

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 42 - 43
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  • Gamesman solutions

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 44
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  • 2009 Student Activities Committee e-mail addresses

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 46
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  • Gamesman problems

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 48
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  • IMS 2009 - Student Participation

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): c4 - c3
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IEEE Potentials is the magazine dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals.

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Editor-in-Chief
David Tian
Carnegie Mellon University
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