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Issue 8  Part R • Date August 1972

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  • Commercial satellite communication

    Publication Year: 1972, Page(s):929 - 955
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    The paper traces the development of satellite communication for commercial purposes up to the present day, and looks at the prospects for the next decade. A review of experimental programmes and of the institutions set up to provide satellite facilities is followed by an examination of the external constraints that mould system development, principally traffic demand, orbital geometry, choice of r... View full abstract»

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  • Magnetic recording for computers

    Publication Year: 1972, Page(s):956 - 984
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    Peripheral data-storage units based on magnetic recording play a major role in computer systems. They have access times ranging from tens of milliseconds to seconds, contrasting with the microsecond or submicrosecond performance of core or semiconductor main-frame stores, but provide an online storage capacity of millions of characters at costs of `millipence├é┬┐ per bit. The major components are th... View full abstract»

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  • Safety of household electrical appliances

    Publication Year: 1972
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    The paper is divided into two parts. The first part deals in broad terms with the principles and acceptable levels of safety in relation to standards and certification leading up to the formation in this country of the British Electrotechnical Approvals Board for Household Equipment (BEAB). Particularly with regard to BS3456 (the Standard covering the testing and approving of household electrical ... View full abstract»

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  • Superconductivity and its applications to power engineering

    Publication Year: 1972, Page(s):1003 - 1032
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    The review paper traces the history of superconductivity from its discovery in 1911 to the more recent developments of superconductors that are potentially useful in practical applications. The present state of knowledge of the theory of superconduction is presented in sufficient detail to gain an understanding of the phenomenon and the characteristics that will be important to the engineer. This ... View full abstract»

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  • Quantitative aspects of reliability in process-control systems

    Publication Year: 1972, Page(s):1033 - 1051
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    In recent years, the study of the reliability of equipment has been put on a more clearly defined statistical basis. This demands the precise definition of the terms used and the development of specialised mathematics. Particularly when considering the availability of systems incorporating redundancy and facilities for repairs, there have been advances that allow sophisticated calculations to be m... View full abstract»

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  • Online computers in power stations

    Publication Year: 1972, Page(s):1052 - 1076
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    After a brief account of the reasons for introducing computers into power stations, the extent of the applications of computers in the UK and abroad and the economic factors involved are discussed. The differing conditions for nuclear and thermal stations are identified. These lead to different reliability specifications and scopes of requirements. The role of the computer in alarm and data displa... View full abstract»

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