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Radio and Electronic Engineer

Issue 10 • October 1975

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  • A twentieth century institution

    Publication Year: 1975
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  • Semiconductor devicesߞportrait of a technological explosion

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):515 - 524
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    The explosion started with germanium devices, which were quickly eclipsed by silicon. The subsequent developments were the bipolar integrated circuit and the emergence of metal-oxide semiconductor techniques which could well be supplanted in some applications by charge-coupled devices. View full abstract»

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  • The education of professional electronic engineers

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):525 - 529
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    The purpose of university education in electronics is discussed in the light of the requirements of industry. The role of postgraduate experience courses is considered, particular reference being made to the problems which the Bosworth scheme encountered View full abstract»

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  • Electronic componentsߞfrom valves to integrated circuits

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):530 - 536
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    Components produced pre-war, during wartime, after the war and the current scene are dealt with successively, showing how requirements for equipment were met. Future developments will lie in the full exploitation of microelectronics. View full abstract»

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  • Lasers and optical electronics

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):537 - 542
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    Quantum electronics led to the development of stimulated emission devices, first the maser and then the laser. The latter has made possible many applications in optical electronics, the most important of which are in communication using optical fibres. View full abstract»

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  • Fixed communications

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):543 - 550
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    The growing demand for increased world-wide communications has stimulated and been stimulated by technological developments. The past, present and future interrelations of cables, h.f. radio, communications satellites and tropospheric scatter systems are surveyed. View full abstract»

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  • Fifty years of mobile radio

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):551 - 558
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    Marine mobile radio was a well established international service when the Institution was founded. Land mobile in contrast, was in its early conceptual stage. Pioneered just before and during the war, its large-scale development began in the 1950s. There are now 200,000 vehicles equipped in the UK alone but this represents less than 2% of all vehicles and great scope remains for further expansion ... View full abstract»

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  • Television reception 1925ߝ1975

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):559 - 569
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    The development of efficient cathode-ray tubes was the key to the initiation of television broadcasting. Typical circuits and their evolution both for monochrome and for colour are described, reference also being made to the problems of standards. Future developments such as video recording. Teletext and cable television are reviewed. View full abstract»

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  • Television broadcastingߞengineering or entertaining?

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):570 - 574
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    The evolution of television broadcasting over the years is surveyed and the reasons for decisions on standards discussed. Television engineering today is increasingly the design of systems that no longer require engineering skills to operate large numbers of analogue controls. View full abstract»

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  • Broadcasting and Receivers

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):575 - 579
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    Developments in broadcast and communications receiver design are shown to have been governed by the need to conserve the use of the frequency spectrum. Future trends in m.f. broadcasting may be based on a type of s.s.b. while stereo broadcasting in this band is a possibility. The use of microwaves and satellites will present challenges in engineering these techniques to meet growing spectrum conge... View full abstract»

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  • Radio navigation aids: a personal view

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):580 - 584
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    The author recalls some milestones in the development of one of the principal hyperbolic navigational aids, the Decca Navigator. The origins of two other aids, Loran C and Omega are touched on briefly and mention is made of the future use of navigational satellites. View full abstract»

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  • Radar: Some personal recollections

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):585 - 590
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    Wartime radars used by all three Services are briefly described and their contributions towards post-war development indicated. The second part of the paper deals with proximity fuzes, army radars, and airborne reconnaissance equipment. View full abstract»

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  • Present-day control engineeringߞis it latin to the undergraduate?

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):591 - 597
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    The development of control engineering design techniques over the last two decades is traced and their application is examined to show how they may be reflected back into the undergraduate teaching of engineers. Control engineering can be regarded as a thought-provoking orderly discipline fulfilling the same functions for science students as does latin to the arts student. View full abstract»

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  • The Foundations of Computer Engineering

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):598 - 602
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    This is an edited report of a discussion on a summer evening between Mr. Michael Woodger the Computer Science Division of the National Physical Laboratory, who was closely involved in the formative days of electronic computers, and Dr. J. R. Parks and Professor Douglas Lewin. View full abstract»

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  • Electronics and nuclear power

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):603 - 609
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    Against the background of the development of nuclear power stations, radiation measurement, electrical interference reduction, reactor control and increasingly sophisticated techniques using computers and statistical methods, the achievement of electronic equipment which can be `fitted and forgotten¿ is now becoming a reality. View full abstract»

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  • Ocean Technology

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):610 - 616
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    Trends in oceanographic instrumentation over the past 10 years have included the adoption of digital methods, the use of submersibles, precise underwater position fixing and the use of satellites, the latter however being very restricted. The development effort on large data buoys is discussed, and some important recent developments in acoustic techniques are presented. The final section deals wit... View full abstract»

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  • Medical Electronics

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):617 - 622
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    The application of electronics to medicine did not follow an expected course of being delayed somewhat upon original technological developments. Instead, apart from specific applications, the subject found no general application until the value of electronics in radar and communications had been clearly demonstrated. Thus the main impetus came with a delay approaching fifty years so that the medic... View full abstract»

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  • Electronics in space

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):623 - 626
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    Past, present and future uses of artificial satellites for relaying microwave communications are discussed and consideration given to direct broadcasting. In the not too distant future establishing communication with extra-terrestrial intelligence may well be a challenge for the engineer. View full abstract»

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  • Whither Data-processing?

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):627 - 630
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    Data-processing applications are rapidly becoming too complex to be supported by current computer architectures. A new type of machine structure, based on parallel associative processing and array principles, is proposed to overcome the limitations of attempting to map a non-numerical problem on to a numerically-orientated machine. This approach could lead to hyper-high-level languages and perhaps... View full abstract»

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  • New horizons in electronics

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):631 - 633
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    New topic areas in which the electronic engineer is being involved are noted and major advances in both component and large scale system design are highlighted. The spread of interest into seemingly unrelated fields, particularly those involving human sensory interfacing, is evident and both component and systems designers will become increasingly involved in inter-disciplinary approaches in the f... View full abstract»

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  • Correction: Limitations of radar techniques for the detection of small surface targets in clutter

    Publication Year: 1975
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  • Recent Developments High-Quality Sound

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):636 - 637
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Aims & Scope

Published from 1963 to February 1964 by the British Institution of Radio Engineers and from March 1964 to 1984 by the the Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers, The Radio and Electronic Engineer published papers describing original research and development in all branches of electronic engineering, as well as critical and interpretive surveys. Short contributions dealing with device technology, circuit techniques and experimental methods were also included.

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