# IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

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Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):C1 - 994
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• ### IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement publication information

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C2
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• ### Editor-in-Chief's Note—I$^{2}$MTC 2009 Special Issue

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):995 - 996
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• ### Analysis of the Switched-Capacitor Dual-Slope Capacitance-to-Digital Converter

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):997 - 1006
Cited by:  Papers (18)
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A dual-slope capacitance-to-digital converter (CDC) that operates on the elements of a differential capacitive sensor and provides a digital output that is linearly proportional to the physical quantity being sensed by the sensor is presented and analyzed in this paper. The converter topology is so chosen that a linear digital output is obtained for not only a sensor possessing linear input-output... View full abstract»

• ### An ARMAX Identification Method for Sigma–Delta Modulators Using Only Input-Output Data

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1007 - 1012
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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Sigma-delta modulators are becoming increasingly more popular in electronic circuits. They are characterized via their signal and noise transfer functions (STF and NTF). This linearized model is basically an autoregressive moving average model with exogenous inputs (ARMAX) model, which is used during the design of the modulator. Hence, the pole/zero locations of its transfer functions give valuabl... View full abstract»

• ### A Novel Dual-Slope Resistance-to-Digital Converter

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1013 - 1018
Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (3)
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A dual-slope resistance-to-digital (DSRDC) converter that accepts the resistance of a single-element resistive-type sensor as input and provides a direct digital output proportional to the parameter being sensed by the resistive-type sensor is presented in this paper. A high level of linearity and accuracy is achieved since the output of the DSRDC is dictated only by the magnitudes of a pair of dc... View full abstract»

• ### A Novel Sample-and-Hold-Based Time-to-Digital Converter Architecture

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1019 - 1026
Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (3)
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In this paper, the design of a time-to-digital converter (TDC) for measuring the time of flight (ToF) of a radio pulse is described. The novel idea is based on the adoption of a charge-pump time-to-voltage transducer followed by a sample-and-hold amplifier (SHA) and by a second-order discrete-time incremental Delta-Sigma (????) converter to perform a single-shot conversion. The TDC architec... View full abstract»

• ### Test Equipment for DAC's Performance Assessment: Design and Characterization

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1027 - 1034
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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In this paper, the authors present a new practicable method and the related measurement station for digital-to-analog converters (DAC) characterization. The method relies on the accurate reconstruction of a sine-wave test signal generated by the DAC under test based on the simultaneous acquisitions of the signal attained by filtering the DAC output and the difference between the DAC output and the... View full abstract»

• ### Calibration of an Inspection System for Online Quality Control of Satin Glass

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1035 - 1046
Cited by:  Papers (12)
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In this paper, a prototype system that is able to reproduce all the functionalities of an automatic glass inspection system is presented. The proposed quality inspection system assures several advantages with respect to the human-made inspection, such as objectivity and accuracy, and it is attractive for small enterprises with respect to commercial vision systems because it guarantees good results... View full abstract»

• ### Multimodal Vision–Haptic Perception of Digital Watermarks Embedded in 3-D Meshes

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1047 - 1055
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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In this paper, a study is conducted to investigate the role of multisensory feedback in the perception of a watermark embedded in a haptic-enabled 3-D virtual surface. Specifically, we focus on whether the use of a bimodal approach, where a subject is looking at, and touching a 3-D mesh could in fact improve the perceptibility of a watermark as opposed to when only a single modality (vision-alone ... View full abstract»

• ### Blind Multidimensional Matched Filtering Techniques for Single Input Multiple Output Communications

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1056 - 1064
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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In this paper, blind multidimensional matched filtering techniques for Single Input Multiple Output (SIMO) communications are examined. To improve the signal-to-noise ratio prior to the equalization process, three different techniques are proposed to blindly implement the multidimensional matched filtering. Different from the blind channel identification techniques for SIMO channels in the literat... View full abstract»

• ### Modeling and Measuring Link Capacity in Communication Networks

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1065 - 1072
Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (1)
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The capacity of a link is a fundamental parameter in communication networks. Its knowledge is needed for both network planning and management. This is why capacity estimation was one of the first measurement challenges in wired communication networks. In the recent past, some experimental tests permitted imputing the poor performance of capacity measurement techniques in wireless networks to some ... View full abstract»

• ### A Design Approach For Digital Controllers Using Reconfigurable Network-Based Measurements

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1073 - 1081
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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In this paper, the authors propose and analyze a network-based control architecture for power-electronics-building-block-based converters. The objective of the proposed approach is to distribute the control system to guarantee maximum flexibility in the control of power distribution. In the proposed control system, controller and controlled devices are connected through the network, which affects ... View full abstract»

• ### Disturbing Load Detection in Three-Wire and Four-Wire Systems Based on Novel Nonactive Powers From IEEE 1459-2000

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1082 - 1090
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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This paper presents an enhanced approach for the detection of disturbing loads in distorted and/or unbalanced three-phase power systems, both three-wire and four-wire. It is based on the IEEE Std. 1459-2000 effective apparent power resolution, and it requires only the separation of the fundamental components of voltage and current from the remaining harmonic content. In this paper, the formulation... View full abstract»

• ### Improvement of Hall Effect Current Transducer Metrological Performances in the Presence of Harmonic Distortion

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1091 - 1097
Cited by:  Papers (12)
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The performance of Hall effect current transducers (HECTs), under distorted waveform conditions, is usually characterized by means of a frequency response test. In this paper, it was investigated if frequency response is able to correctly evaluate the ratio and the phase errors under distorted conditions. Two HECTs, with the accuracy class level of 1% and 0.5%, respectively, were experimentally ch... View full abstract»

• ### In Situ Calibration of Heterogeneous Acquisition Systems: The Monitoring System of a Photovoltaic Plant

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1098 - 1103
Cited by:  Papers (14)
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This paper deals with the metrological management of an acquisition system that has been developed for monitoring an experimental photovoltaic (PV) plant. The acquisition system has been conceived for comparing the performance of different PV technologies and for verifying the nominal specifications of the PV modules. For these reasons, the traceability of the monitoring system has to be ensured, ... View full abstract»

• ### Online Monitoring of the Power Transfer in a DC Test Grid

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1104 - 1118
Cited by:  Papers (14)
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One solution for increasing the use of renewables is to find new strategies to promote the connection of distributed energy resources (DERs) within the existing power system. A solution that allows a flexible integration of dispersed generation (DG) into energy networks is the use of dc at the user layer. This seems a reasonable choice since several renewable sources and the presently available st... View full abstract»

• ### Real-Time Digital Compensation of Current Transformers Over a Wide Frequency Range

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1119 - 1126
Cited by:  Papers (27)
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The advance in power electronics causes, over the years, an increasing diffusion of nonlinear loads. Moreover, electrical generation systems are going to include a growing amount of solar and wind energy, characterized by time-variant flow of energy and, very often, with a relevant distortion. These aspects give more and more emphasis to the monitoring of conducted disturbances on power systems ov... View full abstract»

• ### Standby Leakage Power Reduction Technique for Nanoscale CMOS VLSI Systems

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1127 - 1133
Cited by:  Papers (32)
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In this paper, a novel low-power design technique is proposed to minimize the standby leakage power in nanoscale CMOS very large scale integration (VLSI) systems by generating the adaptive optimal reverse body-bias voltage. The adaptive optimal body-bias voltage is generated from the proposed leakage monitoring circuit, which compares the subthreshold current (I SUB) and the band... View full abstract»

• ### In-Process Temperature Mapping System for Industrial Freeze Dryers

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1134 - 1140
Cited by:  Papers (17)
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This paper describes a low-invasive temperature mapping system specially designed for vacuum and nonaccessible environments, such as industrial freeze dryers. Thermal resistances tend to become quite hight in vacuum since convection is absent and even very small gaps have extremely conductive resistances. Temperature monitoring in the vacuum therefore requires sensors that do not inject power to m... View full abstract»

• ### Upper Bounding Variations of Best Linear Approximations of Nonlinear Systems in Power Sweep Measurements

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1141 - 1148
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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In many engineering applications, linear models are preferred, even if it is known that the system is nonlinear. A large class of nonlinear systems can be represented as Y = G BLA U + YS, with G BLA being the best linear approximation and YS being a nonlinear noise source that represents that part of the output that is not captured by... View full abstract»

• ### Instrumental Uncertainty and Model Uncertainty Unified in a Modified Fuzzy Inference System

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1149 - 1157
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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When complex systems are considered, a deterministic approach is often too complex or impossible to be implemented. In such a case, fuzzy inference systems (FISs) can be employed to consider model uncertainty. However, in most currently available FISs, instrumental uncertainty is not considered, so that the input data, even when they come from an experimental in-field process, are crisp values. Th... View full abstract»

• ### Accurate Amplitude Estimation of Harmonic Components of Incoherently Sampled Signals in the Frequency Domain

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1158 - 1166
Cited by:  Papers (15)
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This paper focuses on estimating the amplitude of harmonic components of a harmonically distorted sine wave by the interpolated discrete Fourier transform (IpDFT) method with maximum sidelobe decay windows. The expression of the maximum of the interference error caused by the fundamental sine-wave component on the amplitude estimation of harmonic components is derived. In addition, for a signal co... View full abstract»

• ### Temperature Estimation of Visible Heat Sources by Digital Photography and Image Processing

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1167 - 1174
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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This paper proposes a novel noncontact temperature measurement technique using a consumer-grade digital still camera. The images of various visible heat sources are captured. Using color image segmentation, source zones are identified. The actual temperature is measured by placing a miniature thermocouple in each zone. The color temperature correlation is established by applying various analytical... View full abstract»

• ### Pseudo-Four-Phase-Shift Algorithm for Performance Enhancement of 3D-TOF Vision Systems

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1175 - 1181
Cited by:  Papers (15)  |  Patents (1)
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Time-of-flight (TOF) sensors have recently become available at reasonable prices. In comparison with stereo vision systems and laser range scanners, they combine the advantages of active sensors, providing accurate distance measurements, and camera-based systems, recording a 2-D matrix at a high frame rate. Moreover, low-cost 3-D imaging has the potential to open a wide field of additional applica... View full abstract»

## Aims & Scope

Papers are sought that address innovative solutions to the development and use of electrical and electronic instruments and equipment to measure, monitor and/or record physical phenomena for the purpose of advancing measurement science, methods, functionality and applications.

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