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Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date April 2011

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  • IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 2
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  • Dream On! [From the Editor's bench]

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 4
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  • The challenge of measurement science, part 2 [President's perspectives]

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 6 - 7
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  • Estimating the parameters of sinusoids and decaying sinusoids in noise

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 8 - 14
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    In this article, the estimation of the frequency of a complex exponential in noise is reviewed. We examined both the undamped and damped cases and presented robust, accurate, and computationally efficient estimators for the frequency of the former and the frequency and damping factor of the latter. View full abstract»

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  • Autotestcon 2011 - Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 15
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  • Choosing your patent counsel and determining an appropriate patent filing and prosecution strategy

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 16 - 19
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    This series presents some procedural guidance for inventors and entrepreneurs who would otherwise either not pursue protection for their inventions, or would file a patent application pro se without the input of a qualified patent practitioner. Having a professional patent practitioner draft and file a patent application can be beyond the budget of many inventors. The topics discussed in the series focus exclusively on patents and do not cover other forms of intellectual property (IP) such as trademarks and copy rights. The articles provide tips for such inventors to minimize the risk of devaluing an invention, jeopardizing the chances of allowance of a patent during prosecution, having a patent application being deemed unpatentable or lacking enablement, or having a patent being deemed unenforceable against infringement. The material presented here is meant to be in formational and in no way serves as legal advice. Individuals who are interested in discussing their innovations in detail should consult a qualified patent practitioner. View full abstract»

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  • Rechargeable batteries and their management

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 20 - 33
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    With the consumer electronics, electric vehicles (EVs) and portable product markets growing, design of battery packs can challenge the designer because they are no longer a simple configuration of cells. They could contain many safety features, intelligence, energy aware models and selective batteries feeding the host product, serial data communication, and even recycling suggestions. In all these situations, a simple concept which should be kept in mind by designers is that batteries are like human beings, and they need care and intelligence. View full abstract»

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  • Multicore programming for measurement: A tutorial

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 34 - 40
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    Manufacturers insist that the microprocessors of the future will have exponentially increasing numbers of cores for as long as Moore's Law lasts. Those of us who write programs to make and analyze measurements, like all who create soft ware as part of their work, will have to write parallel code in order to reap any benefit from new generations of processors. In the past, the primary way to program in parallel on shared memory computers was to work with threads directly. Doing so is time consuming, error prone, and best left to experts in thread programming. Over the last three years or so, several toolkits or libraries have appeared that provide generic parallel algorithms. These algorithms are implemented with threads but hide the details of threading. The programmer can use these generic parallel algorithms to parallelize code without getting involved with the pitfalls of threading. Using such toolkits or libraries is currently the best way to reap im proved measurement analysis speed on multicore processors and to future-proof that code for the upcoming generations of microprocessors with doubling and re-doubling numbers of cores. View full abstract»

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  • Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 41
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  • Practical validation of a flow meter design environment

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 42 - 47
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    There are many methods used for flow measurement. Among them, the electromagnetic method is unique because it is able to conduct measurements in open channels that carry polluted liquids with variable and axially asymmetric velocity profiles. This type of channel is encountered in sewage treatment plants and irrigation systems. The electromagnetic method of flow measurement is also used when the relationship between flow and liquid level is unknown. This paper concentrates on some aspects of designing an electromagnetic flow meter for an artificial channel with a rectangular cross-section a situation often encountered in wastewater treatment plants or irrigation systems. View full abstract»

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  • Distortion: Total harmonic distortion in an asymmetrically clipped sinewave

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 48 - 51
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    The application of a signal to an electronic system such as an amplifier invariably results in an output that is, in some sense and to some extent, a distorted version of that input signal. The application to which the system is put is a major determiner of whether or not the distortion can be neglected or, at least, of how much distortion can be tolerated. View full abstract»

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  • Broadband Transparency and the Measurement Lab

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 52 - 53
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    Vinton Cerf graciously agreed to prepare this article for the I&M Magazine. He is the Chief Internet Evangelist for Google Inc., and he was the keynote speaker at the IEEE 2010 International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference. He accepted the invitation tendered by Ruth Dyer, at the time the Instrumentation and Measurement Society's VP of Publications, to prepare this article based on that keynote address in which he both challenged the audience to pay attention to some very important issues and engaged them in interesting and lively discussion. View full abstract»

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  • Experiments with a Cat-5 Cable

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 54 - 56
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    The article is discussing Cat-5 cable, twisted pair high signal integrity cable and its application in computer systems. View full abstract»

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  • 2011 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference [Call for Papers]

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 57
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  • New Products

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 58 - 63
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  • Chapter revitalization - Lessons from the Oregon chapter [Society news]

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 64 - 65
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 66
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  • IEEE I&M Society Technical Committee Listing

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 67
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  • The 2011 IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 58
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IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine contains applications-oriented and tutorial articles on topics in the broadly based areas of instrumentation system design and measurement techniques.

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