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# IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

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Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):C1 - 565
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• ### IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement publication information

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• ### Multisine With Optimal Phase-Plane Uniformity for ADC Testing

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):566 - 578
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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A multisine excitation signal enables fast and statistically robust measurement of the nonlinear behavior of analog devices under test. This paper describes the design considerations and constraints of a multisine excitation signal when it is applied to analog-to-digital converter testing. A novel phase-plane uniformity objective function followed by an optimization procedure is proposed to optimi... View full abstract»

• ### Enhanced Random Equivalent Sampling Based on Compressed Sensing

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):579 - 586
Cited by:  Papers (16)
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The feasibility of compressed-sensing-based (CS) waveform reconstruction for data sampled from the random equivalent sampling (RES) method is investigated. RES is a well-known random sampling method that samples high-frequency periodic signals using low-frequency sampling circuits. It has been incorporated in modern digital oscilloscopes. However, the efficiency and accuracy of RES may be sensitiv... View full abstract»

• ### Reduction of Parasitic Capacitance Impact in Low-Power SAR ADC

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):587 - 594
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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Many low-power successive approximation register analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) use separate small capacitors, instead of the entire charge scaling (CS) capacitor arrays, to sample the analog inputs. While reducing power consumption, it makes these ADCs prone to gain errors and input range reduction caused by parasitic capacitance of the CS array. This paper presents an effective technique wi... View full abstract»

• ### Distributed Spatiotemporal Neural Network for Nonlinear Dynamic Transmitter Modeling and Adaptive Digital Predistortion

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):595 - 608
Cited by:  Papers (11)
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This paper presents an adaptive neural network (NN) approach for the behavioral modeling of wireless transmitters exhibiting dynamic nonlinearities that are mainly caused by the power amplifier (PA). The proposed distributed spatiotemporal NN mimics the functionality of the mammal cerebellum, which is capable of very fast learning and contains features of interpolation. PAs' memory effects are mod... View full abstract»

• ### A Bluetooth Radio Energy Consumption Model for Low-Duty-Cycle Applications

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):609 - 617
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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This paper presents a realistic model of the radio energy consumption for Bluetooth-equipped sensor nodes used in a low-duty-cycle network. The model is based on empirical energy consumption measurements of Bluetooth modules. This model will give users the possibility to optimize their radio communication with respect to energy consumption while sustaining the data rate. This paper shows that tran... View full abstract»

• ### A Compact Remote Monitoring System for a Three-Phase 10-kVA Energy-Efficient Switchable Distribution Transformer

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):618 - 628
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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Remote monitoring has been implemented in many areas. This paper introduces its specific application to a three-phase 10-kVA energy-efficient switchable distribution transformer. A designed embedded system and embedded Ethernet have been implemented to achieve a compact remote condition monitoring for the transformer. The embedded system performs acquisition of voltages, currents, and temperatures... View full abstract»

• ### Influence of the Carrier Phase on Flicker Measurement for Rectangular Voltage Fluctuations

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):629 - 635
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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This paper presents an analysis of the influence of the phase relationship between the fundamental frequency and the rectangular voltage fluctuation on flicker measurements made by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) flickermeter. We analytically studied the origin of the deviations for a set of significant fluctuation frequencies. We found that the nonlinear behavior of the squari... View full abstract»

• ### Power Components Estimation According to IEEE Standard 1459–2010 Under Wide-Range Frequency Deviations

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):636 - 644
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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This paper proposes an accurate and computationally efficient time-domain implementation of the IEEE Standard 1459-2010 for power measurements. The most important parts are adaptive low- and bandpass finite-impulse-response (FIR) filters that extract dc and fundamental components, respectively. In addition, coefficient sensitivity problems of the large-order FIR comb cascade structure are overridd... View full abstract»

• ### Analysis of Best Linear Approximation of a Wiener–Hammerstein System for Arbitrary Amplitude Distributions

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):645 - 654
Cited by:  Papers (20)
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For a nonlinear system with an input signal having a Gaussian probability distribution (this includes random-phase multisines), the best linear approximation (BLA) is proportional to the frequency response of the overall system. However, this is not the case for non-Gaussian input signals, for which the frequency response is biased with respect to the Gaussian BLA. In this paper, theoretical expre... View full abstract»

• ### On the Definition of Radar Range Resolution for Targets of Greatly Differing RCS

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):655 - 663
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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Conventional radar system design uses only waveform bandwidth to measure the range resolution. This paper examines the effect of both bandwidth and the difference in target radar cross section on range resolution. In the context of the subject scenario, the nature of the pulse-compressed return is studied, and a commonly used measurement definition of range resolution that assumes equally reflecti... View full abstract»

• ### Integration of Triaxial Hall-Effect Sensor Technology for Gear Position Sensing in Commercial Vehicle Transmissions

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):664 - 672
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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The proliferation of microprocessor architecture onboard transmission control modules has seen sensors play a crucial role in feedback control. This paper presents a linear position sensor module with a Hall-effect element for gear position sensing in a commercial vehicle transmission. Finite-element analysis model of the sensor performance has been performed, and the model has been validated agai... View full abstract»

• ### Statistical Modeling of Rate Gyros

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):673 - 684
Cited by:  Papers (30)
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Gyroscopes are integral components of inertial measurement units, which are used for guidance and stabilization of many platforms. This paper presents an algorithm for estimating the statistical parameters that govern the performance of rate gyros, i.e., the spectral densities R and Q of the angle random walk and rate random walk components, respectively. Previous work on gyro modeli... View full abstract»

• ### Inchoate Fault Detection Framework: Adaptive Selection of Wavelet Nodes and Cumulant Orders

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):685 - 695
Cited by:  Papers (28)
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Inchoate fault detection for machine health monitoring (MHM) demands high level of fault classification accuracy under poor signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) which persists in most industrial environment. Vibration signals are extensively used in signature matching for abnormality detection and diagnosis. In order to guarantee improved performance under poor SNR, feature extraction based on statistical ... View full abstract»

• ### On-Chip Noise Sensor for Integrated Circuit Susceptibility Investigations

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):696 - 707
Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (1)
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With the growing concerns about electromagnetic compatibility of integrated circuits, the need for accurate prediction tools and models to reduce risks of noncompliance becomes critical for circuit designers. However, an on-chip characterization of noise is still necessary for model validation and design optimization. Although different on-chip measurement solutions have been proposed for emission... View full abstract»

• ### Analysis, Enhancement, and Sensitivity Improvement of the Correlation Image Sensor

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):708 - 718
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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The correlation image sensor (CIS) is used in a variety of applications which involve the extraction and measurement of low-amplitude-modulated light signals from background interferences. Many applications have been reported on measurement of ac magnetic flux, interferometry, eye gaze tracking, and indirect 3-D imaging using these sensors. In this paper, the performance of different derivatives o... View full abstract»

• ### Experimental Stress Characterization of a Biomedical Ultrasound Probe Soldered With Innovative Silver Isotropically Conductive Adhesive

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):719 - 728
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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In the coming years, biomedical instrument manufacturers will have to inform the Notified Body of RoHS conformity assessment of the new medical instruments. In particular, in the case of lead-free solders, the Notified Body will require evidence that such solders are equally reliable as tin-lead, for the proposed use and lifetime of the product. So, biomedical instrument manufacturers are strongly... View full abstract»

• ### A Low Power CMOS Voltage Regulator for a Wireless Blood Pressure Biosensor

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):729 - 739
Cited by:  Papers (20)
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This paper describes a CMOS implementation of a linear voltage regulator (LVR) used to power up implanted physiological signal systems, as it is the case of a wireless blood pressure biosensor. The topology is based on a classical structure of a linear low-dropout regulator. The circuit is powered up from an RF link, thus characterizing a passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. The LVR ... View full abstract»

• ### Contactless Rotor RPM Measurement Using Laser Mouse Sensors

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):740 - 748
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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This paper presents an experimental study using laser mouse sensors for the contactless revolutions per minute (RPM) measurement of a rotating shaft. The sensor performance characterization experiment is firstly conducted under different parameter setups. After the optimal parameter value has been found, the rotor RPM experiment is then conducted with a speed sweep from 500 to 3800 rpm, and data a... View full abstract»

• ### A Mixed Filtering Approach for Track Condition Monitoring Using Accelerometers on the Axle Box and Bogie

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):749 - 758
Cited by:  Papers (21)
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This paper describes a method of estimating irregularities in railway tracks using acceleration data measured from high-speed trains. Track irregularities are the main causes of the vibration of high-speed trains and thus should be carefully monitored to maintain the stability and ride quality of the trains. A mixed filtering approach is proposed for stable displacement estimation and waveband cla... View full abstract»

• ### Very Fast Measurement of Low Speed of Rotating Machines Using Rotating Magnetic Field

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):759 - 766
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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The measurement at low speed becomes very difficult due to the slow response of transducers. At low speed (below 10 r/min), normally, transducers take several seconds to give the required output signal. In the proposed technique, a fast rotating magnetic field (RMF) is used to measure the speed as well as deviation in speed for low-speed machines. A sine wave oscillator (single-phase ac source) is... View full abstract»

• ### Current Excitation Method for $Delta{R}$ Measurement in Piezo-Resistive Sensors With a 0.3-ppm Resolution

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):767 - 774
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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This paper presents a new highly sensitive (10 μV/ppm) bidirectional current excitation method for piezo-resistive sensor measurements, through excitation of two half bridges for ΔR measurement. The proposed circuit is insensitive to thermoelectric and stray noise effects since it measures the peak-to-peak value of the generated voltage. Measurement results using resistors sho... View full abstract»

• ### Design and Implementation of a Stator-Free RPM Sensor Prototype Based on MEMS Accelerometers

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):775 - 785
Cited by:  Papers (9)
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This paper presents the design and implementation of a prototype of a stator-free revolutions-per-minute (RPM) sensor based on two microelectromechanical-system uniaxial accelerometers. This paper first introduces the operating principle of the stator-free RPM sensor. It then discusses the associated architecture and design issues of this new sensing method. It then describes the detail of the pro... View full abstract»

• ### Improved Measurement of AC–DC Transfer Difference Using a Low-Drift Single-Junction Thermal Converter

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):786 - 790
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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We reduced the exponentially decreasing thermal drift of a single-junction thermal converter and performed comparison measurements of the ac-dc transfer difference. The thermal converter was mounted on a metal block using a high-thermal-conductance paste; this treatment is crucial to improving the thermal drift. Numerical calculations using a thermal model that includes the temperature increase on... 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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