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Issue 10 • Date Oct. 1980

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    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Contents

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  • Calendar

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  • Forum

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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 20
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  • Energy report

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  • Scanning the Institute

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  • Coming in Spectrum

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  • What ever happened to ... ?

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Spectral lines: Engineering education under fire: II

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 27
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    In a previous column, August, p. 19, we reviewed the concerns about the engineering educational process, giving particular notice to the situation in the U.S. We observed that the following issues are of greatest concern to U.S. educators: (1) poor equipment, (2) low graduate enrollents, (3) disproportionate enrollment of non-U.S. students, particularly at the graduate level, (4) low academic sala... View full abstract»

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  • Computers: Computers that see: Solutions to this difficult challenge may reside in hardware rather than software, or a combination of both

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):28 - 33
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    Discusses computer vision-the automated analysis of visual data which has long been one of the most intractable problems in automation and robotics. Most researchers in the field believe that the current predominant approach, which regards computer vision as primarily a software problem broadly similar to speech understanding, will eventually achieve useful vision capabilities. However, a growing ... View full abstract»

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  • Communications: Bell's echo-killer chip: Annoying echoes in two-way conversations via satellite are eliminated by using an inexpensive silicon circuit

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):34 - 37
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    Describes how annoying echoes in two-way conversations via satellite are eliminated by using an inexpensive silicon circuit which is an IC containing more than 30000 transistors. View full abstract»

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  • Avionics: All digital jets on the horizon: The Boeing 767 is the most talked about new airliner in years because of its ambitious use of digital avionics

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):38 - 41
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    Discusses the advantages of the all-digital avionics system which unlike analogue systems, can reduce fuel consumption through a flight management computer. The computer minimizes fuel costs by integrating navigation and guidance with engine-thrust management. All-digital systems, moreover, may have at least a 40 percent longer mean time between failures than comparable analogue systems, and they ... View full abstract»

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  • Power/energy: Power for the '30s: A challenge for Western Europe: There is a way for Europe to make itself energy-independent. But is there a will?

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):42 - 45
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    Discusses Western Europe's power needs to gear 2000 which are expected to require new technology, a high level of international cooperation and extensive applications of mature technology. The new technology is expected to be largely nuclear with breeder reactors playing a large part. Pumped storage system design advances are expected also. View full abstract»

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  • Careers: We look at ourselves: The EE student: A picture of today's electrical engineering students emerges from interviews with 16 of them, aged 20 to 24, at 10 U.S. colleges

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):46 - 50
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    Carrying five-color pens in the pockets of their Oxford shirts, they wear calculators on their belts and have oscilloscopes in their dorm rooms. They are great with numbers and can fix anything that has a battery, but when it comes to putting words on paper, they are helpless. They are conservative, cautious, and not inclined to take risks. They are introverted and don't socialize much ¿ in fact,... View full abstract»

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  • Politics of technology: U.S. technological progress: Alternative approaches: Technical developments might best be served by modifying existing agencies or by legislation, rather than by creating a new agency

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):51 - 52
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    A National Engineering Foundation within the Federal government was recently proposed by Bruno Weinschei, president of the Weinschel Engineering Co. in Gaithersburg, Md., to help increase innovation and productivity in the United States (Spectrum, February, pp. 58¿60). Allen B. Rosenstein, professor of engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, then suggested a different type of Fe... View full abstract»

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  • Technology and policy: Spectrum asks questions of Carter, Reagan, and Anderson: This year's contenders for the U.S. presidency give their views on technology and engineering issues

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):53 - 59
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    Voters in this year's Presidential election can choose among three candidates-President Jimmy Carter on the Democratic line, Ronald Reagan on the Republican, and John li. Anderson, independent ¿ each with different ideas of technology and its place in society. To acquaint readers with their ideas, Spectrum drew up a list of questions and submitted it to each candidate. The topics covered are ener... View full abstract»

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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):60 - 62
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  • IEEE tables of contents

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):63 - 65
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 66
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  • IEEE publications paper calls

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):72 - 73
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  • Meeting previews

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):74 - 79
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  • New product applications: Digital signal generator has 10 ns resolution up to 100 MHz, and 16 channel operations

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):80 - 86
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    The RS-680 100-MHz digital signal generator may be used as a bench instrument for development applications or as a computer- or calculator-controlled component for use as a synchronizer, modulator, trigger, or gating generator within an automatic test equipment system. View full abstract»

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