By Topic

IEEE Spectrum

Issue 9 • Sept. 1985

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 25 of 27
  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):1 - 3
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (813 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 2
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (1370 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 3
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (436 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):4 - 7
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (3479 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Reflections

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 8
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (511 KB)
    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):10 - 13
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (2360 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):14 - 16
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (7691 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):17 - 19
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (1420 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Whatever happened to

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):20 - 23
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (3494 KB)
    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Spin-offs

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 24
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (6382 KB)
    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Best bits: Applications of microprocessors

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):25 - 28
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (2028 KB)
    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Managing technology

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):29 - 32
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (3387 KB)
    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Spectral lines: 'The challenge of all time'

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 33
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (528 KB)

    Lest anyone suppose that there is a holistic logic to the concept of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), rest assured that there is not. That is because the scenarios, time frames, weapons, and even the "players" are still unknown or ill-defined. The best that can be said is that, in the minds of many of the most informed scholars of military strategy, the United States has no better alternati... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • ★Star wars★ SDI: The grand expriment

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):34 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1676 KB)

    The first lightweight plastic bullet exploded out of the muzzle at a blistering 2 kilometers per second, lodging itself in a bullet trap across the room. The fifth projectile, shot split-seconds later, never made it out of the barrel. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Mind-boggling complexity: The challenge is to design an intelligent system that finds and destroys targets in a nuclear battlefield

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):36 - 46
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (6826 KB)

    The capabilities that the the defensive system of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) will have to possess to be effective are discussed. The problems that arise in discriminating between warheads and decoys are treated. Attention is also given to the sensing technologies, including staring arrays, that will be required by the SDI system. The problems inherent in tracking a threat and managing ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Exotic weaponry: Lasers, particle beams, and high-speed projectiles are expected to be the backbone of the SDI arsenal

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):47 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (5645 KB)

    The effectiveness of lasers, particle beams, and high-speed projectiles in achieving the goals of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) is discussed. The factors that bear on the choice of a ground-based versus a space-based system are outlined. A table is included summarizing the strengths and weaknesses of the various systems being considered for the SDI system. The way in which an X-ray laser ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Debating the issues: The greatest challenge of all may be gaining political support for the SDI both in the U.S. and elsewhere

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):55 - 64
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (10798 KB)

    The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) poses staggering challenges to engineers and scientists. But political issues ¿ not technical ones ¿ may loom even larger as obstacles to the program's progress. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • The beauty of 32 bits: This near-optimum bit width has unprecedented potential for the well-informed designer of microprocessor-based systems

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):65 - 71
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (3947 KB)

    In discussing the development of the 32-bit ship, the author points out that designers have borrowed extensively from the concepts and technologies behind mainframes as very large scale integration advances have steadily increased the capabilities of microprocessor chip sets. In the latest generations of 32-bitters, this influence is seen in pipelining, memory management, floating-point arithmetic... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • An American in Tokyo: Jumping to the Japanese beat: During a year's internship, an engineer from Westinghouse learns to move in sync with the hard-driving members of the Mitsubishi team

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):72 - 83
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (5111 KB)

    The production line at one Westinghouse Electric Corp. factory has a sharp bend in it because of the uneven foundation of the building. When Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corp., decades ago, took a license for the factory design, it modeled its entire operation after the Westinghouse factory ¿ right down to the crook in the production line. Since 1923, when a licensing agreement between the two was... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):84 - 87
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (2333 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):88 - 93
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (1846 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):94 - 97
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (2964 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Papers are invited

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):98 - 101
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (36070 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • IEEE tables of contents

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):102 - 113
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (5039 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 114
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (491 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE

Aims & Scope

IEEE Spectrum Magazine, the flagship publication of the IEEE, explores the development, applications and implications of new technologies.

Full Aims & Scope

Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Susan Hassler
IEEE Spectrum Magazine