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IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine

Issue 5 • Date Oct. 2013

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  • IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 2
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  • IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine - Staff Listing

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 2
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  • The Education Issue [From the Editor's Bench]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):4 - 30
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  • Spectrum analyzers today and tomorrow: part 1 towards filterbanks-enabled real-time spectrum analysis

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):6 - 11
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    This is Part 1 of a two-part article on spectrum analyzer technology and the future capabilities enabled by introducing filterbanks. A spectrum analyzer (SA) is the primary tool for studying the spectral composition of many electrical, acoustic or optical waveforms. It displays a power spectrum over a given frequency range, changing the display as the properties of the signal change. Today, it is ... View full abstract»

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  • Measuring high impulse current distribution: application to electromagnetic launchers

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):12 - 16
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    The study of high-current transients is involved in several research fields, such as high-power electronics, nuclear fusion, applied superconductivity, and electromagnetic launch. Measuring such high currents is not always an easy task because of the critical environment with high magnetic fields that may induce high voltages on the measurement circuits. Moreover, the conductors are often not acce... View full abstract»

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  • Harnessing wireless data from the containment of a nuclear power plant

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):18 - 23
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    Over the last ten years, wireless technologies have become increasingly popular in industrial environments for process measurement, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, plant safety, internal communications, and other applications [1]. Although the nuclear industry is traditionally slower than other industries to implement wireless technologies, U.S. nuclear power plants (NPPs) are under ... View full abstract»

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  • Smart sensing and smart material for smart automotive damping

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):24 - 30
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    Vehicle suspensions represent one of the most interesting applications of dampening, where the introduction of smart damping technologies and control policies lead hardware and software designers to overcome new measurement challenges. Advanced sensing techniques have been proposed and tested for real-time execution by an automotive ECU based on a DSP-microcontroller. Smart sensing is able both to... View full abstract»

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  • Methods for testing nuclear power plant cables

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):31 - 36
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    Nearly all of the operating U.S. commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs) are seeking, or have already received, license renewal from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). As such, the nuclear industry is directing increased attention toward ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the various working components in NPPs, including the thousands of miles of power and signal cables that tie toge... View full abstract»

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  • Low cost arc fault detection in aerospace applications

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):37 - 42
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    The protection of electrical plant, equipment, and components in aerospace applications is currently a hot research topic, with particular attention being paid to parallel arc fault detection. It is well known that many conventional thermal magnetic breakers do not offer adequate protection against arc faults, and the results can be similar to those produced by a short-circuit; electric faults are... View full abstract»

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  • Report on the Graduate Student Panel Discussion 2013 [Society news]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 42
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  • Drillers' notes

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):43 - 56
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    The oil and gas industry is separated into upstream and downstream operations demarcated at the wellhead. The upstream activities involve planning and drilling the well and producing the oil and gas from the reservoirs. The transportation, refining and distribution of the products define the downstream efforts. The upstream oil and gas industry has historically been dominated by manual processes b... View full abstract»

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  • The problems of pulse excitation in electromagnetic flowmeters [Instrumentationnotes]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):47 - 52
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    The advent of low cost microcontrollers and the development of DSP technology, intelligent data collection and processing, wireless communication, sharing of system resources, and self-identification has made distributed measurement systems extremely efficient, adaptive, and user friendly. These technologies and systems, however, require energy when operating in off-the-grid conditions, especially... View full abstract»

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  • Officers' reports

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):53 - 56
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  • New products

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):57 - 62
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  • IEEE I&M Society Technical Committee Listing

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 63
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  • The 2013 IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society - 2013 Officers

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 64
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Prof. Wendy Van Moer

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