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  • Making the team [project team building and leadership]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):33 - 36
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (346 KB)

    The author outlines the role of team building and team leadership in successful project management. Different teams work in radically dissimilar environments, although it can be argued that it is the project team environment that is the most complex to analyse, as each project is unique and the conditions for team selection and motivation are often less than ideal. All this implies an overwhelming... View full abstract»

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  • The all-electric aircraft

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):309 - 311
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    The author discusses the use of electric power in both civil and military aircraft. In particular the author discusses engine starting using electrically driven compressors using squirrel cage motors. The advantages over other methods are discussed. The use of electric motor driven pumps for the hydraulic system is also discussed. The author then gives a brief history of the development of electri... View full abstract»

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  • A history of radar

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):343 - 349
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (734 KB)

    The author briefly discusses the discovery of electromagnetism and how it was recognised as being capable of detecting metallic objects by reflection. The author then goes on to discuss the development of radar starting with the Daventry experiment in 1935. The author also discusses the development of pulse radar, microwave radar, surveillance radar and tracking radar. Airborne radar and radar cou... View full abstract»

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  • EMC analysis methods and computational models

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 174
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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  • Three of a kind [UPS topologies, IEC standard]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):27 - 31
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1156 KB)

    With uninterruptible power supplies now used in critical applications across every industrial sector, a standard terminology to describe types and performance measures has become essential. The author outlines how the international standards community has responded to this need by introducing IEC 62040-3 which distinguishes three types of UPS topology: passive standby, line interactive, and double... View full abstract»

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  • Software failures-follies and fallacies

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):49 - 52
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1436 KB)

    Software failure is becoming a serious issue. Ariane 5 provided a recent spectacular example of how a simple mistake, entirely avoidable, was allowed to sneak through the software verification stage and cause an immensely expensive failure. However, it is not just the aerospace industry which suffers such traumas. Here, the author discusses some common misconceptions View full abstract»

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  • Putting the pleasure into products

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):249 - 252
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    Now that consumers expect everything they buy to be both functional and easy to use, designers need to think seriously about the pleasure their products bring to users. The artefacts and products with which we surround ourselves are potential sources of pleasure. They should be designed with a view to how they can provide pleasure to those who use and experience them. This requires a rich understa... View full abstract»

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  • Windows of opportunity [smart windows for light/heat blocking]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):40 - 43
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    Though the technology is still far from commonplace, the glass and window industry has steadily been introducing smart product lines because the market is, potentially, enormous. This article presents the different technologies being developed for smart windows. It details polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal privacy glass, suspended particle display (SPD) technology using electrophoresis, electrochro... View full abstract»

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  • The electronic purse (prepayment cards)

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):227 - 231
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (4)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (470 KB)

    A prepayment card is usually the size and shape of a credit card and has value encoded on it, which is partially used for each purchase until none is left. The card is then normally thrown away, although a growing minority of prepayment cards are designed to be recharged and used again. Prepayment cards usually need some electronic device at the point of sale to carry out the decrementing, and a r... View full abstract»

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  • The electric car: development and future of battery, hybrid and fuel-cell cars [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 14
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  • Unmanned submarine sets out to clean up the rivers

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 16
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  • Electric Vehicle Technology Explained [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):54 - 55
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  • Stepping off the ladder [PLC programming]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):210 - 212
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    Current programming methods for programmable logic controllers are relatively simple, but lack many of the features standard in modern high-level languages. In this paper, the authors explain how IEC 1131-3 is set to transform PLC software production View full abstract»

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  • Wearable computing struggles for social acceptance

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):24 - 25
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (269 KB)

    Popular images of wearable computers have ranged from the Dick Tracy watch through to the surgical implants of fetishistic Star Trek baddies-The Borg. The cartoon detective's watch, in particular, has reached iconic status among the electronics community. It is seen as marking a key stage in miniaturisation, with conferences often hosting panel sessions on when we will see the watch become a pract... View full abstract»

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  • No place to hide [millimeter wave imaging]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):26 - 30
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (463 KB)

    This paper discusses the potential of using millimeter-wave and terahertz (THz) radiation to provide a safe, non-ionizing solution to the problem of screening travellers passing through airports and crossing national boarders. These imaging technologies are capable of detecting hidden objects under clothes no matter what material they are made from. The paper describes the considerable progress ma... View full abstract»

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  • Off-grid electricity for developing countries

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):25 - 28
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (612 KB)

    Access to electricity is a key element in determining quality of life. In this paper, the author describes some of the approaches to supplying electricity to poor rural communities beyond the reach of a conventional electricity grid connection View full abstract»

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  • RFID sees all

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):22 - 24
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    Civil groups are getting uneasy over RFID as the technology, used in tracking products in manufacturing, crosses over to tracking shoppers in retail. View full abstract»

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  • The quest for the quantum dot

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):395 - 397
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    Semiconductor devices that confine electrons within two-dimensional quantum wells are already in production. The zero-dimensional quantum dot promises super-efficient lasers with the last word in spectral purity. The author briefly discusses the definition of the electron and then goes on to discuss in more detail the quantum well obtained in the case of a GaAlAs-GaAs heterojunction. Further quant... View full abstract»

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  • A site for sore eyes?

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):8 - 10
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (382 KB)

    How come there are so many business Websites out there that are digital dross? This is the best value, most ubiquitous marketing tool of our time, yet too many companies have a site that does them no favours whatsoever. Indeed, if their advertising, PR and brochures were as bad they'd be firing somebody. The errors fall into five main categories: the content is dated (yes, already); the content lo... View full abstract»

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  • Cognitive radio

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):34 - 37
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (263 KB)

    Wireless spectrum is a scarce, valuable resource that is unused for much of the time. The article looks at whether cognitive radio can put an end to this apparent paradox. Communications devices that work out for themselves which frequencies and protocols to use will help make more efficient use of the radio spectrum. View full abstract»

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  • Artificial intelligence techniques in power systems [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 111
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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  • Gleam in the north [building integrated PV system]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):64 - 65
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (396 KB)

    For more than a year, the University of Northumbria has been host to the UK's first large-scale demonstration project of photovoltaic cladding on a commercial building. The author describes this PV project and its operation. The PV system comprises 465 BP Solar laminates, utilising mono-crystalline silicon solar cells. The BP Solar laminates have a peak power 85 Wp, and a nominal operating voltage... View full abstract»

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  • Speech and audio signal processing: processing and perception of speech and music [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 20
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  • The connected car

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):42 - 46
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    Engineers are working to create ad hoc networks based on assemblies of communicating vehicles. The theoretical and practical challenges are considerable. View full abstract»

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  • Doctor volts [electrotherapy]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):23 - 28
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    The author reviews the history of electrotherapy. Electricity can cure- or at least ameliorate some maladies-as well as kill if overdosed. It has long been used to treat the agonies of gout, with the biological batteries of electric eels and rays providing the electrical stimulus. Early electrostatic generators were quickly put to use treating patients. By the end of the 19th century electrical en... View full abstract»

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  • Lithium batteries

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):65 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (668 KB)

    Developments in lithium battery technology are being driven by the demands of consumer electronics products, although the emphasis will soon change to larger battery systems for electric vehicles and dispersed energy storage. The author discusses primary and secondary batteries, lithium cells, lithium polymer batteries, and lithium-ion cells View full abstract»

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  • A new era in HVDC?

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):33 - 39
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (952 KB)

    The authors review the advantages of high-voltage DC transmission, and discuss the benefits that the use of voltage-sourced converters could bring. They start by giving a simple representation of an HVDC interconnection and then discuss the use and benefits of HVDC for bulk power transmission, power transmission via cables, termination between unsynchronised AC systems, parallel AC/DC transmission... View full abstract»

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  • Gravity's rainbow [gravitational waves]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):44 - 48
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (417 KB)

    Electromagnetic waves are ubiquitous in science and technology, but gravity waves are proving difficult even to find. The challenge of detecting gravity waves is met by engineering a suitable detector - a classic case of detecting a wanted signal above the noise. In this case, noise is almost any movement or vibration, and for this reason, the largest terrestrial gravity wave observatories have be... View full abstract»

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  • The father of LabView

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):30 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    National Instruments (NI) prides itself on the way it changed the measurement and automation world for engineers. But, it took a lot of guts and brainpower according to the founder, Jeff Kodosky. LabView is a graphical control, test and measurement environment development package. It is one of the most widely used software packages for test, measurement and control in a variety of industries. LabV... View full abstract»

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  • Revolutionary energy-a wind/diesel generator with flywheel storage

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):149 - 151
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    The author describes how, this year, the Aegean island of Agios Efstratios will begin installing a field demonstration of a combined wind-turbine/diesel generating system. The author outlines this generating system and shows how the problem of energy storage requirements (to cover short-term fluctuations in wind speed) has been overcome by the adoption of a flywheel system.<> View full abstract»

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  • Industrial cryptography

    Publication Year: 1996
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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  • Rebuilding the Bombe [Enigma code breaking machine]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 10
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (591 KB)

    Film makers who wanted to recreate the machines that played a vital part in breaking the German Enigma code were able to turn for advice to a group of engineers who are building their own working replica. Both film and book take their name from the coding device used by the German military to communicate battle plans. The machine was almost unbreakable in its sophistication, but procedural flaws s... View full abstract»

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  • Putting computers to work [Lyons Electronic Office]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):27 - 29
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    Fifty years after British catering company J.C. Lyons embarked on a project to develop its own 'electronic office', the author recalls how an act of faith resulted in the creation of the world's first business IT system. Lyons decided to build an electronic computer to master the mountains of paper in its offices. Business computing was unknown and Lyons Electronic Office effectively started with ... View full abstract»

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  • Talking computers. Spanish work in speech processing

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):163 - 165
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    Reliable speech recognition is one of the challenges of user-friendly computing. An Esprit project has brought speech processing in several languages much closer to commercial reality. The authors describe the Polyglot project in which the system for recognising isolated speech in Polyglot builds on a technology originally developed for Italian, extending it to cope with English, French, German, S... View full abstract»

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  • Packets in peril [voice over IP security issues]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):30 - 34
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    Finally, after a number of false starts and much scepticism from the telecommunications establishment, voice over IP (VoIP) services are finally starting to take off in many countries around the world. However, as the VoIP wave begins to swell, with significant amounts of traffic migrating from traditional public networks onto this new technology, questions about its security and reliability are s... View full abstract»

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  • Ethics in engineering practice and research

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 221
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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  • Computing tomorrow: future research directions in computer science

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 124
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  • Sensorless vector and direct torque control

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 40
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  • Driving force: the natural magic of magnets [book reviews]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Bring me sunshine [building-integrated photovoltaics]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):46 - 49
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    In this paper, the author states how she believes that solar roofs offer the ideal solution to clean power generation in our towns and cities. She is scathing in her opinions of prestige office blocks with their thin, tight skins and heavy reliance on power-hungry air conditioning systems, and passionate in her concern for the people who will suffer most from climate change. Moreover, she is tryin... View full abstract»

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  • Compound interest

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):15 - 20
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    Buoyant markets for mobile communications and optoelectronics have fuelled a growing demand for devices based on compound semiconductors. The author looks at the future prospects for these versatile materials View full abstract»

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  • Nation shall speak unto nation [biometric passports]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):24 - 25
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    This article looks at the problems in developing universally readable biometric passports, and notes that nations need to agree on standards for biometric algorithms, if passport data is to be truly secure. View full abstract»

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  • Bzzzz zzz [ZigBee wireless standard]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):28 - 31
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (310 KB)

    The author discusses the question of whether the ZigBee wireless standard, promoted by an alliance of 25 firms, a big threat to Bluetooth? ZigBee, developed for the 2.4 GHz band, looks rather like Bluetooth but is simpler, has a lower data rate and spends most of its time snoozing. This characteristic means that a node on a ZigBee network should be able to run for six months to two years on just t... View full abstract»

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  • Physics and technology of heterojunction devices--D.V. Morga

    Publication Year: 1992
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  • A guide to neural computing applications

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 40
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  • Wind energy explained: theory, design and application [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 42
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  • Computers before silicon-design decisions on Edsac

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):429 - 431
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    Edsac (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator) was designed in 1946 at Cambridge University. The author recalls design decisions on this, one of the earliest electronic computers. The decisions were on three levels: policy, architecture and implementation. The Edsac was a serial machine with an ultrasonic delay memory which used fixed point arithmetic. The clock frequency was 500 kHz to mak... View full abstract»

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  • The new space race: satellite mobile communications

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):111 - 114
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    The how and why of LEO satellite communications are considered from technical and economic viewpoints; the market forecast for large systems of this nature is pessimistic. Particulars of six major services planned for launch within the next 10 years are tabulated.<> View full abstract»

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  • A radar history of world war II: technical and military imperatives [Book reviews]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 29
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  • The other communications revolution [TETRA standard]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):167 - 170
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    As GSM continues its advance through the global market for mobile telephones, the TETRA (Trans European Trunked Radio) standard is set to launch a comparable revolution in private mobile radio. The author discusses what TETRA is and its prospects for the future View full abstract»

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Published from 1988-2006, IEE Review was the IEE's flagship magazine featuring analysis, news, innovation announcements, job advertisements and careers advice. The coverage was wide and aimed at professionals in all areas of engineering and technology, including the key industry sectors of communications, control and automation, electronics, management, IT, manufacturing and power.

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