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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 5 • Oct 2000

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  • Intelligent sensors using neural networks: the example of a microsystem for visual inspection

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):236 - 240
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    The aim of this article is to show how artificial neural networks and 3D packaging technology have a major role to play in the development of microsystems. A visual inspection system for real-time identification of objects in a scene is described. The system comprises a CMOS or CCD imager, an analogue preprocessing stage that includes a learning mechanism for adapting the system to images of diffe... View full abstract»

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  • The electronics industry challenge to higher education

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):231 - 235
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    Change in the electronics industry continues at a pace, fuelled by the constant developments in technology and the requirement to evolve a cost-competitive business position. This paper summarises the position of the electronics industry in Scotland and provides an assessment of the challenge to higher education (HE) generated by that industry. The author provides a view of industry partnership wi... View full abstract»

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  • Electrical light sources: a challenge for the future

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):194 - 195
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  • Lamps and lighting

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):196 - 202
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    There is now a wide demand for the provision of high-quality visual environments and consequently lighting engineers need to examine closely the numerous interacting aspects of human activities. This paper reviews the characteristics of the human visual system and how these affect visual performance under different lighting conditions. The way in which the techniques that are used to convert elect... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic power supplies for high-density discharge (HID) lamps

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):203 - 206
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    The principal methods of electronically controlling the power to high-intensity discharge lamps is summarised. These include phase shift control, resonant inverters and variable pulse width control, using half- or full-bridge configurations depending on the power capability of the switching elements. Control of power is possible by varying the pulse width, varying the frequency or both. Varying th... View full abstract»

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  • New developments and future trends in high-efficiency lighting

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):207 - 217
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    There have been several developments in lamp technology and remote lighting systems that promise savings in electrical power consumption and improved quality of the lighting space. This article reviews the developments in fluorescent lamps, metal halide lamps, electrodeless lamps, sulphur lamps, LED lamps, electronic ballasts, and lighting fixtures. Remote lighting systems using hollow light-guide... View full abstract»

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  • Something old, something new and something just in time: dilemmas for EE education and training

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):219 - 230
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    Electronic engineering has been changing at a furious pace, as has the education system that struggles to supply the trained persons needed. This paper examines some of the changes and discusses their implications, highlights some exciting developments and points to some areas where major change seems generally overdue View full abstract»

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The Engineering Science and Education Journal was published by the IET between 1992 and 2002.

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