IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine

Volume 12 Issue 5 • May 1997

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  • The FAA's new lithium battery technical standard misses the mark

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):3 - 5
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    For the first time in seventeen years, there is to be a new lithium battery standard for aviation. In 1990, the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) struck a committee to write a new standard to cover the variety of lithium batteries that would find use in aircraft equipment. In June 1995, the RTCA published its MOPS for Lithium Batteries, RTCA Document No. RTCAiDO-227. The FAA will a... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic test equipment in the Royal Australian Air Force

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):6 - 9
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    This paper outlines the logistics management of Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) within the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the measures taken to overcome the challenges presented by a dispersed logistics management system. The paper also includes a brief description of the current RAAF logistics system. View full abstract»

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  • Issues in microwave power systems engineering

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):10 - 14
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    The key issues in microwave power system engineering are beam safety, frequency allocation, and affordability. These major issues are presented, discussed, and suggestions for resolving them are offered. The issue of beam safety can be captured in the phrase "Fear of Frying." Can a properly engineered beamed power safety system allay the public perception of microwave radiation dangers? Openness, ... View full abstract»

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  • Low cost inertial/GPS integrated position and orientation system for marine applications

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):15 - 19
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    This paper describes the Low Cost Position and Orientation System (LCPOS), comprising the integration of a low cost "tactical grade" inertial measurement unit with GPS position, velocity and heading aiding data. LCPOS was designed to be a cost-effective alternative to a high performance costly ship INS (SINS). The demonstrated accuracy of the LCPOS integrated navigation solution is comparable to t... View full abstract»

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  • "Test technology and commercialization-past, present and future". Theme of AUTOTESTCON '96

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):20 - 23
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  • Potential starter/generator technologies for future aerospace applications

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):24 - 31
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    This paper presents a search and comparative review of the literature available on variable speed constant frequency (VSCF) technologies. In particular, most of the progress made in the past ten years, using power electronics and electric machines for VSCF systems, is reported. Two VSCF systems, based on induction and switched reluctance machine technologies are presented. The research on the sing... View full abstract»

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  • Energy storage at 77 K in multilayer ceramic capacitors

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):32 - 35
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    A ceramic material having a large dielectric constant at 77 K, /spl epsi/=8000-12000, has been developed for capacitive energy storage at this temperature. A large matrix of multilayer ceramic capacitors were fabricated using conventional tape-casting methods to optimize the dielectric breakdown strength at 77 K, and measured energy storage values on these capacitors range up to 6 J/cm3... View full abstract»

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  • Advances in ported coaxial cable technology

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):36 - 40
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    Ported coaxial cable sensors for outdoor intrusion detection have been commercially available since the late 1970's. Also known as "leaky cable" and "guided radar" sensors, the technology uses buried leaky coaxial cables to establish a terrain-following covert detection zone. By operating in the Very High Frequency (VHF) band, these sensors operate under all-weather conditions and have superior de... View full abstract»

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