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# IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

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Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):C1 - 1270
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• ### IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement publication information

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C2
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• ### Editor-in-Chief's Note—I$^{2}$MTC 2008 Special Issue

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1271 - 1272
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• ### Novel Near-Field Millimeter-Wave Differential Probe Using a Loaded Modulated Aperture

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1273 - 1282
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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Near-field millimeter-wave techniques have effectively been used for nondestructive testing (NDT) and imaging applications for over a decade. The interaction of the fields and a structure under test (SUT) in the near field of a probe is more complex than that of the far-field interaction. In the near field, the distance between the probe and the SUT, which is referred to as the standoff distance, ... View full abstract»

• ### A Floorprint-Based Defect Tolerance for Nano-Scale Application-Specific IC

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1283 - 1290
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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A floorprint-based yield modeling, assurance and optimization method for the defect tolerant NASIC system under broken nanowire (NW) defects has been proposed in a short version of this paper, and the proposed models and methods are further validated and demonstrated through extensive parametric simulations in this paper. A yield model for each defect tolerant NASIC technique is developed based on... View full abstract»

• ### A New Calibration Procedure for 3-D Shape Measurement System Based on Phase-Shifting Projected Fringe Profilometry

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1291 - 1298
Cited by:  Papers (24)
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An original procedure is presented for the calibration of fringe-projection-based 3-D vision systems. The proposed approach estimates both the phase-to-depth and transverse relationships by directly measuring the phase maps for only three planes placed within the calibration volume and then estimating the phase maps for a number of other ldquovirtual planes.rdquo Experimental tests conducted on a ... View full abstract»

• ### Measuring $I/Q$ Impairments in WiMAX Transmitters

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1299 - 1306
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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This paper presents a new method for measuring the I /Q impairments affecting the worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMax) transmitters through the analysis of the signal acquired through a general-purpose I /Q receiver. Based on a model of the effects of the I /Q impairments on the output signal that is suitable for orthogonal frequency-div... View full abstract»

• ### Experimental Comparison of Different Standards for Dynamic Characterization of ADCs

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1307 - 1315
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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This paper reports the first results of an experimental comparison of the test procedures described in the IEC and IEEE standards for the measurement of the analog-digital converter (ADC) dynamic performance in the frequency domain. The comparison has been carried out by setting up the standard test benches and applying the standard test procedures for measuring the spurious free dynamic range (SF... View full abstract»

• ### Amplitude Estimation by a Multipoint Interpolated DFT Approach

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1316 - 1323
Cited by:  Papers (13)
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This paper focuses on the amplitude estimation by a multipoint interpolated discrete Fourier transform (DFT) method. Accurate results are obtained using the weighted multipoint interpolated DFT (WMIpDFT) method with maximum sidelobe decay windows. In addition, using the WMIpDFT method with maximum sidelobe decay windows, it is mathematically proven that the systematic errors affecting the amplitud... View full abstract»

• ### Model and Experimental Characterization of the Dynamic Behavior of Low-Power Carbon Monoxide MOX Sensors Operated With Pulsed Temperature Profiles

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1324 - 1332
Cited by:  Papers (39)
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Wireless sensor networks for home automation or environment monitoring require low-cost low-power sensors. Carbon monoxide (CO) metal-oxide (MOX) sensors could be suitable in terms of device cost, but they show some severe limits, such as the need to be heated, which means large power consumption and the need for complex and frequent calibration procedures, which increases the overall cost. This p... View full abstract»

• ### A Configurable Mixed-Signal Architecture for Label-Free Smart Biosensor Applications

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1333 - 1344
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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The authors present a novel approach to perform the readout of a genetic sensor by using a low-frequency impedance-sensing technique based on phase-shift measurements. The proposed architecture is sufficiently simple to be fit into an off-the-shelf programmable system-on-chip (PSoC) and yet has been demonstrated to be powerful enough to measure a wide range of capacitance values (100 pF-10 muF ) w... View full abstract»

• ### A Simple Method for the Calibration of Traditional and Electronic Measurement Current and Voltage Transformers

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1345 - 1353
Cited by:  Papers (33)
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The calibration of measurement transformers represents a classical task in the practice of electrical measurements. Most commercial instruments that are expressly designed for this purpose found their working principle on a scheme that is based on the idea of Kusters and Moore. Although they can assure very high accuracy, the need to employ a high-performance electromagnetic circuit makes them ver... View full abstract»

• ### Finite-Sample Bias Propagation in Autoregressive Estimation With the Yule–Walker Method

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1354 - 1360
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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The Yule-Walker (YW) method for autoregressive (AR) estimation uses lagged-product (LP) autocorrelation estimates to compute an AR parametric spectral model. The LP estimates only have a small triangular bias in the estimated autocorrelation function and are asymptotically unbiased. However, using them in finite samples with the YW method for AR estimation can give a strong distortion in the weak ... View full abstract»

• ### Modified Durbin Method for Accurate Estimation of Moving-Average Models

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1361 - 1369
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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Spectra with narrow valleys can accurately be described with moving-average (MA) models by using only a small number of parameters. Durbin's MA method uses the estimated parameters of a long autoregressive (AR) model to calculate the MA parameters. Probably all the pejorative remarks on the quality of Durbin's method in the literature are based on suboptimal or wrong choices for the method of AR e... View full abstract»

• ### Five Separate Bias Contributions in Time Series Models for Equidistantly Resampled Irregular Data

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1370 - 1379
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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The use of time series models for irregular data requires resampling of the data on an equidistant grid. Slotted resampling transforms an irregular randomly sampled process into an equidistant signal where data are missing. An approximate maximum-likelihood time series estimator has been developed to estimate the power spectral density and the autocorrelation function of multishift slotted nearest... View full abstract»

• ### Practical Aspects of the Spectral Analysis of Irregularly Sampled Data With Time-Series Models

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1380 - 1388
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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Several algorithms for the spectral analysis of irregularly sampled random processes can estimate the spectral density for a low frequency range. A new time-series method extended that frequency range with a factor of thousand or more. The new algorithm has two requirements to give useful results. First, at least ten closest pairs of neighboring irregular observations should have a distance less t... View full abstract»

• ### Nonlinear System Identification Using a Subband Adaptive Volterra Filter

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1389 - 1397
Cited by:  Papers (21)
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This paper presents a flexible and efficient subband adaptive second-order Volterra filter (SBVF) structure for nonlinear system identification. The structure is first described in detail, where the underlying filter-bank scheme and adaptive filtering algorithms are explained, followed by a computational complexity analysis. Simulation results are then presented, showing that the proposed structur... View full abstract»

• ### Measurement Procedures for the Electrical Characterization of Oxide Thin Films

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1398 - 1404
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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This paper describes a measurement system for the electrical characterization of oxide thin films. Such films can be produced using plasma-sputtering processes and permit the realization of a large set of high-performance components, such as capacitors, active devices, sensors, and protective coatings. The electrical properties of the oxide films, which have a thickness of less than 1 mum, are dif... View full abstract»

• ### A Wireless Sensor Network for Cold-Chain Monitoring

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1405 - 1411
Cited by:  Papers (37)
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This paper deals with a wireless sensor network that was specifically designed to monitor temperature-sensitive products during their distribution with the aim of conforming to the cold-chain assurance requirements. The measurement problems and the constraints that have been encountered in this application are initially highlighted, and then, an architecture that takes such problems into account i... View full abstract»

• ### Assessment of a TD-Based Method for Characterization of Antennas

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1412 - 1419
Cited by:  Papers (12)
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Antenna-characterization measurements are traditionally performed in the frequency domain (FD) through a vector network analyzer (VNA) in an anechoic chamber. Nevertheless, the high cost of the required setup strongly limits the possibility of using this approach. Starting from these considerations, a time-domain (TD)-based approach for characterizing antennas without using an anechoic chamber is ... View full abstract»

• ### A Noninvasive Resonance-Based Method for Moisture Content Evaluation Through Microstrip Antennas

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1420 - 1426
Cited by:  Papers (18)
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Several techniques for measuring the moisture levels of materials, particularly in the soil science area, are available. Nevertheless, the state of the art is rather lacking in moisture-sensing methods that are both inexpensive and noninvasive. The time-domain reflectometry (TDR)-based method, despite being a well-established low-cost technique for sensing moisture content, is intrinsically invasi... View full abstract»

• ### Metrological Characterization and Operating Principle Identification of Static Meters for Reactive Energy: An Experimental Approach Under Nonsinusoidal Test Conditions

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1427 - 1435
Cited by:  Papers (14)
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In this paper, an experimental approach is proposed for the metrological characterization of the static meters for reactive energy and for the individuation of their operating principle in nonsinusoidal conditions. The proposed approach was developed by starting from the only available accuracy test condition in the presence of the harmonics introduced by the standards for active static meters. In... View full abstract»

• ### Disturbing Load Identification in Power Systems: A Single-Point Time-Domain Method Based on IEEE 1459-2000

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1436 - 1445
Cited by:  Papers (16)
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This paper presents a single-point method for the identification of prevailing disturbing loads in power systems for both single-phase and three-phase applications downstream or upstream from the metering section. It is based on the simultaneous measurement of three nonactive power quantities, which are based on the IEEE Std. 1459-2000 approach. The proposed method is only based on the separation ... View full abstract»

• ### A Novel Approach to Current Transformer Characterization in the Presence of Harmonic Distortion

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1446 - 1453
Cited by:  Papers (30)
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The current transformer (CT) performance under distorted waveform conditions is usually characterized by means of the frequency-response test. In this paper, a new way to characterize CTs, closer to real operation conditions, is proposed. The harmonic phase-angle and ratio errors are measured using a nonsinusoidal current composed of fundamental and one harmonic with adjustable phase shift. The ne... View full abstract»

• ### An Inverter-Fed Induction Motor Diagnostic Tool Based on Time-Domain Current Analysis

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1454 - 1461
Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (1)
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In this paper, a novel virtual-instrument-based monitoring and diagnosis technique that permits the identification of rotor faults in small inverter-fed induction motors is presented and discussed. Since it allows the continuous monitoring of the machine, it is a useful tool for the implementation of advanced maintenance strategies. Through a proper experimental setup, the performance, repeatabili... View full abstract»

## Aims & Scope

Papers are sought that address innovative solutions to the development and use of electrical and electronic instruments and equipment to measure, monitor and/or record physical phenomena for the purpose of advancing measurement science, methods, functionality and applications.

Full Aims & Scope

Editor-in-Chief