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Industrial Electronics Magazine, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date June 2012

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): C1
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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 1
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  • [Staff listing]

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 1
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  • It's Already the 22nd Issue of IEM! [Editor's Column]

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 2
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  • IES and the Sister Societies [Message from the President]

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 3 - 58
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  • Wave Energy Converter Concepts : Design Challenges and Classification

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 4 - 16
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    The utilization of renewable energy sources is a vital aspect for development of sustainability. Currently, an unexploited energy source is ocean waves. Various types of wave energy converters (WECs) are able to transform the motion of the waves into electricity. During the last 30 years, a wide range of prototypes was presented with different rates of success. The aim of this survey is to give an overview of how WECs are categorized [operation principle and power takeoff (PTO) system] and show what are the most important criteria that have to be kept in mind when designing a WEC. A few important WECs are described and evaluated. View full abstract»

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  • Silicon Carbide Power Transistors: A New Era in Power Electronics Is Initiated

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 17 - 26
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    During recent years, silicon carbide (SiC) power electronics has gone from being a promising future technology to being a potent alternative to state-of-the-art silicon (Si) technology in high-efficiency, highfrequency, and high-temperature applications. The reasons for this are that SiC power electronics may have higher voltage ratings, lower voltage drops, higher maximum temperatures, and higher thermal conductivities. It is now a fact that several manufacturers are capable of developing and processing high-quality transistors at cost that permit introduction of new products in application areas where the benefits of the SiC technology can provide significant system advantages. View full abstract»

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  • Performance of Industrial Communication Systems: Real Application Contexts

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 27 - 37
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    The analysis carried out in this article along with the proposed examples, highlighted that the practical(actually measured) performance figures of industrial communication systems are often worse than those expected, as derived from theoretical/simulative models. As could be seen, the causes of such discrepancies are mainly related to the internal behaviors of the employed components as well as to the features of the environments where the networks are deployed. View full abstract»

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  • Manufacturing Deep Web Service Management: Exploring Semantic Web Technologies

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 38 - 51
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    Since the wide adoption of database and Web service technologies in cross-enterprise manufacturing collaboration, leveraging deep Web contents through service discovery has become one of the most advanced trends in the manufacturing field. However, the effective service discovery and knowledge retrieval from manufacturing deep Web services is still a critical issue because of the underlying intricate structures of deep Web pages. This motivates us to seek a different way to manage manufacturing deep Web services by semantically annotating them to reflect their hidden, dynamic, and heterogeneous contents. In this article, a novel ontology-based approach that uses semantic Web paradigm is proposed, and its implementation in real applications is validated. View full abstract»

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  • The Age of Vacuum Tubes: The Conquest of Analog Communications [Historical]

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 52 - 54
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    After they first appeared on the scene in the early 1900s [1], a series of improvements on vacuum tubes occurred in the second decade of the 20th century, leading them to maturity. A major advancement was introduced by an American chemist and physicist Irving Langmuir (18811957) of the GE Research Laboratory in 1912, who used his new mercury vapor diffusion pump to obtain high vacuum tubes. These proved much more durable, reliable, and capable of linear amplification at high frequencies, thus opening the way to their wider application. Langmuir, who obtained his doctorate under Nobel laureate Walther Nernst in Göttingen, Germany, (perfecting in Europe was a common practice among talented American researchers of the time: top scientists Joshia W. Gibbs and Henry A. Rowlands did the same) was the first to explain the theory of the device and developed it into a tube dubbed Pliotron (De Forest, the inventor of Audion, erroneously thought that residual gas was essential for its conduction). After introducing inert-gas filling of incandescent bulbs in 1913, thus greatly lengthening their lifetime and assuring huge incomes for GE, he was let free to follow his research interests in surface chemistry, which ultimately led him to the Nobel Prize in 1932, the first awarded to an industrial chemist. View full abstract»

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  • Distinguished Lectures by Prof. Bose, Prof. Valla, and Prof. Kaynak [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 55 - 56
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  • In Memoriam - Prof. Luigi Malesani [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 56
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  • German Joint IEEE IAS/PELS/IES Chapter Meeting at KEB [Chapter News]

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 57 - 58
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  • Introduction to Modern Power Electronics, 2nd Edition [Book News]

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 59
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  • Dynamics and Control of Electrical Drives [Book News]

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 60
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  • [Calendar]

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 62
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IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine publishes peer-reviewed articles that present emerging trends and practices in industrial electronics product research and development, key insights, and tutorial surveys in the field of interest to the membership of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

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Editor-in-Chief
Juan J. Rodriguez-Andina, Ph.D.
University of Vigo
Department of Electronic Technology
E.E. Industrial, Campus Universitario