Volume 23 Issue 7 • July 1986

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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):1 - 3
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    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 3
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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):4 - 7
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  • Reflections

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):8 - 11
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):12 - 17
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):18 - 23
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  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Spinoffs

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • Whatever happened to

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):28 - 29
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  • Managing technology

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):30 - 32
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  • Spectral lines: Verification and arms control

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 33
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    It sometimes seems useful to compare the complexities of peacekeeping at an international level with those involving two neighbors. View full abstract»

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  • The puzzle of Chernobyl: Taken by surprise, technologists pose scenarios, map the radiation plume, and call for better emergency notification

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):34 - 41
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    A review of the explosion at the Soviet Chernobyl nuclear reactor is presented. A chronology of the accident is pieced together. Two hypotheses for the accident are proposed and discussed. The scenarios note that the accident occurred in an inherently hazardous type of reactor, little used in any country but the Soviet Union. The author maps the released radiation plume and evaluated the health ri... View full abstract»

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  • Special report/verification: Peacekeeping by technical means

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):42 - 45
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    Each day U.S. reconnaissance satellites and planes produce hundreds of images of the Soviet Union that must be interpreted. It is an imprecise and complicated process. Is that white blur near the building different from the blur in the last picture? Does that cluster of missile launchers near Plesetsk put the Soviets over the agreed limit? View full abstract»

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  • Counting the weapons: Many top secret eyes in the skies keep vigil over Soviet weponry: Just how sharp are they?

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):46 - 56
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    Many top-secret US spy-satellites keep the Soviet Union under surveillance. The author notes the uses of these remote sensing satellites, including monitoring Middle East truce agreements; helping predict crop yields; and monitoring disasters such as the Soviet nuclear reactor explosion at Chernobyl. The space-borne imaging systems are also instrumental in targeting Soviet and other military insta... View full abstract»

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  • Monitoring the tests: Missile flights and test explosions are watched closely to determine whether an adversary's new weapons might upset the strategic balance

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):57 - 66
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    US monitoring capabilities related to the surveillance of Soviet strategic forces are reviewed and assessed. Data collected during the testing of military systems and the information derived from it are discussed. The author describes various information gathering systems (satellites, radars, ground sensors, sea sensors) used in the detection of missile telemetry signals, and of land-based militar... View full abstract»

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  • The Soviet 'spy gaps'

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):67 - 69
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    The capabilities of the Soviet Union to monitor US compliance with arms agreements is reviewed. Soviet capabilities include the use of satellites, surface ships, and submarines off US shores, as well as monitoring stations on land. These technical capabilities are each briefly described and discussed. It is argued that, in contrast to the United States, the Soviet Union can also take advantage of ... View full abstract»

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  • The politics of peace pacts: Technical, monitoring capabilities are but part of the solution to arms control: Attitudes of the superpowers are becoming more crucial

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):70 - 80
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    When considering the future of arms control, one must brush Utopian rhetoric aside and accept that nuclear weapons are here to stay, say veteran arms controllers. When Mikhail S. Gorbachev proposes to banish nuclear weapons from the world by the year 2000, when Ronald Reagan declares his intent to render nuclear weapons “impotent and obsolete” experts like Milo Nordyke shake their heads and smile. View full abstract»

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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):81 - 82
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):83 - 84
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  • Papers are invited

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 85
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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):86 - 87
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  • IEEE tables of contents

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):88 - 95
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 96
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):96 - 98
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