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  • Phones and health - the science

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):16 - 17
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (422 KB)

    Analogue mobile phones have now been linked to brain cancer. The author looks at the current research on the phones in use. In the late 1970s a Californian research group found changes in calcium in chick brain cells exposed to analogue mobile signals but subsequent attempts to replicate the results have been inconsistent. Results from detailed work, coupled with large health studies like the EC-f... View full abstract»

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  • A century of electronics [the evolution of vacuum tubes]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):36 - 39
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (617 KB)

    This article traces the evolution of vacuum tubes (thermionic valves) from their origins in incandescent filament lamps. It details the use of diodes and triodes in early radio transmission and detection, being the building blocks of rectifiers, amplifiers and oscillators. It also mentions the later developments of tetrodes and pentodes and concludes that the end of the vacuum tube era began with ... View full abstract»

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  • Three of a kind [UPS topologies, IEC standard]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):27 - 31
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1156 KB)

    With uninterruptible power supplies now used in critical applications across every industrial sector, a standard terminology to describe types and performance measures has become essential. The author outlines how the international standards community has responded to this need by introducing IEC 62040-3 which distinguishes three types of UPS topology: passive standby, line interactive, and double... View full abstract»

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  • EMC analysis methods and computational models

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 174
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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  • Bzzzz zzz [ZigBee wireless standard]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):28 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (23)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (310 KB)

    The author discusses the question of whether the ZigBee wireless standard, promoted by an alliance of 25 firms, a big threat to Bluetooth? ZigBee, developed for the 2.4 GHz band, looks rather like Bluetooth but is simpler, has a lower data rate and spends most of its time snoozing. This characteristic means that a node on a ZigBee network should be able to run for six months to two years on just t... View full abstract»

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  • The electric car: development and future of battery, hybrid and fuel-cell cars [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 14
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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  • The all-electric aircraft

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):309 - 311
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    The author discusses the use of electric power in both civil and military aircraft. In particular the author discusses engine starting using electrically driven compressors using squirrel cage motors. The advantages over other methods are discussed. The use of electric motor driven pumps for the hydraulic system is also discussed. The author then gives a brief history of the development of electri... View full abstract»

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  • Making the team [project team building and leadership]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):33 - 36
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (346 KB)

    The author outlines the role of team building and team leadership in successful project management. Different teams work in radically dissimilar environments, although it can be argued that it is the project team environment that is the most complex to analyse, as each project is unique and the conditions for team selection and motivation are often less than ideal. All this implies an overwhelming... View full abstract»

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  • Packet power-B-ISDN and the asynchronous transfer mode

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):357 - 360
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (354 KB)

    The vast expense of installing a new infrastructure for the ISDN has now been accepted. The new type of network should be able to carry not only existing services of voice communication, but also those that might be needed well into the future such as data, facsimile and pictures. The authors discuss the use of the broadband ISDN with the asynchronous transfer mode based on fast packet switching.<... View full abstract»

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  • The Global Positioning System

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):99 - 102
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (320 KB)

    For thousands of years people have navigated by looking to the sky. Today, using satellites rather than stars, a handheld unit can display its exact position regardless of the time of day or the amount of cloud cover. Such a change has not happened overnight, of course, but over a matter of decades as electronic navigation has matured, culminating today in the Global Positioning System (GPS): a se... View full abstract»

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  • Changing track: moving-block railway signalling

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):21 - 25
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The re-equipping of the Docklands Light Railway with a moving-block automatic train control system is a pioneering project that sets new world standards in automated train control. The author outlines the gains and the problems of applying this new technology to a working safety critical system. The system chosen was Seltrac, a transmission based moving block ATC system. The author covers the onbo... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation gets into the loop

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):109 - 112
    Cited by:  Papers (42)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (944 KB)

    Hardware in the loop simulation (HILS) as a means of testing control system electronics is not new-the aerospace industry has been using this technique ever since software first became a safety-critical aspect of flight control systems. As pressure on development time and costs increases, the author describes how the increasingly popular solution is the use of computer simulations to mimic hardwar... View full abstract»

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  • Soldering on: the importance of surface-mount technology

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):SUPL2 - SUPL4
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    One of the main forces behind device miniaturisation has been surface mount technology (SMT). SMT uses miniaturised components soldered onto the top of printed circuit boards (PCBs) rather than the more traditional through-hole soldering techniques. The author discusses the two types of soldering used in SMT, reflow soldering and wave soldering, and describes the computer controlled production lin... View full abstract»

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  • A history of radar

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):343 - 349
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (734 KB)

    The author briefly discusses the discovery of electromagnetism and how it was recognised as being capable of detecting metallic objects by reflection. The author then goes on to discuss the development of radar starting with the Daventry experiment in 1935. The author also discusses the development of pulse radar, microwave radar, surveillance radar and tracking radar. Airborne radar and radar cou... View full abstract»

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  • Home automation

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):355 - 358
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (368 KB)

    In time every piece of domestic electrical equipment may form part of a home automation system. Applications used in future systems are: security and safety; heating and environmental control; lighting; appliance control; energy management; and entertainment View full abstract»

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  • Two heads are better than one [dual-core processors]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):32 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    This article examines manufacturers who are turning to dual-core designs, combining two independent processors and their respective caches and controllers onto a single silicon chip; thereby neatly increasing performance without changing architectures or increasing clock speed. Intel and AMD both offer dual-core processors. The benefits of dual-core processors are outlined with specific applicatio... View full abstract»

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  • RFID sees all

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):22 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (521 KB)

    Civil groups are getting uneasy over RFID as the technology, used in tracking products in manufacturing, crosses over to tracking shoppers in retail. View full abstract»

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  • The father of LabView

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):30 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (395 KB)

    National Instruments (NI) prides itself on the way it changed the measurement and automation world for engineers. But, it took a lot of guts and brainpower according to the founder, Jeff Kodosky. LabView is a graphical control, test and measurement environment development package. It is one of the most widely used software packages for test, measurement and control in a variety of industries. LabV... View full abstract»

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  • Wearable computing struggles for social acceptance

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):24 - 25
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (269 KB)

    Popular images of wearable computers have ranged from the Dick Tracy watch through to the surgical implants of fetishistic Star Trek baddies-The Borg. The cartoon detective's watch, in particular, has reached iconic status among the electronics community. It is seen as marking a key stage in miniaturisation, with conferences often hosting panel sessions on when we will see the watch become a pract... View full abstract»

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  • A new era in HVDC?

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):33 - 39
    Cited by:  Papers (27)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (952 KB)

    The authors review the advantages of high-voltage DC transmission, and discuss the benefits that the use of voltage-sourced converters could bring. They start by giving a simple representation of an HVDC interconnection and then discuss the use and benefits of HVDC for bulk power transmission, power transmission via cables, termination between unsynchronised AC systems, parallel AC/DC transmission... View full abstract»

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  • Phased-array radars

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):363 - 367
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (280 KB)

    Phased-array radars have advantages over conventional radars in that they can support flexible processing and waveforms, support multiple functions in a single system and achieve optimal control and usage of radar energy. The author describes the principles of operation and looks at various phased-array radars including the Cobra Dane and the EMPAR View full abstract»

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  • Artificial intelligence techniques in power systems [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 111
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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  • The other communications revolution [TETRA standard]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):167 - 170
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    As GSM continues its advance through the global market for mobile telephones, the TETRA (Trans European Trunked Radio) standard is set to launch a comparable revolution in private mobile radio. The author discusses what TETRA is and its prospects for the future View full abstract»

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  • Rebuilding the Bombe [Enigma code breaking machine]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 10
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (591 KB)

    Film makers who wanted to recreate the machines that played a vital part in breaking the German Enigma code were able to turn for advice to a group of engineers who are building their own working replica. Both film and book take their name from the coding device used by the German military to communicate battle plans. The machine was almost unbreakable in its sophistication, but procedural flaws s... View full abstract»

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  • Getting IT right: simulation of computer systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):255 - 258
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (368 KB)

    Difficulties in the successful introduction of computer systems have reached crisis proportions. Many solutions have been proposed to deal with the problems, but as fast as these are developed, generations of IT posing new problems for the system designer. In addition, many of these methods fail to address behavioural and performance aspects of computer systems. An obvious approach is to use compu... View full abstract»

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  • Going for gold [gold in electronics industry]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):15 - 19
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (457 KB)

    Gold is the pre-eminent noble metal, prized throughout history for its beauty, permanence and rarity-an enduring store of wealth and the basis for countless decorative, ceremonial and religious artefacts. In the modern world, gold's unique chemical and physical properties mean that it is now finding increasing use in a wide range of industrial applications. Gold has outstanding resistance to corro... View full abstract»

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  • Wind energy explained: theory, design and application [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 42
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  • Power for development-electricity in the Third World

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):101 - 105
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    Electrical power is a vital prerequisite for any modern economy. Even in the least developed countries, the availability of a reliable power supply at reasonable cost is important for economic growth and development. The critical issue is that the demand for electrical power in developing countries keeps expanding faster than the growth of supply, which is constrained by financial, technical and m... View full abstract»

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  • Will maglev lift off?

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):427 - 430
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (364 KB)

    Work on magnetic levitation (maglev) as a basis for ground transport systems has been going on since the 1960s, and although the future of maglev in land transport is still uncertain, the author gives an assessment of progress at a time when there is much interest both in high-speed trains and in people-moving systems. He deals first with the simpler low-speed systems, as these have now been prove... View full abstract»

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  • The connected car

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):42 - 46
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    Engineers are working to create ad hoc networks based on assemblies of communicating vehicles. The theoretical and practical challenges are considerable. View full abstract»

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  • Is anybody out there? [the paranormal world]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):28 - 32
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    Since the days of Newton, leading scientists and engineers have been attracted to the world of the paranormal: the fascination - and the controversy - continue. This article gives an overview of the paranormal, and in particular the beliefs and experiments of various scientists and engineers throughout history who believed in its existence. Electromagnetic propagation and brainwaves are mentioned.... View full abstract»

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  • What's in a name [Internet Domain Name System]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):38 - 40
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    Paul Mockapetris is the inventor of the Internet's Domain Name System. This article discusses why domain names are booming on the Net. As originally envisaged, the DNS was restricted to matching domain names and IP addresses, but Mockapetris decided to "overstep" his mandate and design a system that could be extended to include additional data types. As the DNS has grown in scale, its attractions ... View full abstract»

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  • Advetisement - AWE

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):50 - 51
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  • Software failures-follies and fallacies

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):49 - 52
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    Software failure is becoming a serious issue. Ariane 5 provided a recent spectacular example of how a simple mistake, entirely avoidable, was allowed to sneak through the software verification stage and cause an immensely expensive failure. However, it is not just the aerospace industry which suffers such traumas. Here, the author discusses some common misconceptions View full abstract»

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  • Sensorless vector and direct torque control

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 40
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  • Off-grid electricity for developing countries

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):25 - 28
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    Access to electricity is a key element in determining quality of life. In this paper, the author describes some of the approaches to supplying electricity to poor rural communities beyond the reach of a conventional electricity grid connection View full abstract»

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  • Ethics in engineering practice and research

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 221
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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  • Something in the air [electronic nose]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):10 - 14
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (480 KB)

    No electronic nose can match the capabilities of its human counterpart. But, as the author reports in this paper, advances in sensor technology are transforming the capabilities of the all-electric hooter View full abstract»

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  • 'It will not slice a pineapple'-Charles Babbage and the first computer

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):217 - 220
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    Charles Babbage's abortive attempt to build the first computer cost as much, in its day, as 50 brand-new steam locomotives. Here, the author recounts the story of perhaps the most heroic failure of the 19th century and outlines the two classes (difference and analytical) of engines designed by Babbage.<> View full abstract»

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  • The trolleybus story

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):57 - 61
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (546 KB)

    The author discusses the history of development of the trolleybus. The problems encountered and new innovations in development and design are discussed. The author also discusses the demise of the trolleybus in the UK. The latest trends are then discussed with reference to the fact that trolleybuses are environmentally friendly and are being reintroduced along with LRT systems and trams.<> View full abstract»

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  • SPC digital telephone exchanges--F.J. Redmill and A.R. Valda

    Publication Year: 1992
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  • Overvoltage protection of low-voltage systems

    Publication Year: 1992
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  • Meter power (electricity metering)

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):237 - 240
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (406 KB)

    The author discusses the problems caused by the privatisation of the UK electricity supply industry in the area of metering. The minimum requirements for changes in metering suggested by Offer (Office of Electricity Regulation) to improve demand side management, are discussed. The author then discusses communication techniques for improved metering. The author describes mains signalling and radio ... View full abstract»

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  • CHP and the Energy Act

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):341 - 343
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (248 KB)

    Combined heat and power is a technique for the combined production of electricity and useful heat, usual as hot water, at 80-90°C for use in factories, offices and homes. The 1983 Energy Act makes specific provision for their developments and this is described View full abstract»

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  • Pictures by telephone

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):7 - 10
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    Normal television pictures contain far too much information to be transmitted by normal telephone systems. One way round this problem is offered by slow-scan television (SSTV). The author briefly discusses the shortcomings of fax before describing the SSTV technique. The speed of transmission and hence resolution of the picture is discussed. The applications of SSTV such as for shopping centre sec... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic potentialities of high-temperature superconductors

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):57 - 60
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (305 KB)

    The author highlights the electronic potentialities of high-T/sub c/ superconducting materials. Applications including microwave resonators, transmission lines, superconducting antennas and Josephson junction devices are discussed. Limitations of high-T/sub c/ compounds are also looked at.<> View full abstract»

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  • The future of terrestrial broadcasting-the short-wave super transmitter

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):131 - 134
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    The author discusses the development of single-sideband broadcasting and the short-wave super transmitter. The use of pulse duration modulation to reduce energy costs is discussed. Other energy saving methods such as dynamic amplitude modulation are also discussed. The author describes single-tube-equipped 500 kW transmitter technology.<> View full abstract»

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  • Appropriate technology-rural electrification in developing countries

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):251 - 254
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (294 KB)

    Rural areas in developing countries cannot hope to have their electricity externally supplied. The author describes work carried out to try and reduce the costs of microhydroelectric plants which are an ideal source of remotely-generated power. Work into the replacement of costly synchronous generators with induction generators using cheap industrial induction motors and fixed capacitors for the e... View full abstract»

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  • Energy supply in Nigeria

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):299 - 302
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (312 KB)

    Nigeria has the potential for extensive solar, hydro and nuclear energy programmes. However the cost of researching and installing such technologies has ensured that old, reliable fossil-fuel sources will dominate electricity production for the foreseeable future. The author briefly reviews the state of the natural energy resources in Nigeria, coal, gas and oil, and discusses the state of the elec... View full abstract»

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  • Speaking unto nations-international AM broadcasting with megawatt power

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):237 - 240
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    Since the early days of broadcasting, the medium and long waves have been perceived as the near perfect medium for regional and national entertainment broadcasting. Although long wave is more stable it is also much more expensive. The author looks at the present trends for broadcasting including Radio Monte Carlo, one of the largest transmission networks in Europe, and the Roumoules site, a megawa... View full abstract»

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Published from 1988-2006, IEE Review was the IEE's flagship magazine featuring analysis, news, innovation announcements, job advertisements and careers advice. The coverage was wide and aimed at professionals in all areas of engineering and technology, including the key industry sectors of communications, control and automation, electronics, management, IT, manufacturing and power.

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