Volume 34 Issue 9 • Sept. 1997

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):10 - 96E6
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  • HDTV in Wonderland

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):16 - 18
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  • Digital compression exegesis, straight from the apostles

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Program notes

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):20 - 22
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  • EV watch

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 24
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):24T4 - 24T8
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):24T10 - 96T4
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  • The junk plague [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 25
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  • Ballistic Mission Defense: It's Back

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • The grand plans [ballistic missile defense]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):28 - 39
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    The United States plans to use a layered approach to protect its forces and allies against short-range ballistic missiles, which have ranges less than 3500 km. Area defenses such as the land-based Theater High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) and the sea-based upper-tier defenses will cover broad areas. Patriot PAC-2 and PAC-3 and the sea-based lower-tier defenses will be a backup for targets missed ... View full abstract»

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  • The airborne laser

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):40 - 49
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    The Airborne Laser (ABL), a high-flying megawatt laser that pinpoints a ballistic missile lifting off hundreds of kilometers away, is an alternative to terminal defenses. The utility of the ABL in future regional conflicts, and the consequent policy options the United States can exercise, will be highly dependent on its range. The ABL's range in turn is determined by the accuracy with which the pr... View full abstract»

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  • Space sentries

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):50 - 59
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    The Pentagon plans to take up space with new suites of early-warning and missile-tracking satellites, space-weather probes, orbiting laser weapons, and an antisatellite swatter. View full abstract»

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  • Future challenges to ballistic missile defense

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):60 - 68
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    The United States is in the midst of an ambitious effort to build and deploy a wide range of ballistic missile defense systems. Proponents of the systems argue that they will be effective against a host of current and postulated threats from ballistic missiles. In reality, success or failure will depend not only on the technology used in defenses, but also on the tactics and technologies used in m... View full abstract»

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  • To probe further

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 69
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  • Chiariglione and the birth of MPEG

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):70 - 77
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    Leonardo Chiariglione, the father of the Moving Pictures Experts Group and the driving force behind its standards for digitized video is now pushing a standard for Internet images manipulable by the user. As first conceived, MPEG-2 was to standardize the digital coding of interlaced TV pictures (in which a field made up of every other scan line is followed by another field consisting of the remain... View full abstract»

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  • The practical engineer

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 79
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  • Redesigning the old 555 [timer circuit]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):80 - 85
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    It is rare that an integrated circuit stays on the market for 25 years. And it is surprising that, except for a CMOS derivative, the 555 timer has never been updated. It has been shrunk somewhat, but the original schematic and layout have remained intact. For a long time this situation could be explained by the versatility of the 555, whose speed, current draw and voltage range sit right in the mi... View full abstract»

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  • Testing LANs optically to the Gigabit Ethernet standard

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):86 - 90
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    Gigabit Ethernet is a third-generation technology that builds on both the original Ethernet, with its 10-Mb/s data rate, and the second-generation, 100-Mb/s Fast Ethernet. Moving data at 1 Gb/s, Gigabit Ethernet meets the demands of emerging applications like desktop videoconferencing, high-resolution graphics, and high-speed networking in general trough the use of optical fibre links. High-speed ... View full abstract»

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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):94 - 96
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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 107
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 110
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