Volume 36 Issue 6 • June 1999

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  • IEEE Spectrum - [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):6 - 12
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  • Gravity, particles, and the Planck length [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • A new science policy classic [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):16 - 22
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):23 - 82R13
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):26I1 - 26I4
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 26I8
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  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 27
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  • Charles Concordia [power engineer biography]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):28 - 33
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    This paper presents a biography of Charles Concordia. His education, career and contribution to the power engineering field are detailed. In particular, his efforts in the power systems arena are described by the author. View full abstract»

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  • Keeping the lights on [power system reliability]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):34 - 39
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    Of all the energy conversion processes in existence, the US electric power system is the largest and most complex. Unlike industries such as communications and transportation, where a demand in excess of supply produces a "busy signal" or temporary grid lock, the nature of the electric power system is one of instantaneously matching supply and demand. Failure to sustain this balancing act can resu... View full abstract»

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  • Improving grid behaviour

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):40 - 45
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    In this paper, the author describes how the inglorious Summer-of-1996 blackouts taught the Western USA to improve emergency grid control and protection and to sharpen power network simulation techniques. View full abstract»

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  • The next threat to grid reliability-data security

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):46 - 48
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    The authors describe how the growing reliance of the electric power industry on information technologies introduces a new class of cyber vulnerability. The principal challenge is to determine how best to counter cyber threats posed by malicious elements, be they terrorists bent on destruction, vandals hacking their way into control or data exchange systems, or even commercial competitors, stealing... View full abstract»

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  • Wireless Andrew [mobile computing for university campus]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):49 - 53
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    At Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, staff and students are using mobile computers for various tasks such as transferring lecture notes, sending e-mails, or surfing the net. This possible due to the installation of a wireless network which will cover all 28 academic and administrative buildings on the 40-hectare campus, and provide service to 10000 people. As long as they are on campus, th... View full abstract»

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  • Down with noise [active noise control]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):54 - 61
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    Annoying noise in the passenger cabins of propeller aircraft, the rumble in air-conditioning systems, and the sounds disrupting headset communication are being reduced these days by active noise control, thanks to advances in digital signal processing. The technique relies on the principle of destructive interference between two sound fields, one field is generated by the original or primary sound... View full abstract»

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  • The 1999 IEEE medalists

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):62 - 68
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  • Improving the manufacturability of electronic designs

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):70 - 76
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    The application of statistical circuit design techniques can prevent problems of low yield in manufacture of circuits. Statistical circuit design techniques analyze the yields of circuit designs whose underlying components exhibit random fluctuations. These techniques can help produce more robust designs by calling attention to areas where statistical variations are likely to combine in such a way... View full abstract»

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  • Calibrating simulation tools for nanometer designs

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):77 - 82
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    Next-generation silicon processes will challenge system-on-a-chip (SOC) designers to increase the accuracy of the data they feed to their high level tools. Minimum circuit features of 250 nm (0.25 μm) or below are demanding. The tools that simulate them will need transistor models and interconnect parameters that reflect nothing less than the actual physical properties of the process in which ICs ... View full abstract»

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  • Thirty years ago...

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):82R2 - 82R4
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  • EV watch

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):89 - 90
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  • Faults & failures

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 92
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  • Software Reviews - IDL data visualization broadly upgraded

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):93 - 94
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  • Software Reviews - One highly adaptable software package

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):94 - 95
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  • Software Review - Breezy DSP designs

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):95 - 97
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