Volume 26 Issue 9 • Sept. 1989

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  • The state of Japan's military art

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):28 - 33
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    The issues surrounding an arrangement that allows Japanese codevelopment and coproduction of an advanced version of the F-16 fighter jet, known as the FSX project, are examined. US opposition to the FSX project arises from fears that the project will help Japanese companies compete effectively against the United States' civil aircraft industry. Another charge is that Japanese companies may be eyei... View full abstract»

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  • Flat-panel displays displace large, heavy, power-hungry CRTs

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):34 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    Personal computers, cars, and aircraft are major growing markets for liquid-crystal, electroluminescent, plasma, and vacuum fluorescent displays. However, the displays themselves are limited by technology. It is difficult to make them large enough, with high enough resolution, and with as many shades of color and gray as desired over a wide enough environmental operating range at a cost supportabl... View full abstract»

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  • Manufacturing hurdles challenge large-LCD developers

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):36 - 40
    Cited by:  Patents (9)
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    The author discusses the status of liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) and assesses their ability to replace cathode-ray tubes. He examines advances in large-panel circuit fabrication and materials engineering that are needed before this can happen. He discusses manufacturing technology and the potential market for LCDs.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • How to select a flat-panel display

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):41 - 45
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    A simplified scenario is given to illustrate the basic steps a designer takes in selecting a flat-panel display. The attributes of flat-panel displays are then examined and compared to those of cathode-ray-tube (CRT) displays. Criteria for using one or the other are given. Cost factors are considered.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Of mice and menus: designing the user-friendly interface

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):46 - 51
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (4)
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    The use of user-friendly interface design is reviewed, focusing on the four ingredients-mice, windows, icons, and menus-that are designed to be easy to grasp, simple to use, and straightforward to describe. (The mouse is a pointer. Windows divide up the screen. Icons symbolize application programs and data. Menus list choices of action.) Highlighted are sketchpad (1962), the first computer with a ... View full abstract»

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  • 'Doc' Edgerton: an EE for all seasons

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):52 - 57
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  • Sonar array processing borrows from geophysics

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):58 - 59
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    A modification of a simple hybrid signal-processing technique introduced in 1973 by Tad Ulrych, a geophysicist, and his colleagues is described. The method can improve the performance of one-dimensional, equispaced sensor arrays under certain conditions, so that they perform as well as arrays that are up to two or three times longer under high signal-to-noise ratio conditions. Combining approaches... View full abstract»

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  • The bombsight war: Norden vs. Sperry

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):60 - 64
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    A retrospective is provided of the invention of two major bombsights during World War II: the well-known Norden bombsight and the less famous but superior Sperry bombsight. The author describes their invention and compares the two. He explains why the Norden became so famous during World War II that it was even featured in popular movies while the Sperry was comparatively little known in spite of ... View full abstract»

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