Volume 13 Issue 11 • Nov. 1976

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  • [Front matter]

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 1
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  • [Advertisements]

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):2 - 7
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  • Meetings

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):8 - 11
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):12 - 16
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 17
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Inside IEEE

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):20 - 22
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):23 - 28
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  • Spectral lines: An idea whose time may never come

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):29 - 30
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    The concept of a “science court” has now gained a sufficiently high profile to, at least, prompt serious discussion of a formal experiment. However, although few question the concept's ultimate objectives, many question it as a viable means of reaching those objectives. As a modest test, a task force of the Presidential Advisory Group on Anticipated Advances in Science and Technology has proposed ... View full abstract»

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  • Circuits and devices: High-frequency components play catch-up: From RF to mm waves, improved circuit and packaging techniques have increased the density and performance of the latest components

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):31 - 36
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    Discusses the advancements of HF components with increased density and performance. Outlines the development of monolithic integrated circuits (bipolar IC's using ECL; GaAs FET's; GaAs TED's). Describes in more detail the development of a complete receiver for L-band (1 to 2 GHz) operation on one or a few chips. Discusses the development of millimeter waves components with particular emphasis on t... View full abstract»

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  • Biomedical electronics: Electronics aids the disabled: Engineering advances are making possible electronic arms for amputees and mobile work stations for the totally disabled

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):37 - 44
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    Outlines engineering advances in proportional myoelectric arm prostheses and multifunctional arms using microprocessors. Describes a telescoping arm on the VAPC Quad manipulator wheelchair for quadriplegics, which provides nine degrees of motion freedom. It allows its user, through chin manipulation of a joystick, to do everything a normal person can do (through the attached pseudoarm) and permits... View full abstract»

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  • Power: Windmills stage a comeback: ‘Born again’ amid the search for fossil-fuel alternatives, wind-generated electricity now makes technical and economic sense

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):45 - 49
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    Compares the following concepts involving vertical-axis wind machines with regard to their suitability for commercial power generation: constant-speed constant-frequency systems (synchronous and induction); and variable-speed constant-frequency systems (field modulated system; double-output induction generator system; a system using an AC commutator generator; and a system employing a synchronous ... View full abstract»

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  • Perspective: Independent R&D: Three viewpoints: A key question is to what extent IR&D costs should be reimbursed by Government agencies and under what controls

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):50 - 53
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    Research and development effort by contractors to U.S. Government agencies is either “directed” or “independent.” Directed R&D is that done by a contractor in a specific technical area selected by the agency awarding the contract or grant. Independent R&D (IR&D) is that done by a contractor as the result of his own decision as to the kind of research projects and programs he will pursu... View full abstract»

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  • Perspective: Peccei on the future: Club of Rome president Aurelio Peccei, in an exclusive interview, gives his views and prognoses for humankind's future

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):54 - 57
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    In April, Spectrum had the privilege of attending the international conference of the “elite 100”∗members of the Club of Rome (CoR) — in Philadelphia. CoR's membership reads like a global Who's Who: It consists of scholars, scientists, technologists, economists, and leaders of industry from countries throughout the world. In fact, the three-day meeting seemed like a “mathematical model”... View full abstract»

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  • Government interface: EEs inside Congress: A close look at the much-maligned U.S. legislative process by five EEs who tried the ‘System,’ liked it, but found it needs IEEE

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):58 - 61
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    “I think I shared the feeling of most citizens that the pace in Congress is slow, that a Congressman's job is not very demanding, and that the norm in Washington is lots of receptions, lots of vacations, and more than adequate pay.” The speaker is Diane Wyble — 25 years old, an electrical engineer, an IEEE member, and an employee on leave from the Westinghouse Electric Corporation. In an interview... View full abstract»

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  • Careers: Uncle Sam wants you! But do you want him? Not necessarily, says IEEE's USAB, if the Government is ‘offering’ you a service contract. Here's why

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):62 - 64
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    Sure I'm bitter: How would you like it if you'd been in the business for 16 years, reached the classification of senior engineer, then opened your mailbox one morning and found they were going to pay you less than the new graduate who lives down the block? View full abstract»

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  • New product applications

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):65 - 66
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    Advanced modeling program provides improvements in capability and interface: ISPICE 2.01 is an interactive computer-aided-design (CAD) program that is said to be much improved in modeling and analytical capability, efficiency, and operator interface over its earlier version, ISPICE 1.34. The program is marketed via National CSS's computer/communications network. View full abstract»

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  • News from industry

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 67
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  • News from the regions

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):68 - 70
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  • Spectrum's hardware review [reader service card]

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 71
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  • Applications literature: Basic concepts of microwave devices and instrumentation

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):72 - 75
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    Included in this 170-page catalog are more than 30 pages of material explaining the theory and operation of various microwave devices and instruments. The discussion of solid-state phase-locked signal sources starts with a description of an oscillator system, and goes on to a detailed discussion of FM noise. Various types of coaxial attenuators are described, including fixed, variable, lossy wall,... View full abstract»

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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):76 - 79
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  • IEEE people

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):80 - 84
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  • In future issues

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 84
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