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Volume 19 Issue 9 • Sept. 1982

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    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • Contents

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  • Calendar

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  • Forum

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  • Reflections

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Best bits: Applications of microprocessors: Making the shuttle reliable

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):22 - 23
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    The U.S. space Shuttle's robot arm, used to manipulate equipment carried in the shuttle's cargo bay, is controlled by one of six computers on board. However engineers at Spar Aerospace Ltd. of Ontario, Canada, designed the arm with a microprocessor that monitors the computer and the robot arm's electronics. The device, manufactured by the Rockwell International Corp. of Downey, Calif, contlnually ... View full abstract»

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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 24
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 26
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):26 - 28
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  • Spectral lines: The space shuffle

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 29
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    It is inarguable that the Soviets began it all in 1957 when they rocketed a 184-pound satellite named Sputnik into space. It is also clear that the United States caught up and then drew ahead of the USSR in space technology and applications, so that by the 1970s it was the undisputed leader. The U.S. was also seen as an important partner in space ventures by other countries, as well as by the mult... View full abstract»

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  • Consumer electronics: Stereophonic sound for television: Three transmission systems, vying for selection as the U.S. standard, are compared

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):30 - 33
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    Three transmission systems, vying for selection as the US standard, are compared. The sound quality will have to be comparable to that now transmitted by FM radio stations. The stereo-TV transmission standards are proposed by the Electronic Industries Association of Japan, Telesonics System Inc. and the Zenith Radio Corp. All three basic systems have undergone extensive testing by the Multichannel... View full abstract»

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  • Communications: The quandary of office automation: Systems designers are heatedly debating the most efficient communication hardware for the electronic office of the future

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):34 - 39
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    The building blocks for the `electronic office of the future' are now available but the debate about the most efficient hardware for connecting them together continues. The merits of the local area network, the PABX and the hybrid integrated (voice and data) PABX are discussed. A significant advantage of PABXs over local area networks is their efficient software for handling voice communication an... View full abstract»

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  • Design case history: the `infinite' matrix printer

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):40 - 45
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    Discusses the `infinite' microprocessor based printer developed by Santec. In the first generation of the printer, Model 12/7 printer, a Zilog Z-80 microprocessor controlled most of the operations except for those delegated to the input-output board, which buffered the incoming data stream from the host computer. The second generation printer, the S-700, is an improvement on the 12/7 with the addi... View full abstract»

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  • Entertainment/control technology: The wonderful world of Epcot: Walt Disney Productions unveils a futuristic amusement park that may be even more intriguing to engineers than to the public at large

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):46 - 55
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    Discusses the development of some of the exhibits at Disney World amusement park. The park houses large-scale demonstrations of information systems, computer monitoring and control, fibre optics, energy and transportation. A Bell information system using interactive video technology, a laser disk, fibre optics and microcomputers provides a variety of information to visitors. The computer control r... View full abstract»

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  • Finding the flaws in nuclear power plants

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):56 - 61
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    Research and development sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, California, has led to new nondestructive evaluation techniques. These include: a high-energy, portable X-ray system for ensuring the integrity of thick metal reactor vessels and coolant pumps, ultrasonic methods to enable reliable detection and characterization of corrosion-induced cracks in pipes, advanced ... View full abstract»

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  • Industrial electronics: Our computers aren't speaking: Innovation in computer-based manufacturing has led to a pressing need for interface standards

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):62 - 65
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    Discusses the Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES), a project of the US Air Force ICAM (integrated computer-aided manufacturing) program intended to meet the need for interface standards. IGES offers a solution to the interface problem for CAD equipment using wire-frame figures from different manufacturers. IGES is a communication file structure for data produced with and used by CAD and... View full abstract»

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  • Information control: The dilemma of technology transfer: Industry-Government cooperation is sought in developing priorities for the protection of technical information developed in the U.S.

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):66 - 70
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    When six Japanese engineers were arrested in California last June 22 for allegedly buying IBM trade secrets from an undercover FBI agent and warrants were obtained for the arrest of 12 other persons in Japan, the problem of illegal export of U.S. technical information became public in a forceful way. If U.S. high-technology companies are tempting targets for the Japanese, then they must be irresis... View full abstract»

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  • Meeting preview: Wescon '82: A micro bonanza: Microprocessors and their applications will be among the main attractions at Anaheim in September

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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):73 - 75
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  • Meeting previews

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):76 - 79
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  • New product applications: EJAO-size drafting plotter permits programmed selection of up to eight pens, operates at speeds to 60 cmls

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):80 - 81
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    The HP 7585A is a E/AO-size drafting plotter with microprocessor control, 4-g acceleration, and speeds up to 60 cm/s. It can generate drawings in any size from 203 by 267 mm to 927 by 1189 mm. View full abstract»

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