Volume 14 Issue 2 • Feb. 1977

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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 1
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    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):2 - 7
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  • Meetings

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 8
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 9
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):10 - 13
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):14 - 18
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):19 - 20
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  • Inside IEEE

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):21 - 28b
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    IEEE General Manager and Executive Director H. A. Schulke, Jr., has tendered his resignation effective July 22, 1977. In a letter to 1977 IEEE President Robert Saunders, Dr. Schulke cited as his reason for leaving “the burgeoning scope of USAB programs into new areas of activity and the amount of time and effort required to be spent in determining what the extent of these activities should be.” Sa... View full abstract»

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  • Tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):29 - 30
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  • Spectral lines

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):31 - 32
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    As irony and coincidence would have it, on the opening day of a recent conference at which a retrospective look was taken at local hydroelectric power generation, David Lilienthal, a founding director of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Atomic Energy Commission's first chairman, writing in the New York Times, proposed that ¿all over this country there are substantial amounts of renewable sou... View full abstract»

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  • Communications: Optical transmission of voice and data: Bandwidth and noise immunity are up; size, weight, and costs are down

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):33 - 41
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    Fibre-optic transmission systems offer powerful advantages over conventional coaxial cable and metallic wire links. Increased bandwidth, smaller diameter, lower weight, lack of crosstalk, complete immunity to inductive interference, and the potential ability to deliver signals at lower costs are bringing fibre-optic systems out of the laboratory into strong competition with conventional systems in... View full abstract»

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  • 'chipping in' to digital telephones

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 42
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    Monolithic IC chips, codecs (coder-decoders), that convert voice to digital signals are now being designed and marketed, and use of these chips on a massive scale in telephone equipment and systems is imminent. The features and applications of the chips are given. View full abstract»

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  • Communications: The military goes digital: Digital switching and signaling, along with digital transmission, offer reliability in a hostile environment

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):42 - 48
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    For military needs, the smaller size, simpler design, and lower cost of digital switching systems are important features, just as they are in commercial telephone applications. In addition, powerful digital signaling and error-control techniques — available in all-digital telephone systems — provide highly reliable signaling and allow signaling throughput to be maintained in higherror-rate transmi... View full abstract»

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  • Power/energy: Nontraditional sources: A sampler: Engineers in Israel, France, and the U.K. choose their own ways to go in the energy crisis

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):49 - 56
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    Describes briefly some unconventional sources of power being developed in France, UK and Israel; they include photovoltaic conversion, solar ponds as heat collectors, solar furnace, hydroelectric power station near the Dead Sea, wave energy, and geothermal assessment in UK. View full abstract»

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  • Power/energy: UHV: Onward and upward: A major effort is being mounted in the U.S. and overseas to push practical transmission above the 1000-kV level

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):57 - 65
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    A major effort is being mounted in the US and overseas to push practical transmission above the 1000-kV level. View full abstract»

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  • Personal development: Career hurdles and how to clear them: Will an advanced degree and adherence to the work ethic suffice in moving ahead?

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):66 - 69
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    Faced with the myriad suggestions offered them on career development, engineers might well question the effectiveness of the various alternatives. Suggested courses of action have run the gamut from earning a higher degree and obtaining better job assignments to improving one's social skills and developing a “bail-out” option. But with the current scarcity of hard data on how such courses of actio... View full abstract»

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  • Career management: Taxes and the second income: For the U.S. engineer: Experts tell how to ease the tax bite on your alternate income

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):70 - 73
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    Moonlighting — with a second job or self-employment — can increase an engineer's income, but it can also increase tax payments. That's why knowledge of current tax requirements and practices can help the engineer protect the benefits a second income promises to provide. Those who work for more than one employer should be particularly aware of the tax consequences of excess Social Security tax paym... View full abstract»

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  • Awards: The new fellows: IEEE's latest additions to its elite grade are named and the selection process is briefly described

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  • New product applications

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):78 - 82
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  • Spectrum's hardware review

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 83
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  • Applications literature

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):84 - 86
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  • News from industry

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 87
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  • News from region 1

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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):91 - 96
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