Volume 23 Issue 6 • June 1986

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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):1 - 2
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    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 3
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    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):6 - 11
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):13 - 25
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  • Speakout

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):20 - 23
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  • Innovations

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Program notes [reports of new computer programs]

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • Video

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):28 - 30
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  • Spectral lines: A helping hand

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 31
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    Wouldn't it be appropriate if the major U.S. research universities would get together in a cooperative effort to influence the curriculum and the quality of instruction in public schools at the precollege level? It is widely known through the many reports published in recent years that the teaching of science, mathematics, and even English in elementary and secondary schools has deteriorated. View full abstract»

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  • How disks are `padlocked'

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):32 - 40
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    Copy protection uses special techniques to write information on a floppy disk, that the disk drive of an ordinary personal computer can read but cannot write. When a user makes a copy of this disk, that information will thus be lost. Software embedded in the application program can check for this unique data. If it is there, the disk is legitimate; if it is not, the disk is a copy, and the program... View full abstract»

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  • Back on line in 72 hours: To reconnect Mexico City's complex electric grid after last September's earthquake, engineers zeroed in on the most critical repairs, aided by remote operation of substations

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):41 - 46
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    Describes the Mexican Light and Power company's efforts to reconnect Mexico City's complex electric grid after the September 1985 earthquake. The engineers zeroed in on the most critical repairs, aided by remote operation of substations, and restored power to the company's 3,200,000 customers in only 72 hours. The author discusses getting accurate damage reports, keeping the work crews supplied, a... View full abstract»

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  • Assessing Japan's role in telecommunications: Building on successes in devices and small systems, Japan's R&D turns to making the large systems in which the United States has excelled

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):47 - 52
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    Building on success in devices and small systems, Japan's R and D has turned to making the large systems in which the United States has excelled. Ideas first presented by the Japanese Technology Evaluation Program (JTECH), are explored. The JTECH study compared the probable near-future status of the Japanese telecommunication industry with that of the US. It was found that Japanese companies were ... View full abstract»

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  • Coming from Detroit: Networks on wheels: Multiplexed wiring in new models promises cost-effective control and accurate diagnostics, as well as fewer wires and less redundancy

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):53 - 59
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    Multiplexing-the simultaneous transmissions of two or more messages on a single channel-is explored as the answer to the problem of finding space in cars for the wiring needs of advanced electronic features like antilock braking, electronic steering, and electronically controlled transmissions and suspensions. Multiplexing can reduce wiring complexity and eliminate redundant parts, while simplifyi... View full abstract»

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  • Communicating from the edge of the solar system: Centimeter-band transmissions, three-dimensional data compression, and laser-based systems may launch unmanned missions to deep space

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):60 - 65
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    Centimeter-band transmissions, three-dimensional data compression, and laser-based systems are discussed for future use in unmanned missions to deep space. Project Galileo, a planned two-in-one spacecraft that is to explore Jupiter and four of its moons as an orbiting weather satellite, while a canonical probe detaches from the orbiter and plunges into the Jovian atmosphere, is highlighted. Detail... View full abstract»

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  • Art analysis probing beneath the image: Electrotechnology backs up museum conservators in analyzing, conserving, and restoring works of art and in unmasking forgeries

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):66 - 71
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    Instruments for high-precision analyses of pieces of art and the techniques used in the analyses are discussed. Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometers, high-pressure liquid chromatographs, combined gas chromatograph and mass spectrometers, and X-ray fluorescence spectrometers combined with scanning electron microscopes, which have been slowly working their way into the top institutions... View full abstract»

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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):72 - 73
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):74 - 79
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  • Papers are invited

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):80 - 82
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  • IEEE tables of contents

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):83 - 85
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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):86 - 89
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 90
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 90
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