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Content tagged with Electronics & Test posted in March 1996
Intelligent motion controller mimics brain's structure
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Three-level triune architecture gives robots and AGVs instincts, behaviors, and goals and allows sophisticated obstacle avoidance
Contactless sensor measures speed and direction
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Magnetoresistive design distinguishes between targets approaching from different sides
Electronics match vapor generation/recovery
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Vacuum pump extracts precisely the amount of vapor generated during refueling, says system designer Edward Payne
Capacitance technique improves level measurement accuracy
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By modeling the device operation after that of a DVM, Gary Sanders improved measurement accuracy to +/-0.25% of reading
Gas pump compensates for temperature
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Cold-weather metering system, designed by Howard Myers and colleagues, accurately tracks fuel inventories
Extreme-range pressure sensor boasts 1% total error
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Optically coupled, twin-column design by Charles Liucci makes correction curves a thing of the past
Particle velocity control places salt accurately
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Instead of scattering salt to the four winds, the zero velocity system by Kevin Wald puts it where it is needed
Compact pumping inverter powers electroluminescent lamps
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Dielectric-isolation driver circuits by Rob Kimball replace conventional transformers, boosting applications for EL lamps
Designer's Corner
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Useful technology for your idea file
Hydrostatic altimeter measures elevation directly
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Compulevel by Dennis Vorie quickly measures positive and negative elevations--even around corners




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