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Test & Measurement Features

Fuel cells – controlling the energy of the future

Fuel cells have been hailed as the energy source of the future; they can provide a non-polluting supply of power by re-combining hydrogen and oxygen to create electricity and water.

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5G’s far-reaching ambitions set complex and long-term challenges

Commercial 5G trials are beginning this year and, with discussions about the companies bidding for infrastructure contracts now hitting the news, many people will surely ask “What is 5G?” Of course, 5G is so much more than simply the successor to 4G.

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An engineer’s guide to testing mmWave equipment

The race to win our hearts and minds is already underway by the marketing departments of the 5G cellular operators. Customer retention is a key metric for operators, and the opportunity to migrate existing customers and upsell them significantly enhanced network speeds is key to starting to recoup the infrastructure investments already made.

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CalCube cuts calibration disruption for Swedish pharma firm

When a Scandinavian pharmaceutical company needed to maintain vacuum calibration accuracy whilst minimising downtime, UK pressure and gas flow measurement specialists Chell Instruments stepped in with CalCube.

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    Minimising dispersion errors in time-domain measurements on waveguides(07/03/2019)

    Hollow metal waveguides are sometimes the preferred method for transferring energy in the form of electromagnetic waves. The main reasons are that they can handle high power levels and have very low attenuation – compared with coaxial cables, for example. In certain applications they can also be more practical because of their rigidity.

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    Standardisation for the 21st century(18/12/2018)

    Test organisations have strived for standardisation for years. Early technology standardisation projects aimed to limit the variety of test equipment used in test solutions across the organisation.

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    Trialling a wireless temperature and humidity sensor for electricity substations(18/12/2018)

    The University of Strathclyde Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) is a research, demonstration and deployment centre for emerging electrical power system technologies and accelerating smart grid implementations.

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    The understanding of reliability(18/12/2018)

    Back in November 2018, my comment page (Paige’s page) asked the questions: ‘Can a robot do that? Should a robot do that?’ Quite simply, I’d seen that a team of SEAT engineers were tasked with reproducing the action of getting in and out of a car to test the resistance of its seats. Surely this was a task that could be easily automated and it made me wonder why SEAT have chosen to do it this way.

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    Data capture solution for the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre(18/12/2018)

    Argenta has delivered a paperless shop floor management solution to the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The solution used Argenta's expertise in implementing LabVIEW for data capture and in developing bespoke software.

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