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Test & Measurement Features

Minimising dispersion errors in time-domain measurements on waveguides

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

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

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

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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