Engineering blogs: Impedance, automation protection, to the moon, garbage cars, SCADA database

Oak Brook, IL — Five Control Engineering blogs include information about impedance measurement, protecting automation and those around it, robots on the moon, cars that run on garbage, and SCADA database and final system integration project documentation. Each recently updated blog has a mechanism for readers to post comments, questions, or related links. Information on each engineering blog follows, with links.
By Control Engineering Staff January 16, 2008

Oak Brook, IL — Five Control Engineering blogs include information about impedance measurement, protecting automation and those around it, robots on the moon, cars that run on garbage, and SCADA database and final system integration project documentation. Each recently updated blog has a mechanism for readers to post comments, questions, or related links. Information on each engineering blog follows, with links.

Ask Charlie Blog: Question of the Week
Why are the impedances of coaxial and twisted wire lines 50, 100, and 120 Ohms? Learn about the answer .

Standard profits: Make2Pack and ISA88
I’ve heard the statement, “We need to protect stupid people from doing dumb things,” more than once from automation engineers as they…. Read more .

AIMing for Automated Vehicles
BACK TO THE MOON: Want to get away from it all? Tired of everyday earth problems? A robot club team member was at the AIM workshop to tell club members about going back to the moon…. Read more .

Pillar to Post: News, events and analysis
Cars that run on garbage, part 1: Urban myths say an inventor found a way to run cars on water, but that the auto and oil companies squelch the knowledge to maintain the profitable status quo. Well, here’s a new one, and supposedly it is not a myth: Tomorrow’s automotive fuels may come from designer bugs and bioreactors, using garbage as a feedstock, and an auto company is helping.… Read more .

System Integration: Water/Wastewater project
Back to Work 2008:

We completed the central SCADA graphics and database and are moving on to completing final documentation and still waiting on the city to decide

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— Compiled by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief
Control Engineering News Desk
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