February 2003

The February issue of S&V is our annual Instrument Reference Issue. The cover shows a Caterpillar test engineer performing noise measurements in Caterpillar's new noise control research lab. The construction and capabilities of this lab are highlighted in the lead feature article. The other feature discusses the use of MATLAB™ for analyzing dynamic measurement data. We introduce a new contributing editor in this issue, Dr. Thomas Lagö, who provides an editorial looking at the philosophies of several high-tech companies in the sound and vibration industry. The Observer discusses a high-speed, high-volume method of data acquisition, and the issue concludes with the annual Instrumentation Buyer's Guide: over six pages of categorized contact information for suppliers of dynamic measurement instrumentation.