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Device contains MIL-STD-1553 protocol logic

May 22, 2015 11:13 am | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits announced a low profile MIL-STD-1553 fully integrated terminal solution. The device, HI-2130, contains MIL-STD-1553 protocol logic, dual transceivers and dual transformers in a low profile compact package.

Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays

May 22, 2015 11:02 am | by David Porter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with...

Why studying engineering was the best decision of my life

May 22, 2015 10:55 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

My least favorite thing is the continued perception that more women don’t want to be in STEM –...

Here's how you can change the world of CubeSats and win a prize

May 22, 2015 9:21 am | by Stratasys and MakerBot | News | Comments

A growing number of aerospace companies are embracing 3D printing as they transform how they...

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Hubble observes one-of-a-kind star nicknamed 'Nasty'

May 22, 2015 9:04 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly aging star...

Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program

May 22, 2015 9:00 am | by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Proton has been the main cash cow for the Russian space industries since the Soviet collapse, capable of lifting 20 metric tons of payload...

Naval Research Laboratory patents compact orbital debris sensor

May 21, 2015 1:29 pm | by Naval Research Laboratory | News | Comments

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Geospace Science and Technology Branch, has received a U.S. patent for the Optical Orbital Debris Spotter, a compact, low power, low cost, local space debris detection concept that can be integrated into larger satellite designs, or flown independently on-board nano-satellite platforms.

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Pentagon’s mysterious X-37B space drone heads back into orbit

May 21, 2015 1:18 pm | by Sputnik | News | Comments

The US Air Force is preparing to launch its super-secretive space drone into orbit again, and this time NASA will use the flight to see how 100 or so “materials of interest” hold up in space’s harsh zero-gravity environment.

Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program

May 21, 2015 9:18 am | by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press | News | Comments

Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse - with national pride and billions of dollars at stake. The setbacks threaten to erode Russia's leading position in ...

NASA advances CubeSat concept for planetary exploration

May 20, 2015 1:42 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Although scientists are increasingly using pint-size satellites sometimes no larger than a loaf of bread to gather data from low-Earth orbit, they have yet to apply the less-expensive small-satellite technology to observe physical phenomena far from terra firma.

Sounding rocket to help calibrate NASA's SDO

May 20, 2015 1:39 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

In mid-May, the seventh calibration mission for an instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, will launch into space onboard a sounding rocket for a 15-minute flight.

OPALS boosts space-to-ground optical communications research

May 20, 2015 1:34 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Ever wonder why stars seem to twinkle? This effect is produced by variations in the density of our atmosphere that cause blurring in light coming from space. It is pretty for stargazing, but a challenge for space-to-ground communications.

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Air force’s new unmanned strategy has F-35 pilots flying drones

May 20, 2015 1:14 pm | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | News | Comments

An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilot will one day control a small fleet of nearby drones from the cockpit while in flight — according to a new Air Force report on autonomous systems, Air Force Chief Scientist Mica Endsley said.

Army tests new acoustic threat detection system

May 20, 2015 1:07 pm | by Brendan McGarry, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The U.S. Army is experimenting with acoustic threat detection systems to help soldiers in combat zones pinpoint the location of incoming fire, from automatic weapons to rocket-propelled grenade.

Cicadas inspiration for US military’s new mini-drones

May 19, 2015 2:20 pm | by Agence France-Presse, Defence Talk | News | Comments

US military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a mobile phone with wings.  

Photos of the Day: Engineers test hydrogen burn-off igniters

May 19, 2015 10:49 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Sparks fly as a hydrogen burn-off igniter test is conducted May 5 at the Redstone Test Center on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. The igniters will be used for NASA's Space Launch System to burn off any free hydrogen that can potentially collect ...

The dying world of innovation

May 18, 2015 7:42 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Innovation is a word that gets thrown around at a lot of companies, but nobody understand more about innovation than Mike Rainone, founder and chief innovation officer at PCDworks, Inc. And, according to him, all those companies tossing out ideas about how to innovate? They’re doing it wrong.

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Engineering Newswire: Army M249 Squad Automatic Weapon sheds the pounds

May 15, 2015 9:30 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy, Andrew Berg | Videos | Comments

U.S. Army engineers redesigned and lightened the M249 machine gun, taking it down from 17.5 to 9.2 pounds. The M249, formerly known as the Squad Automatic Weapon has even taken a different name – the Cased Telescoped Light Machine Gun, or CT LMG.

Engineering Update #110: A VTOL plug-in hybrid-electric flying car

May 13, 2015 1:55 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

It’s fair to say that flying cars have excited the public’s imagination since at least the 1920s when Henry Ford produced a flimsy aircraft that garnered press but ultimately killed its pilot. And the excitement continued throughout the 20th century....

Let’s talk about space

May 12, 2015 9:30 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Articles | Comments

Most of the time, my job is just like any other job. I have day-to-day responsibilities like debating topics with commenters, writing blogs about things that annoy the commenters, and then writing up blogs about the terrible things commenters sometimes say.

Photos of the Day: Altered-gravity aircraft inaugurated

May 8, 2015 1:22 pm | by European Space Agency (ESA) | News | Comments

ESA, France’s space agency CNES and the German aerospace centre DLR inaugurated the Airbus A310 ZERO-G refitted for altered gravity by running 12 scientific experiments this week. Repeatedly putting the aircraft on an ...

Drone use poised to expand to newsrooms despite FAA limits

May 8, 2015 11:44 am | by SALLY HO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Newsgathering by drone is gaining traction as an industry practice, but how the technology can actually be used to cover the news of the day is murky given its legal limitations. The emerging technology has been used in ...

Development kit helps fast track device prototyping

May 7, 2015 2:43 pm | by Avnet, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Electronics Marketing released the new Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA DSP development kit with JESD204B high-speed analog. The kit provides a comprehensive platform for rapid prototyping of high performance digital signal processing applications with wideband analog data acquisition in sectors including communications, medical imaging, test and measurement and defense/aerospace.

High-altitude balloon class emphasizes hands-on learning

May 7, 2015 2:15 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

On a fine day in April a sizeable crowd gathered to watch as a helium-filled balloon rose, carrying into the sky several students’ projects from Prof. Vicki Coverstone’s high-altitude balloon class. The balloon would rise some 90,000 feet before popping from the ...

Engineering Newswire: Air-powered car claims zero pollution

May 7, 2015 1:50 pm | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM), the developer of the tiny car AIRPod, plans to produce and sell the first compressed air-powered car in the United States by the second half of 2015. The AIRPod, which is marketed as THE solution to urban pollution and ...

Engineering Update #109: NASA’s 10-engine tiltrotor drone

May 6, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

At first glance, NASA’s new 10-engine drone looks like someone Frankensteined together a C-130, V-22 Osprey, and a Harrier for good measure. So naturally, they dubbed it the GL-10 Greased Lightning. The Greased Lightning is a battery powered, diesel-electric hybrid....

NASA’s morphing-wing technology could make flying more ... tolerable

May 6, 2015 1:09 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

While NASA experiments with tiltrotor drones capable of switching from aircraft to helicopter mid-air, it’s also testing a shape-changing wing that could save millions in fuel costs and improve the passenger experience. NASA has partnered with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Ann Arbor-based FlexSys ...

Space debris from satellite explosion increases collision risk for space craft

May 6, 2015 10:54 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Debris from the US Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F13 satellite, which recently exploded in orbit, could pose a threat to other spacecraft and missions according to new research from the University of Southampton.

US gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones

May 6, 2015 10:27 am | by SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday. The drone, called the RMAX, is a remotely piloted helicopter that weighs ...

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