The end of the U.S. space shuttle program is the end of the line for Tom Brown and other workers like him at the Kennedy Space Center in central Florida. He is about to join the ranks of the unemployed.
The largest digital camera ever built for a space mission has been painstakingly mosaicked together from 106 separate electronic detectors. The resulting “billion-pixel array” will serve as the super-sensitive ‘eye’ of ESA’s Galaxy-mapping Gaia mission.
After Atlantis’ two-week mission, NASA will retire the Space Shuttle. Between the Shuttle’s retirement and the completion of the International Space Station in 2020, the U.S. faces a nine-year gap during which we’ll lack the ability to independently ferry astronauts into space. The Space Shuttle fit the textbook definition of government mismanagement. Envisioned as “routine and economical”, the finished product was neither.
ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a MIL-DTL 38999 Series III style connecter capable of desirable performance in low-pressure applications. The new KJAYA Series Connector uses lightweight aluminum shells that provide a
Kontron introduced today its new universal single-width AdvancedMC™ processor module AM4120. This board is the first member of a new Kontron AdvancedMC™ product family with the Freescale™ QorIQ processors. The new AdvancedMC™ family is targeted to cost sensitive applications as well as powerful data plane and control plane applications. The universal Kontron AM4120 offers
Skyworks is pleased to introduce two miniature 0402 varactor diodes for voltage controlled oscillator (VCO), phase noise and voltage tuned filter applications.
The decision making processes that go into choosing an ASIC or component supplier can be rather complex in nature. Thorough analysis involves technical and financial criteria heavily weighing in on the selection.
What types of improvements need to be made in network technology/architecture that can provide improved performance and capabilities in military applications?
Sensors Expo returned to Rosemont Illinois in June and the mood inside the convention center was noticeably more optimistic than last year. Outside, the town was in the grip of a heat wave; but inside it was the technology itself that literally raised both the excitement level and the level of performance for new designs which made things seem, well, hotter. Here are just some of the highlights
This month's question is: With the continuous improvement in the reliability of commercial parts, will harsh environment performance remain a major focus in military electronics?
How can the U.S. military more fully incorporate green technologies and how will they improve operating efficiency?
Technologies has donated boundary-scan hardware, software and technical support to the European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) project. Set to be the first European student mission to the moon, ESMO is funded by the European Space Agency’s Education Office...
Globalstar announced that the second launch of six new Globalstar satellites is scheduled for July 11, 2011 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
A new study shows nearly 40% of the U.S. military's supply chain is made up of counterfeit parts.
The two Soyuz launchers that will fly the first four satellites of Europe’s Galileo navigation system into orbit have arrived at Kourou harbour in French Guiana, completing a journey that took them halfway round the world.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions is pleased to announce Glen Fields’ appointment as Director, Aerospace and Defense, reporting to Suja Ramnath, Vice President and General Manager of M/A-COM Tech's market-facing businesses. Mr. Fields is now responsible for leading M/A-COM Tech's aerospace and defense initiatives.
The European Commission recently set out the EU's main space priorities, which include protection of Europe's space assets. The affirmation spotlights ESA's Space Situational Awareness Preparatory Programme as a strategic European necessity...
Development of sophisticated satellite communication, radar, Electronic Warfare (EW) and Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) systems requires advanced simulation and measurement techniques to evaluate performance under all operating modes...
Bob Scannell of Analog Devices shows off the ADIS16407 iSensor IMU (inertial measurement unit) which integrates a tri-axis gyroscope, tri-axis accelerometer, tri-axis magnetometer and a pressure sensor into a single package.
At Sensors Expo 2011, Raymond Chow of Seiko Epson Corporation demonstrated the company's low profile S4E5A0A0 inertial measurement unit (IMU), which consumes just 30 mA when operating at 3.3 V.
The network-centric battlefield approach, in which all systems (platforms) are interconnected nodes to deliver mission critical information to the military personnel, is driving the need for innovative integrated systems. New military systems are relying on system integration...
Skyworks Solutions introduced connectorized, high power filters for military, homeland security, airborne and high-end commercial transceiver applications.
ESA and NASA have announced the scientific investigations selected for their 2016 ExoMars lander demonstrator. They will probe the atmosphere during the descent, and return the first ever data on electrical fields at the surface of Mars.
Endwave Corporation has added a pair of integrated frequency upconverters to its line of high-performance GaAs monolithic-microwave-integrated-circuit (MMIC) products.
Analog Devices released the ADIS16407 iSensor IMU (inertial measurement unit) which integrates a tri-axis gyroscope, tri-axis accelerometer, tri-axis magnetometer and a pressure sensor into a single package. Each sensor in the unit combines