u-blox and Rohde & Schwarz (R&S), a worldwide leading supplier of test and measurement equipment, have successfully concluded a simulation of the soon-to-be-deployed European Galileo satellite positioning system.
An unmanned Ariane rocket is scheduled to launch a cargo vessel into orbit on Tuesday in Europe's second mission to carry supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), space officials said on Friday. The modified Ariane launcher will lift off at 7.08 p.m. (2208 GMT)...
Tom O'Haire with Insulcast gives an overview of the company and describes some of its more popular products.
OSD Displays offers its 256 x 64 models with 16-level grayscale capability. The products offering this technology are the OSD25664P0908-10 (blue), and OSD25664P0913-10 (yellow). These models have a
International Rectifier today announced the expansion of the company’s offering of high reliability Schottky rectifiers in accordance with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime Qualified Products List (QPL) for space applications...
The first full-duration simulation of a manned voyage to Mars has reached a major milestone: the ‘spacecraft’ yesterday ‘arrived’ at Mars after 244 days of virtual interplanetary flight. Three crewmembers will ‘land’ on Mars on 12 February and make three sorties onto simulated martian terrain.
PR 05-2011 After more than eight months ‘flying’ to the Red Planet, the isolated Mars500 crew will finally take their first steps onto a mock-Mars surface on 14 February – and members of the news media can apply now for ringside seats.
A Northrop Grumman video of the Feb 4 first flight of the US Navy's X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator from Edwrads AFB, Calif.
The U.S. Army is set to deploy a “revolutionary” airburst grenade launcher, said to be the first small arms “smart” weapon. Described as a “game changer,” the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System (CDTE) could fundamentally transform squad and platoon tactics. Most firefights in Afghanistan take place beyond 300 meters (often up to 500 meters).
This month's Roundtable question is “How do you feel solid-state lighting will impact Industrial, Military, and/or hi-rel applications in the coming year?"
In a rare admission of defeat, an Al-Qaida leader in Pakistan conceded that drones are costing fighters and denying the terror network safe havens. This speaks to the continued success of the “drone war”, and will undoubtedly spur proponents of the F-35. According to Ustadh Ahmad Farooq, “There were many areas where we once had freedom, but now they have been lost,” he said.
In an unexpected reversal of fortune, NASA's NanoSail-D spacecraft has unfurled a gleaming sheet of space-age fabric 650 km above Earth, becoming the first-ever solar sail to circle our planet. Source: NASA Read More: www.laboratoryequipment.com/News-first-ever-solar-sail-flies-012711.aspx
TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a UL- and VDE-rated optical isolator with 20 kV isolation and 2Mbit/s data transmission rates designed to comply with ATEX and ICEex certifications for
Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) introduced the XPedite7470, a conduction- or air-cooled 3U VPX Single Board Computer (SBC). Based on the 2nd generation Intel Core i7, the SBC uses the processor's quad-core technology operating at 2.1 GHz to
DDC-I today announced it has partnered with Quantum3D to provide a safety-critical real-time display solution for next-generation Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) cockpit display applications. The integrated solution features Quantum3D’s OpenGL IGL-178 software graphics processing unit...
Gaia Converter announced the availability of three EMI filter modules providing electromagnetic interference (EMI) protection for avionic and military power systems. Those modules offer
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox, we talk to Steve Fossi of Symmetricom about their new chipscale atomic clock (CSAC), the first commercial device of its kind. Right-click to download the podcast
Innovation levels, as measured by patent volume, shifted across 12 major technology areas from 2009 to 2010, according to the second annual analysis of world patent activity published by the IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters.
Teledyne Reynolds Inc. announces the launch of the Hyperion Series of connectors which incorporate broadband fiber optic transceivers in their design. Since the Hyperion connectors are designed to transmit fiber optic signals through standard, 16 AWG, MIL-PRF-29504/4 and /5 compliant termini...
Phaseda LLC has introduced a small power rocker switch. This small size RL3-8 rocker switch is made for compact space application. It has UL rating at 6A 125VAC, and VDE rating at 3A 250VAC T125. And it’s fully compliant with RoHS requirement.
Teams of quadrotors autonomously build tower-like cubic structures from modular parts. Work done by Quentin Lindsey, Daniel Mellinger, and Vijay Kumar at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania.
American Aerospace Controls (AAC)today announced that it has received the 2010 “Boeing Performance Excellence Award”. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX12005, the industry’s first 8 x 4 satellite IF switch IC that is expandable to allow up to 16 satellite signals. Highly integrated, the MAX12005 is flexible and adaptable for a wide range of space-constrained, satellite IF distribution and multiswitch applications.
An Air Force/SBIR effort--conducted by MZA Associates Corporation--developed an adaptive control method that can be incorporated into any wavefront control processor that doubles the laser irradiance delivered to targets from the laser system.
Researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory and the University of New Mexico discovered a way to synthesize specific peptide sequences that bind metal nanoparticles to a virus.