When I was a young engineer, I was involved in a pretty ugly incident with a three-phase power inverter. No, I didn't get hurt, but the incident shook me up a little. I had designed a three-phase matrix converter, and I had just got it working to the point where I could spin a motor.
Jaro's new tightly-designed MR-16 LED coolers optimize longevity and temperature with a highly-efficient fluid-bearing structure. At speeds of up to 4200RPM±15%, these very quiet DC coolers provide a chilly, yet quiet air-flow of 1.850CFM (min.: 1.573 CFM).
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems today announced its successful participation in a U.S. Air Force exercise designed to demonstrate the capability of an aerostat equipped with maritime radar and an Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensor to provide situational awareness for littoral environments.
Responding to the growing interest within Europe in space matters, ESA has invited 10 more countries to participate in meetings of its governing Council.
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ESA's Cluster satellites have discovered that cosmic particle accelerators are more efficient than previously thought. The discovery has revealed the initial stages of acceleration for the first time, a process that could apply across the Universe.
After the recent launch of the first Galileo satellites – an event of paramount political importance for Europe – politicians, policymakers, space agency managers, industrialists, satellite operators and members of civil society gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels on 8–9 November...
The first Vega launch campaign began on Monday at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana with the installation of the first stage on the pad. Europe’s new small launcher is on track for its maiden flight at the end of January.
ESA has begun developing a new blood-testing device for astronauts on the International Space Station. A wide range of ailments from diabetes to heart disease should be diagnosable in moments from a single drop of astronaut blood.
Valpey Fisher announced it expanded the frequency range offered in its VFH3225, presented as the industry’s smallest size High Reliability/Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) oscillator with outstanding performance for military applications.
The U.S. Army is developing a “self-aware, decision-making network” that will ultimately reduce human decision-making requirements and increase network performance. The Cognitive Algorithm & Network Design Experiment (CANDE) was designed to enable easier network maintenance, reduce human decision-making requirements, increase network lifetime, transfer data with less delay, and reduce energy consumption.
Lockheed Martin Team Successfully Demonstrates Communications and Tactical Data Sharing at U.S. Army ExerciseNovember 18, 2011 4:34 am | News | Comments
A Lockheed Martin team recently demonstrated how software-defined radios can extend the Army’s tactical network by connecting disparate ground troops with the Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS).
Northrop Grumman Completes Installation of Assembly Stand for James Webb Space Telescope Flight OpticsNovember 18, 2011 4:21 am | News | Comments
Northrop Grumman Corporation and its teammate ITT Exelis have finished installation of the giant structural steel frame used to assemble the mirrors and instruments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
Army, government and private industry leaders came together last week to celebrate the startup of a system at Fort Benning's landfill designed to capture methane and convert it to electricity.
MEN Micro Inc. has released the SC24, a rugged, maintenance-free single board computer (SBC) with a modular design that is presented as enabling the rapid implementation of custom computing requirements. The board's
The command responsible for U.S. military space operations lacks enough data to determine who interfered with two U.S. government satellites, anomalies behind perhaps the most explosive charge in a report on China sent to Congress on Wednesday.
Retired U.S. Admiral William Fallon has spent the past year working to turn around a high-tech start-up that sells software that helps government agencies and businesses fight sophisticated cyber attacks.
The Army has committed 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, to evaluate new technologies and network capabilities that are shaping the Army's evolving tactical network.
Russia's unsuccessful launch of a Mars moon probe points up the problems of a once-pioneering space industry struggling to recover after a generation of brain drain and crimped budgets.
Mercury Computer Systems’ FM021814 digital frequency discriminator (DFD) blends the ability to generate phase and frequency information data streams, providing highly reliable and accurate information instantaneously for critical defense applications. The new FM021814 monitors
API Delevan introduced what it asserts are some of the world’s smallest space level SMD inductors that are rigorously tested to Mil-STD-981 for high reliability applications. The company combined its
Since the introduction of the “glass cockpit”, commercial and military aircraft manufacturers have experienced significant demand for next-generation technology. In place of mechanical, analog and digital gauges, pilots now enjoy a fully integrated
The military deserves our eternal gratitude, and this Veterans Day, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for their immeasurable sacrifices...for their blood, sweat, and tears shed in defense of this great nation of ours. You may not know this, but Electronic Component News has two veterans in its midst. Your humble author, formerly 2nd Lieutenant Lomberg, served three years in the Army Reserve.
Russia raced on Thursday to salvage a spacecraft bound for a moon of Mars that is stranded in the Earth's orbit, with just days left before the window closes on its first interplanetary mission in 15 years.
GAIA Converter has released a new family of high input voltage DC/DC Converters targeting Avionic, Aerospace, Military and Missile applications. The MGDS-75-S series have an input voltage range of 155-480V...