Windlift is a company with a novel power-generation system using a deployable release-and-recover kite to harvest wind energy in places where traditional power technologies are not available.
As NASA’s Juno begins its five-year voyage to the planet Jupiter, image sensor technology from Eastman Kodak Company is on board to help capture images of the gas giant as never before. The KODAK KAI-2020 Image Sensor was selected by Malin Space Science Systems to
Meggitt Sensing Systems introduced Endevco Model 2262A, a rugged, hermetically sealed, critically damped piezoresistive shock accelerometer with 500 mV full scale output, designed to support automotive, aerospace and general in-house laboratory structural, environmental, and impact testing requirements, including
The High Performance Foams Division of Rogers Corporation has been awarded a Silver Performance Excellence Award for 2010 by Boeing. The Boeing Performance Excellence Award is given to Boeing suppliers for superior supplier performance over a year’s time.
Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduced a DO-254 certifiable MIL-STD-1553 PMC card utilizing DDC’s Enhanced Mini-ACE core in an ASIC design to achieve very high-reliability (MTBF). The BU-65596F/M incorporates
Now that the shuttle fleet is permanently grounded, the U.S. space spotlight could shift toward the path-breaking astronomical science that NASA does without human beings on board.
Maxim Integrated Products is introducing a new Obsolescence Mitigation (OM) Program to minimize the impact of integrated circuit device obsolescence on long-term military/aerospace programs.
Maxim Integrated Products is introducing a new Obsolescence Mitigation (OM) Program to minimize the impact of integrated circuit (IC) device obsolescence on long-term military/aerospace programs. The new program ensures a future supply of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) plastic parts...
Microchip Technology today announced that a volunteer team of Microchip engineers spent nearly four years working on nights and weekends to develop the ARISSat-1 amateur satellite.
AECOM Technology Corporation announced today that it has pledged US$250,000 toward the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association (SMSA) Capital Campaign. This pledge is the lead gift in the campaign and is the first major corporate pledge.
National Instruments unveiled NI LabVIEW 2011, the 25th-anniversary version of its system design software. The software is positioned to accelerate the productivity of engineers and scientists who develop and deploy measurement and control systems to
Koford Engineering LLC has introduced a line of brushless Rare Earth permanent magnet brushless generators operating at speeds from 1,800 rpm up to as high as 400,000 rpm. Power output is up to
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced 128-Mbit, 64-Mbit and 32-Mbit MoBL (More Battery Life) Asynchronous SRAMs with 32-bit bus widths. The SRAMs cater to applications in telecommunications, computers, peripherals, and consumer, medical and military domains to
The August 2011 issue of ECN discusses trains, planes, & automobiles. Highlights include: “CAN in 30 Minutes or Less,” “Powering the Next Generation of Telematics and the In-vehicle Cloud,” and “Protecting Power Transistors in Automotive Inverter Design.” The Roundtable collaborative Q&A section asks “What does ‘green’ mean to you?”
The DLR German Aerospace Center and the European Space Agency are inviting 60 Twitter followers to the first joint European Space Tweetup as part of German Aerospace Day on 18 September in Cologne, Germany. A Tweetup is an informal, educational gathering of people who use the Twitter social messaging medium.
For more than a decade, the International Space Station has been a busy orbiting research lab. But it could soon take on a new role as a testbed for ambitious missions deeper into space.
Teseq Inc. introduced an aerospace test application for use in its Compliance 5 EMC test software. The DO-160 RF emissions and immunity test module is asserted to make set-up and testing fast and easy. Preloaded, standard hardware configurations and limit lines enable
A NASA satellite was hoisted aboard an unmanned Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Wednesday in preparation for launch next week on an unprecedented mission to the heart of Jupiter. The robotic probe called Juno is scheduled to spend one year cycling inside Jupiter's deadly radiation belts...
Highland Technology has released its latest industrial/aerospace VME module, the model V210 relay board. The V210 features 64 SPDT electromechanical power relays under VME register control. Features include
Twenty years after the first human traveled into space, the U.S. space agency NASA's shuttle fleet established itself with the launch of Columbia on April 12, 1981. For 30 years, in 135 missions, the U.S. Space Shuttle Program brought 356 astronauts from a total of 16 countries...
Imagine going from looking at the outside of a building, to seeing the internal workings of its electrical system simply by walking around a display case. The sophistication of 3-D holographic technology allows just that.
ITT Corporation and Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. announced an agreement to combine their respective technology expertise and jointly develop an airborne solution that meets the interoperability needs of the tactical Warfighter. The new system is expected to
Numerous life-changing technologies have emerged from space. Now it’s time to promote European spinoffs to enter the 'Space Technology Hall of Fame' honouring the scientists, engineers, innovators and businesses behind these advances for our society.
Drought in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti is pushing tens of thousands of people from their homes as millions face food insecurity in a crisis visible from space. ESA’s SMOS satellite shows that the region’s soil is too dry to grow crops.
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced the newest addition to its industry leading Skyquest family of rugged video management system products, the Skyquest VDSU-1407 Video Distribution System Unit.