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Discrete Semiconductors Qualified to MIL-PRF-19500

July 18, 2011 8:33 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced a series of small signal transistors that are fully qualified in accordance with the MIL-PRF-19500 and MIL-STD-750 standards for discrete semiconductors broadly used in military and aerospace equipment.

Mercury to Supply Signal and Impage Processing for Multi-mode Radar Program

July 15, 2011 8:36 am | News | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. confirmed that it has been awarded a contract from a global supplier of advanced communication and navigation solutions for an advanced signal and image processing engine. Mercury’s technology will

Celebrating 10 years of Artemis

July 14, 2011 7:06 am | News | Comments

ESA’s pioneering Artemis satellite today marks a decade in space. The Advanced Relay and Technology Mission was a breakthrough in telecommunications satellites for Europe, packed with new technologies such as laser links and ion thrusters for proving in space.

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Connector Technology Answers Need for Fast, Rugged, Reliable Solution for Extreme Environments

July 13, 2011 2:04 pm | by Greg Powers, Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine, TE Connectivity, www.te.com | Articles | Comments

The original VITA 42 XMC connectors were not designed to specifically address military applications as a central design goal. The demanding environment of military applications presents several design challenges due to the high levels of vibration and thermal cycling that can

Abrupt Varactor Diode Suits VCO, Phase Noise and Voltage Tuned Filter Apps

July 13, 2011 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. introduced a miniature 0402 abrupt varactor diode for VCO, phase noise, frequency control and voltage tuned filter applications. This small form factor, low profile plastic surface mount technology (SMT) package is appropriate for

Waterproof High Power Connector Handles 75 A to 260 A

July 13, 2011 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products (APP), introduced the SPEC Pak High Power Connector. This connector has power handling capacity from 75A to 260 A and an IP68-rated waterproof environmentally sealed shell, making it

Globalstar Announces Successful Second Launch of Six New Satellites

July 13, 2011 10:08 am | News | Comments

Globalstar announced that six new second-generation Globalstar satellites were successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, using the Soyuz launch vehicle.

7400 MHz SMT Frequency Synthesizer Features Low Phase Noise

July 13, 2011 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The UPN-7400 from EM Research is a surface-mount frequency synthesizer featuring low phase noise (-102 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz), using a 100 MHz external frequency reference, offering

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L-Band Multi-Frequency Source for Rugged Airborne Environment

July 13, 2011 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Microwave Solutions, introduced a new, L-Band Multi-Frequency Source designed to operate in a rugged airborne environment and simultaneously meet challenging stability and noise requirements.

JTAG Technologies will be showcasing mil-aero developments at IEEE Autotestcon Baltimore

July 13, 2011 4:49 am | News | Comments

IEEE AUTOTESTCON is the United States' largest conference focused on automatic test systems for U.S. military systems, and has been held annually since 1965. The conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland this fall...

Army Stresses Caution, Education to Combat Social Media Scammers

July 12, 2011 11:02 am | by From the Social Media Division, U.S. Army Office of the Chief of Public Affairs | News | Comments

As social media use becomes more prevalent in today’s Army, many Army leaders and Soldiers recognize that effective social media education is the best way to keep Soldiers from falling into the traps set by social media scam artists.

Broadband Components Feature Integrated Local Oscillators

July 11, 2011 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices announced it has extended its portfolio of broadband components to include two new low power IQ Modulators featuring integrated fractional-N synthesizers and voltage controlled oscillators (VCO).

Adhesion Promotion Technology Solves Many Polymeric Material Challenges

July 11, 2011 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Specialty Coating Systems introduced a new adhesion promotion technology – SCS AdPro Poly. The technology was specially engineered to solve the adhesion challenges of many polymeric materials, including

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Rugged Tool Chest Works Anywhere

July 11, 2011 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Imagine travelling to a remote oil field to make an emergency repair. You rush from your cool, air-conditioned aircraft to the sweltering rig, eager to get to work, and your tool chest won’t open. This isn’t a nightmare. It’s a very real scenario...

Diverse Radio Fleet and Dedicated Field Support Enhance Soldier Communications

July 11, 2011 7:23 am | by Claire Heininger, PEO C3T | News | Comments

They call it "Tiger University" - a set of classrooms in Kandahar where Soldiers can take a radio crash course before returning to their posts.

China's Space Program Winds Up, Targets Moon, Mars And Venus

July 11, 2011 6:59 am | by LOUISE WATT, AP | News | Comments

This year, a rocket will carry a boxcar-sized module into orbit, the first building block for a Chinese space station. Around 2013, China plans to launch a lunar probe that will set a rover loose on the moon.

Atlantis docks at space station on last mission

July 11, 2011 6:55 am | News | Comments

Space shuttle Atlantis arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday to deliver a last batch of supplies to the orbiting outpost on the final flight of the U.S. shuttle program.

U.S. looks to private sector as shuttle program ends

July 8, 2011 6:53 am | News | Comments

After the U.S. space shuttle program ends this month, NASA will rely on Russia and its Soyuz craft to deliver Americans to the International Space Station -- at a cost of more than $50 million a seat.

NASA bids farewell to ''amazing'' relic, the shuttle

July 8, 2011 6:50 am | News | Comments

When the United States embarked on its shuttle program decades ago, it set out to build a workhorse vehicle that would make space travel routine and beat the Soviets during the Cold War struggle for dominance in space.

Shuttles' end stirs doubts about U.S. space program

July 8, 2011 6:46 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

As the clock ticks down to this week's final space shuttle launch, there is a mounting sense of uncertainty about future U.S. dominance in space.

Shuttle's end a blow to Florida's ''Space Coast''

July 8, 2011 6:44 am | by Tom Brown, Reuters | News | Comments

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.

Eye of Gaia: billion-pixel camera to map Milky Way

July 7, 2011 1:57 pm | News | Comments

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.

Retirement of Shuttle leaves void in manned space program

July 7, 2011 11:20 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

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.

Lightweight, MIL-DTL 38999 Series III-style Connecter Performs in Low-pressure Apps

July 7, 2011 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

AdvancedMC Module Includes Freescale QorIQ P2020 Processor

July 6, 2011 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

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