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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.

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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.

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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

Miniature 0402 Varactor Diodes

July 6, 2011 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks is pleased to introduce two miniature 0402 varactor diodes for voltage controlled oscillator (VCO), phase noise and voltage tuned filter applications.

ASIC and Component Supplier Selection for the Aerospace & Defense Markets

July 1, 2011 7:36 am | by Terry Danzer & Mike Walsh, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

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.

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Military Electronics: Improvements in Network Technology

June 29, 2011 6:32 am | News | Comments

What types of improvements need to be made in network technology/architecture that can provide improved performance and capabilities in military applications?

Sensors Expo 2011 rewind

June 24, 2011 11:15 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

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

The Roundtable - Military Electronics

June 23, 2011 12:14 pm | Articles | Comments

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?

Brainstorm: Military & Aerospace

June 23, 2011 8:26 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg | Articles | Comments

How can the U.S. military more fully incorporate green technologies and how will they improve operating efficiency?

JTAG Technologies donates boundary-scan support to the European Student Moon Orbiter project

June 23, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

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 Announces Launch Date for Six New Second-Generation Satellites

June 22, 2011 5:39 am | News | Comments

Globalstar announced that the second launch of six new Globalstar satellites is scheduled for July 11, 2011 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Fake parts in U.S. military

June 21, 2011 12:44 pm | Videos | Comments

A new study shows nearly 40% of the U.S. military's supply chain is made up of counterfeit parts.

Galileo’s Soyuz launchers arrive at French Guiana

June 21, 2011 6:59 am | News | Comments

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.

MA-COM Technology Solutions Appoints Glen Fields Director of Aerospace & Defense

June 20, 2011 11:42 am | News | Comments

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.

European endorsement for ESA's space hazards programme

June 17, 2011 10:15 am | News | Comments

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...

Raising the Bar on Advanced Signal Simulation

June 17, 2011 5:50 am | by Thomas Dippon, Agilent Technologies | Articles | Comments

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...

Analog Devices' New 10-Degrees-of-Freedom IMU at Sensors Expo 2011

June 15, 2011 6:19 am | Videos | Comments

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.

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