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High-Performance, Single Stage EMI Filter from Astrodyne

October 23, 2014 12:31 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne has expanded its custom military filter product line with a high-performance single stage EMI filter. The LCR F19734 helps bring systems in compliance with MIL-STD 461F (a U.S. military standard set to test for electromagnetic compatibility), as well as CE101and CE102 conducted emission standards under various loads...      

NASA Awards Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Mission

October 22, 2014 4:45 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission.

RSA306 Portable Spectrum Analyzer

October 22, 2014 11:01 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix introduced a new class of spectrum analyzers based on a USB architecture...

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Chip Resistor Sample Kits from Stackpole

October 22, 2014 10:23 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole announced the release of their engineering sample kits designed for precision applications...

Illegal Drones a Growing Issue at Sporting Events

October 22, 2014 9:57 am | by Rob Harris, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Long after drones became a key tool for military and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It's not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote controlled contraptions...                

Rugged COM Express Carrier Board from MEN Micro

October 22, 2014 9:49 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc announced the XC15, a carrier board for Rugged COM Express modules...

Ka-Band HPA and Block Upconverter

October 22, 2014 9:39 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced today two Ka-band devices for use in single-carrier satellite communications...

Mobile Interference Hunting System Makes Locating Interferers Easier, Faster, More Economical

October 20, 2014 5:02 pm | by Anritsu Company | News | Comments

Anritsu Company introduced mobile interference hunting system that helps field engineers and technicians locate sources of interference more accurately, efficiently, and economically. Integrating an easy-to-use interface, fast setup times, and numerous features to effectively hunt a variety of signal types...

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NASA Engineer and Audio Legend Dies at 75

October 20, 2014 2:06 pm | News | Comments

Soundmatters has announced the passing of its founder, NASA engineer and audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther, on October 16th following an inspiring battle with gastric cancer. Born on April 9, 1939 in Bochum, Germany, Dr. Guenther earned his undergraduate degree in physics...              

Photos of the Day: Airware to Test Air Traffic Control for Commercial Drones

October 20, 2014 11:26 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has yet to propose rules to govern the use of commercial robotic aircraft in U.S. skies. But it predicts that 7,500 unmanned craft weighing 55 pounds or less will be operating in the U.S. by 2018...

Airware to Test Air Traffic Control for Commercial Drones

October 20, 2014 11:16 am | by Tom Simonite for MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A startup called Airware is working with NASA on a project exploring how to manage the swarms of commercial drones expected to start appearing in U.S. skies. The four-year program will create a series of prototype air traffic management systems and could shape how widely commercial drones can be used.

HotSpot Episode 85: The Problem with Electric Cars

October 20, 2014 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Wi-Fi connected, voice operated computer that is finally available; a tool that broadcasts and receives information to truly bring to life one’s personal environment; the problem with electric cars; a universal control system for iRobot's line of defense and security robots; the RP6V2-C autonomous mobile robot syste; and welcome... 

6 GHz 100 W Switch from RFMW

October 20, 2014 9:58 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for a 6GHz GaN SPDT switch supporting commercial and military Radar, communications, EW, and general purpose applications handling pulsed power levels up to 100W...

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Meaghan's Minute: Optical Frequency Combs

October 17, 2014 11:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, DARPA has issued a solicitation for proposals responsive to its Spectral Combs from UV to THz (SCOUT) program, which seeks new capabilities for highly sensitive remote detection of multiple biological or chemical agents in liquid or gaseous forms...              

Pasternack Debuts New Line of High Power Linear RF Amplifiers

October 16, 2014 4:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has announced eight new high power linear amplifiers that provide accurate signal amplification across a multitude of commercial and defense applications such as communications, radar and sensors, test instrumentation, telecom infrastructure, fixed microwave backhaul, commercial two-way radio, and many others...              

Engineering Newswire 112: Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission

October 16, 2014 3:17 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV...                                

Photos of the Day: X-37B, the Air Force's Secret Space Plane

October 16, 2014 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In this photo, provided by the Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians examine the X-37B unmanned spaceplane shortly after landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on Dec. 3, 2010. The military's small, top-secret version of the space shuttle is expected to land again at a Southern California Air Force base. The X-37B's mission is classified, only fueling speculation about why it was orbiting Earth for nearly two years.

Air Force's Secret Space Plane

October 16, 2014 10:18 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

The purpose of the military's secret space plane, the X-37B, is classified, only fueling speculation about why it has been circling Earth for nearly two years on this, the program's third mission. The plane is expected to land as soon as Wednesday at Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Astronauts Receive Mental Health Treatment Through Virtual Reality

October 16, 2014 9:22 am | by John Cramer, Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Hiking in the mountains or lying on the beach are good ways to relieve stress on Earth, but on spaceflights there's no way to get back to nature. Astronauts feeling stressed on long-duration flights, however, may soon find computerized solace in the form of a virtual reality-based relaxation system being developed by Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues...  

Designing Tomorrow's Air Traffic Control Systems

October 16, 2014 9:10 am | by Aaron Dubrow, National Science Foundation | News | Comments

On a good day, flying can be a comfortable and efficient way to travel. But all too often, weather or overcbooking can cause delays that ripple through the system, inducing missed flights, anxiety, discomfort and lots of lost time and money...              

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Represent a Game Changer for Business Aviation

October 15, 2014 12:27 pm | by Robotic Skies | News | Comments

UAS are the topic of a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) panel discussion, Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Opportunities for Business Aviation in the Innovation Zone of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando...

Navy to Commission Amphibious Assault Ship America

October 14, 2014 9:43 am | by Department of Defense News | News | Comments

The Navy will commission its newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), during a 1 p.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, October 11, 2014, in San Francisco, California. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony's...                                  

Sandia Invents Sensor to Make a Better Prosthesis

October 14, 2014 8:54 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

As an amputee walks on a prosthetic leg during the day, the natural fluid in the leg shifts and the muscles shrink slightly. Now imagine the problem that poses for the fit of the prosthesis. There’s a growing need for a solution. The national Amputee Coalition says nearly 2...    

ASTRODYNE PRESENTS: "Critical Design Issues in Protecting Against EMP and HEMP"

October 13, 2014 1:31 pm | by Astrodyne | Events

All design and facility engineers interesting in protecting military, government and commercial infrastructure from these threats...        

Millions of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

October 13, 2014 10:34 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and replace passwords...                           

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