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Engineering Newswire 107: Boeing’s Laser Targets Mortars, UAVs

September 11, 2014 4:11 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve filming with autonomous drones, seeing through walls and skin with night-vision goggles, and testing Boeing’s High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator ...          

1,680 MHz VCO from Crystek

September 11, 2014 1:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CVCO55CC-1680-1680 voltage controlled oscillator from Crystek operates at 1680 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. Pulling and Pushing are minimized to 2 MHz and 1 MHz/V, respectively. Second harmonic suppression is -8 dBc typical...

Photos of the Day: Where to Grab Space Debris

September 11, 2014 10:22 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Algorithm tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space. Objects in space tend to spin — and spin in a way that’s totally different from the way they spin on earth. Understanding how objects are spinning, where their centers of mass are, and how their mass is distributed is crucial to any number...

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Spinning Satellites in the Geostationary Graveyard

September 11, 2014 10:21 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Algorithm tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space. Objects in space tend to spin — and spin in a way that’s totally different from the way they spin on earth. Understanding how objects are spinning, where their centers of mass are, and how their mass is distributed is crucial to any number...

Complete Line of PEM Self-Clinching Prevailing Torque Locknuts

September 10, 2014 12:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The complete line of PEM self-clinching prevailing torque locknuts for permanent installation in thin metal sheets is profiled in a new free 20-page product bulletin available from PennEngineering...

18 mm Isolator from RFCI Handles 20 W

September 10, 2014 12:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for a 100 W forward power/20 W reverse power, Surface Mount isolator from RFCI...

New LED Lamps Feature Wavelength of 365 nm

September 10, 2014 11:56 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

DELO introduced two new LED area lamps with a shorter wavelength of 365 nm that allows for faster production and higher efficiency...

High Gain Amplifiers for Commercial and Military Radar Released

September 10, 2014 11:35 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack adds line of L and S band high gain amplifiers covering 1.2 to 1.4 GHz and 3.1 to 3.5 GHz...

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New Remote-Sensing Instrument to Blaze a Trail on the ISS

September 9, 2014 8:25 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System, a new instrument that will measure the character and worldwide distribution of the tiny particles that make up haze, dust, air pollutants and smoke, will do more than gather data once it’s deployed on ...

Weld-Free, Rugged Cabinet from Optima Offers Longer Structural Integrity

September 8, 2014 2:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Optima Stantron developed a weld-free, rugged cabinet for electronics that offers increased structural integrity to withstand a variety of demanding, extreme environments...

Battery-Free Pace Maker Adapts Power from Swiss Watches

September 8, 2014 10:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, Google's Project Wing uses drone to deliver packages faster; robotic birds to help decrease the dangers that birds can create; high-end micro and small satellites that allow the communication satellite to exhaust its propellant resources until the last drops; battery-free pacemakers; and a truly secure data encryption...       

Photo of the Day: Wind-Watching Scatterometer Self Assembles in Space

September 5, 2014 10:57 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's ISS-RapidScat wind-watching scatterometer, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station no earlier than Sept. 19, will be the first science payload to be robotically assembled in space since the space station itself. Howard Eisen, the ISS-RapidScat project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, said...

NASA's RapidScat: Some Assembly Required -- in Space

September 5, 2014 10:52 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's ISS-RapidScat wind-watching scatterometer, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station no earlier than Sept. 19, will be the first science payload to be robotically assembled in space since the space station itself. Howard Eisen, the ISS-RapidScat project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, said...

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NIST Team Honored for Work on Military Smartphone Apps, Security

September 4, 2014 3:43 pm | by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

The NIST team of engineers and computer scientists was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), under its Transformative Apps (TransApps) program. Working with soldiers, contract app developers and others ...  

Standard Test Solution for TACAN Beacon Rollout

September 4, 2014 11:10 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz announced that Moog has selected the R&S EDS300 DME/pulse analyzer as a standard test solution for R&D, manufacturing, and field deployment...

Photo of the Day: Where Are All the Women in STEM?

September 4, 2014 10:54 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | News | Comments

When it comes to women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathethmatics) the numbers just don’t add up. Even though the number of women majoring in STEM (and attending college) has increased in the past few decades, the number of women who actually enter the fields has barely increased at all....

Allied Electronics Earns AS9120A Certification

September 3, 2014 10:16 am | by Allied Electronics | News | Comments

Allied Electronics announced today that they have received their AS9102A certification. AS9120A is a quality management standard specifically designed to enhance and preserve the integrity of the supply chain for stocking distributors who supply products to customers within the aerospace industry.

Fairview Microwave Debuts Comprehensive Lines of IP67 RF Adapters

September 3, 2014 10:05 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave has introduced a comprehensive line of IP67 RF adapters commonly employed in the DAS, cellular, aviation, and military industries due to their ingress protection from water and dust...                          

Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Air Missile, Radars

September 2, 2014 2:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities. Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili said the Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile will enable Iranian forces to "shoot down any hostile target..."

HotSpot 78: Smart Skin for Aircraft

September 2, 2014 10:15 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, a tiny eye implant for those who are battling glaucoma; a ‘smart skin’ concept that enables aircraft to continually monitor their health; a high-performance, fashion-forward Polo Tech shirt; and mannequins enabled with a wireless technology called VMBeacon...                         

Google Building Fleet of Package-Delivering Drones

August 28, 2014 11:52 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com...

Photos of the Day: NASA in the 1940s

August 28, 2014 4:19 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

An engine mechanic checks instrumentation prior to an investigation of engine operating characteristics and thrust control of a large turboprop engine with counter-rotating propellers under high-altitude flight conditions in the 20-foot-dianieter test section....

'Smart Skin' Will Enable Aircraft to Feel

August 28, 2014 1:12 pm | by BAE Systems | News | Comments

Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage and the ability to ‘feel’ the world around them. Engineers at our Advanced Technology Centre are investigating a ‘smart skin’ concept which could be embedded with tens of thousands of micro-sensors...

Engineering Newswire 105: BAE Makes Planes More Human

August 28, 2014 12:26 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D printing bump keys to pick locks, taking electrical prescriptions, and spraying smart skin onto airplanes ...                

NASA Demonstrates New Tech for Acquiring Measurements of Earth

August 28, 2014 12:09 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Earth-observing satellites have long collected radiance measurements of the Earth. But recent technology advances could lead to future measurements with higher levels of accuracy than what is currently available to researchers ... 

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