W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced a new line of GORE Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies. The Type 5G Series has been optimized for Ka-band uplink and downlink satellite applications.
Emerson Network Power has announced the launch of its Mixed Fiber Optic Cable Assembly (MFOCA), and the associated HMA expanded beam fiber optic plug and bulkhead connectors, for use by the U. S. Marine Corps and other customers with harsh environment fiber optic applications.
Albert Wheelon, a former Hughes Aircraft chairman who played a key role in developing the first spy satellite, has died. He was 84. His sister, Marcia, tells the Los Angeles Times that Wheelon died of...
Specifically designed for applications that cannot accept pure tin components, the new VCLD Series varistors feature terminations containing a minimum of 5 percent lead and provide EMI/RFI attenuation and bi-directional overvoltage protection.
Cardinal Components is introducing a new functional module product line called Real Time Plus (RTP).
This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, UC Santa Barbara scientists translate electrical quantum states to optical quantum states; Stanford School of Engineering researchers have created the first theoretical framework that includes semiconductors made from plastics; a flying robot to help guide people through complex environments; and nanomaterial made from plastic bags.
A SpaceX rocket carrying a Canadian satellite intended to track space weather launched from the California coast Sunday in what was billed as a test flight. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 150 miles northwest of Los Angeles, at 9 a.m. under clear skies, eventually reaching its intended orbit.
Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them. These new fees promise a taste of the good life, or at least a more civil flight. Extra legroom, early boarding and access to quiet lounges were just the beginning. Airlines are now renting Apple iPads preloaded with movies, selling hot first class meals in coach and letting passengers pay to have an empty seat next to them.
Britain's defense secretary says it is recruiting hundreds of experts for a new cyber force designed to protect the nation's vital data — and stage cyberattacks if necessary. Philip Hammond says the Joint Cyber Reserve Unit aims to boost Britain's offensive and defensive capabilities in an age of increasing threats from cyberespionage and cybersabotage.
Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) are showing the way toward low-cost, industrial-scale manufacturing of a new family of electronic devices. A leading example is a gas sensor that could be integrated into food packaging to gauge freshness, or into compact wireless air-quality monitors.
This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, we're microwaving rubble with a portable radar device, expanding access to space with reusable unmanned vehicles, designing elastic OLEDs ro make displays like windows, and flying tinker toys to space.
Aeroflex has announced the release of the Aeroflex 7215 Configurable Automated Test Set. The 7215 is a complete radio test system designed for production and depot-level testing of military and software-defined radios (SDR).
Aeroflex Incorporated has announced the release of the 3515B Military Portable Radio Test Set featuring a color touch-screen and enhanced specifications to provide users with a lightweight, easy to use, and reliable radio test system.
The low-profile right-angle connector (ZQA) from W. L. Gore & Associates features a non-bifurcated swept contact design for use with low-loss microwave coaxial cable qualified for 32 GHz spaceflight applications.
Richardson RFPD has announced two new RF single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switches from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine). The new switches operate from 9 kHz to 13 GHz and feature high power handling, making them ideally-suited for a range of high frequency wideband applications, including test and measurement, automatic test equipment (ATE), wireless backhaul, and aerospace and defense.
Ottawa, Canada-based TrueNorth Avionics outfits private, VIP business jets with airborne telecommunications technologies. With full telecommunications capabilities available, passengers can turn otherwise nonproductive time in the air into useful working time, or — in the midst of a hectic and grueling travel schedule — grab a few moments to stay in touch with family and loved ones at home.
Aeroflex has announced the release of the 3515B Military Portable Radio Test Set, featuring a color touchscreen and enhanced specifications to provide users with a lightweight, easy to use, and reliable radio test system.
Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2 tablet has a built-in kickstand, and can be used flat on a table, or in someone's lap. It also has a 75 percent improvement in battery life.
This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, a low voltage, miniature TCXO; a satellite with the mission to clean up space; EnerSys Buys Purcell Systems for $115M; and resistive switching devices.
The roving laboratory performed extensive tests to search for traces of Martian methane. Whether the Martian atmosphere contains traces of the gas has been a question of high interest for years because methane could be a potential sign of life, although it also can be produced without biology.
Imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite on Sept. 19 showed Tropical Depression Humberto had lost its organization, while one tropical low struggled near Bermuda, and another one was taking shape in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. NASA's HS3 hurricane mission is sending an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft to investigate the developing system in the Gulf.
The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boingo’s acquisition of AWG creates an unmatched global leader in airport wireless services, providing public Wi-Fi, and cellular DAS network expertise.
This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, the premier supplier for power system components with a one week manufacturing lead-time and over 4 million parts in stock, we’re wearing scalp sensors in space, pouring drinks with one-armed robotic bartenders, flying a scorpion prototype, and dancing between a designer’s dream and an engineer’s nightmare.
Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, research scientists and engineers of the United States’ NRL have demonstrated an open-circuit voltage of 692 millivolts – the highest recorded to date. The Solution process ability coupled with the potential for multiple exciton generation processes make nanocrystal quantum dots...
MIT researchers are investigating the effects of space weather — such as solar flares, geomagnetic storms, and other forms of electromagnetic radiation — on geostationary satellites, which provide much of the world’s access to cable television, Internet services and global communications.