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Power

Reliable Power for Long-Term Lunar Surface Operations

To open the Moon to continuous multi-year human and robotic operation, Astrobotic is developing LunaGrid™ — a commercial power system for the surface of the Moon.

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Medical

Medical Device Machining: Precise and Reliable Parts for Critical Applications

For the medical device industry, the cutting edge of parts machining goes far beyond having the latest CNC equipment and accessories.

Q&A
Green Design & Manufacturing

Bringing More Reliable Electricity to Puerto Rican Microgrids

Ben Ollis and a team of engineers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory are creating a novel orchestrator tool to manage a cluster of microgrids so they can directly support and communicate with each other, making them more resilient during long power outages. It is being installed as a demonstration project in the small town of Adjuntas in the Central Mountains of Puerto Rico.

Application Briefs
Software

Raising the Reliability of Scientific Space Exploration

How Ada enables LASP to constantly modify OASIS-CC to control new instruments and ensure mission-critical systems remain reliable.

Articles
Manned Systems

Inside Story May 2022: Small Connectors for Electronic Systems in Aerospace and Defense Equipment

Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.

Articles
Imaging

Understanding Cryocooled Infrared System Reliability

Where the ability to detect mid-wave infrared (MWIR) radiation is mission critical, readiness and the importance of long, maintenance-free infrared (IR) system operation is vital. In...

Articles
Materials

Molded RF Materials for Hypersonic Sensors and Seekers

Hypersonics and the materials needed therein are critical to both our nation’s defense and our national economy, says one feature writer.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Sensitive Method for Detecting Transistor Defects

The method could support the semiconductor industry and facilitate development of next-gen devices.

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Energy

Power Processing Unit for Small Spacecraft Electric Propulsion

This scalable power processing unit (PPU) is for use with low-power Hall effect thrusters.

Articles
Materials

Using Open-Cavity Plastic Packages in Avionics Applications

See which methods can help semiconductors meet very tight time-to-market windows.

Technology Leaders
Electronics & Computers

The Pursuit of an Uninterruptible Power Supply

To ensure the availability of a UPS system, proper consideration must be taken of each application and its requirements.

Articles
Test & Measurement

Monitor Your Spectrum for Signs of Threats

Spectrum monitoring can detect signs of threats and provide insight into mitigating them.

Application Briefs
Test & Measurement

Monitoring Additive Manufacturing with an Optical Microphone

Learn about a membrane-free, broadband microphone for the highest ultrasound frequencies.

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Pulse Plasma Nitriding for Aerospace Applications

Aerospace manufacturers who depend on nitriding components can benefit from greater uniformity of results, better-protected materials, and increased throughput.

Features
IoMT

Show Preview: Medical Wearables for Biosensors

See what's happening at the Designing Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sweat-Proof ‘Smart Skin’ Takes Reliable Vitals

The design could lead to conformable wearable monitors to track skin cancer and other conditions.

Technology Leaders
Motion Control

Mechatronic Integration for Precision Medical Device Linear Motion

See how ground ball screws are becoming a preferred choice for precise linear motion.

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

What’s New in MEMS Sensors for Wearables

MEMS sensors have been around for a long time, but requests from the market for new applications are driving upgrades in the technology.

Technology Leaders
Materials

Careful Selection of Seal Material Essential to Ensure Reliable Operations

Learn how sealing materials have been developed to meet the most stringent needs in life sciences applications.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

New Flexible and Highly Reliable Sensor

Real-time health monitoring and sensing abilities of robots require soft electronics, but a challenge of using such materials lies in their reliability.

Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Direct Drive Servo Motors: Key Terms and Trends

When specifying servo motors for applications like a new machine or CNC retrofit, there are many considerations regarding servo motor performance and sizing.

Articles
Test & Measurement

Software-Connected Wafer Level Reliability Test

As ICs continue to become smaller and chip complexity increases, manufacturers still need to ensure reliability to their customers.

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Packaging & Sterilization

Essentials of PCBA Cleaning for Wearables

It is essential to incorporate PCBA cleaning into the planning and production of wearables.

Features
Electronics & Computers

Designing High Reliability into Life-Saving Cardiac Care Instruments

An industry expert offers tips for overload protection of defibrillators and ultrasound machines used in critical cardiac care.

Articles
Aerospace

How Solid-State Technology Impacts A&D Equipment Testing

Learn how to provide accurate power sources with adjustable voltages and frequencies during the test cycle.

Features
Electronics & Computers

Quality and Reliability in the Assembly and Manufacturing of Medical Electronics PCBs

EMS providers, contract manufacturers (CMs), and printed circuit board (PCB) fabricators are the strongest link in the supply chain critical for building medical electronics equipment, including ventilators

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Long-Range Wireless Sensor Network

The network is designed for remote, low-resource locations where power and communications infrastructure are scarce.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Algorithm Improves Navigation of Autonomous Driving Robots

Future robots could be taught how to outperform humans.

Articles
Photonics/Optics

Four RF Technology Trends You Need to Know for Satellite Communication Device Design

See the trends today that are helping satcom design engineers meet the data demands of their military and aerospace clients.