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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Five Missile-Tracking Satellites Launched

Five missile-tracking satellites designed and manufactured by L3Harris Technologies launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida in February, as part of the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) program and the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) Tranche 0 (T0) Tracking Layer program.

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Aerospace

PHASA-35 Stratospheric Flight

British engineers have successfully completed a stratospheric flight trial of BAE Systems’ High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) - PHASA-35.

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Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Deep Image Prior Amplitude SAR Image Anonymization

Synthetic Aperture Radar images are a powerful tool for studying the Earth’s surface. They are radar signals generated by an imaging system mounted on a platform such as an aircraft or satellite. As the platform moves, the system emits sequentially high-power electromagnetic waves through its antenna.

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Supplier Eye
RF & Microwave Electronics

Moons Aligning

So far this decade, our industry has been heavily impacted by an endless stream of calamities. When impacted in isolation, dealing with a pandemic, weather disasters, supply- chain disruptions, ICE-to-BEV transition...

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Technology Report
Unmanned Systems

Honda to Reveal Autonomous Work Vehicle at CONEXPO

Honda will be revealing the prototype of its third-generation electric Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. Accord to the company’s press release, Honda aims to...

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Materials

Solving Military Satellite, Radar and 5G Communications Challenges with GaN-on-SiC MMIC Power Amplifiers

Systems need to meet higher gain targets but not if it comes with any increases in cost and complexity, or size and weight.

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News
RF & Microwave Electronics

Autonomous Transit Bus Nears Its First Year of Operation

Since May 2022, Michigan State University students, faculty and staff have been able to ride within campus boundaries on an autonomous electric bus, one of the largest...

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Application Briefs
Energy

Full-Scale Micro-launcher Rocket

Micro-launchers such as Orbex Prime give satellite manufacturers a dedicated launch service, in contrast to larger, ‘rideshare’ launchers, where small satellites are often a secondary payload, and frequently face significant delays.

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Software

Positioning to Centimeter Level Improves Ag Productivity

Precision navigation, which is essential to autonomous machines, is knowing a moving vehicle’s absolute and relative position in 3D space accurately, reliably and repeatably....

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

Electric Satellite Thruster

IVO Ltd.
Bismark, ND
+1 701-390-9567
https://ivolimited.us/

IVO Ltd., a company that specializes in capacitive based technologies, recently unveiled the IVO Quantum Drive, the first pure electric...

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Application Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

To the Moon and Beyond with Additive Manufacturing

Aerojet Rocketdyne uses metal 3D printing technology from Velo3D to make a critical flight component lighter, smaller, and much less expensive.

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Aerospace

Designing, Developing and Deploying CubeSats

Learn all about the miniature satellites orbiting the Earth.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Solar-Powered Satellite Hardware in Orbit

The Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module is the first orbital experiment designed to convert sunlight for microwave power transmission for solar power satellites.

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Test & Measurement

Satellite Paves the Way for Improved Storm Tracking

Microwave radiometers on current satellites are about the size of a washing machine. On TROPICS’ small satellites, the radiometers are about the size of a coffee mug.

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Imaging

Impact of Satellite Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance on Modern Naval Operations

Army research is determining if afloat availability of satellite ISR has fundamentally changed naval operations.

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Satellite Antennas

ThinKom Solutions, Inc., has been selected to supply phased-array satellite terminals for "communications on-the-move."

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Electronics & Computers

Space-Qualified Crystal Oscillators

Learn the performance parameters that must be considered when choosing the optimum quartz crystal oscillator for a space application.

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Satellite Ground Control Interface

Abaco Systems will support the Space Force’s Protected Tactical Satellite (PTS) Communication Program (SATCOM).

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Energy

Wireless Charging for Lunar Robots

See how WiBotic — a maker of wireless charging and fleet energy management technologies — is preparing robots for the Moon.

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

CubeSat Spacecraft

The Space Dynamics Laboratory will build six spacecraft for NASA’s Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment mission.

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Electronics & Computers

Radiation-Tolerant FPGAs Solve Spacecraft Design Challenges

Learn about the different FPGA technologies that are available for space applications, and the process for developing the components.

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Application Briefs
Defense

CAM Software

HyperMILL ® CAM software and 5-axis machining is being used to make parts for an advanced NASA satellite mission.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Thrust in Space - The Nuances of Thruster Valve Design

More and more companies are designing rockets, satellites, and reusable space vehicles that require thruster valves to position, maintain, or change vehicle orbit in space.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

NASA Prepares for the Moon and Mars with Expanded Deep Space Network

NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Implementing an Aerospace Factory of the Future

Companies are introducing "Industry 4.0" technology at a rapid pace, turning the next-generation vision of manufacturing into reality.

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Articles
Defense

RAD-HARD Microelectronics for Space Applications

Learn how to protect electronics from the extreme environment of space.

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Communications

A New Network Design for the “Internet from Space”

Satellites do not play a major role in the world’s Internet infrastructure...yet.

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Articles
Electronics & Computers

Software-Defined Analog Filters: A Paradigm Shift in Radio Filter Performance and Capability

In many applications, conventional filters fall short.

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Articles
Test & Measurement

Air Caster Technology

If there is a prime example of the need for friction-free, precise and delicate equipment movement in the aerospace and defense industries, satellite positioning during the testing cycle should be at the top of the...

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