SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Electronics and electro-optics that must withstand harsh conditions in space, such as radiation, temperature extremes, and long periods without maintenance

It's not your father's Space Shuttle any more

NASA experts are upgrading the Space Shuttle orbiter's cockpit to a glass cockpit with commercial-off-the-shelf hardware such as liquid-crystal displays and PowerPC processors.

In Brief

Avnet offers online search tool for power electronics components, PC Dynamics to provide custom microwave circuits for Aegis warships, New conventional cruise missile features upgraded electronics, MORE...

MathWorks release of MATLAB 6 piques interest of military users

Experts at the MathWorks have released the next generation of their popular design and development software, MATLAB 6.0, and have numerous military and aerospace customers ready to upgrade.

Product Application Design Solutions

Enabling technologies for military & aerospace electronics engineers

Peregrine attempts to bring commercial success to bear on military market

Experts at Peregrine Semiconductor, having built a successful commercial semiconductor business, are extending their focus toward the military market with what they claim are affordable low-power and high-performance devices.

TRW designs miniature radio component for satellite payloads

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. ? Engineers at TRW used improved packaging techniques and gallium arsenide technology to design a highly miniaturized radio component that improves the messaging capability of TRW communications satellite payloads, while decreasing size and weight.

Power in space: what is the most critical system in a spacecraft?

Satellites are a part of our everyday existence. They help us receive hundreds of TV channels, they allow us to place fast efficient telephone calls, and they allow us to use pagers to keep in contact with our business and personal contacts.

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Rugged COTS Subsystems for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft

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October 2014
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