Keyword: Spacecraft

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Low-impact sensors close a gap in the U.S. space weather observation network.
Application Briefs: Imaging
The Space Dynamics Laboratory will build six spacecraft for NASA’s Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment mission.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Brazing isn't efficient, says an industry expert, and it's time for a change.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A number of maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors were designed into the Perseverance rover.
Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Learn about the different FPGA technologies that are available for space applications, and the process for developing the components.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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.
Briefs: Aerospace
Characterizing uncertainty in estimating the state of a resident space object is one of the fundamentals of many space surveillance tasks.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
Articles: Software
Businesses are using AR to overhaul processes, drive efficiencies, reduce manufacturing errors, and improve their bottom line.
Articles: Aerospace

The Global Positioning System (GPS), a satellite-based navigation system used by an estimated four billion people worldwide to figure out where they are on Earth at any moment, could be used to...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

The design of avionics systems must balance several factors. First, engineers want to increase the performance of the systems installed in aircraft or spacecraft. Second, they want...

Articles: Communications

NASA spacecraft typically rely on human-controlled radio systems to communicate with Earth. As collection of space data increases, NASA looks to alternative radio technologies to...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

In order to address issues related to mechanical and vibrational stresses that are commonly experienced in mounting, launch,...

News: Aerospace
DETECTING PLASTIC LANDMINES

Hidden PFM-1 anti-personnel landmines are unexploded ordnance (UXO) devices that pose a difficult challenge to conventional...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

More and more aerospace applications are incorporating fiber optics technology into their designs due to its many advantages over copper. The thinner fiber solutions provide higher speed over a...

Articles: Software

As satellites and astronauts travel further out in space, the more communication challenges they face. NASA launched the InSight Mission on May 5, 2018 from Vandenberg Air Force...

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Articles: Photonics/Optics

A new research project announced recently as a collaboration between the Georgia Institute of Technology and satellite communications provider Xenesis could help open the...

Articles: Materials

Additive manufacturing was invented more than 30 years ago and, from small beginnings in prototyping, has developed and grown into a $6 billion industry. While additive...

Articles: Communications

Transmitting and receiving radio signals between spacecraft in deep space is a snap compared with getting those signals back to Earth, especially when the spacecraft is 120 billion miles away.

Articles: Electronics & Computers

There are a few open specifications in the embedded industry that have been used in the extreme environments of space over the years. These include VME, CompactPCI, OpenVPX, and MicroTCA. But, prime contractors such...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

The recent surge in demand for adaptive cruise control (ACC) and commercial autonomous vehicles has drawn a lot of attention to these innovative applications. Based on pulsed laser...

Articles: Aerospace

The Centro de Astrobiología (CAB), a joint center of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas and the Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacíal...

Articles: Aerospace

In recent years there has been a trend towards the wider use of COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) equipment in space missions. This trend has been mainly driven by the...

Articles: Aerospace

In 1995, Boeing Satellite Systems introduced a new family of communication satellite buses, with bodies that contain power, control, and propulsion systems. They used a high-voltage bus...

Articles: Aerospace

After almost 20 years in space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft begins the final chapter of its remarkable story of exploration. From now until September, Cassini will undertake a set of...

Briefs: Aerospace
Identifying the Flow Physics and Modeling Transient Forces on Two-Dimensional Wings

The main objective of this research was to better understand the flow physics of aircraft wings undergoing highly unsteady maneuvers. Reduced-order models play a central role in this study, both to elucidate the overall dynamical mechanisms behind various flow...

Application Briefs: Defense

When Malaysia Air Flight 370 disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean in 2014, it had flown far beyond radar range. Under a new space-based air tracking system — starting with a...