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Learn about design considerations for manufacturing a battery pack that operates in extreme temperatures, absorbs shock and vibration, and maintains a watertight seal.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Practical 3D Printing of Antennas and RF Electronics
New multi-material 3D printers that can print both metal and dielectric materials enable the additive manufacturing of antennas and RF components.
Learn how digital twins improve the use and performance of robotic systems.
Articles: Unmanned Systems
High-Energy Laser Weapon Systems
The next few years will help determine whether high-energy lasers become a staple of the battlefield.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Does Your Coating Thickness Meet Spec?
Coatings play a critical role in preventing the corrosion or wear of metal substrates. Make sure they meet specifications.
The U.S. military is prioritizing development of drone swarms as a means to reduce risk to our warfighters.
Combat is being transformed by Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies that improve a warrior’s situational awareness.
A raft of companies have emerged to provide counter-UAS technologies, but challenges remain.
NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Bringing Turbine Power to Small Aircraft
A regenerative, high-temperature heat exchanger doubles the efficiency of low-power turbines.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How to Install Coiled Spring Pins
See why coiled spring pins are being used extensively throughout the aerospace industry.
The sky’s the limit for utilizing the higher ends of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.
Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling
Creep is an especially important consideration for engineers designing jet engine turbines.
Full motion video (FMV) sensors are essential assets and provide real-time situational awareness with minimal latency.
Companies are introducing "Industry 4.0" technology at a rapid pace, turning the next-generation vision of manufacturing into reality.
For many manufacturers, plasma-applied coatings and surface treatments can play a significant role in new product development.
Satellites do not play a major role in the world’s Internet infrastructure...yet.
Wireless communications is a broad market and PAs fill a wide array of those applications.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
RAD-HARD Microelectronics for Space Applications
Learn how to protect electronics from the extreme environment of space.
In many applications, conventional filters fall short.
By focusing just on the AM build process, a fundamental part of the production process chain is often overlooked: post-processing.
With such great abundance, why is titanium so expensive?
Custom enclosure gaskets can meet a variety of mechanical shock and thermal requirements.
Inductive eddy current technology is an extremely versatile non-contact method for measuring an object's position, distance, or vibration.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
SDR Interface for the NeXtRAD Multistatic Radar System
Learn about the multistatic data that can be collected on maritime targets.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
New Manufacturing Process for Monocoque Components
A new process enables large monocoque components to more accurately retain their shape after cooling.
Learn about Repeatability, Resolution, and Response.
Articles: Aerospace
Marking Aircraft Components
Although marking adds no intrinsic value to a component, it is central to the smooth operation of the industry.

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