Aerospace & Defence
Mission critical comms need a simpler approach
Barry Dowdy, Security Systems Manager for Aerospace and Defence Solutions, Analog Devices, explains how easy implementation should form the foundation of secure, mission critical communications in the defence sector.
The new space race is an agile odyssey
Space is back in style. Literally. From new space suits for the first space tourists, to limited-edition NASA bomber jackets, the space market is seeing a renaissance of interest. And with it comes a new infusion of startups and tech revolutionising this industry. Guest blog written by Andreea Volosincu, Wind River.
Clean room investment bears fruit with clock oscillators
The first fruits of Euroquartz’s six-figure investment in a Class 7 cleanroom facility were debuted at the Embedded Design Show in Coventry in the shape of UK-manufactured surface mount military clock oscillators with frequencies available from 2.0MHz to 60MHz
D-sub connectors ditch cadmium, resist salt spray
TE Connectivity AMPLIMITE stainless steel D-subminiature connectors are in stock at distributor RS Components. They combine enhanced salt spray resistance with RoHS compliance, without the use of toxic cadmium plating.
12V LDMOS transistors boast excellent linearity
Ampleon has bolstered its land mobile radio portfolio with a line of 12V laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) transistors. This new 12V LDMOS platform is based upon the proven 9th generation of Ampleon’s LDMOS technology and will target commercial, public safety and defence mobile radio applications.
THIELMANN WEW addresses generic base architecture requirements
THIELMANN WEW has expanded its military base support capabilities with a new approach to Generic Base Architecture (GBA) requirements. GBA is a Defence Standard that specifies mandatory standards for data, power, water, waste and fuel infrastructure in an operational military base or headquarters, including mechanical interfaces for all equipment.
Top ten items that kids would take into space
Space is filled with infinite discoveries waiting to be found, but new research from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has found home comforts would be hard to leave behind with more than a third (36%) of children saying they would most like to take their TV to space with them should they ever leave the planet.
Connectors for demanding military vehicle applications at DSEI
TT Electronics has introduced three highly diverse connector solutions designed for harsh environment applications: Pola Power, OcTrain and SteadiShield. These innovative additions to the TT interconnect range have been developed to meet the power and connectivity demands of today’s military vehicle requirements and all will be on display at DSEI 2019, taking place in London from 10th - 13th September.
Apollo 11: A future in space, thanks to our past
A chorus of alarms serenaded the nervous astronauts as the Eagle lunar module descended toward the moon’s surface. The tension was palpable, and the shrill ringing only added to their worries. Guest blog written by Ranjan Sikand, Wind River Intern.
Hyperbolic mirrors for deep space observation
Optical Surfaces has developed a hyperbolic mirror for deep space observation. A hyperbolic mirror is the optical component of choice for precisely and accurately focusing light in a telescope from one focal point to the other focal point. Hyperbolic mirrors are used in a telescope design to correct certain distortions caused by an extremely fast f-ratio design.