Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

July 2019
Transphorm's $18.5M Contract to Produce RF GaN Epi for Navy
GOLETA, Calif.— Transphorm Inc. announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Naval Research (ONR) has exercised a three-year $15.9 million option on an existing $2.6 million base contract with the company. This contract, N68335-19-C-0107, administered by Naval Air Warfare
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07/31/2019
NRL Pigment Package for Ships Lowers Solar Temperature Load

NRL is currently working with Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Systems Engineering Directorate, Ship Integrity & Performance Engineering (SEA 05P) to transition the new pigment combination into a military specification. The most recent vessel to receive it was USS George Washington (CVN 73).

WASHINGTON -- A pigment package designed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to slow discoloration of the exterior coating on surface ships has started to make its way into the fleet and is producing early, positive results. NRL researchers created the pigment combination to satisfy the fleet requirement
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07/31/2019
3D-Printed Rocket Fuel Comparison at James Cook University
James Cook University scientists in Australia are using 3D printing to create fuels for rockets, and using tailor-made rocket motors they've built to test the fuels. JCU lecturer in mechanical engineering Dr Elsa Antunes led the study, which made use of the revolutionary and rapidly advancing 3D printing
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07/30/2019

MEMS Timing Solutions for Aerospace and Defense Applications
SANTA CLARA – SiTimeCorporation unveiled its Endura MEMS timing solutions for aerospace and defense applications such as field and satellite communications, precision GNSS, avionics, and space. The Endura products are
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07/24/2019
Marktech Awarded Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification
Latham, NY, USA –  Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. announced the achievement of its veteran-owned small business certification (VSOB). This Marktech VSOB certification, awarded by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged
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07/24/2019
Mouser Stocks Qorvo 60W GaN Power Amplifier
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the QPA2308 MMIC power amplifier from Qorvo. Engineered for commercial and military applications, the QPA2308 provides high-power density and power-added efficiency for 5 to 6 GHz radio
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07/24/2019
The Apollo Guidance Computer â€

Margaret Hamilton posing next to stacks of software she and her team at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory developed for the Apollo computer.

We’ve all heard that the computer on Apollo 11 had less memory than modern calculators. And that’s true, but the disparities are even more astounding, and on the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, I wanted to take a gander at the piece of hardware that made Apollo 11 possible, the
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07/24/2019
Plane Inspired by Electric Guitar Could Cut Fuel Costs by 20%
Commercial airlines have a ravenous appetite for fossil fuels – it’s one of the industry’s most onerous costs, fiscal and environmental. Dutch airline KLM wants to change that with a plane inspired by a Gibson guitar. The Flying-V takes advantage of the superior aerodynamics of the
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07/22/2019
New Safer, Inexpensive way to Propel Small Satellites

Purdue University researchers have created a novel micropropulsion system for nanosatellite applications using a liquid fed pulsed-plasma thruster.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Finding inexpensive solutions for propelling CubeSats is one of the most critical components of the rapidly growing industry of commercial launches of satellites the size of a loaf of bread. The small size and relatively low cost have made CubeSats popular choices for commercial launches
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07/16/2019
TTI Designs Freedom Shirt to Support Wounded Warrior Project
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., a leading distributor of electronic components, continued the company’s tradition of supporting our country’s men and women in uniform by creating a specially designed t-shirt celebrating America’s Independence Day. This year’s t-shirt design, “Let
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07/11/2019
PSDcast â€

Avi Kashyap with Microchip.

In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re talking to Microchip about one of the biggest challenges for silicon carbide vendors – qualifying their SiC devices to stringent industrial, automotive, and harsh environment standards,
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07/11/2019
Quantum Satellite Combines Art with Science

SpooQy-1 was ejected from the Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer past the International Space Station's (ISS) solar arrays. This photograph was taken by an astronaut on the ISS.

A satellite built by the National University of Singapore (NUS) entered orbit in June carrying both a high-tech quantum device from the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) and a quotation from a play written for the NUS Arts Festival. SpooQy-1, as the satellite is known, is testing a quantum light
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07/08/2019
10W GaN-on-Si Power Amp Module Offers Design Flexibility
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the MAMG-100227-010C0L broadband power amplifier module from MACOM. The module offers outstanding design flexibility for a broad selection of radio and communications applications, including military tactical communications and electronic countermeasures, wireless public
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07/08/2019
Expanded Oscilloscopes Series Includes 13 and 16 GHz Models
BEAVERTON, Ore.-- Tektronix, Inc., announced the expansion of its scalable DPO70000SX Series Performance Oscilloscope to include new 13 GHz and 16 GHz models. The new offerings allow engineers to take advantage of the high sample rate and low noise floor of Tektronix’ highest performance
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07/02/2019