Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

August 2021
What you Need to Know About Trimming the Output Voltage of a Power Supply

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Figure 1: Power supply output voltage is trimmed so that power supply voltage = desired load voltage + total conductor impedance voltage drop

What is Trimming and How is it Used? Trimming the output voltage of a power supply simply means adjusting the voltage by a small amount. By convention, the term trimming is used for applications where the power supply has a specified nominal output voltage and the user is able to change the output voltage
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08/30/2021

Harwin Datamate Horizontal Backshells in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., announces the availability Datamate Horizontal Backshells from stock at TTI. Harwin has added to their range of Datamate Metal Backshells with the new horizontal version that is perfect for use with 90o PCB mounted connectors. They can be used with SMT or thru-hole mounted connectors, available with or w
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08/23/2021
Commercial Space Revenues Help Space Economy Grow 55% Over Decade

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo

Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, released “The Space Report 2021 36th Annual Space Symposium Special Edition,” which explores commercial space revenues, the global space workforce, the market for small launch vehicle developers, sustainability for lunar exploration, the SmallSat economy, the potential of nuclear power and propulsion, and the future of international lunar space policy.  “The Space Report 2021 36th Annual Space Symposium Special Edition” found that the global space economy, which reached $447B in 2020, was 176% greater than in Space Foundation’s first economic analysis in
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08/23/2021
Tackling Limitations of Data Transfer During Space Exploration

WVU's Piyush Mehta was recently awarded a $750,000 grant to create an artificial intelligence-based algorithm for use in NASA deep space missions.

Engineers at West Virginia University are helping to solve one of the greatest limitations of space exploration—sending and receiving information between a spacecraft and the ground station— thanks to a $750,000 award from NASA’s highly competitive Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Researc
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08/23/2021
Honeywell Aerospace Proximity Sensors in Stock at TTI
TTI, Inc., now has available inventory on Honeywell’s General Aerospace Proximity Sensors (GAPS) and Harsh Aerospace Proximity Sensors (HAPS).  These are two new platforms of proximity sensors that were previously known as the IHM Series. Both platforms incorporate Honeywell’s patented Integrated Health Mo
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08/20/2021
Embry-Riddle Uses VR to Train Midshipmen in Cybersecurity Defense
Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are designing a simulator to train Navy ROTC students, or midshipmen, in how to identify cybersecurity threats. To accomplish this goal, they’re leveraging virtual reality (VR) expertise found on the Daytona Beach Campus.    Backed by classroom lectures and digital simulators, the state-of-the-art centerpiece of the course is the virtual reality component which, according to Dr. Andy Dattel, director of the Cognitive Engineering Research in Transportation Systems (CERTS) Lab, simulates the bridge of a ship, putting students in control of identifying potential threats before they become catastrophic.  “Participants monitor outside displays — other ships in the ocean — as well as in
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08/20/2021
LED Floodlight Available in 12,000 – 65,000 Lumen Models
Dialight announced the debut of its new versatile ProSite LED Floodlight. Building upon Dialight's pedigree of best-in-class technology when it comes to power supplies, advanced optics, and mechanical designs, the team succeeded in creating both a highly efficient and rugged product built to last in th
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08/18/2021
Tantalum Nitride Precision Chip Resistors Add 10 ppm/ºC TCR
Stackpole’s AEC qualified RTAN series utilizes tantalum nitride technology to provide moisture proof precision chip resistor performance.  The RTAN film passes biased humidity testing at 85ºC, 85% relative humidity, and 10% bias with very little shift in resistance.  The materials and de
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08/17/2021
Chargers and Transmitters for Drones, Autonomous Mobile Robots
WiBotic introduced several new cutting-edge chargers and transmitters for drones and autonomous mobile robots. The products showcase WiBotic’s expertise in innovating efficient charging solutions for robots that operate in all sorts of environments, even under the harshest conditions. Specifically, these new
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08/17/2021
Linebird Launches Osprey NPS, an Unmanned Aerial Platform
Linebird announced the launch of its Osprey Nonconductive Payload System, known as Osprey NPS. The debut of the new drone technology is supported by SensorLink Corporation, Linebird's lead investor, and will make live-line work safer, more time efficient, and more accessible by leveraging the power of unmanned aer
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08/17/2021
US-Made Batteries w/ Atomic Layer Deposition Enter Space
Forge Nano is proud to announce the successful launch of high-energy, Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries into orbit aboard the SpaceX Transporter-2 rideshare mission on June 20, 2021. The Li-ion batteries, featuring Forge Nano Particle ALD (PALD) technology and Enersys Zero Volt technology, were integrated in
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08/17/2021
Calex's 150W DC/DC Converters Shipping from Sager Electronics
Sager Electronics is now stocking Calex's HBM 150W DC/DC converters.  Delivering the latest technology in fixed frequency power conversion, Calex’s HBM series is ideal for industrial, railway, and harsh environment applications. The HBM series is designed for the highest reliability, using the
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08/16/2021
FPGAs Reach Performance Milestone for Edge Compute Systems
Edge compute systems need compact programmable devices with low power consumption and a small enough thermal footprint to eliminate fans and other heat mitigation while providing robust compute horsepower. Microchip Technology Inc. has solved this challenge by cutting static power consumption for its mid-bandwidth Fi
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08/10/2021
NVIDIA-based AI Supercomputing for Next Gen Space Applications
Aitech has developed the S-A1760 Venus, the most powerful and smallest radiation-characterized space AI GPGPU. The new, small form factor (SFF) system is rated for space flight and small satellite constellations used in near earth orbit (NEO) and low earth orbit (LEO) applications.   The COTS-based system is valid
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08/04/2021
Can New Supersonic Commercial Airliner Avoid the Mistakes of the Concorde?
United Airlines wants to bring supersonic speeds back to commercial aviation by 2029.  The Chicago-based aviation juggernaut announced plans to purchase 15 supersonic, zero-emissions jetliners from Boom Supersonic, with a rollout in 2025, a first flight in 2026, and the first passengers in 2029. But a mountain of te
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Date:
08/02/2021