Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

August 2022
Hermeus to Build World's Fastest Aircraft with Newly Acquired Velo3D Sapphire Printers

Hermeus Quarterhorse hypersonic aircraft

­Velo3D, Inc. announced Hermeus, a company developing hypersonic aircraft for defense and commercial applications, has acquired an original Sapphire and a large-format Sapphire XC that is designed for high-volume production. The printers, both of which will be calibrated for Inconel 718, will be used to
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Date:
08/31/2022
Easy Integration of Supercapacitor Power Back-up

Frederik Dostal, Subject Matter Expert, Power Management, Analog Devices

   One of the major trends over the last two decades is to replace mechanical systems with electronic systems wherever possible. Deploying an electronic system usually has the advantage of offering faster and more accurate responses, while being more reliable due to having no physical wear and te
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08/23/2022
Rice, NASA extend Space Act Agreement

Vanessa Wyche, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and Rice University President Reginald DesRoches pass the pen as they sign an extension of the Space Act Agreement that promises continued cooperation between the institutions.

­NASA and Rice University officials met at the university’s campus today to formally extend their agreement to share research efforts and educational outreach.  The new umbrella Space Act Agreement (SAA) covers participation by Rice and NASA personnel in joint research opportunities, STEM enga
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08/22/2022
Compact QKD System Paves the Way to Cost-Effective Satellite-Based Quantum Networks

Researchers experimentally demonstrated a space-to-ground QKD network using a compact QKD terminal aboard the Chinese Space Lab Tiangong-2 and four ground stations.

­Researchers report an experimental demonstration of a space-to-ground quantum key distribution (QKD) network using a compact QKD terminal aboard the Chinese Space Lab Tiangong-2 and four ground stations. The new QKD system is less than half the weight of the system the researchers developed for the Micius sa
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08/18/2022
Aviation Week 20 Twenties Inductee Sends Hope to Girls in STEM

­Grace Robertson, recent alumna of Embry-Riddle University

­Grace Robertson has always been one of the few women in the room throughout her training to become a space industry worker — and that makes sense, considering that women represent less than 12% of global aerospace engineers. But, she says, that’s “just a statistic.” “As children, we dream of becomi
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08/10/2022
35 A GaN ePower Stage IC Boosts Power Density and Simplifies Design

35 A GaN ePower Stage IC Boosts Power Density and Simplifies Design

EPC announces the introduction of a 100 V, 35 A integrated circuit designed for 48 V DC-DC conversion used in high-density computing applications and in 48 V BLDC motor drives for e-mobility, robotics, and drones.   The EPC23102 eGaN IC is capable of a maximum withstand voltage o
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Date:
08/10/2022
Nanocrystals Enable Smaller Off-the-Shelf Three-Phase Filter

Kemet's new range of three-phase filters suppress the noise in electronic equipment with superior attention characteristics

­   Three-phase filters are a necessary component in many applications, particularly in the industrial and medical areas, to ensure circuits operate without interference, reducing errors. Currently, they tend to be bulky, grey boxes which may need quite a bit of engineering work to perform their tas
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Date:
08/09/2022
High-Power Connectors from Amphenol now Available from Powell Electronics

High-Power Connectors from Amphenol now Available from Powell Electronics

­Amphenol’s latest range of high-power, high-voltage connectors designed for high-voltage and high-current systems in E-Flight, E-VTOL and hybrid applications can now be sourced through Powell Electronics, the supplier of connectors and more for high-rel applications including defence, aerospace and in
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Date:
08/05/2022
Using Bidirectional Programmable DC Power Supplies for Battery Testing

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Figure 1. The placement polarity checker and the safety contactor

In today’s fast-paced world the need to create quicker, more mobile mechanical devices is steadily increasing. One primary method for doing this is to replace traditional gas powered or plugged-in devices with battery power. Batteries have become smaller and increasingly efficient as a result. In order to ke
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Date:
08/01/2022