Precision-Guided Munitions: Radar-Guided Weapons (Part 4 of 4)

Radar guidance like infrared (IR) homing guidance is predominantly used in surface-to-air and air-to-air guided weapons. While IR homing guidance is largely employed in short and medium operational ranges, radar guidance...

The Making of a Radio-Controlled Plane

If you are planning to make your own multi-rotor from scratch at home, note that choosing the right electronic speed control (ESC) for your radio-controlled electric aircraft (RC plane) is not...

Satellite Navigation System: GPS and Others

Geographical positioning system (GPS) is a very common term in today's communication world. It is often used synonymous to satellite navigation (satnav) systems. What many of us do not realise is...

Recent Stunning Engineering Marvels by NASA

National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) has been in the forefront of space exploration for civilian applications. From devices that can track humans buried under rubble through their heartbeat and 18-engine copter-planes...

Precision-Guided Munitions: Infra-Red-Guided Weapons (Part 3 of 4)

Dr Anil Kumar Maini is former director, Laser Science and Technology Centre, a premier laser and optoelectronics research and development laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation of Ministry of Defence Nakul...

New Frontiers of UAV Civilian Applications

As part of the push to increase uses of civilian drones, nearly 50 companies are developing some 150 different systems, ranging from miniature models to those with wingspans comparable to airliners....

Precision-Guided Munitions: Laser-Guided Munitions (Part 2 of 4)

Laser-guided munitions are the most widely exploited electro-optically-guided precision-strike munitions on various land based, sea based and airborne military platforms, such as main battle tanks, armoured fighting vehicles, ships, fighter aircrafts...

Precision-Guided Munitions: Guidance Techniques (Part 1 of 4)

Precision has always been one of the five most important attributes of a weapon, with operational range, striking power, volume of fire and portability being the other four. The state-of-the-art precision-guided...

Part 4 of 4: Defence Lasers and Optronic Systems: Gas Laser Electronics

Carbon dioxide laser-based range finders and laser radar and helium-neon laser-cavity-based ring-laser gyroscope inertial navigation sensors are among the common military applications exploiting use of gas lasers. In addition, such gas...

Convergence of Electronics with Fabrics

Electronic gadgets are practically becoming slim. Even the clothes you wear can become your intimate companions, enhancing your functional ability. There are ‘e-clothes’ for almost every requirement that can make life...

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