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American Carrier Strike Groups: An Electronic Perspective (Part 3 of 5)

The first two parts of this article, covered air defence warfare in great detail. In this part we discuss electronic warfare (EW), under-sea warfare, surface warfare and strike warfare. Electronic warfare EW is...

Low-Temperature Electronics for Space

 What is the temperature on other planets? -150°C at the orbit of Jupiter, -230°C at the orbit of Pluto and below -55°C to -65°C at moon, Mars and asteroids. At such...

Ensuring Quality and Reliability of Electronic Systems

Key to success of any product lies in its producibility, quality and reliability. Quality and reliability cannot be achieved by just arriving at a schematic to perform a required function and...

American Carrier Strike Groups: An Electronic Perspective (Part 2 of 5)

The first part of this article covered defensive combat operations, air defence warfare, fighter aircraft and AEW aircraft combo (phase I), and air search radars and fighter aircraft combo (phase II)....

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....

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