DIY Products Getting Into Space

Scientists have been exploring the earth and space science from as early as 4900 B.C. From ancient Egyptians to Galileo to Neil de Grasse Tyson, the secrets of the cosmos have...

Part 1 of 4: Defence Lasers and Optronic Systems: Role of Electronics

There has been a dramatic increase in the commercial, industrial, medical, defence and research applications of lasers in the last 10 to 15 years. During this period, we have not only...

Part 2 of 4: Defence Lasers and Optronic Systems: Solid-State Laser Electronics

Laser rangefinders and laser target designators are the most abundantly used laser systems for tactical battlefield scenarios. Laser rangefinders are used both as standalone devices as well as integral parts of...

GaN Solutions for Next Generation Military Communications

Advanced waveforms and signal processing increase the channel efficiency, improve jam resistance, allow networking, interoperability, and other tailoring to specific operational scenarios. But in all cases, the radio must confront the...

“Space applications need a working lifetime of 15 years, and absolutely no mortality is...

Space and avionics applications need a high level of reliability as they face extreme conditions in space. In order to develop components qualified for this application, engineers need to design high...

Underwater and other Emerging Trends in Laser Communication

  Underwater laser communication is a technique that employs laser propagation under water to transmit data from one point to another. The technology is useful where physical connections through fibre optic cables...

“We need to find ways to keep the missile on track even in the...

Avionics are the electronic systems used on aircraft, satellites and space vehicles that help them in communications navigation and management systems. While navigation in consumer devices is primarily based on the...

Small Satellites: All Set To Spur Innovation

 Indian universities developed and launched several microsatellites (microsats) between 2009 and 2011, in association with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). These were amongst the first few microsats in space. While...

Trends and Developments in Aircraft Cockpits

 There are some interesting developments happening in the field of aviation. Flying cars of different configurations, currently in limited production, are expected to save billions of litres of fossil fuels now...

Extreme Temperatures Do not Deter modern Electronics

For ages, machines have been put to use in hazardous environments that intimidate humans, and these machines, more often than not, contain electronic components too. In the past, it was a...

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