Demystifying Best ADC Reference Designs

Analog-to-digital converters are virtually everywhere, where there is a need to convert an analog signal to digital. Since most real world signals are analog, ADCs are important electronic components which help us...

Particle Beam Weapons: Technology Areas, Advantages and Limitations

Part 1 of this article last month covered directed energy weapons, kinetic energy weapons and particle beam weapons. This part covers the involved technology areas and advantages as well as limitations...

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...
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Bangalore Space Expo: Exploring The Great Beyond

ISRO is the guiding body related to any activity related to space in India. It is the key through which the basic launch process as well as the ground to orbit control...

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...

Falsifying Galileo Satellite Signals will Become More Difficult

The European Union activated its Galileo satellite navigation system in December 2016. The EU is dedicated to setting this system apart from other navigation systems such as GPS – the US...

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...

A Guide To Model Rocketry

Model rocketry is an interesting hobby. To have a safe and predictable flight, rocketeers must have keen interest and some experience in the field. Lack of insight into the underlying technology...

Directed Energy Weapons: More On High-Energy Laser Weapons (Part 8 of 8)

In this concluding part of the article, let us wrap up by learning some more about high-energy laser weapons. Beam combination of multiple lasers Power scale-up to ten to hundreds of kilowatts in...

American Carrier Strike Groups: An Electronic Perspective (Part 4 of 5)

In the previous parts of this article, we discussed air defence warfare, electronic warfare, under-sea warfare, surface warfare and strike warfare. Let us take a look at air operations in this...

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