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...

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...

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: Less-Lethal Laser Weapons

Under directed energy weapons, so far we have covered particle beam weapons and high-power microwaves. Let us now take a look at some less-lethal laser weapons. Directed energy laser systems are generally...

Command and Cruise Control Operations in American Defence

Continue reading previous part In the last four parts of this article we covered air defence warfare, electronic warfare (EW), under-sea warfare, strike warfare and air operations. In this concluding part, let...

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...

Implementation Of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) Control

Nowadays, Permanent magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSMs) have become quite popular in applications such as Air conditioner & refrigerator (AC) compressors, washing machines, dishwashers, automotive electrical power steering, industrial automation, and more....

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...

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...

Should LAWs Be Outlawed: What Autonomous Weapons Are Up To

EDI, a fighter jet based on F/A-37 Talon, is a fictional lethal autonomous weapon (LAW) designed to carry out airborne attacks on enemies and come back home in time for dinner...

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