Military & Aerospace Electronics News

How to balance safety and security in medical software

Say “software security” to most people and they will think of hacked bank accounts, or attacks on corporate databases. Closer to home, consider the current trend for hackers to target medical records rather than electronic credit card data as the former proves to be more profitable and less risky. The…

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University sees successful CubeSat satellite launch

Warwick University’s WUSAT-2 satellite, which was launched earlier this month, uses miniature connectors from Harwin. The student-run project has built and launched a small 10x10x10cm CubeSat satellite into space. Overseen by the European Space Agency (ESA), the satellite was launched from the Swedish Space Centre. After the…

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Amazon founder launches a secret rocket to space

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos secretly launched an uncrewed rocket to space on Wednesday from his private launch facility in the Texas desert. Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, has been working on sub-orbital space flight since 2000, with an eye on the space tourism market. Its New Shepard capsule and…

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Space tech fuels economic growth, says forum in Abu Dhabi

Space technology companies meeting in Abu Dhabi next month will highlight the importance of investing in space education and development. Meeting at the Global Space & Satellite forum which takes place  26 – 27 May will demonstrate how space expenditure in a country fosters science and technology and supports local industries…

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Atmel moves rad-hard Asics to 150nm SOI process

Atmel has moved its mixed-signal Asics for radiation-hardened (rad-hard) applications to a 150nm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) process. The ATMX150RHA Asic platform delivers up to 22 million routable gates, includes non-volatile memory blocks, flexible form factor with compiled SRAM and DPRAM blocks, and supports 2.5…

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Two-way microwave divider can help jam IEDs

A two-way power divider that is designed for use in military mobile jamming systems to counter the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) is available from Link Microtek.  Manufactured by Narda Microwave, the Model 2382-2 power divider operates over microwave frequencies from 500MHz to 6GHz and can handle…

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Pulsed amplifier for weather radar

MACOM has a high power pulsed amplifier designed for Civil Air Traffic Control and Weather Radar. The device can be used individually, or in a complete MACOM chipset solution…

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MIPS steers spacecraft to Pluto

In July this year , if all goes well, we will see close-up photos of Pluto for the first time courtesy of NASA and its New Horizons mission. Launched in 2006, New Horizons woke briefly in 2007 to take a look at Jupiter and make use of its gravity, and…

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