NASA has selected SiFive’s X280 RISC-V device as the CPU core for its upcoming High-Performance Spaceflight Computer (HPSC) project.
September 09, 2022 by Jake Hertz
Researchers have developed a more efficient wind sensor to improve the take-off and landing safety of drones, balloons, and other autonomous aircraft.
August 18, 2022 by Darshil Patel
Responsible for the modern stereo and an advanced World War II radar, Alan Blumlein revolutionized sound engineering.
June 27, 2022 by Biljana Ognenova
A flagship generation of scientific cameras from Teledyne FLIR may open up worlds of new use cases, from crop analysis to lock-in thermography in PCB testing.
January 26, 2022 by Jake Hertz
AT&T and Verizon agreed to delay a mass 5G launch near airports. But major airlines are still concerned about how the 5G C-band may affect their aircraft altimeters.
January 19, 2022 by Jake Hertz
Bad actors soliciting communications with sensitive radio devices can lead to data breaches. Building upon machine learning techniques, IARPA launches a new program called SCISRS for real-time RF signal analysis.
November 24, 2021 by Adrian Gibbons
Competitions are always an exciting way to test the limits and ingenuity of both technology and the designer. This week the winners of the first inaugural TinyML Vision Challenge were announced.
October 13, 2021 by Jake Hertz
Space data transfer has come a long way since those early calls to Houston. Here's a forward-looking glance at space communication technology.
September 01, 2021 by Tyler Charboneau
Communication is often a pain point in drone design. Now, Qualcomm says it is leveraging "swarm support" and its tensor accelerator to vault these challenges.
August 23, 2021 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
The push for greener technology keeps aiming higher, this time targeting avionics. Microchip and Clean Skys have teamed up to create a family of baseless power modules.
August 14, 2021 by Tyler Charboneau
LiDAR technology seems to be everywhere lately, in cars, phones, etc. However, it wasn't always like that. LiDAR had a long, 50-year journey to become the latest "hot" tech that it is today.
August 03, 2021 by Tyler Charboneau
Everyone recognizes the name "Hewlett-Packard" but who were the two halves of the HP coin? From the garage to a tech giant, Bill Hewlett and David Packard shook up early technology.
July 12, 2021 by Tyler Charboneau
Space technology is a testbed for promising, new technologies, not only for space but for Earth applications as well. How are recent advances in space affecting Earth?
May 21, 2021 by Tyler Charboneau
Pushing technological limitations to extremes can cause benefits beyond its original scope. Looking back at past space technology, it is clear the effects they have had here on Earth.
May 19, 2021 by Tyler Charboneau
Learn how the Montreal Protocol influenced this chemical sensor released by NevadaNano, a company tackling sensor applications from vending machines to flying noses.
April 26, 2021 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
NASA's infrasound microphone allows pilots and air traffic control to identify aircraft wake vortices, clear air turbulence, and tornadoes hundreds of miles away.
March 22, 2021 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
The MEDLI2 sensor package on the Perseverance rover is not only gathering data for future missions; it's also demonstrating how commercial-off-the-shelf parts can be used in space.
February 25, 2021 by Rushi Patel
In this final part of the Glass Cockpit series, we look at how displays have reached their current iteration in Space X shuttles.
January 10, 2021 by Steve Taranovich
Learn about real-world display technology design in aerospace applications in a legendary example—the F/A-18 Super Hornet—from an engineer who's flown them.
January 08, 2021 by Steve Taranovich
Learn about some of the most important fundamentals for understanding how interface technologies have evolved.
January 07, 2021 by Steve Taranovich
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