The US Space Force spends millions of dollars preventing spacecraft collisions in earth's increasingly crowded orbit. The Space Fence, powered by Wolfspeed's power amplifiers, aims to change that.
March 31, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
Universities and research institutions play a huge role in helping NASA develop and propel its technology forward, helping it realise innovations that have included everything from unique rocket engine designs to vehicles that can interact with the surfaces on other planets.
March 18, 2020 by Luke James
The newest GPS satellites require an upgraded control segment for launch and control. Scheduled to launch in late 2018, the GPS III satellites need OCX. Let's take a look at what the OCX offers.
September 19, 2018 by Marie Christiano
Canon has demonstrated the world's largest sensor at a whopping 400cm square that can be used in light levels as low as 0.3 lux. What challenges does such a sensor face and how could it be used to defend the earth?
July 09, 2018 by Robin Mitchell
Since 1958, DARPA has been credited with the development of some of the most important technologies used today, including the Internet and GPS. Here is a look at DARPA’s 60 year history and some major projects in electrical engineering.
June 13, 2018 by Chantelle Dubois
Sudipta Chakraborty is the Director of Energy Systems at OPAL-RT. In this Engineer Spotlight, he speaks about challenges facing power system design, how hardware-in-the-loop simulations are important for problem-solving with grid integration, and his work on the IEEE-1547 standard for power grid test procedures.
April 18, 2018 by Chantelle Dubois
It is probably unlikely the car was launched with its full suite of electronics on board, but just for fun, let’s take a look at what would happen if a fully outfitted, typical Tesla Roadster were sent into space.
February 12, 2018 by Chantelle Dubois