In this electrical engineering edition of the 12 days of Christmas, we take a look at a few familiar highlights of the season and zoom in on the technologies electrical engineers have contributed to make them possible.
December 25, 2020 by Hannah DeTavis
One rewarding aspect of engineering is seeing where designs end up in applications. Electronic altimeters are such devices that have found their way into a number of interesting airborne use cases.
December 03, 2020 by Tyler Charboneau
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