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
Kristof Richmond is a guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) engineer for Stone Aerospace. Learn more about Richmond’s fascinating career, and how he ended up building robotic explorers meant for Europa in this AAC Engineer Spotlight.
February 02, 2018 by Chantelle Dubois
Drone technology has found its way into a variety of applications ranging from recreational use, photography, security, climate monitoring, and even humanitarian aid. Another domain that we may soon see drones being used in: space exploration.
November 29, 2017 by Chantelle Dubois
AAC continues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Voyager spacecraft by looking at the Plasma experiments. In this article, we take a look at the Voyager missions' plasma experiments.
July 30, 2017 by Mark Hughes
The Voyager Spacecraft have been providing scientific data for the last 40 years. This article is an introduction to the very long distance communication systems on the spacecraft.
July 02, 2017 by Mark Hughes