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
Position trackers and position sensors are fundamentally different. Yet sometimes outside of engineering spaces, we hear the terms used interchangeably. Here's why the distinction matters.
January 18, 2020 by Tyler Charboneau
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
Time is really important in electronics, being used in other measurements including the volt. Depending on the application, different ways of time-keeping may be required for electronic devices. Here’s a look at a few ways of time-keeping, and their applications.
June 27, 2018 by Chantelle Dubois
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
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
So you've heard of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). But have you heard of AUVs? Autonomous underwater vehicles are one of the most promising paths forward for exploring our oceans and those on other planets.
December 09, 2017 by Chantelle Dubois
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