Aerospace & Defence

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Particle Beam Weapons: Technology Areas, Advantages and Limitations

Part 1 of this article last month covered directed energy weapons, kinetic energy weapons and particle beam weapons. This part covers the involved technology areas and advantages as well as limitations...

“Space applications need a working lifetime of 15 years, and absolutely no mortality is...

Space and avionics applications need a high level of reliability as they face extreme conditions in space. In order to develop components qualified for this application, engineers need to design high...

An Indigenous RF Power Amplifier By IIT Roorkee And DRDO

IIT Roorkee and the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) have partnered to research defense technology and produce homegrown defense gear. These amplifiers were created by a research team at IIT Roorkee...

Vector Signal Generator With DVB-S2 and DVB-S2X Satellite Transmission Tests

Rohde & Schwarz is extending the functional range of its R&S SMW200A vector signal generator to include the DVB-S2 satellite standard and its extension DVB-S2X. The R&S SMW200A with the new...

Precision-Guided Munitions: Infra-Red-Guided Weapons (Part 3 of 4)

Dr Anil Kumar Maini is former director, Laser Science and Technology Centre, a premier laser and optoelectronics research and development laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation of Ministry of Defence Nakul...

India’s Lunar Mission Chandrayaan-1

FEBRUARY 2009: India’s first unmanned moon mission from Sriharikota (Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh) with orbiting spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 (moon craft) taking the moon impact probe (MIP) has been launched successfully. The...

DIY Products Getting Into Space

Scientists have been exploring the earth and space science from as early as 4900 B.C. From ancient Egyptians to Galileo to Neil de Grasse Tyson, the secrets of the cosmos have...

IESA Conducts Aerospace & Defence Seminar

IESA conducted an aerospace and defense seminar on 22nd April, 2016. The Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and The Order of Friendship Awardee, Dr. A.S.Pillai, currently working as advisor to ISRO, presented the seminar...

Fire Control Systems: The Electronics Behind Big Guns (Part 2 of 3)

To shoot a target, the gun of a tank or self-propelled gun (SPG) has to be oriented at a particular angle with respect to horizontal and vertical planes. These two angles...

Extreme Temperatures Do not Deter modern Electronics

For ages, machines have been put to use in hazardous environments that intimidate humans, and these machines, more often than not, contain electronic components too. In the past, it was a...
 
 

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