2020-06-01 - Liam Keese

Why component integration matters for space-based PLL synthesizers

By integrating RF and synthesizer components into a monolithic RF IC, engineers can solve size and complexity design challenges in…

2020-05-13 - Rajan Bedi

On-board mass memory requirements for the new space age

NAND flash technology offers a potential non-volatile solution to enable future on-board mass memory needs for Earth-observation

2020-04-21 - Rajan Bedi

How satellite technology is fighting COVID-19

Space-based assets, combined with autonomous technologies and geographic information systems, are playing a vital role to contain the highly-contagious coronavirus

2020-04-10 - Rajan Bedi

Does your spacecraft flash? Part 2: Introducing the RT PolarFire FPGA

RT PolarFire offers huge potential to advance re-configurable on-board digital processing for the space industry.

2020-01-08 - Bill Schweber

Metrology’s Reach Demonstrated With Inter-Satellite Link

The idea of linking two orbing satellites via an interferometer to continuously measure their separation with ultraprecision may seem incredible,…

2019-11-12 - Bill Schweber

Analog First or Rush to Compute?

Before you succumb to the temptation of intense number-crunching, understand the underlying real-world analog environment in which your model and…

2019-09-25 - Bill Schweber

The Almost Perfect Clock by JPL & NASA

The NASA/JPL Deep Space Atomic Clock (DSAC) now in orbital test uses a radically different approach to achieve higher performance…

2019-06-06 - Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio

High-performance electronics for space missions

The main requirement for space qualified components is the ability to ensure reliable long-term operation.

2019-05-27 - Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio

Addressing the need for more data in space missions

Satellite systems should be able to interface effectively and quickly with antenna arrays. It is therefore essential to consider different…

2019-05-17 - Steve Taranovich

How It Works: Angle of Attack Sensor

As a member of the electronics design community, I am angry and disappointed with the recent deaths of 346 people…