2020-09-02 - Rajan Bedi

Using remote testing to maintain satellite production

Remote testing has allowed some manufacturers to remain productive and operational while respecting social-distancing rules during the pandemic.

2020-07-16 - Rajan Bedi

Scrubbing SRAM-based FPGAs to prevent the accumulation of SEUs

SRAM-based FPGAs are increasingly being used in-orbit, and if an essential bit is flipped, the consequences could be catastrophic.

2020-06-05 - Gina Roos

DARPA programs: Advancing technology from quantum computing to passive 3D sensors

Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, the U.S. DARPA continues to work on advancing technologies and new programs. Let's look…

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…