Keyword: Satellite/​Spacecraft Communications

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Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
As it turns out, motion control can not only help map the world — it might even make it a safer place. Read on to learn how and why.
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Application Briefs: Software
In partnership with Point One, Civ Robotics is ensuring that precise construction layouts won’t be at odds with efficiency. Land surveying is a critical stage in the construction layout process, during which workers use various forms of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) to mark specific locations for builders. Read on to learn more.
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Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
The Copernicus program is a European Union (EU) initiative for Earth observation and environmental monitoring. Its primary objective is to provide accurate, timely, and reliable information for environmental and security purposes.
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Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
See the new products, including TDK-Micronas' further extended Micronas 3D HAL® position sensor family, AW-Lake’s TRICOR Coriolis Flow Meters, Kistler's new accelerometer series 8740A and 8788A, Melexis' MLX90830, and more.
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Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
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Optics & Photonics Innovations - April 2024

How to turn a mobile phone into a high–resolution microscope…hyperspectral imaging technology spots pipeline leaks from space…a MEMS solution to self–driving cars' LiDAR challenges. Read...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new type of high-performance “phase shifter” using a liquid gallium alloy — which varies the phase angle of microwave and millimeter-wave radio signals — for use in advanced phase array antenna systems.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This new technology — developed by engineers at Delft University of Technology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and VSL, and which can achieve an accuracy of 10 centimeters — is important for the implementation of a range of location-based applications, such as automated vehicles, quantum communication, and next-generation mobile communication systems.
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Quiz: RF & Microwave Electronics
How much do you know about the history of space telescopes? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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INSIDER: Aerospace

Last June, the European Commission and the European Space Agency awarded Kuva Space a €5M commercial contract to be the sole provider of hyperspectral data...

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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
New satellites equipped with Corning’s advanced hyperspectral-imaging technology can detect pipeline leaks and other environmental issues, providing precise monitoring and exploration capabilities for businesses and governments.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
The year 2024 will be full of new satellite manufacturing, launches and operations, with major players like Amazon expected to start full-scale deployment of Project Kuiper and strong demand for low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites driving development and launches from the likes of SpaceX and Telesat among others.
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Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
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Space Technology - January 2024

NASA is making progress in solving some of the most daunting challenges of future space exploration – how to survive the extreme cold of the lunar night, generate oxygen for Mars colonies, and create...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Testing Smart Surfaces to Improve Wireless Communication
Researchers at UBC Okanagan are looking at ways to improve cell phone connectivity and localization abilities by examining “smart” surfaces that can bounce signals from a tower to customers to improve the link.
Briefs: Communications
Exploiting Signals Broadcast by Multi-Constellation LEO Satellites
Researchers have developed an algorithm that can “eavesdrop” on any signal from a satellite and use it to locate any point on Earth, much like GPS. The study represents the first time an algorithm was able to exploit signals broadcast by multi-constellation low-Earth orbit satellites.
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
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Space Technology - November 2023

Read about NASA's plans for future Mars exploration, ultrafast laser-based space communications, new strategies for cleaning up orbital debris, and much more in this compendium of recent articles from the...

Briefs: Materials
Researchers have developed a viable dust, water, and ice mitigation optical coating for space flight, aeronautical, and ground applications. The innovation of the LOTUS coating prevents contamination on sensitive surfaces.
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Briefs: Energy
Most space satellites are powered by photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight to electricity. Exposure to certain orbit radiation can damage the devices. Scientists have proposed a radiation-tolerant photovoltaic cell design that features an ultrathin layer of light-absorbing material.
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Podcasts: Manned Systems
Dr. Brendan Mulvaney, Director of the China Aerospace Studies Institute, is the guest on this episode of the Here’s an Idea Podcast.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
In 1978, NASA scientist Donald J. Kessler theorized that an increasing amount of space pollution would lead to more collisions between objects in orbit, and thus more debris — the Kessler Syndrome. Multiple teams of researchers are working on solutions.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A team has introduced a new method for taking high-res images of fast-moving and rotating objects in space, such as satellites or debris in low-Earth orbit.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will usher in a new era of laser communications.
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Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
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RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2023

From the battlespace to outer space, RF electronics are at the heart of new mil/aero solutions. Read about the latest innovations in this compendium of articles from the editors of Aerospace &...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
NASA's newly developed antenna is lightweight (at or below 2 grams), low volume (at or below 1.2 cm3), and low stowage thickness (approx. 0.7 mm), all while delivering high performance (at or above 10 dBi gain).
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Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
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Space Technology - July 2023

Read about ten surging space startups, robotic construction on the moon, metal 3D printing in orbit, and much more in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense...

Quiz: Communications
The use of satellites for wireless and mobile communication applications has become a widespread practice across multiple industries. How much do you know about satellite communications? Test yourself with this quiz.
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Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
A Tech Briefs interview with DART team member Dr. Saverio Cambioni.
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Briefs: Communications
Scientists have developed a novel concept for a lunar navigation system based on the reverse-ephemeris technique.
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INSIDER: Aerospace

NASA will launch Israel’s first space telescope mission, the Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite (ULTRASAT). ULTRASAT, an ultraviolet observatory with a large field...

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Articles: Photonics/Optics
Organizations in both the public and private sectors are currently racing to launch large numbers of satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO).
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