Archive For The “Technology” Category

Aviation enhancements, better biosensors could result from new sensor technology

 Piezoelectric sensors measure changes in pressure, acceleration, temperature, strain or force and are used in a vast array of devices important to everyday life. However, these sensors often can be limited by the “white noise” they detect that can give engineers and health care workers false readings. Now, a University of Missouri College of Engineering […]

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ISRO in global competition to cut cost of satellite launch

When space faring nations are focused on innovative cost-effective launches, ISRO with its commercial arm, Antrix Corporation is set on its challenge of developing low-cost reliable space launch vehicles. Now, with increasing global competition, India needs to focus on cost effectivespace launches by re-engineering the production models of space vehicles and design manufacturing to drive down the cost of space launches, […]

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MAKE IN INDIA SEES FIRST UNMANNED UAV

India has taken its first step into the domain of indigenously developed active drones (unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs) for the defence forces. On November 16, the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) successfully carried out the maiden flight of its indigenously developed UAV TAPAS-BH (Rustom-II)– a medium altitude long endurance (MALE) UAV. The flight […]

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KAVERI ENGINE TO POWER LCA IN 2 YEARS?

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is optimistic about using its beleaguered indigenously-developed Kaveri engine to power the light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas in just 18 months to two years. But it is looking for some degree of “handholding” by one or more global aircraft engine manufacturers, and is in talks with the French […]

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TAPAS only for surveillance, may be morphed for combat duty: DRDO chief

Director General of DRDO Mr. S Christopher said that the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Rustom-II – developed at a cost of Rs 1,500 crore – would be used only for non-combat purposes (surveillance).  Rustom -II – renamed as TAPAS-BH-201 (Tactical Advanced Platform for Aerial Surveillance-Beyond Horizon-201) – had its maiden flight recently and was tested […]

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India’s Rustom-II combat-capable drone successfully completes maiden test flight

Rustom-II, India’s indigenously developed long-endurance combat-capable drone, successfully completed its maiden-flight, giving a boost to India’s development programme for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The DRDO successfully carried out the maiden-flight of TAPAS 201 (RUSTOM–II), a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV. It has an endurance of 24 hours and can conduct surveillance and reconnaissance missions […]

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ISRO gears up for GSLV Mk-III launch in December; know about the indigenous cryogenic engine

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up for the countdown for the much-awaited launch of GSLV Mark-III launch in December end. ISRO chairman Mr. AS Kiran Kumar said on that “ISRO’s next mission is the launch of GSLV-Mk III by Dec end and its integration is getting complete,” the Times of India reported. The […]

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Bangalore’s Dynamatic adds a feather to Airbus 330 wings

Dynamatic Technologies, a Rs 1,600-crore Bangalore-based precision equipment manufacturer, has been selected by the European aircraft maker Airbus to be the sole supplier of critical wing parts for the A330 series of aircraft. The deal elevates Dynamatic to being a tier-I supplier to the 60-billion-euro Airbus Group, making it the first aerospace player from India’s […]

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Drones may help set up 5G wireless networks

Remote-controlled drones can be used to create an accurate 3D model of an urban area and design wireless networks, scientists say, an advance that may help set up 5G mobile connections in a cost effective manner. The development of mobile devices has set increasingly high requirements for wireless networks and the emission of radio frequencies. […]

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NASA satellites break Guinness World Record

NASA‘s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS) has set the Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal, at 70,000 kilometres above the surface of the Earth. Operating in a highly elliptical orbit around Earth, the four MMS spacecraft incorporate Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements into their precise tracking systems, which require extremely sensitive position […]

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