Aviation & Aerospace White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Application Note: Hard Disk Drive Development
    9/14/2007
    Hard disk drives (HDD) with higher data density and faster access times rely heavily on the stability of the read-write head while flying over the magnetic media
  2. Application Note: Characterization Of Motion In MEMS Devices Using Laser Doppler Vibrometry
    9/14/2007
    With the increased use of MEMS devices, characterization of their motion is becoming essential, both to evaluate their performance and to develop process improvement strategies. The addition of integrated functionality within MEMS devices, such as the incorporation of thin piezoelectric layers, is leading to novel devices that require detailed measurement and characterization, in environmental conditions representative of the operational state of the device
  3. Application Note: Semiautomatic, Wafer-Level Measurements Of MEMS Dynamics
    9/14/2007
    In this application note we will describe a setup for characterizing the dynamic response of membranes using a semiautomatic probe station equipped with a scanning laser-Doppler vibrometer
  4. Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Imaging Aids Laser Tracking, Detection
    3/28/2007
    As warfare becomes more asymmetric, civilians and other non-combatants become a larger percentage of the casualties, along with unintended property damage. The military, of course, hopes to avoid these types of casualties and destruction. With advancing technologies that enable more precision from their weapons, they also need better pointing and targeting capabilities, while remaining covert
  5. Application Note: Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Imaging Aids Laser Tracking, Detection
    3/28/2007
    As warfare becomes more asymmetric, civilians and other non-combatants become a larger percentage of the casualties, along with unintended property damage. The military, of course, hopes to avoid these types of casualties and destruction. With advancing technologies that enable more precision from their weapons, they also need better pointing and targeting capabilities, while remaining covert
  6. Application Note: Multi-Functional Telescope
    3/26/2007
    Using ASAP Advanced, BRO Engineering Services designed, prototyped and tested this off-axis aspheric telescope
  7. Application Note: Laser Vibrometers Help Optimize Production Of Ultrasonic Welding Tools For Joining Thermoplastic Materials
    1/3/2007
    Ultrasonic welding is well established in the plastics processing industry. This technology allows high process speeds with constant, reproducible weld quality and low energy requirements
  8. White Paper: Wafer-Scale Scientific CCDs At Fairchild Imaging
    9/22/2006
    Fairchild Imaging has established a unique capability for high volume production of wafer-scale, scientific grade CCD (charge-coupled device) image sensors with active areas ranging from 6 x 6 cm, with 16 million pixels, to 8 x 8 cm devices with 85 million pixels
  9. Application Note: Power Is Not Dependent On Dimensions
    6/23/2005
    Speaking about micromotors, "Small, compact, powerful" is not only a slogan but a hard fact of life and reality. Despite miniaturisation, it is therefore possible to maintain or even increase a motor's performance making extensive use of new materials and technologies
  10. Power Is Not Dependent On Dimensions
    6/23/2005
    Speaking about micromotors, "Small, compact, powerful" is not only a slogan but a hard fact of life and reality. Despite miniaturisation, it is therefore possible to maintain or even increase a motor's performance making extensive use of new materials and technologies. In this context, DC-micromotors with permanent magnets play an important role