15 10, 2020

Wargames – Preparing for Battle!

By |2020-10-15T13:06:08+00:00October 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

“I feel the need—a need for speed!” Figure 1 F-16A Fighting Falcon US Navy TOPGUN Naval Air Station Fallon It would be hard to imagine anyone who’s seen Top Gun that hasn’t pictured themselves as a Naval aviator going supersonic targeting a bogy. This motion picture was so successful at promoting the armed [...]

8 10, 2020

UAV, Global Coverage

By |2020-10-08T13:25:30+00:00October 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Figure 1 Queen Bee unmanned aerial drone used by the British military as a gunnery target in the 1930s Our history is rich with a diverse range of unmanned radio-controlled contraptions from hydrogen filled model aircraft used for theatre act entertainment in the late 19th century to the state-of-the-art military [...]

29 09, 2020

VSAT Connecting Your World

By |2020-09-29T13:05:53+00:00September 29th, 2020|RF Design|

What’s VSAT? Figure 1 Clarke Belt first postulated by George O. Smith and later expanded upon by Author C. Clarke Our quest for enhanced communications over distance is prevalent throughout history and has come in many forms; drumbeats, smoke signals, carrier pigeons, and more recently the manipulation of electromagnetic waves propagating free space. [...]

22 09, 2020

Concept to Production: Streamlining for Success

By |2020-09-22T12:25:18+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Design Innovation|

In a world with same-day shipping and five-minutes-or-less delivery, there is a high demand for streamlining processes in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Through the use of our Concept to Production capabilities, NuWaves Engineering is able to simplify product creation and produce it entirely in-house—saving our customers time, energy, and money. Check out behind the [...]

17 07, 2020

Electronic Warfare, Drone Wars!

By |2020-07-17T13:09:58+00:00July 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Little Background Figure 1 Football formation example Conflict is inevitable, and as a result, military force is required if a peaceful solution is unattainable. One of the numerous outcomes of this course of action has been the evolution of battle strategy and weaponry, for the sole purpose of either efficiently defeating the [...]

26 06, 2020

Are You Space Qualified?

By |2020-06-26T13:55:53+00:00June 26th, 2020|Design Innovation|

Space, the Final Frontier! Figure 1 Space launch example It would seem that the desire to explore our boundaries is built into our DNA, and as a result, has driven us into every corner of the globe with few territories untouched.  Considering this expansion, it is only reasonable we would extend this reach [...]

12 06, 2020

Spectrum Analyzer Essentials

By |2020-06-12T13:22:08+00:00June 12th, 2020|RF Design, Testing, Uncategorized|

Introduction Spectrum analyzers are a critical tool in the RF electronics lab. They provide a means of capturing and analyzing RF signals. There have been many varieties over the years, with a range of capabilities. Through this blog, we will explore some of the changes made to spectrum analyzers over time, their basic capabilities and [...]

5 06, 2020

Ablation, Anyone?

By |2020-06-05T14:28:07+00:00June 5th, 2020|Design Innovation, RF Design|

Landscape Figure 1 US age-adjusted death rates and life expectancy One of the many positive outcomes associated with western life is the extension of our longevity (Figure 1).  However, with this benefit, comes an unfortunate increase in disease and debilitating physical pain.  This is a bittersweet relationship, we get to experience our loved [...]

29 05, 2020

Oscilloscope Primer

By |2020-05-28T15:29:27+00:00May 29th, 2020|RF Filters, Testing|

Oscilloscopes are very useful tools in the electronics lab. There have been many varieties over the years, with a wide range of capabilities. Through the narrative below, we will explore some of the differences, capabilities, and short comings of oscilloscopes. Basic Oscilloscope Types: There have been three basic types oscilloscopes available over the years. Analog: [...]

20 05, 2020

The Tesla Coil: A Basic RF Resonant Transformer

By |2020-05-20T14:36:45+00:00May 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Tesla coil provides a high voltage demonstration of a resonant transformer. Although primarily used for entertainment purposes, with its long electrical arcs and noise, it also provides a path to understanding basic RF resonant circuits; just part of the many considerations involved when designing RF circuits. Overview of Design There are many paths one [...]