Author Insights

The Importance of Feedback with Sundar Madihally

Authors often seek the advice of colleagues when writing. December author Sundar Madihally explains his own process: I have read a few tips from some of the popular textbook authors.  For my first edition, that served as the guideline for the writing process.  Many example problems are generated when I teach the class, particularly addressing …

Exploring Reconfigurable Antenna Design and Analysis with Mohammad Ali

Wireless communication, navigation, and radar have seen rapid growth in recent years. Wireless technology is now everywhere in the world. Even in the remotest villages in the developing world, one can see the use of smart phones and other wireless devices. Wireless technology can be seen in handheld, wearable, and implantable devices. Smart homes are increasingly …

OGS-2 optical telescope dome. Credits: NASA

Smart Spectrum from Space with Geoff Varrall

What did Galileo and Karl Jansky have in common? In 1610, Galileo looked up at the stars through his latest invention, a prototype for the modern day refractor telescope. In 1931 Karl Jansky accidentally discovered radio astronomy when investigating background static on Bell Labs short wave transatlantic radio phone service. Radio astronomers explore the outer …

Transmission media: microwave, millimeter-wave, THz wave, and lightwave in fibers with Tetsuya Kawanishi

Wired and Wireless Seamless Access Systems for Public Infrastructure by Tetsuya Kawanishi provides comprehensive and detailed information on wired and wireless seamless access systems consisting of a wide variety of transmission media such as microwave, millimeter-wave, THz wave, and lightwave in fibers. The wired and wireless seamless access system can be used in transportation infrastructures, …

Space Microelectronics: A Deep Dive with Anatoly Belous, Vitali Saladukha, and Siarhei Shvedau

The Space Microelectronics book set is a comprehensive focuses on the study of modern spacecraft, including their classification, packaging and protection, design versions, launch failure and accident analysis, and the main requirements of electronic components used as well as details about the integrated circuit design for space applications. Read on for a thorough introduction to …

Architecting Information Acquisition To Satisfy Competing Goals with Kenneth J. Hintz

Information Based Sensor Management  (IBSM) was briefly described in an earlier posting, but the question arises as to what are the criteria which led to this inevitable approach to sensor management.  That is, how do you architect the noncommensurate elements of IBSM while satisfying competing mission goals.  We present here a brief synopsis of an …

Cybersecurity vs. Productivity: How Do We Meet In The Middle?

Recently, I have seen many more discussions about cybersecurity breaches. Could this be down to many more people working from home? Or is expected due to the increase of technology in our day-to-day lives? Or both? This Forbes article from 2018 – https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypercy/2018/11/27/the-top-three-business-priorities-for-leaders-over-the-next-three-years/?sh=26358f834ec9 – said that companies would be making cybersecurity and big data one …