When navigating the skies, there are a lot of systems in place to aid pilots in determining their exact location. Given the fact that there are virtually no landmarks or reference points in the air to indicate an aircraft’s position, pilots rely on interactions with air traffic control (ATC) and other systems on the ground to determine their positions. One important system in place that pilots rely on is the distance measurement equipment (DME) system. For your better understanding of how such equipment is used in practice, this blog will cover the basics of distance measurement equipment.


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When dealing with electrical systems, communication systems, or other various apparatuses that deal with the transfer of current or signals, it is important that you have the right connectors to ensure proper mating between various cables, parts, and assemblies. There are many types of couplings that one may procure when attempting to establish connections, each of which presents its own capabilities, advantages, and disadvantages based on the application in question. Circular connector couplings are quite common, and they may be found in many military, aerospace, and business settings alike. To help you determine what type of coupling is the best fit for your needs, we will discuss the common types of circular connector components that are on the market.


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            Valves are components found in countless applications and industries, serving for the regulation, direction, and management of fluid flow. Depending on the type of valve, such devices may operate by opening, closing, or partially obstructing the path of fluids. While many valves are manually operated, a wide number of applications benefit from automation and actuation systems that make the adjustment of valve settings much easier. In this blog, we will be specifically discussing valve actuators and their common types, allowing you to better understand the importance and usefulness of such devices.


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Resistors are commonly used electronic components that are available in various sizes, ranging from small surface mount chip resistors to large, wire-wound power versions, and such products are found in nearly every circuit board and electronic device you use. A resistor is a two-terminal electrical component, and its primary purpose is to introduce resistance in an electrical circuit, reducing current flow. However, resistors are also applicable for other purposes such as adjusting signal levels, dividing voltages, biasing active elements, and terminating transmission lines. The range of resistors used is expanding with new applications; new series combinations and parallel networks are being created to establish complex circuits that work as droppers, dividers, or limiters for voltage levels in a circuit.


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MOSFET is an acronym for “metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor,” which is an important element in embedded system design that is utilized to control the loads as per a user’s requirements. Many electronic projects such as light intensity control, motor control, and max generator applications take advantage of the MOSFET. Additionally, the MOSFET provides key features for circuit designers in terms of overall performance.


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Voltage regulation is a necessary element of any electronic system. Without this technology, electronic circuits and their associated components would be prone to damage and failure, while also risking operator safety due to an increased fire hazard. Voltage regulation is achieved through the implementation of several components, those of which may vary in design between applications. In this blog, we will discuss how voltage regulators work and the most common types available on the market.


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Resistors are used extensively in electronic circuits to help modulate electrical activity for various reasons. Depending on their design and material composition, resistors may be used to selectively reduce current flow, divide voltages, terminate transmission lines, and more. One of the most common types of resistors found in applications demanding a high amount of resistance is the carbon-film resistor. In this blog, we will discuss everything you need to know about this important component, including its function and varying applications.


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The carbon composition resistor is one of the most basic resistor types that one may procure, having first been designed and developed during the early 1960s. Containing a solid cylindrical resistive element and lead wires attached to metal end caps or embedded wire leads, the carbon composition resistor is non-inductive for the benefit of surge protection and voltage pulse reduction applications. While carbon composition resistors have since been superseded by other resistors for numerous applications, they still find use in power supplies, welding controls, vintage electronic devices, and other settings. In this blog, we will discuss the carbon composition resistor in more detail, allowing you to have a better understanding of their design and functionality.


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When one thinks of a screw, the image likely brought up is that of a common steel fastener often seen in general applications. However, there are many different materials employed in screw designs, each used for specific applications. One of the most peculiar materials used in screw technology is nylon, the same material found in clothing and other fabrics. In this blog, we will be discussing the properties that make nylon screws special, as well as some of their practical applications.


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Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are integral components of almost all electrical, electronic, and electromechanical devices and gadgets. PCBs consist of multilayer laminated structures used to support and connect electronic components through the use of conductive pathways, tracks, or signals. Circuit boards that are specially designed for aerospace and aviation applications are made to withstand extreme environmental conditions, radiation, chemicals, contaminants, and more. With this in mind, this blog will cover the design and construction of circuit boards made for such applications.


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