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2014-08-19 08:37:47

GEORGETOWN, Ontario, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Communications & Power Industries Canada Inc. (CPI Canada) has been awarded a $3.3 million contract from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to fund the design modifications and development of a Ka-band Extended Interaction Klystron (EIK) for the Surface Water & Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060426/CPILOGO The SWOT mission is a joint mission between NASA and the French Space Agency (CNES)...

2012-09-14 14:46:09

Scientists of KIT and Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have reached a record precision in radar distance measurements. With the help of a new radar system, an accuracy of one micrometer was achieved in joint measurements. The system is characterized by a high precision and low cost. Potential applications lie in production and plant technology. Precise determination of distances is of increasing importance in fabrication technology, for instance, when actuating robots,...

2011-12-21 13:08:58

We may be able to see through glass, water and air, but not packing paper, plastic or cardboard. What remains hidden from the human eye is made visible by a new millimeter-wave sensor: unlike x-ray scanners, it can see through non-transparent materials without sending out harmful rays. Has the packet been properly filled? Are there impurities in the chocolate? Have the plastic seams been welded correctly? Is there a knife hidden in the parcel? Answers to all these questions are provided by...

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2009-08-13 10:45:00

The location of the FINO3 research platforms, the "Dan Tysk" sand bank, is located approximately 80 kilometers to the west of Sylt where up to 80 wind power plants will be located in just a few years. FINO3 is used by researchers to estimate the environmental consequences and technical risks of offshore wind energy parks. Changes in the sea swell are also of great interest in addition to the observations of bird migration or the measurement of lightening frequencies on the sea.To determine...

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2008-01-24 10:05:23

Ocean surface currents have long been the focus of research due to the role they play in weather, climate and transportation of pollutants, yet essential aspects of these currents remain unknown. By employing a new technique "“ based on the same principle as police speed-measuring radar guns "“ to satellite radar data, scientists can now obtain information necessary to understand better the strength and variability of surface current regimes and their relevance for climate change....

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2006-03-28 08:55:00

ESA -- For more than a decade space-based radar instruments have been routinely observing ocean surface phenomena including wind, waves, oil slicks, even the eyes of hurricanes. Now "“ employing the same principle as police speed guns "“ satellite radar has also begun to enable direct measurements of the speed of the moving ocean surface itself. The oceans that cover 71% of the Earth's surface are constantly in motion. Ocean surface currents can lead to strong interaction with...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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