As far back as the mid 1980s, I remember going to the technical
library at the Westinghouse Electric Oceanic Division in Annapolis, Maryland to read the latest copy
of NASA Tech Briefs. During and after
doing a four-year stint in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic control radar technician, I was voraciously
consumed all the information I could obtain on electronics, mechanics, aerodynamics, astrodynamics,
etc., and was determined to earn an electrical engineering degree. In the pre-Internet days, acquiring such material required finagling a subscription from the trade magazines
(EDN, Microwave Journal, RF Design, etc.) or borrowing a copy from
a co-worker or the library. Purchasing a subscription was out of the question on my budget.
Now, as then, every edition of NASA Tech Briefs is
chock full of great news bits on all the aforementioned topics - and more. It is one of the many magazines
that I scan cover-to-cover every month, and end up reading many of the stories. Here are a few of the
items in the January 2017 issue that are worthy of homepage news postings on RF Cafe:
Now, as then, a subscription
to NASA Tech Briefs is free.
Posted January 5, 2017