Author - Randy Mitchell

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Silver is the Best Thermal Conductive Element, Creating Comfort!

Silver is the best thermal conductive element, creating comfort!  Silver's thermal conductivity accounts for a great benefit provided by fabrics that are made with silver containing yarns and fabrics.  This property is measured in Watts per meter per degree Kelvin, W/M°K.  The high thermal conductivity of Silver is due to its electron configuration!  Silver's electrons are are "loosely held" due to its low nuclear charge.  This allows them to move more easily, resulting in efficient energy transfer.  The energy...
Monofil Braided Tube

What is Braided Tube, What is Braided Tube used for?

What is Monofil Braided Tube? Shieldex® Monofil Braided Tube is essentially a "sleeve" used to enclose data cables.  Data lines are fed through this flexible sleeve, made of woven individual Polyamide threads, with each thread having been individually coated with silver, which helps to protect them from severe kinks, bends, and abrasion. This lightweight flexible sleeve also provides a protected "electronically shielded environment" for the data cables and the information that is carried through them.  This "silver braided cable sleeve" is...
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What is a Solar Flare? How can it Effect our Electronic Lives?

What is a Solar Flare? A Solar Flare is the release of pent-up energy, also called a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME).  Think of them as the results of storms on the surface of the sun, or "spouts of magnetic energy".  In early December, we had a Solar Flare. This Solar Flare coincides with the onset of "Solar Cycle 25".   A Solar Cycle is an 11 year window of time during which the storminess on the surface of the sun peaks...

Infrared Detection, the Good and the Bad, and How to Avoid it!

 What is Infrared Detection? Infrared Detection is using heat as a method of finding someone or something.  The the infrared sensor/camera picks up the infrared heat signature of a person or object, which is be stronger or weaker than their surroundings.  This makes the human being or object "distinct" from its surroundings, essentially locating the human being or object. What is Good about IR Detection? One good thing about infrared detection is the use of this technology in finding people lost in...
Resistance Heating

What is Resistance Heating, What are its Applications?

What is Resistance Heating and What are its Applications? Resistance heating is heat generated by an electrical current passing through a resistor.  The heat comes from electrical energy being converted to thermal energy.  There are many applications for Resistance Heating:  Aeronautics, Automotive, Military, and Smart Clothing industries to name a few. How is Resistance Heating Used in the Aeronautics Industry? In the aeronautics industry, resistance heating is used for de-icing the wings of aircraft in inclement weather.  If the leading edges of...

What are Sensors, and what do they do for us in Automobiles?

What is a Sensor? A sensor is a device that measures a physical property and records, indicates, or otherwise responds to it.  Sensors seem to be present everywhere these days and their numbers are ever increasing.  They monitor many and varied complex systems, looking for abnormalities.  The automotive industry depends heavily upon sensors, there are many present in automobiles, where people spend lots of their time. What do Sensors in Automobiles tell Us? Sensors in the Automobile cabin are essentially Human Machine...

RF Shielded Garments Protect from RF in Comfort and Style!

RF Shielding Garments Protect! It is known in the engineering community that the presence of many electronic fields can affect the function of electronic devices, and these electronic devices are equipped with "RF shielding solutions", protecting them from RF interference so that these fields do not disturb or hamper the electronic device in its normal function.  RF Shielding Garments Protect people as well.  Human Beings are also electronic devices of a sort, with the various systems in our bodies communicating...

Forensic Evidence Bags-Keeping Electronic Evidence Secure inside a Faraday Cage

We are all aware of the proliferation of electronic devices that we use in our daily lives,  in fact, most of us have several electronic devices that we use regularly.  These devices can be our cell phones, which have essentially become miniature computers that keep track of our appointments, finances, email, phone calls, and text messages.  Additionally, we have our computers, tablets, and PDA's.  All of these devices help us to keep our lives in order by making our...

5G-What’s the Latest Information on how it will Affect our Health?

The coming of 5G has had many people worried about "how will all of that RF radiation affect my health?" since its rollout in 2018.  The concern about cell phones in general and their radiation emission has increased over the years, as people spend more time on them and near them than ever before.  The FCC developed the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in 1996, at a time when the cell phone was just a phone.  The SAR reflected the...