33 Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Includes development, performance, and maintainability of electrical/electronic devices and components; related test equipment; and microelectronics and integrated circuitry. For related information see also 60 Computer Operations and Hardware; and 76 Solid-State Physics. For communications equipment and devices see 32 Communications and Radar.
Electronics – Study and application of the motions of electrons through vacuum or gaseous, conducting, or semiconducting media. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Electrical Engineering – Branch of engineering related to the design, development, and operation of electrical devices and systems. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Exhaustive Interest : Theory, development, design, testing, performance, and operations of electric components, devices, and circuitry that have direct application in aircraft, launch vehicles, space vehicles, and their components and equipment; launch, research, and testing facilities, and the electric components and equipment used in these.
Selective Interest : Theory, research, development, design, testing, performance, and operation of electric equipment, components, devices, and circuitry having potential applications for aerospace use, or for use under extreme or unusual conditions or environments.
Negative Interest : Research, development, design, testing, performance, and operation of components, devices, and circuitry of electronic-electrical equipment for commercial nonaerospace applications.
Input Subjects of Specific Interest
batteries (electrical design)
cathode ray tubes (electrical design)
chips (integrated circuits)
chokes (electric, electronic)
circuit simulation (integrated circuits)
crystals (electronic applications)
dielectrics (electronic application)
electric power units (electrical design)
electron beam devices
electronic test equipment
field effect transistors (FET)
field programmable gate arrays
filters (electric, electronic)
generators (electrical design)
insulation (electric, electronic)
light emitting diodes (LED)
lithography (circuit fabrication)
magnets (electrical, electronics application)
modulators (electric, electronic devices)
power packs (electric)
power supplies electric)
programmable logic devices
radomes (electrical properties)
rail accelerators, railguns, launchers (theory)
regulators (voltage, current)
servomechanisms (electrical aspects)
signal generators (applications)
silicon cells (electrical properties)
single event transients
single event upsets
sneak circuit analysis
solar cells (electrical design)
solar state circuitry
solid state devices
surface wave acoustic devices (electronic design)
test equipment (electrical properties)
traveling wave tubes
very large scale integration (VLSI)