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Information Technology

Thermal-to-Visible Face Recognition

For nighttime surveillance, acquisition of visible light imagery is impractical due to the lack of illumination. Thermal imaging, which acquires mid-wave infrared or long-wave infrared radiation naturally...

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Physical Sciences

Target Detection and Classification Using Seismic and PIR Sensors

Unattended ground sensors (UGS) are widely used in industrial monitoring and military operations. Such UGS systems are usually lightweight devices that automatically monitor...

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Physical Sciences

Component Identification in Multi-Chemical Mixtures with Swept-Wavelength Resonant-Raman Spectroscopy

The utilization of ultraviolet resonance Raman spectroscopy for the detection and identification of chemical, biological, and nuclear hazards is of great interest due to the sensitivity and specificity afforded by this technique. Detection by...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Analysis of Mine Impulse Data Using Stereo-Digital Image Correlation

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other traditional under-body blast weapons are a significant threat to military ground vehicle systems. Engineers and scientists...

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Unmanned Systems

Airflow and Thermal Analysis of UAV De-Icing Systems

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been increasing around the world as many countries have been rapidly adding UAVs to their arsenals during the past decade. One of the most...

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Aerospace

Designing A New Generation of Rugged Military Electronics

The military electronics industry is reinventing itself as DoD budget cuts are creating a need for rugged solutions that deliver long-term viability. Despite reduced resources, the...

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Aerospace

System Interconnects for Today’s Military Vehicles

Continuous improvements in on-board systems are required for military vehicles, because the types of threats they face are always changing. Enemies keep adapting their high-tech...

Application Briefs
Defense

Uninterruptible Power Supply

Rugged Power Supply Protects Aircraft Carrier’s Voice-Data-Video Network Node

Earl Integrated Power & Controls, a division of Earl Industries (Portsmouth, VA), was enlisted by the U.S. Navy to create an...

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Defense

Interoperable Communications Platform

NATO Special Forces Taps Mutualink for Global Cross Coalition Communications

NATO Special Operations Forces Headquarters (NSHQ) recently selected Mutualink as its official interoperable communications...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Fastener Inserts

Fastener Inserts Designed for Lightweight Aerospace Materials Reduce Risks, Costs

Ongoing efforts to increase fuel efficiency, tactical mobility, and payload capacity in aerospace design have driven engineers to find...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

A Fundamental Key to Next-Generation Directed-Energy Systems

Imagine an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit on a routine scouting patrol deep in the notorious “Triangle of Death” south of Baghdad, where marines, sailors, and soldiers...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Modeling Supports Energy-Saving Microwave Technologies

During the Apollo Program, astronauts on the Moon encountered a small menace that created big problems: lunar dust. Similar to how tiny bits of Styrofoam behave on Earth — adhering to...

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Electronics & Computers

Using Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) to Create Robust Hardware Security Devices

A wide range of devices are designed to handle, convey and store sensitive information that requires varying degrees of security from protecting low level...

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Electronics & Computers

VPX-SC N-dimensional Supercomputing Architectures Come To The Critical Embedded Systems Market

From the first computers of the 1940s through the machines of the 1990s, all computer systems were CPUbound. In other words, the I/O interfaces...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Radio Amplifier

AR Modular RF (Bothell, WA) has received JITC certification for its KMW2030 tactical radio amplifier system when used with the Harris PRC-117G tactical radio. It has been previously certified for use with the PRC 117F and the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

GPS Protector

Times Microwave (Wallingford, CT) offers the Times-Protect® LPGPX- 05-T high-performance lightning protector for RF communications networks. The DC pass design enables protection of GPS receivers requiring up to 5Vdc power to...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Power Amplifiers

Hittite Microwave Corp. (Chelms ford, MA) has introduced three power amplifier die products for microwave and millimeterwave radios, Ka-band VSAT, and military and space applications from 27.5 to 46.5 GHz. The HMC1014 is a...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Receiver/Monitor

Integrated Microwave Technologies (Mt. Olive, NJ) offers the PSRX6-D Portable Surveillance Receiver, a portable ruggedized, six-way COFDM (DVB-T compliant) diversity receiver/monitor. The unit displays COFDM video...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Multilayer Bandpass Filter

TDK Corporation of America (Irving, TX) has introduced the DEA102450BT-1278A1 multilayer bandpass filter in size 1005 with dimensions of 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.37 mm. The filter is designed for the 2.4 GHz band, and is...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Attenuators

Narda Microwave-East, an L-3 Communications company (Hauppauge, NY), has introduced the Model 769A family of bidirectional coaxial fixed attenuators for general-purpose and test and measurement applications. They operate from DC...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Push-On Connectors

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (St. Augustine, FL) has announced the TMP® and WMP® series push-on connectors. The TMP family is designed to provide higher power handling capacity, similar to an SMA connector, for use...

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Conditioning Boards Digital I/O Signal

WinSystems (Arlington, TX) has introduced two new isolated digital signal conditioning and termination boards for applications requiring signal isolation between a computer and its monitoring/control...

Products

Thermoelectric Air Conditioners

TECA Corporation (Chicago, IL) has introduced the AHP-4250 family of thermoelectric air conditioners that feature a cooling capacity of 3,600 BTU/HR. All configurations include either a coolonly TC-4F or a...

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Voltage Synchronous Switching Regulator Controller

M.S. Kennedy Corp. (Liverpool, NY) has introduced the MSK 5055RH, a radiation-hardened, high-input voltage range step-down synchronous switching regulator controller. The controllers are...

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Virtual Machine Server

General Micro Systems (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) has introduced the “Zeus” (SCZ91X), a “super-server” that uses a hypervisor to concurrently run numerous, fully independent operating systems (guests). Using a...

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COTS Computer

Aitech Defense Systems (Chatsworth, CA) has released a compact RediBuilt rugged COTS computer that boots and executes a real-time operating system right out of the box. The computer, measuring less than 0.22 ft3,...

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Rugged Vehicle Displays

GE Intelligent Platforms (Huntsville, AL) has announced the IVD2010 and IVD2015 Rugged Intelligent Vehicle Displays. The 10.4"-screen IVD2010 and 15"-screen IVD2015 XGA (1024 × 768) resolution smart displays both...

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COTS/MOTS Power Converters

Schaefer (Hopkinton, MA) has announced broadened capabilities for its Raptor Series of military power supplies. The Raptor Series’ output voltage range is now extended to provide DC outputs from 12 VDC to 52.5...

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Quad Serial FPDP Modules

Pentek (Upper Saddle River, NJ) offers two Quad Serial FPDP (Front Panel Data Port) modules with a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA: the Model 71611 XMC module and the Model 7811 native PCI Express card. These new Serial FPDP...

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Remote Measurement Display

Setra Systems (Boxborough, MA) has introduced its Remote Measurement Display, allowing for clear and remote viewing capabilities of real-time “at a glance” HVAC/R conditions, ensuring effective climate control...

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Fiber Optic Connectors

L-com (North Andover, MA) has added new products to its lineup of industrial, ruggedized, and Mil-Spec fiber optic products, including connectors, adapters, and connector/adapter dust covers. The new products, designed...

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Rotating Machinery Analysis Module

Microstar Laboratories (Bellevue, WA) has announced the release of a new Rotating Machinery Analysis Module, with software tools to facilitate mixed time measurements and rotation measurements of rotating...

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SWIR 15 Micron Camera

The Tau® SWIR 15 micron camera from FLIR Systems (Colorado Springs, CO)is a low-power, shortwave imager that incorporates FLIR’s new 15 micron pixel 640 × 515 InGaAs focal plane array. The system delivers...

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Unmanned Vehicle Computers

Technology Advancement Group® (TAG®) (Virginia Beach, VA) have expanded their rugged small form factor computer research and development to focus on designing custom Mini-Brick™ computers that are lighter and...

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Heat Pipe Enhanced Card Frames

Advanced Cooling Technologies’ (ACT) (Lancaster, PA) high conductivity (k) VME and VPX frames feature embedded heat pipes to greatly increase heat transfer. This includes a technique to embed heat pipes that...

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Transceivers

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) has released automotive (H-grade) and high-reliability military (MP-grade) versions of the LTM2881 and LTM2882, isolated μModule® transceivers, which guard against large...

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Code Analysis Tool Suite

LDRA Ltd. (Wirral, Merseyside, UK) has extended the integration of the LDRA source code analysis tool suite with MathWorks Simulink modeling tools. With the integration, Simulink model test vectors can confirm an...

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Quad-Core Computer-on-Module

The conga-QMX6 Qseven Computer-on-Module from congatec (San Diego, CA) is equipped with the Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex A9 processor. The processor product line, scalable from 1 to 4 ARM cores, features a 3D-ready...