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Physical Sciences

Confocal Imaging System for Ultra-Fast, Three-Dimensional Transport Studies in Thermal Management Applications

The objective of this work was to develop a high-speed, three-dimensional (3D) confocal imaging system to study coupled fluidic...

Briefs
Physical Sciences

Evaluating a Data Clustering Approach for Lifecycle Facility Control

Given the current emphasis on sustainability, there is a growing interest in monitoring various facets of building resource consumption. Building monitoring and automation...

Briefs
Physical Sciences

Portable Data Recorder for Measuring Sand Grain Fracture After Blasts

Abullet cannot penetrate through a sandbag while an arrow can, so understanding the behavior of granular materials such as sand and its energy absorption in a blast is...

Briefs
Medical

Effect of Acceleration Frequency on Spatial Orientation Mechanisms

Extreme motion environments can induce loss of visual acuity, motion sickness, and spatial disorientation. Understanding how human sensory integration of acceleration stimuli affects spatial awareness will improve models of spatial disorientation and mishap analysis. While there...

Briefs
Physical Sciences

Localization of Head-Mounted Vibrotactile Transducers

T he human sensory systems most frequently used in military displays (vision and audition) are sometimes overloaded. When soldiers rely on visual or auditory displays, their situation...

Articles
Aerospace

Using Polyimide In 3D Thin Film Multilayer Circuitry

Today, the cost and complexity of all platforms and systems in military and defense technologies are being challenged by the need for high functionality in smaller but less expensive...

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Aerospace

Field Configurable MIL-DTL-55181 Power Distribution

The proliferation of scalable tactical equipment has driven the need for field configurable power-distribution systems. A stacking-interconnect technology has been developed that utilizes...

Articles
Aerospace

Designing Thermal Management Systems for Smaller, Lighter Avionics

The avionics systems of military aircraft support maneuverability and situation awareness for the pilot, process essential images, operate sensors, record data, and provide...

Application Briefs
Defense

Optical Muzzle Flash Detection Sensors

An optical detector technology from Cal Sensors detects muzzle flash from over 100 meters away. Operating at the speed of light, optical flash detection systems provide an almost instantaneous response...

Application Briefs
Defense

Line-of-Sight Radio

The U.S. Air Force has selected Cambium Networks’ pointto- point (PTP) 45600 High Capacity Line-of-Sight (HCLOS) radio for its Theater Deployable Communications program of record (TDC PMO). Supported by General...

Application Briefs
Defense

Thermal System Reduces Munitions Stockpiles

Harper International has been selected by U.S. Demil, LLC (USD) for the design of a continuous, indirect Rotary Thermal Treatment Unit (TTU). The equipment will support US Department of Defense...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Using RF Technology to Form a Wireless Network Under Water

Consumers have shown that they are eager to be rid of cabling and wires connecting them to devices situated or worn near or on the body. From athletic monitoring devices to...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Oil Pipeline Fault Detection System Determines Material Permittivity at Microwave Frequencies

Researching fault location techniques for the oil industry requires data on the complex permittivity of the polyamide Rilsan at microwave...

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Electronics & Computers

From VME to VPX

Sequestration, defense reform and cost constraints are driving a new paradigm in the defense industry, where leveraging existing technologies is no longer optional, but required. This is especially true as we migrate from VME...

Products
Test & Measurement

SoC Evaluation Kit

Avnet Electronics Marketing (Phoenix, AZ) has released MicroZed, a $199 evaluation kit based on the Xilinx Zynq®- 7000 All Programmable SoC. MicroZed supports multiple use models for exploration, prototyping and System-...

Products

DAQ/Embedded Control Platform

United Electronic Industries (UEI) (Walpole, MA) has released a new Ethernet-based data acquisition (DAQ) and control platform. The DNF-4-1G FLATRACK provides two Gigabit Ethernet (100/10 Base- T compatible)...

Products

Rugged LCD Monitors

Chassis Plans (San Diego, CA) has upgraded its militarygrade rugged 24" rackmount LCD monitor, the CPX1-241, and industrial-grade large rugged LCD monitor, the CPI1- 241, to include multi-touch technology with gesture...

Products

FGPA Processor Board

Creative Electronic Systems SA (Geneva, Switzerland) has announced the FIOV-2310, a 3U OpenVPX™ module with a Xilinx Kintex™-7 325T/410T user-programmable FPGA at its core. The FIOV-2310 allows the configuration of...

Products

OpenVPX InfiniBand® Switch Fabric Module

GE Intelligent Platforms (Huntsville, AL) recently introduced the rugged IBX400 6U OpenVPX InfiniBand® Switch Fabric Module. The module complements GE’s existing GBX460 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch...

Products

PC Development System

Pentek (Upper Saddle River, NJ) has announced its Model 8266 PC development system, pre-configured to speed application development for Pentek Cobalt® Virtex-6 and Onyx® Virtex-7 FPGA PCI Express software radio and...

Products

PCIe/104 GPU Board

Connect Tech (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) has released the Xtreme/GPU board in PCIe/104 form factor. Partnered with AMD technology, the Xtreme/GPU drives up to four Mini DisplayPort connections for either independent use, or...