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Aerospace

Designing Future Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

So far, defense companies have done a credible job fielding Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), or other water-borne robots to address critical...

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Aerospace

Improving Military Communications Through COTM

Avital component for any military organization is the ability to communicate, share information and provide support for large, mobile groups of personnel anytime, anywhere. Satellite technology...

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Defense

Flight Simulators Help Train Unmanned Aircraft Crews

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) recently delivered six additional Predator Mission Aircrew Training Systems (PMATS) and associated support equipment to two U.S. Air Force...

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Defense

New Wiring Technology Could Reduce EMI Susceptibility in Army Helicopters

Minnesota Wire’s R&D division, Minnovate, has been awarded a Phase One Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive...

Tech Transfer Reports

Radar Technology Finds New Target

Medifocus, Inc., (Columbia, MD), formerly Celsion Canada Limited, has developed a device known as the APA-1000™ that uses an adaptive phased array (APA) radar technique, originally developed by the...

Tech Transfer Reports

Algorithm Creates High-Resolution Images from Low-Resolution Pictures

Technologies using sensors that produce only low-resolution images may now be able to produce higher-quality images without needing additional computing power or a bigger...

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Electronics & Computers

Airbrush-Fabricated Carbon Nanotube Supercapacitor Electrodes

In order for the batteries used by soldiers to provide peak power, an increase in battery size and weight is necessary, which is becoming a burden. A light, compact alternative to...

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Electronics & Computers

Compact Superconducting Power Systems for Airborne Applications

In the development of future airborne megawatt-class power generation, it is important to minimize both the size and the weight of the system. The primary means of increasing...

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Data Acquisition

Development and Test of a Medium-Voltage Converter for Ocean Observatories

A critical component in regional-scale undersea power systems is the medium-voltage converter (MVC). The MVC is a DC-DC converter in the primary network...

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Electronics & Computers

Two-Phase Electronics Cooling for Vehicle Applications

Replacing many of the traditional mechanical power and control systems with electronic equivalents will enable significant improvements by reducing weight, lowering fuel usage,...

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Photonics/Optics

Surface Plasmon-Enhanced Si:Er Infrared Light-Emitting Diodes

Plasmons are collective oscillations of the free electrons in a metal or an ionized gas. Plasmons dominate the optical properties of noble-metal nanoparticles, which enables a variety of applications including electromagnetic energy transport at nanoscale dimensions, single-molecule...

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Materials

Fundamental Interaction Between Gold Nanoparticles and DNA

Quantum dots (QDs) and nanoparticles (NPs) are made of metal and/or semiconductor materials with diameters ranging from 5 to 100 nm. The properties of these nanomaterials, which depend on their size and the material they are made from, are usually completely different than the properties...

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Weapons Systems

High Critical Current in Metal Organic Derived YBCO Films

High-temperature superconducting (HTS) YBCO wire is a versatile technology for a number of military and commercial applications. However, anticipated military applications such as...

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Electronics & Computers

Dense Transducer Array

A dense transducer array is an acoustic transducer with relatively high operational bandwidth. It includes a cable harness component that provides and organizes various conductors within piezocomposite substrates to form transducer arrays with minimum impact on electroacoustic performance. Several underwater sonar...

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Coded Switch

Elma Electronic (Fremont, CA) offers a rugged version of its Type 07 line of coded switches. The M07A gray coded switch comes in 16 positions down to 2, and has a robust stainless-steel 6mm or 3mm tapped shaft. The switch meets...

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FGPA Starterkit

The Kontron COM Express™ FPGA Starterkit from Kontron (Poway, CA) provides the necessary components to evaluate board designs with open-definable I/Os. OEMs can use the starterkit to develop dedicated full-custom SBC...

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Data Acquisition System

Ultraview Corp. (Orinda, CA) has announced AD8-1500 Series High Speed Data Acquisition (DAQ) Systems. The AD8-1500 line of PCIe data acquisition systems are capable of uninterrupted signal processing over two...

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Brushless PM Ring Motor

ThinGap (Ventura, CA) has released its 14050 14-inch Ring Motor series, which offer up to 60kW. The design produces no rotor-to-stator magnetic forces, cogging, eddy current losses, or hysteresis. Magnets and a 13-4...

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Power Generation System

Kollmorgen (Radford, VA) introduces the Power Generation System, a 28 VDC system that generates up to 30kW of power. Consisting of a permanent magnet AC generator, generator controller, software, and cables, the...

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Mezzanine Connector

Tyco Electronics (TE) (Harrisburg, PA) has released the mezzanine Mezalok connector. At 5 GHz+, the surface mount device incorporates a super-redundant “mini-box” four-point contact system for separable interface use....

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Ruggedized XMC Module

Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) (Middleton, WI) has released the XPort9100, a ruggedized conduction-cooled XMC module that supports eight +28V general purpose input/output (GPIO) channels commonly used to control...

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Bus Analyzer Plus Data Reconstruction

Data Device Corporation (DDC) (Bohemia, New York) has added data reconstruction and troubleshooting capabilities to its dataSIMS bus analyzer software. Reconstruction, or On-Line Replay, mode enables...

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Color LEDs

OPTEK Technology (Carrollton, TX) has developed a series of color LEDs processed to meet MIL-PRF-19500-level TX and TXV specifications and help military systems engineers achieve high brightness, color illumination, and indication...

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RFID Memory IC

A new RFID device from STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) allows technical equipment to 'talk back,' providing detailed information, such as a full maintenance history, to speed up servicing

and simplify record...

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Electronics & Computers

Multicore Tools for Embedded Systems — Staying Ahead of the Game —

Building a multicore system means dealing with non-determinism. Interactions between tasks running on different cores can occur in a different order, and at a different...

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Electronics & Computers

Redesigning COTS Servers for Military Applications

Military and ISR operations are inundated with vast amounts of data collected from an expanding network of sources, including sensor data from UAS, satellites, and remote monitoring...

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Electronics & Computers

When the Going Gets Tough...

The theaters of operation for marine, air and land vehicles continue to redefine the term “rugged environment.” No longer bound by on-board human operators, autonomous and unmanned military vehicles are now...

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Electronics & Computers

Chassis Mount Power Supplies

XP Power (Sunnyvale, CA) has announced the VCS series of chassis mount single output AC-DC power supplies aimed at cost sensitive industrial applications. The series comprises 50W, 70W and 100W models and are...

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Electronics & Computers

SDRAM Multi-Chip Modules

Aeroflex Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, CO) announced the addition of two SDRAM members to its Quantified Commercial off the Shelf (QCOTS) memory family: the 2.5G and 3.0Gbit SDRAM multi-chip-modules (MCM),...

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Electronics & Computers

ARM Cortex-A8 Computer Board

The SBC1651, an ARM Cortex-A8 computer board from Micro/sys (Montrose, CA), features the Freescale Semiconductor i.MX515 CPU at its core and consumes minimal power while operating at 800 MHz. The onboard...

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Electronics & Computers

Front I/O Industrial Computers

DuroPC (Blairsville, PA) has unveiled a new line of front I/O bracket industrial rackmount computers. RAC183, RAC184, RAC185 & RAC186 merges the best of the DuroPC line of Intel® Core™ and Pentium™...

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Electronics & Computers

PCIe XMC Module

Innovative Integration (Simi Valley, CA) has introduced the X6-RX, a flexible receiver that integrates IF digitizing with signal processing on an XMC IO module. The module provides up to 24 configurable receiver channels with...

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Electronics & Computers

Flat Panel PC

WinSystems (Arlington, TX) has introduced the PPC3-G-6.5, a 6.5" open frame, color, flat panel PC based on a PC/104-Plus single board computer (SBC) that operates from -20°C to +70°C. It includes a resistive touch screen...

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Electronics & Computers

Optical Ethernet Transceivers

Marvell (Santa Clara, CA) offers the Alaska® family of secure optical Ethernet transceivers for datacenters and carrier networks. The four products cover applications at 10G, 1G, and 100Mb Ethernet speeds. The...

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Electronics & Computers

16-bit Sensor Signal Conditioner

ZMDI (Dresden, Germany) has introduced a new 16-bit sensor signal conditioning IC (SSC). Developed for resistive bridge sensors, the ZSSC3017 combines high accuracy amplification, 16-bit precision...

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Electronics & Computers

One-Part High-Strength Epoxy

Master Bond’s (Hackensack, NJ) new Polymer Adhesive Supreme 10AOHT-LO is a single component, no mix, thermally conductive compound featuring superior electrical insulation and toughness. It meets NASA low...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Harnessing FPGAs for Beamforming Software Radio Systems

Over the past 20 years, software defined radio techniques have not only revolutionized radar and communications systems, but they have also boosted system performance levels. One of the...

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Test & Measurement

Low Noise Advances in RF & Microwave Signal Analysis Platforms

Spectrum measurements are essential to RF and microwave testing. The newer signal analyzers available today deliver performance far better than those of just a few years ago. The...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Rad-Hard Synchronous Buck Regulators

Modular Devices, Inc. (Shirley, NY) has announced the availability of compact Proton Rad Hard 100K+™ high efficiency synchronous buck regulators. The Model 5080 delivers reliable onboard low voltage DC...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF Test Set

ZTEC Instruments (Orlando, FL) has furthered its expansion into the RF Test Equipment market with the introduction of the ZT8101 RF Test Set. The ZT8101 Test Set is comprised of three unique PXI instruments, the ZT8441 RF/IF...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

LDMOS Power Transistor

Richardson Electronics (LaFox, IL) has announced the availability of Freescale Semiconductor’s MRFE6VP6300H/HS, the first 50V, 300W LDMOS power transistor that delivers its full rated gain and power even after...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Wireless Products Catalog

Times Microwave Systems (Wallingford, CT) has announced the availability of the 15th edition of the LMR® Wireless Products Catalog. The new catalog includes the entire range of LMR® cables including LMR-DB;...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF-to-Digital μModule Receivers

Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) has introduced the LTM9004 and LTM9005, two RF-to-digital μModule® receivers that integrate the key components for 3G and 4G base station receivers (WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, LTE,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Analog + Digital VGA

Maxim Integrated Products (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the MAX2062, a fully programmable, multistate, dual-channel, analog + digital IF/RF variable-gain amplifier (VGA). As with its predecessor, the single-channel...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Radome-Packaged Antennas

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products (Fairview, PA) has introduced new high performance radome antenna assemblies designed for Plug-n-Play use in ISM, Satellite and WiFi applications. The AR series antenna assemblies...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Confocal Height Sensor

Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA) now has a confocal height sensor available for use with the company’s MRSI dispense systems. The chromatic confocal sensor allows measurements in a single axis, providing access to...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

180 Degree Hybrid Microwave Coupler

KRYTAR, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced a new 180 degree hybrid coupler that delivers 3 dB of coupling over the broadband frequency range of 1.0 GHz to 26.5 GHz in a single compact package. Hybrid...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

DC — 40 GHz Chip Termination

International Manufacturing Services, Inc. (IMS) (Portsmouth, RI) has announced the availability of their compact 0505 size chip termination rated at 25W characterized for DC to 40 GHz operation. The NDX-0505SG...

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Electronics & Computers

14-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter

The 14-bit ADS4149 from Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) is a high-speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that delivers low power consumption and performance across wide signal bandwidths from DC up to 550...