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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Rotating Detonation-Wave Engines

All Navy aircraft and missiles use gasturbine engines for propulsion. Many ships are also dependent on gasturbine engines to generate both propulsive power and electricity. These engines are fundamentally...

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Physical Sciences

Bi-Axial Vibration Energy Harvesting

For air platforms, the installation of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems is complicated by the fact that the majority of SHM devices need to be fitted on internal aircraft structure, underneath...

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Physical Sciences

Quantitative Analysis of a Hybrid Electric Humvee for Fuel Economy Improvement

The Army has acquired several hybrid platforms to assess the applicability of hybrid technology for military missions. These hybrid platforms include both series...

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Materials

Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials

One of the most important requirements in next-generation batteries is to concurrently deliver high energy density and high power density (fast charge-discharge rates). The high power density...

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Aerospace

Trends in Military System Thermal Management

There is no shortage of challenges facing thermal engineers in today’s military and aerospace applications, from the inherent problems caused by harsh environments to the challenges created by...

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Aerospace

Modeling and Simulation Techniques for Unmanned Vehicle Systems

Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle (UAV) systems have become possible in recent history thanks primarily to the effects of Moore’s Law — the doubling of processing power every 18...

Application Briefs
Defense

Laser Polarimeter Classifies Remote Material

Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc. (AOT) has been awarded a Phase 2 SBIR contract to develop a next-generation laser polarimeter for the US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors...

Application Briefs
Defense

Buoy System Tracks Ships in Real Time

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the nation’s 360 ports and waterways remain especially vulnerable to attack from small vessels carrying improvised explosive devices, including...

Application Briefs
Defense

New Technology Could Improve Inertial Guidance System Accuracy

NASA has tapped a team of aerospace, military and academic researchers for a three-year project that could dramatically improve in-flight navigation capabilities for space...

Application Briefs
Defense

Game-Based Training Applications Teach Soldiers Cultural Skills

Charles River Analytics released a case study of an effort for the US Army called CAATE (Culturally Aware Agents for Training Environments). Under this effort, Charles River...

Application Briefs
Defense

Smart Hoses Simplify Unmanned Aircraft Refueling

Icon Aerospace supplies refueling hoses to Tier-1 suppliers and air forces across the globe. The IconIC™ hose system secures power with telemetry cables and fiber-optics for data transfer....

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Electronics & Computers

Looking Under the Hood of a Military Power Supply

There are power supplies in virtually every military electronic system. These ubiquitous devices come in all sizes and power ratings. And just like their commercial counterparts, they are...

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Test & Measurement

An Improved SDR FPGA Verification Methodology for Emerging OFDMA Waveforms

The rapid evolution of commercial technologies such as Long Term Evolution (LTE) is becoming more attractive for Software-Defined Radio (SDR) and public safety...

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Aerospace

Simulation Optimizes Safety and Performance When Integrating an Antenna Onto a Platform

Successful integration of an antenna onto a vehicle platform poses many challenges. Vehicle features impact antenna performance by blocking, reflecting,...

Products

3U Power Supply

Dawn VME Products (Fremont, CA) offers the PSC-6236 universal AC-input, VITA-62-compliant, 6-channel 3U OpenVPX power supply, with up to 400 watts output for air or conductioncooled systems. The power supply defines connector...

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Test Integration

ASSET® InterTech (Richardson, TX) and Teradyne (North Reading, MA) have integrated the JTAG and boundary-scan test capabilities of ASSET's ScanWorks® platform into Teradyne's PXI Express-based High Speed Subsystem (HSSub)....

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Power Supply

The VPXtra™ 1000CD power supply from Behlman Electronics (Hauppauge, NY) delivers up to 1000 Watts of clean, regulated 12 VDC power and 3.3 VDC auxiliary power. VPXtra 1000CD is OpenVPX Vita 62 compliant. Standard features...

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Separation Kernel

LynuxWorks (San Jose, CA) has announced LynxSecure support of the VPX3-1256 3U VPX Intel® Core™ i7 single board computer from Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (Ashburn, VA). LynxSecure, a separation kernel and...

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DSC USB Calibration System

Morehouse (York, PA) has introduced a new DSC USB system with mini-netbook (load cell and case not included) for the calibration of load cells, testing machines, and other force or torque systems. The new system is...

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D/A Converter Module

Pentek (Upper Saddle River, NJ) has released a D/A convertermodule for RF and IF waveform playback, the Cobalt® Model 71671. The module delivers four independent analog outputs, each through its own digital upconverter...

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Rugged Rackmount 5U GPU Server

Chassis Plans (San Diego, CA) announced that it will offer the NVIDIA® Tesla® K20 GPU Accelerator in its M5U 22A product line. The NVIDIA® Tesla® K20 GPU Accelerator can also be integrated into Chassis...

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LDO Voltage Regulator

Texas Instruments (TI) (Dallas, TX) has introduced a high-current, ultra-low-noise, 1-A TPS7A4700 low dropout (LDO) voltage regulator. The regulator features less than 4.17-uVrms output noise over the 10-Hz to 100-kHz...

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16-bit PCIe A/D Board

Ultraview Corporation (Berkeley, CA) has introduced a new 16-bit 4- channel 250MSPS A/D board for very demanding uses such as NMR, RADAR, ultrasound, time-of-flight imaging, spectroscopy, communications systems and...

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Mobile Computer

Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA) has made its DataMan® DPM reading technology available on a mobile computer. The DataMan 9500 industrial-grade mobile computer is ideal for reading challenging DPM (direct part mark) codes in...