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Electronics & Computers

Machine Control Interface Module

Trio Motion Technology (Tewkesbury, UK) has added to its MC464 Motion Coordinator machine controller range with the launch of its new EtherCAT Master drive interface module. The new module provides tightly...

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Electronics & Computers

Stand-Alone Real-Time Clock/Calendar

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) recently announced its first stand-alone I2CTM Real-Time Clock/Calendar (RTCC) family. All six MCP794XX devices are highly integrated at a low cost, including ample...

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Electronics & Computers

Security Software

Express Logic (San Diego, CA) recently announced the integration of the μSSL™ Security Stack from Cypherbridge® Systems. μSSL implements a standards-based solution to achieve chip-to-chip and chip-to-server...

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Electronics & Computers

Single-Chip Positioning Device

STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) has introduced Teseo II, a new generation of single-chip stand-alone positioning receivers for Portable Navigation Devices, in-car navigation, and telematics...

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Electronics & Computers

Mobile Secure Router

The LN1000 mobile secure router from Juniper Networks (Sunnyvale, CA) is an 8 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) port, ruggedized blade router that provides radio router protocol support with hardware based queuing and an integrated...

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Electronics & Computers

Embedded Graphics Card

VIA Technologies (Taipei, Taiwan) has announced the world’s first graphics card designed specifically for the embedded market. The VIA eH1 AIB features an advanced DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 3.1, OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Maintaining Mobility

Fuel is one of the top three logistics drivers on the battlefield, along with water and ammunition. Fuel powers the vehicles that mobilize troops and keep communications and supply chains running, and is used in the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Making A Case for Modified COTS

In 1992 the Department of Defense (DOD) was exploring ways to reduce the procurement costs and delivery times of equipment purchases having to meet military standards. The development, documentation and...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Handheld RF Vector Network Analyzers

Anritsu Company (Morgan Hill, CA) has introduced the MS202xB/MS203xB VNA Master™ series handheld RF vector network analyzers (VNAs). With frequency coverage from 500 kHz to 4/6 GHz, and featuring...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF Energy Harvesting Kit

Powercast Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced its Lifetime Power® Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Battery Charging. The kit features near-lossless energy storage and efficient charging via the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF and Universal Frequency Counter/Timer

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced the Agilent 53200 RF and universal frequency counter/timer series, the first frequency counters with LXI Class C compliance. The Agilent 53200 RF...

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Processing Card

Nallatech (Camarillo, CA) has announced the AMC-420, a mid-/full-size processing card. The PICMG® AMC.0 R2.0 compliant card features a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA and a range of devices that include logic-oriented LXT and...

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Borosilicate Glass

SCHOTT North America, Inc. (Louisville, KY) presents SUPREMAX® 33 rolled borosilicate glass for telescope applications. SUPREMAX 33, which has the properties of SCHOTT’s BOROFLOAT® 33, provides low thermal expansion,...

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AR Coatings for Optical Fibers

Laser Components (Hudson, NH) offers both assembled cables, including coated fibers, and job coatings on fibers supplied by the customer. They also offer anti-reflection coatings, which significantly reduce...

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Surveillance Sensor

The Hyperspec Point & Stare sensor from Headwall Photonics (Fitchburg, MA) is a fully integrated imaging sensor used for unattended, ground-based surveillance applications. The sensor identifies objects based on the...

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Controller and Linear Stage

Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA) has introduced the compact CONEX-AGP controller, preconfigured with an AgilisTM AG-LS25-27P linear stage that includes a miniature, built-in, direct-read linear encoder. The...

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PCI Frame Grabber

The PIXCI® SV5L low-profile frame grabber from EPIX (Buffalo Grove, IL) acquires video from NTSC, RS-170, PAL, CCIR, or S-Video cameras. A 3-input video multiplexer allows signal selection from two mini-BNC or one S-Video...

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Thermoelectric Cooler

Nextreme Thermal Solutions (Durham, N.C.) offers the OptoCooler™ HV37 module, a high-voltage, thin-film thermoelectric cooler (TEC). At 85°C, the OptoCooler HV37 can pump 4.5 watts or 107W/cm2 of heat in a footprint...

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Absorber Sensors

Ophir Photonics Group (Logan, UT) has announced high-damage threshold power volume absorbers for short pulsed lasers (

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Laser Energy Sensors

Coherent (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced a set of EnergyMax sensors in which all meter electronics are miniaturized and integrated within the sensor head cable. Coherent’s sensors are available in this form factor...

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Miniature Connectors

The micro38999 miniature connectors from Souriau (Wenatchee, WA) can withstand vibration of 44 Grms at a temperature of 125°C for 8 hours. Developed from the MIL-DTL-38999 specifications, the electrical crimp contacts...

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Infrared Detectors

New PbS and PbSe multi-channel detectors (MCD) from Cal Sensors (Santa Rosa, CA) provide sensitivity of 1.5 × 1010 Jones for detection of up to four distinct materials or gases. Covering one to five microns, the MCD...

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Optical Materials Reference Chart

OFS Fitel (Avon, CT) has launched an easy-to-reference desk chart that provides “at a glance” properties of a wide range of materials that OFS Specialty Photonics Division (SPD) offers for optical fiber...

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Aerospace

Fiber Optic Gyroscope Technology Improving Weapons Systems Performance

Autonomous vehicles require gyroscopes for navigation and stabilization of the platform in demanding battlefield, aerospace and undersea environments. Autonomous vehicles...

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Aerospace

Using Multi-core Processing to Deliver Better Intelligence

The rapidly evolving and changing asymmetric threats confronting the U.S. military are dramatically escalating demands for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). Even...

Application Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Active Heat Sink Technology to Improve Thermal Performance of Military Systems

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has extended its contract with Thermacore to develop and commercialize active heat sinks that can be used...

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Data Acquisition

Handheld Scanner Keeps USAF Planes Combat-Ready

Engineers at several United States Air Force (USAF) bases now use NVision's HandHeld laser scanner to reverse-engineer complex aircraft parts, which are then accurately machined and installed....

Tech Transfer Reports
Materials

Quasicrystalline Aircraft Coating Shows Promise for Cookware, Prosthetics

A technology initially designed to lubricate aircraft parts could lead to more durable nonstick cookware and prosthetic bone-repair implants.

Tech Transfer Reports
Energy

Thin Film Fixes Flaws in Thermal Battery Igniters

Unlike alkaline batteries used in common consumer electronic items, thermal batteries are inert, solid-state devices that do not rely on liquid electrolytes, which can corrode or leak from...

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Electronics & Computers

Stackable Computer Architecture Moves to 3rd Generation

Change is a concept that is well known in the computer industry. Designers and manufacturers alike have embraced this trend in an ongoing race to increase computing power while reducing...

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Electronics & Computers

Small Form Factor Computing in OpenVPX

The new OpenVPX™ (VITA 65) standard helps military system designers build compatible embedded systems by defining “profiles” to which vendors can adhere when designing boards, and system...

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Electronics & Computers

Using FPGAs to Improve x86 Processor I/O Flexibility

By offering the ability to update application functionality, provide a reconfigurable solution and enable easy design customization, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology has...

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Electronics & Computers

Testbed for Reconfigurable Network Security Research and Experimentation

A novel, reconfigurable network testbed has been developed, suitable for the implementation, testing, and analysis of new and existing network-based defenses against...

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Architectures for Cognitive Systems

A need exists for small, autonomic systems in the battlefield. Autonomy allows the creation of unmanned systems to perform complex, high-risk, and/or covert operations in the battlefield without the need...

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Circuit-Switched Memory Access in Photonic Interconnection Networks for High-Performance Embedded Computing

High-performance embedded systems, such as those found in aerial surveillance platforms and handheld devices used by the military, are of key importance. These systems are characterized by stringent power budgets and the need for extremely...

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Electronics & Computers

Analysis of Voltage and Current Signal Processing in a Li-ion Battery Management System

A Battery Management System (BMS) manages Li-ion batteries in a storage system for pulsed power weapons aboard Naval vessels. The system charges the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Development of Soldier Conformable Antennas Using Conducting Polymers

Soldiers performing dismounted operations in the field use radios that have antennas with a distinct visible signature and can become easy targets. These antennas also...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Variable-Thrust, Multiple-Start Hybrid Motor Solutions

Interceptor boost propulsion has traditionally been dominated by solid rocket systems due to their responsiveness and high mass fraction capabilities. However, increased costs of...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Wheel Force Transducer

Aconcept wheel force transducer has been developed that can measure the forces and moments between a tire and a road on a High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee) driven under off-road conditions....

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Photonics/Optics

Focus-Tunable Lenses

Edmund Optics® (EO) (Barrington, NJ.) offers two liquid-filled lenses from Optotune of Switzerland. The Electrically Focus-Tunable Lenses provide a single-lens tool for focus and zoom objectives. When the user applies a...