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Physical Sciences

Development of High-Resolution Eddy Current Imaging Using an Electromechanical Sensor

An oscillating current flowing through a coil produces an oscillating magnetic field. When an electrically conducting material like a metal is brought...

Briefs
Physical Sciences

Fuzzy Fiber Sensors for Structural Composite Health Monitoring

The onset of local damage in structures, such as delamination, cracking, and fastener loosening, can often be difficult to detect and has long-term implications on the...

Briefs
Physical Sciences

Fatigue Crack Detection Via Load-Differential Guided Wave Methods

Guided waves (e.g., Lamb waves) have been considered for many structural health monitoring (SHM) applications because of their ability to travel long distances and maintain...

Briefs
Physical Sciences

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing for Homeland Security

To address the need to protect our borders and critical infrastructure, fiber optic sensing technology developed for antisubmarine warfare applications has been adapted to homeland...

Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Direct-Write Polymer Nanolithography in Ultra-High Vacuum

The deposition of materials in vacuum is the foundational technology for creating modern electronic circuits; a vacuum being essential both to preserve the cleanliness of the...

Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Operation and On-Chip Integration of Cavity-QED-Based Detectors for Single Atoms and Molecules

A new experimental platform for studies of transport and quantumlimited measurements of cold, trapped atomic gases was constructed. Using microfabrication processes, a silicon wafer was micromachined to allow for deposition of micrometer-scale...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Reverse Pressure Capable Finger Seal

Each finger seal consists of a number of multiple thin metal laminates, each with a multitude of flexible projections that are referred to as “fingers.” To form a functional seal, multiple laminates...

Articles
Aerospace

How Digital “Sand Tables” Will Guide Future Military Strategy

Throughout history, the use of sand tables has been common practice in rehearsing military strategy in the field. Built on piles of sand with scale models of operational...

Articles
Aerospace

The Role of FPGAs in Next- Generation Secure A&D Systems

Electronics system security is a growing and ever-present concern in all applications areas, but in aerospace and defense (A&D) systems, security is a must. As such, the ICs used in...

Articles
Aerospace

Micromachining and Material Processing with Amplified Picosecond Lasers

Short pulsed lasers are presently an important tool for manufacturing a variety of devices from smart phones to photovoltaics. When wielded correctly, these lasers can...

Application Briefs
Defense

Computer RTOS

Software Controls Vehicle’s Mission-Critical Computers

General Dynamics UK recently specified Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS) as the operating system software for all of the...

Application Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Engine

Schiebel Technology, Inc.
Manassas, VA
(540) 351-1736
www.schiebel.net

Schiebel recently conducted the successful first flight of a heavy-fuel-powered CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air...

Application Briefs
Imaging

Surveillance Systems

New Surveillance System Provides Round-the-Clock Coverage

Logos Technologies has begun delivery of the first two electro- optical/infrared Kestrel wide-area persistent surveillance systems to the U.S. Army for...

Application Briefs
Defense

Weapons Control System Computer

COTS I/O and Processor Technology Controls Machine Guns

Engineers from SSAI (Support Systems Associates, Inc.) have selected commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) 3U CompactPCI technology from North Atlantic...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Expanding the Use of Aerial Downlinks

Today, airborne downlinks are no longer limited to strategic command applications. More and more, first responders, fire departments, EMS personnel, and others are employing airborne downlinks to meet a...

Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Microwave Radiometers Help Keep Aircraft Safe From Icing

One of the greatest dangers to aircraft — playing a role in numerous destructive and fatal accidents around the world — comes in the form of droplets of water. In clean air, cloud...

Products
RF & Microwave Electronics

Switch

California Eastern Laboratories (Santa Clara, CA) has released the uPG2430T6Z, a compact SP3T switch for applications up to 6 GHz. The switch is used for single- or dualband 802.11a,b,g,n Wi-Fi/WLAN + Bluetooth, cordless phones,...

Products
RF & Microwave Electronics

Amplifier

Applied System Engineering (Fort Worth, TX) offers the Model 176X/Ku TWT amplifier that provides up to 2 Kilowatts at duty cycles up to 6% from 1.0 to 18 GHz, and pulse widths up to 100 μseconds. It is designed to operate pulsed...

Products
RF & Microwave Electronics

RF Inductors

AVX Corp. (Fountain Inn, SC) offers the MLO™ 0402 Series, a multilayer organic RF inductor in a 0402 case size that provides tight tolerance in a small footprint. Providing high-Q and high self-resonance, the RoHScompliant...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF Module

RF Micro Devices (Greensboro, NC) has released the RFFM6201, a 2.4-GHz band single-chip Zigbee® front-end module (FEM) featuring an integrated power amplifier, low-noise amplifier, and diversity switch. It delivers current...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF Test System

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation (Souderton, PA) has introduced the MT06000 multi-tone RF test system for radiated immunity testing. The 80-Mz to 6-GHz system includes all necessary instruments for radiated immunity testing per...

Products
RF & Microwave Electronics

RF Interconnects

TE Connectivity (Harrisburg, PA) has announced KOAXXA RF SMA interconnects for largescale manufacturing and assembly automation. The connector design reduces material consumption, and advanced plating puts the precious...

Products
RF & Microwave Electronics

Cable Connectors

Times Microwave Systems (Wallingford, CT) offers the EZ-400-BM BNC no-solder male (plug) straight connector, and the EX-400-BM-RA BNC no-solder male (plug) right-angle connector for LMR-400 low-loss coaxial cable. The...

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Electronics & Computers

VPX: The State of the Ecosystem

You can never have too much bandwidth. High-speed processing and growing amounts of data to be communicated require generous bandwidth from the board level to the I/O. VPX, with a backplane connector system...

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Electronics & Computers

Thin Cavity Cooling of Electronic Circuitry

Anovel tested technology for cooling electronic circuitry is also useful in many other industries. The method is called “Thin Cavity Fluidic Heat Exchanger”(TCFHE). Technology details can be...

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Embedded Video Requirements Drive New Mezzanine Card Format

Sophisticated graphics have hit the embedded systems world and are increasingly demanded by military, aerospace, industrial, and medical applications. The problem, of course, is...