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Defense

GigE Vision and Video Transmission in Military Vehicles

Video plays a crucial role in defense and security, and video streams are now used in armored vehicles for target acquisition, Local Situation Awareness, and other military...

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Electronics & Computers

Laser-Based System for Measuring and Analyzing Vibrations

A system for noncontact measurement and analysis of vibrations of an electronic circuit board or a similar lightweight, nominally flat, rectangular object has been developed. This...

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Defense

Multi-Robot Operator Control Unit for Unmanned Systems

The U.S. military has incorporated many robotic systems into battlefield scenarios over the past several years, ranging from a single vehicle or unattended sensor to multiple vehicles...

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Materials

Testing Silver-Coated Nylon Fibers as Electrical Conductors

Tests have been performed in an effort to gain understanding of electrical and mechanical properties of silver-coated nylon fibers subjected to stresses and strains and exposed to...

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Physical Sciences

Improvements in Measurement of Permeability and Permittivity

The two-transmission method is an improved method of determining, from microwave measurements, the complex permeability and complex permittivity of a sample of a material typified...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Biaxial and Shear Testing Apparatus With Force Controls

An apparatus for in-plane biaxial tension/compression and in-plane shear testing of fabrics, other flexible sheet materials, or relatively rigid thin plate materials has been invented....

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Electronics & Computers

Effects of High-Power Microwave Pulses on Electronic Systems

A five-year program comprising several coordinated research efforts was devoted to increasing understanding and developing capabilities for computational modeling of the effects of...

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Card Enclosures

Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions (Brockton, MA) has introduced the 700 Series Air Transport Rack (ATR) rugged enclosures for cooling in a range of harsh environment applications. The enclosures protect air-cooled cards,...

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Rugged Computer with Heated Touchscreen

Glacier Computer (New Milford, CT) offers a heated touchscreen for its Everest line of computers. The heated touchscreen enables the computer to be used in harsh environments in which the computer goes...

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Electronics Enclosure

The Multi-Platform Enclosure (MPE) from SprayCool (Liberty Lake, WA) uses a two-phase cooling technology for use in mission-critical military applications. The technology uses a fine mist of non-corrosive,...

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Rugged Fixed Power Supply

The MFP-1200 military-grade 28 Vdc power supply from Amrel/American Reliance (El Monte, CA) powers DC devices in harsh outdoor environments. The 1.2-kW system is housed in a 16 × 7.5 × 3.5" package....

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Relay Test System

The 303-Relay Test System from SemiTek International (Richardson, TX) is a parametric relay test system that features user-friendly operating software and a modular design for inspection applications. It features...

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Network Modeling & Simulation Software

Scalable Network Technologies (Los Angeles, CA) has released QualNet 4.5 modeling and simulation software for predicting wireless, wired, and mixed-platform network and networking device performance in...

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Mathematical Software

Numerical Algorithms Group (Lisle, IL) has introduced the NAG Toolbox for MATLAB ®, which gives users access to more than 1,300 additional math and statistical algorithms within the MATLAB environment through the...

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Active Label Chip

IDS Microchip AG (Wollerau SZ, Switzerland) has introduced the IDS-SL 13A smart active label chip that automatically tracks, monitors, time-stamps, and records information about any product in a supply chain on land, on the...

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Multi-Layer Ambient Sensors

Saelig (Pittsford, NY) has released the UPSICAP™ line of passive and active sensors that measure ambient temperature and relative humidity. The 9 × 8-mm passive elements vary capacitance with humidity...

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Photonics/Optics

Near-Field Light Lenses for Nano-Focusing of Beams of Atoms

Near-field light lenses for focusing beams of light and beams of atoms to spots having a width of no more than several nanometers are undergoing development. There are numerous...

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Photonics/Optics

Developments in Adaptive Filtering and System Identification

Progress has been made on several fronts in a continuing program of research oriented toward the development of real-time algorithms, and computer and control systems that utilize...

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Materials

Electrochromic Devices for Controlling Infrared Emissivity

Electrochromic devices that exhibited adjustable infrared emissivity were developed in a research program that was part of a larger effort to develop adaptive infrared camouflage....

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Materials

Aligned MWCNTs as Thermal Conductors in Adhesive Joints

A developmental method of increasing the thermal conductance of an adhesive joint in a composite-material structure (or between a composite-material structure and another structure)...

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Physical Sciences

Infrared-Sensitive Photorefractive Polymer Composite Devices

Polymer composites that are photorefractive at visible and near- infrared wavelengths, and devices that exploit their photorefractivity, have been demonstrated. Potential...

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Information Technology

Cooperative Control of Robotic Aircraft

A document reviews a multidisciplinary research program oriented toward development of a rigorous theoretical foundation, and scalable analytical tools and paradigms, for construction of cooperative, networked control for numerous autonomous and semi-autonomous aircraft. This research has addressed issues...

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Materials

Oxide and Nitride Films for Tunable Capacitors and HEMTs

A report describes research on thin oxide films intended for use as variable-high-permittivity dielectrics in advanced tunable capacitors and on thin nitride films as starting materials for advanced high-electron- mobility transistors (HEMTs). In this research, a custom...

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Materials

Flexible Biohybrid Nanomembranes for Multifunctional Sensors

A document describes recent activities in a continuing effort to develop devices, based on biohybrid nanomembranes, that would perform diverse sensory functions. The term "biohybrid nanomembranes" signifies flexible organic/inorganic composite membranes, of the order of tens of...