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Information Technology

Data Fusion of Geographically Dispersed Information for Test and Evaluation

Test and evaluation relies on computer collection and manipulation of data from a myriad of sensors and sources. More computing power allows for increases in the breadth and depth of the information collected. The same computing power must assist in identifying,...

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Electronics & Computers

Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) Switch Test

Analyzing microelectromechanical system (MEMS) switch behavior is a new field of study that guides the production of MEMS switches. One issue of primary importance is the degradation of...

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Software

Test and Evaluation Uses of Heterogeneous Computing

T est and evaluation of current systems is a time-consuming process that reflects both the intricacies of the object of the test and the range of equipment, personnel, and environments required. Many argue that this process consumes far too much of the time that it takes to put new systems into...

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Medical

Process for Testing Aeromedical Equipment

Medical devices are designed to function in environmentally controlled locations, such as stationary hospitals, and not within the harsh, dynamic aircraft environment. Yet, the same medical devices...

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Electronics & Computers

Gallium Nitride High-Power Electronics

Gallium nitride (GaN) high-power electronic (HPE) devices have the potential to outperform those made from 4H-silicon carbide (SiC), the polytype used for HPE devices, because it has a larger critical...

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Photonics/Optics

Room-Temperature Sub-Diffraction-Limited Plasmon Laser

Lasers present the means to deliver powerful, coherent, and directional high-frequency electromagnetic energy. However, the diffraction limit of light imposes fundamental constraints on...

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Photonics/Optics

Rare-Earth-Doped Soft Glass Optical Fibers for Coherent Wavelength Sources Above 2 Microns

Rare-earth-doped soft glass optical fibers were developed and characterized for fiber lasers emitting at wavelengths longer than 2 microns to allow...

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Physical Sciences

Ultrasonic Guided Wave Analysis for Detecting and Classifying Damage in a Thin Metallic Plate

A ircraft and rotorcraft structures are being redesigned with new lower weight materials; however, older metallic structures continue to be used. These older structures need monitoring and characterization of damage for con-

tinued operation. The...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Making Unmanned Ground Vehicles Operate More Autonomously

The US Army has announced plans to increase the autonomy of its Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs). “We are moving along that spectrum from tele-operating to semi-autonomy where you...

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Aerospace

Using Java in Avionics and UAV Applications

Though developers of avionics software are among the most conservative in the software engineering community, and rightly so, Java is beginning to penetrate even this very specialized industry. The...

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Energy

Hybrid Energy Storage System Designed for Tanks and Stryker Vehicles

Hybrid battery system
International Battery
Allentown, PA
610-366-3925

International Battery has been given a contract from the U.S. Army’s Tank...

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Defense

Test Systems Simulate Several Impact Scenarios

Lansmont Corp. engineers have developed the active impact surface design technology for several test machines currently installed at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland and the Air...

Tech Transfer Reports
Photonics/Optics

Deformable Mirrors Improve High-Energy Laser Accuracy

The Missile Defense Agency-funded Optical Physics Company (Calabasas, CA) has developed a new generation of deformable mirror systems that minimize unwanted surface distortion caused by...

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Aerospace

Surveillance Technology Offers 3D Security Monitoring

A new, versatile imaging technology quickly gives users accurate three-dimensional depictions of objects being tracked. The image system, developed by Visidyne, Inc. (Burlington, MA),...

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Electronics & Computers

Adapting ATCA Technology to Mil/Aero Applications

The military’s transition to Network-Centric Warfare (NCW) has created an enormous demand for improved networking and performance capabilities for ground mobile command and control...

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Electronics & Computers

The Evolution of CompactPCI From Parallel to Serial I/O

The true worth of an industry standard is measured in its ability to stand the test of time. From the onset, the system configuration, hardware components, and integration strategy all...

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Electronics & Computers

PCI Filter and Amplifier Module

Alligator Technologies (Costa Mesa, CA) has introduced the USBPGF-S1™, a USB controlled single channel programmable signal conditioning instrumentation amplifier and low pass filter. It can configure itself...

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Electronics & Computers

Processing Platform

The Zynq™-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) devices from Xilinx (San Jose, CA) integrate an ARM® dual-core Cortex®-A9 MPCore™ processing system with NEON and Double Precision Floating Point engine. Each...

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Electronics & Computers

Single Board Computers

MPL AG (Dättwill, Switzerland) announced that it is now offering QNX support for its PIP20 and PIP22 embedded computers with Core 2 Duo processors. Triadem Solutions AG (Biel, Switzerland), the official QNX...

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Electronics & Computers

DC-DC Switching Regulator

Aimtec (Montreal, Canada) has expanded its line of DC/DC switching regulators with the launch of two new series: AMSR1.5-78-NZ and AMSR2-78-NZ (AMSRx-78-NZ). Feature rich with pin-to-pin replacements of 78xx linear...

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Electronics & Computers

FPGA-Based Prototyping Platform

BEEcube Inc. (Fremont, CA) has announced the availability of BEE4-W™. Specifically designed to address rapid system-level prototyping of wireless and digital communications designs, the BEE4-W is BEEcube’s...

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Electronics & Computers

PCI Express Serial Communication Cards

ACCES I/O Products (San Diego, CA) has released a new family of isolated PCI Express serial communication cards — the PCIe-ICM Series. These PCI Express cards feature a selection of 4 or 2-ports of...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Ultra-Wide-Band Radar Imaging for Activity Detection

The continuing advancement of semiconductor manufacturing technology to process high-speed UltraWide-Band (UWB) signals has enabled radar technology to become more versatile and applicable...

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Test & Measurement

High-Reliability MEMS Switches for Radio Frequency Applications

The RF MEMS switch will be an important building block for a variety of wireless applications including cell phones, smart antennas, tunable filters, automated test equipment...