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Aerospace

UAV Applications Challenge the Limits of Embedded Computing Technologies

Unmanned Vehicles (UAV/UAS) have proven to be vital, strategic new weapons in the military’s arsenal by providing needed critical intelligence, surveillance and...

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Aerospace

Testing Ethernet Based Avionics in Aircraft

Since the 1970’s, military aircraft avionics systems have communicated via the MIL-STD-1553 bus. This has proven to be a very effective method, and is still in widespread use today. MIL-STD-1553...

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Aerospace

New Honing Technology Improves Aerospace Accuracy

Invented more than 70 years ago to de-glaze cylinder bores in early automobile engines, conventional honing today is meeting the most advanced aerospace requirements for ultra-precise...

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Electronics & Computers

Embedded Graphics Processor

Rockwell Collins (Cedar Rapids, IA), a designer of communications and avionics systems for the aerospace and defense industries, has selected the AMD Radeon™ E2400 embedded graphics processor for inclusion in...

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Defense

SWORD Simulation Software

MASA Group, a developer of Artificial Intelligence (AI)- based Modeling & Simulation (M&S) software for the defense, public safety, emergency management, and serious games markets, has launched SWORD 5.0,...

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Defense

Telescoping Poles

U.S. Army and Marine troops have cultivated a creative, lifesaving technology out of heavy-duty telescoping poles. The CMD fiberglass telescoping push/pull rods, normally used for cable and wire management applications,...

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Electronics & Computers

Rugged Processors and Ethernet Switches

GE (Towcester, UK) will be supplying General Dynamics UK with subsystems required for the Demonstration Phase of the Scout Specialist Vehicle family of platforms being designed for the British Army....

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Electronics & Computers

Accelerated Processing Unit

With average power below 13 Watts and discrete-class AMD Radeon™ graphics performance integrated into the AMD (Sunnyvale, CA) R-Series APU (Accelerated Processing Unit), applications that previously required a...

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Electronics & Computers

Temperature Control System

For the production of composite components, SINGLE Temperature Controls (Charlotte, NC) provides hot-water temperature control systems for temperatures up to 437°F. The ATT (Alternating Temperature Technology)...

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Electronics & Computers

3U CompactPCI, OpenVPX Computers

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC), a business group of Curtiss- Wright Controls (Charlotte, NC), has introduced 5-slot natural convection-cooled rugged ½ ATRstyle 3U CompactPCI and VPX...

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Electronics & Computers

Flash Memory

Aeroflex (Colorado Springs, CO) offers the UT8QNF8M8 64Mbit NOR Flash Memory, a rad-tolerant 3-volt memory organized as 8Mx8 or 4Mx16. For both read and write functions, the UT8QNF8M8 NOR Flash operates from a single power...

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Electronics & Computers

VME Single Board Computer

Interface Concept (Briec-de-l’Odet, France) has introduced a VME board based on the Intel® Core™2 Duo processor SL9380/SU9300 associated to the Intel®3100 Chipset. The VME64x- VITA31.1-compliant IC-DC2-VMEb...

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Electronics & Computers

Rugged Tablet Computer

The programmable, customizable Hydra-T3™ tablet from InHand Electronics (Rockville, MD) features the Pixel Qi WSVGA display with analog resistive multi-touch capabilities. The tablet is powered by InHand’s flagship...

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Electronics & Computers

Precision Oscillators

Lemos International (Barrington, RI) offers a full range of RFX precision SC cut oscillators. RFX (Livingston, Scotland) designs and manufactures standard and customized high frequency precision OCXO, TCXO, VCXO, and...

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Data Acquisition

Creating a Phased Array Radar for Avalanche Imaging

Avalanches pose a significant threat to human life and settlements, so studying them is key to formulating risk zones. Previously, validating models in order to predict avalanche behavior...

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Test & Measurement

Radar, Electronic Warfare, and Electronic Intelligence Testing: Identifying Common Test Challenges

Radio detection and ranging (RADAR) systems, as they were originally called, have blossomed into a wide array of indispensible equipment for...

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Semiconductors & ICs

RF Integrated Circuit

CML Microcircuits (Winston-Salem, NC) has released the CMX971 quadrature modulator integrated circuit, one of the company’s RF Building Blocks. The RF Building Block range is designed to provide high-performance ICs...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF Connectors

Bomar Interconnect Products (Ledgewood, NJ) offers the vertical or horizontal mount BNC E-Snap™ RF connectors. Developed for employment with PCMICA cards in wireless applications, the connectors are part of the 50-ohm E-Snap...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Vector Signal Generators

The MG3710A series of vector signal generators from Anritsu (Richardson, TX) generates test signals based on all leading technologies, including LTE, LTE Advanced, W-CDMA/HSPA, CDMA2000, GSM and PDC, as well as WLAN,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF Power Transistor

Nitronex (Durham, NC) offers the XPT1015 28V, DC-3.0 GHz, 40W power transistor with 17.5 dB small-signal gain, and 65% peak drain efficiency at 2 GHz. The thermal resistance of the transistor is 1.9 °C/W. It is designed...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Radio Transmitter IC

Hittite Microwave Corp. (Chelmsford, MA) has released the HMC6000/6001 silicon transceiver chipset for 60-GHz applications such as WiGig (IEEE 802.11ad) multi-Gbps solutions including wireless cable replacement, wireless...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

EMI Receiver

Teseq (Edison, NJ) offers the PMM 9010F EMI receiver for conducted and radiated emissions testing. The EMI/EMC measurement receiver uses Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) analysis to reduce test time and improve accuracy. These...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF Analyzers

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) announced enhanced FieldFox RF analyzers with options for time-domain analysis and channel-power measurements. With the timedomain analysis option, engineers can determine the individual...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF Recorder

Averna (Montreal, QE, Canada) offers the RP- 5300, a field-ready, multi-channel RF recorder for RF applications covering 330 MHz to 2.5 GHz. It is suitable for both field testing and performance testing. With 50 MHz of recording...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Transceiver Module

The NT Series RF transceiver module from Linx Technologies (Merlin, OR) enables users to send and receive digital data in the 902 to 928 MHz band. Its True Transparency™ interface lets the user create a wireless wire for...

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Physical Sciences

Wheel Force Transducer for Field Testing

This project endeavors to develop, validate, and calibrate cost-effective field test equipment for measuring tire characteristics on vehicles while driving off-road. The four wheel force transducers...

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Test & Measurement

Thermal Mechanical Fatigue Crack Growth Testing

Turbines in aircraft turbojet engines are being subject to increasingly higher temperatures to improve fuel efficiency. High turbine efficiency requires the ability of turbine blades to...

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Physical Sciences

Evaluation of Three Extremity Armor Systems

The US Marine Corps and the US Army have been engaged in efforts to evaluate improved body armor, including armor to protect the extremities. These efforts are focused on both body armor...

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Electronics & Computers

Low-Power Distributed Jammer Network

The Distributed Jammer Network (DJN) is composed of a large number of tiny, low-power jammers, which are distributed inside a target network and emit radio energy to disrupt its communications. Recent...

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Electronics & Computers

Fundamentals of Metamaterials for High-Power RF Applications

Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in the physics and applications of metamaterials. Briefly, metamaterials consist of a periodic array of subwavelength structures that...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Thermal Analysis and Microhardness Mapping in Hybrid Laser Welds in a Structural Steel

The concept of combining a laser welding system with a conventional arc welding system (GTAW) was first proposed in order to improve the stability of the laser welding system and to allow greater flexibility in part fit-up. Prior research stated that using a...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Encapsulated Ball Bearings for Rotary Micro Machines

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-fabricated silicon rotary elements for micro-motors, micro-generators, and micro-turbomachinery have received growing attention with applications in...

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Imaging

Air Force Uses 3-D Scanner to Model Aircraft

When the 46th Test Wing's Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office purchased a 3-D laser scanner system six months ago, they had no idea how much of an impact the system would make.

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Defense

Army Stryker Units Get Armed With Precision Mortars

The first-ever Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative round fired from a Stryker vehicle in Afghanistan accomplished what few conventional 120mm high-explosive mortars can achieve - a...

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Defense

Army Developing Female-Specific Body Armor

Today, both male and female soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But next summer the Army plans to field a new type of body armor designed for women that will be shorter in the...