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Electronics & Computers

FPGAs and HPC

A study determined the value of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) for high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

Application Briefs
Semiconductors & ICs

Radiation-Hardened ICs

See how the integrated circuits supported a mission to examine asteroids.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Novel Whisker Mitigating Composite Conformal Coat Assessment

DoD electronics have an increased failure risk due to tin whisker short circuits, unless properly mitigated by design.

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Data Acquisition

Migrating Advanced Signal Processing Technology to Rugged SFF Platforms

By enabling distributed system architectures, SFF systems and subsystems solve many of the toughest problems facing embedded system designers.

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Ka-Band Front-End Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) and Transmit/Receive (T/R) Modules Testing

Gallium nitride monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technology has superior performance in power amplifier applications.

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Nanotechnology

Radiation Effects on Electronics in Aligned Carbon Nanotube Technology (RadCNT)

The "RadCNT" program use carbon-based transistors to study the interactions between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Radiation-Tolerant FPGAs Solve Spacecraft Design Challenges

Learn about the different FPGA technologies that are available for space applications, and the process for developing the components.

Articles
Aerospace

Cryogenic-Capable Isolators Improve the Performance of Millimeter-Wave Systems by Lowering Noise Levels

Find isolators that operate optimally under cryogenic conditions.

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Data Acquisition

A Focal Plane Array and Electronics Model for CMOS and CCD Sensors in the AFIT Sensor and Scene Emulation Tool

Developing an improved model capable of generating realistic synthetic data that represents a wide range of systems can lead to new algorithms and data exploitation techniques.

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Electronics & Computers

Future Advances in Electronic Materials and Processes - Flexible Hybrid Electronics

There are still significant obstacles to the manufacture and use of flexible hybrid electronics in military applications.

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Photonics/Optics

Integrated Magneto-Optical Devices for On-Chip Photonic Systems

The magneto-optical (MO) oxide layer consists of (Bi,Y)3Fe5O12 or BiYIG, bismuth garnet. This material was selected because it has a better...

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Photonics/Optics

Ultracompact, High-Speed Field-Effect Optical Modulators

The major goals of this research project included two parts. First, an ultracompact plasmonic electro-optical (EO) modulator was to be developed and investigated for efficient...

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Merging Antenna and Electronics Boosts Energy and Spectrum Efficiency

By integrating the design of antennas and electronics, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have boosted the energy and spectrum efficiency for a new class...

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Photonics/Optics

High-Power Broadband Multispectral Source on a Hybrid Silicon Chip

For applications in manufacturing, remote sensing, medicine, military, and fundamental science, an ideal laser would have high output power and a diffraction-limited beam....

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Aerospace

Laser Integration on Silicon Photonic Circuits Through Transfer Printing

The purpose of this project was to develop a transfer printing process for the massively parallel integration of III-V lasers on silicon photonic integrated circuits....

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Reconfigurable Electronics and Non-Volatile Memory Research

The purpose of this research was to investigate non-volatile memory device technologies that could be applied to reconfigurable electronics applications to provide power reduction,...

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Energy-Filtered Tunnel Transistor: A New Device Concept Toward Extremely Low Energy Consumption Electronics

Altering the thermal characteristics of semiconductors can prolong battery life.

Excessive heat dissipation (or power...

Briefs
Aerospace

Non-Contact Circuit for Real-Time Electric and Magnetic Field Measurements

An energized electric power cable generates low-frequency electric and magnetic fields that are related to the voltages and currents. Especially at wavelengths...

Articles
Aerospace

Countering Cybersecurity Threats Against Unmanned Vehicle Systems

As the use of UASs and UAVs increase in the modern battlefield, the need to secure these weapon platforms is of increasing importance as any flaw could have catastrophic...

Articles
Defense

The Conundrum of DO-254 Compliance and COTS IP

A tornado is blowing through a specific area of the semiconductor market. The market for Intellectual Property (or IP, also known as IP cores or IP blocks) is roughly $2.5B and growing at twice...

Articles
Test & Measurement

Designing Thermal Management Systems for Smaller, Lighter Avionics

The avionics systems of military aircraft support maneuverability and situation awareness for the pilot, process essential images, operate sensors, record data, and provide...

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Looking Under the Hood of a Military Power Supply

There are power supplies in virtually every military electronic system. These ubiquitous devices come in all sizes and power ratings. And just like their commercial counterparts, they are...

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Testing Modern Radios

Several techniques are now being employed to ensure efficient communications across the chaotic radio spectrum. Chief among them is Software Defined Radio (SDR), which uses software to dynamically control communications...

Articles
Aerospace

Minimizing Thermal Resistance with Direct Attach Heat Spreaders

As commercial and military electronics applications continue to “push the envelope” with higher powers and smaller packaging requirements, it is becoming more critical to...

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Trustworthy Hardware for 3D Circuit-Level Integration

Three-dimensional (3D) integration is a promising technology for designing high-performance, low-power systems by stacking multiple integrated circuit dies and connecting them at the circuit level with conductive posts. Most current efforts are at the electromechanical level of getting 3D to...

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Electronics & Computers

Asymmetric Core Computing for High-Performance Applications

High-performance computing (HPC) users have traditionally relied upon two things to supply them with processing power: speed of the central processing units (CPUs) and the scalability of the system. There are problems with this approach. Physical limitations are curtailing clock speed...

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Electronics & Computers

Memory-Based, Structured, Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)

For air, space, and ground-based systems, there is a clear need for high-performance, lightweight, low-power, highly reliable computing on data-intensive applications....

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Demodulating Over-the-Air Communications

Today, modern radio designs have made a predominant shift to the software-defined radio architecture. From cellular handsets to military communications devices, the flexibility to use multiple...

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Electronics & Computers

Evaluation of Four Methods of Reconfiguring an FPGA

A study was performed to evaluate the relative merits of four methods of reconfiguring a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) in response to detection of a faulty configurable logic block...