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Aerospace

Beyond VMEbus A New Concept

Deployability and life-cycle management of large and disparate collections of weapons, combat and C4ISR computing systems is one of the most critical challenges facing the Department of Defense today. Numerous...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

First Air-Worthy Metal-Printed RF Filter Ready for Takeoff

Within the aerospace industry, 2016 and onwards could be looked upon as the tipping point for direct metal printing (DMP), as the technology increasingly made the jump beyond...

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Aerospace

Scaling LiDAR Optical Payloads from Drones to Miniature UAVs

The recent surge in demand for adaptive cruise control (ACC) and commercial autonomous vehicles has drawn a lot of attention to these innovative applications. Based on pulsed laser...

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Test & Measurement

Quality and Validation of Digital Designs for Aerospace and Defense

As aerospace and defense manufacturing becomes increasingly digitized—from the earliest design stages to the factory floor and beyond—data accuracy is fundamental to...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

The Ins and Outs of Spaceflight Passive Components and Assemblies

RF and microwave components deployed in spaceflight applications can experience hundreds of degrees of temperature variation, massive amounts of radiation, and can be expected...

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Aerospace

Managing the Impact of Nanomaterials in Aerospace Manufacturing

As the aerospace industry continues to make improvements to safety, comfort and affordability of aircraft, nanomaterials are making their way into more elements of aircraft...

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Defense

Sensing Suspicious Powders Using Noncontact Optical Methods

Suspicious powder incidents continue to be a disruptive and costly problem. In-situ assessment of suspicious powders within inorganic matrices, particularly with powders of...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

EOS and MTU Advance Quality Measures for Metal-Based Additive Manufacturing

EOS and MTU Aero Engines have partnered to develop quality-assurance measures for metal engine components using additive manufacturing (AM), signing a framework...

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Data Acquisition

Mil-Aero Design Embraces Intelligent Application-Ready ATCA Platforms

Cohesive Hardware/Software Solutions Accelerate Development of High Performance Data and Video Applications

Telecommunications design continues its evolution toward...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Software-Designed System Improves Wireless Test Speed and Coverage

As wireless standards become more complex, the number of operational modes for these devices increases exponentially. As progression continues to the latest WiFi standard,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Impact of Materials on Microwave Cable Performance

The environments in which microwave cable assemblies are being used today are becoming more challenging with exposure to such conditions as extreme temperatures, chemicals, abrasion, and...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Fabrication of Transparent Carbon Nanotube Films for OLED Applications

The process to prepare single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) solutions with a good degree of dispersion of individually isolated SWCNTs and very thin SWCNT bundles was...

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Electronics & Computers

Analysis of Voltage and Current Signal Processing in a Li-ion Battery Management System

A Battery Management System (BMS) manages Li-ion batteries in a storage system for pulsed power weapons aboard Naval vessels. The system charges the...

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Information Technology

Flexible Computing Architecture for Real-Time Skin Detection

In both the Air Force and search and rescue (SAR) communities, there is a need to detect and characterize persons. Existing methods use red-green-blue (RGB) imagery, but produce high false alarm rates. New technology in multispectral skin detection is better than the existing RGB...

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Data Acquisition

2D Laser Profiling Scanner for Detecting Targets

The Radiometric Sensor Development and Applications Team of the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has developed a 2D laser profiling...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Digital Light Control Simplifies Focal Plane Array Testing and Image Sensor Production

Characterization of the performance of image sensors and image sensor systems is critical to success in many defense and security applications. From image...

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Physical Sciences

Solid-State Viscosity Sensors For Military and Aerospace Applications

Embedded OEM application markets such as the military and aerospace industries are experiencing a growing demand for sensors that provide instantaneous and continuous...

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Photonics/Optics

Surface-Emitting Laser Arrays Bring Light to the Top

Laser diodes are an integral part of everyday life, incorporated into commonplace items as diverse in function as laser pointers, fiber-optic communications systems, and DVD players....