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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Investigation of Requirements and Capabilities of Next-Generation Mine Warfare Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

The current fleet of United States Navy Mine Countermeasures ships, the Avenger class, is reaching the end of its planned service life.

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Defense

New Combat Pod System Wakes Up with Software Updates

The operational assessment of the Angry Kitten Combat Pod electronic attack system demonstrated rapid reprogramming between flights. This combat pod, an updated version of the Georgia...

News
Energy

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

Briefs
Aerospace

Upgrade Transonic Compressor Test Rig Data Acquisition System

New software programming using commercial off-the-shelf software for acquiring data, processing data, displaying results, and generating reports is implemented to improve the performance of a legacy system.

Briefs
Data Acquisition

GPS Radio Occultation and Ultraviolet Photometry-Colocated (GROUP-C) Early Orbit Testing Results

After routine flight, capture, and installation, GROUP-C underwent Early Orbit Testing to verify its performance prior to science operations.

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Propulsion

US Marine Corps to Get MQ-9A Extended Range Unmanned Aircraft Systems

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) was awarded a contract for eight MQ-9A Extended Range (ER) Unmanned Aircraft Systems as part of an ARES...

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Electronics & Computers

Virtual Flight-Test Campaign Paving Way for A321XLR’s First Flight

The construction and equipment installation phases for the three A321XLR flight-test aircraft are rapidly nearing completion in the FAL in Hamburg before the first of...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Joby Aviation Announces Acoustic Data from NASA Testing

AFWERX Agility Prime partner Joby Aviation, a California-based company developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, recently completed developmental...

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Test & Measurement

Air Force Propulsion Team Continues Flow Visualization Study

Team members with the 717th Test Squadron, 804th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base are continuing to collect shadowgraph measurements...

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Aerospace

Engineers Assess Flow Quality in Wind Tunnel Test Facility

Engineers at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex don’t always go with the flow. They realize that flow must be examined from time to time, as good flow quality is...

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Manned Systems

B-21 Raider Passes First Loads Calibration Test

In early May, Northrop Grumman successfully completed the first — and most critical — loads calibration test of the first B-21 aircraft. The recent test is one of three major conditions...

Briefs
Data Acquisition

Dynamically Managing Task Allocation Between Humans and Machines in Surveillance Operations

Increasingly sophisticated technology must be leveraged in surveillance environments to enable eventually achieving the goal of allowing analysts to increase throughput by managing multiple simultaneous feeds.

Briefs
Data Acquisition

Modeling Space-Based Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) in Combat Simulations

During the 2021 Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Gap Forum, space intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) modeling was identified...

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Photonics/Optics

GA-ASI Introduces New Eagle Eye Radar

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a company that designs multi-mode radar technology for unmanned aircraft Systems, recently introduced the Eagle Eye radar. The new MMR is installed and has...

Application Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Security IP Module

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Ashburn, VA
703-779-7800
www.curtisswright.com

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, a leading proponent of modular open systems approach (MOSA) based solutions, announced that it...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Purdue Strengthens National Security Focus with New Propulsion Lab

Purdue University’s work in national security took another giant leap forward with university trustees’ approval of a state-of-the-art high-speed propulsion...

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Communications

Next-Generation Polar is Indispensable in Highly Contested Space

On the battlefield, snipers rarely work alone. Snipers act as part of a system with a spotter who surveys a wide area to identify potential targets.

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Data Acquisition

Research Could Lead to Noise Reduction in Aircraft Engines

Through a Small Business Innovative Research contract awarded to MetroLaser, Inc., by the U.S. Navy, a system is being developed to measure the gas velocity of engine exhaust to...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Mounted Troops to Get High-Tech Situational Awareness Tools

Mounted armored vehicles such as the Bradley have long been used as heavy weapons platforms with long range sensors to hunt targets and provide armored transportation to...

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Electronics & Computers

Portable Servers Enhance Army Geospatial Intelligence Training

The Army Geospatial Center has assisted in further modernizing the 412th Theater Engineer Command’s Engineer-Focused Intelligence Training (ENFIT), geospatial intelligence...

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Data Acquisition

Students Engineer a Quieter Future for Drones and Flying Cars

One obstacle to realizing the dream of flying cars is noise — imagine 1,000 leaf blowers intruding over your backyard barbecue. It’s not just flying cars but drones as...

Products
Communications

New Products: February 2022 Aerospace & Defense Technology

CAD software, torque sensors, HD lenses, and more.

Articles
Weapons Systems

What System Designers Should Know About MOSA Standards

To rapidly respond to new threats, the DoD has a mandate to adopt a Modular Open Systems Approach.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Addressing Electromagnetic Compatibility in the Context of Aircraft Electrification

In the current context of aircraft electrification, the aerospace industry needs to address increased design complexity and higher levels of integration,...

White Papers
Data Acquisition

Software Defined Radio Handbook

SDR (Software-Defined Radio) has revolutionized electronic systems for a variety of applications including communications, data acquisition and signal processing.This handbook shows how DDCs (Digital...

White Papers
Electronics & Computers

Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems

FPGAs have become an increasingly important resource for software radio systems. Programmable logic technology now offers significant advantages for implementing software radio functions such...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Technology Companies Work to Combat Pilot Fatigue

Collins Aerospace and Seeing Machines, a leader in eye tracking and driver safety technology, are working together to develop and deliver revolutionary fatigue management technology...

Products
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products: December 2021 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Single-board systems, self-encrypting drives, custom capacitor assemblies, and more.

Application Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Tactical Data Link Software

This was the first UAS application in a Navy exercise for the proven capabilities of LinkPRO software.