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MQ-25 Vehicle Management Computer Upgrade

The MQ-25 is the Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aircraft that is tasked with performing aerial refueling missions that were previously managed by F/A-18 aircraft. The next generation vehicle management computer controls all flight surfaces and performs overall vehicle management duties for the MQ-25.

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Electronics & Computers

New Products

See the new products, including Mercury Systems' Direct RF system-on-module, TT Electronics' LRMAH2512 surface-mount technology shunt resistors, General Micro Systems' 1U and 2U “Shorty 4” servers, Sigma-Netics' thin-walled metal tubes, and much more.

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Articles
Electronics & Computers

COM Express: The Architecture to Support the Future of Robotics & Unmanned Systems

COM Express is a family of modular, small-form-factor computer-on-module (COM) specifications. The COM Express specification is one of many developed by PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), whose goal is to translate desktop PCI standards to industrial applications.

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Road Ready
Electronics & Computers

Mercedes-Benz Product Boss: Europe, North America EVs, EV Charging to Rapidly Get Better

When it displayed its Concept CLA Class for the first time in North America at CES 2024, Mercedes-Benz focused on the car’s merging of novel...

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Q&A
Unmanned Systems

Q&A: Owl AI Making Better ADAS Systems with Help from Drones

Owl AI has steadily been improving the SWaP-C (Size, Weight, Power and Cost) of the electronics in its thermal camera sensors while also improving capability. The company’s...

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INSIDER
RF & Microwave Electronics

New Video Card Enables Supersonic Vision System for NASA's X-59 Demonstrator

During a Jan. 12, 2024 rollout ceremony at Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, California, NASA debuted the new X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft....

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Articles
Electronics & Computers

Deterministic and Modular Architecture for Embedded Vehicle Systems

The next generation of Army ground vehicle systems aim to provide the warfighter with advanced capabilities while ensuring cyber resiliency. One key technology, Ethernet, has enabled the modernization of military ground vehicles by providing a broad range of beneficial features. Read on to learn more.

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

See the new products, including SWIR Vision Systems' short-wavelength infrared imaging technology, Fischer Connectors' expanded set of cable assemblies for the KEYSTONE tactical hub, Interface Concept's 3U VPX Single Board Computer, Microchip's updated software design tools, and more.

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Briefs
Electronics & Computers

New Qubit Circuit Enables Quantum Operations With Higher Accuracy

They utilize a relatively new type of superconducting qubit, known as fluxonium, which can have a lifespan that is much longer than more commonly used superconducting qubits.

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Briefs
Electronics & Computers

A Perspective on GVSC Crewstation Development and Addressing Future Ground Combat Vehicle Needs

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) has been developing next generation crew stations over the last several decades. In this research, the problem space that impacts design development and decisions is discussed.

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Technical Innovation
Unmanned Systems

Continental, Aurora Finalize Design of Scalable Autonomous Trucking System

Tier 1 automotive supplier Continental and Aurora Innovation announced that the companies have finalized the design for a scalable autonomous trucking system....

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

See the new products, including the SST ESF3 third-generation embedded SuperFlash technology NVM solution in the GF 28SLPe foundry process; General Micro Systems' new rugged display using open-standard Thunderbolt™ 4 technology; Rohde & Schwarz' RF test and measurement solutions; and more.

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

See the new products, including WAGO’s Compact Controller 100, RLC Electronics' gold plated OFHC copper bandpass filters, WINSYSTEMS' COMeT6-1100 COM Express® Type 6 Compact CPU module, and more.

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

See the new products, including the NDT 1000 inspection system, a PU-5200 certifiable display computer, RJ45 connectors, servers, and more.

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Products
Semiconductors & ICs

New Products

See the new products, including a cesium alarm clock, ethernet switches, generators, a network analyzer, and more.

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Application Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

SHIP Prototype Computer Chip

The U.S. Department of Defense has celebrated a milestone achievement for the SHIP program with the delivery of the first SHIP prototype devices from Intel and Qorvo to BAE Systems.

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INSIDER
Electronics & Computers

Euclid Space Telescope Begins Mission to Study Dark Energy and Matter

ESA’s Euclid spacecraft lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, on July 1, 2023. The successful launch marks the...

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INSIDER
Design

NIST Outlines Vision for a National Semiconductor Technology Center

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a paper outlining its vision and strategy for a National Semiconductor...

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INSIDER
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Defense Leaders Receive First Intel SHIP Multi-Chip Prototype

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) last week celebrated a milestone achievement for the State-of-the-Art (SOTA) Heterogeneous Integrated Packaging (SHIP) Program with the...

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INSIDER
Electronics & Computers

Navy Engineers Test Aging Equipment to Find a Cost-Saving Solution for MQ-25

Engineers at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) are testing the Navy’s current fleet of Aerial Refueling Store pods to support the...

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

See the new products for April 2023, including hybrid power drive modules, processor boards, a general-purpose microcontroller, and more.

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INSIDER
Software

Tailoring the Optoelectronic Properties of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Sensing and Electronics

A team of Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, researchers partnered with Pennsylvania State University to publish an article in...

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INSIDER
Communications

MIT Report Finds US Lead in Advanced Computing is Almost Gone

A new report from an MIT researcher and two colleagues sheds light on the decline in U.S. leadership in the development of domestically produced advanced computing. The...

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INSIDER
AR/AI

The Future of Avionics: Machine-Learned and Certified

The emerging advanced air mobility market is driving the convergence of airborne electronic systems that are highly integrated with unprecedented functionality. Legacy avionics systems...

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Articles
Weapons Systems

Can Embedded Electronics Components Meet the Demands of Hypersonic Missiles?

Today, defense organizations in several countries are attempting to expand military capabilities by investing in hypersonic missile development.

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Heterogeneous Integration and SiPs Benefit SWaP-C Reduction

Aerospace and defense (A&D) electronic systems are being made smaller but more functional.

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

The new products for December 2022, including self-encrypting drives, ruggedized computing modules, a 25-hour flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, and more.

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

The new products for October 2022, including radial bearings, a collision avoidance kit, bandpass filter, and more.

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Articles
Unmanned Systems

MOSA Enclosure Design for Military Systems

Modular Open Standard Architectures are popular for their inherent advantages of an open, multi-vendor system. They are the framework for Sensor Open Standard Architecture, which is widely mandated for projects in the tri-service community.

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