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See the new products, including Rohde & Schwarz' R&S FSPN phase noise analyzer and VCO tester, Sherwin-Williams' universal clearcoat: Aerospace Clearcoat, SWIR Vision Systems' Acuros GO 6 MP SWIR camera, Delta Electronics' M∞Vair 30 kW Wireless Charging System, Spectrum Control's Space Grade EMI filters, American Portwell's newest member of its APTNS network computing hardware platform product family, and STMicroelectronics' new devices from the second generation of its industrial microprocessors, the STM32MP2 series.

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WCX 2024: The Technologies That Will Define Future Mobility

The migration to vehicle electrification and autonomy is ushering in product development changes with software coding and artificial intelligence (AI) performing disruptor...

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Design

Grip Tab Active Controllers

Advanced Technology International has issued a $2.67 million contract to AeroVironment for the production of its Tomahawk Grip Tab Active (Grip TA) controllers, that will be managed by the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL).

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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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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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Aerospace

Leonardo to Design Next Generation Atomic Clock for Galileo Satellites

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a €12 million contract with Leonardo S.p.A (Italy) and Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica to design a new atomic...

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Aerospace

Niobium’s Role in Designing Next Generation Hypersonic Vehicles and Weapons

For decades, niobium has played a pivotal role in the U.S. aerospace industry, with its notable use in the innovative designs of the iconic Gemini and Apollo...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Airlines Have Started Flying Airbus Jets Equipped with MH370-Inspired Emergency Locators

Following European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification last year, Airbus introduced a new-generation Emergency Locator Transmitter...

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Energy

Sensor Fusion Expanding in Step with Advancing Vehicle Sophistication

When drivers of passenger vehicles change lanes, brake at stop lights, or accelerate on the highway, they’re probably not thinking about sensors. Sensors monitor,...

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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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Electronics & Computers

Design Approaches for Established and Emerging RF Receiver Architectures

Traditionally, heterodyne architectures have been the preferred choice for radio frequency (RF) and millimeter-wave (mmWave) receiver architectures, excelling in noise performance, dynamic range, frequency coverage, selectivity, and reduction of EMI. However, recent advancements in high sample rate analog to digital converters (ADCs) and embedded signal processing have prompted a reassessment of both architectures.

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Information Technology

Rydberg Technologies Shows Potential of Long-Range RF with Quantum Sensor at NetModX23

Rydberg Technologies demonstrated the use of an atomic receiver for long-range RF applications during the NetModX23 event. Shortly after the completion of the NetModX event, Aerospace & Defense Technology caught up with Rydberg CEO David Anderson to discuss the demonstration of their atomic receiver prototype and the future potential of quantum sensing in real-world military RF applications.

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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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Aerospace

Certified Machine Learning-Based Avionics

Over the past few decades, aircraft automation has progressively increased. Advances in digital computing during the 1980s eliminated the need for onboard flight engineers. Avionics systems, exemplified by FADEC for engine control and Fly-By-Wire, handle lower-level functions, reducing human error.

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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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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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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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RF & Microwave Electronics

European KC-135s Get Real Time Cockpit System Upgrades

Aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing are the first tankers in U.S. Air Forces in Europe to be equipped with a new data link system, allowing them to communicate and...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

AUSA 2023: Are Robotics the Future of Army Combat Vehicles?

In the near future, ground combat vehicles operated by U.S. Army warfighters could feature robotics, autonomy and human-robot teaming, according to comments shared by several...

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Electronics & Computers

Benefits and Challenges of Direct-RF Sampling for Avionic Platforms

Recent advances in the operation of advanced CMOS processes for extremely high-speed and high dynamic range analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) data converters has led to their use in directly sampling microwave and even millimeter wave signals.

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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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Eurofighter Typhoons to Receive Touchscreen Cockpit Display Upgrades

BAE Systems has confirmed its selection of Collins Aerospace as the provider of the large area cockpit display upgrade for future Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft....

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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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Optoelectronic Analog Signal Transmission Takes Center Stage Amidst Aerospace and Defense Innovation

RFoF has emerged as a game-changing technology for A&D communication. Its ability to extend communication ranges, immunity to electromagnetic interference, enhanced security, low latency and high bandwidth make it indispensable for modern A&D operations.

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Communications

How Thunderbolt 4 Helps Bring Fault-Tolerant, Distributed Systems to Market

Thunderbolt 4 is more than USB operating at 40 gigabits per second (Gbps). While USB 3.2 Gen 2 is 10 Gbps and USB4 is 20 Gbps, Thunderbolt 4 also provides DisplayPort alt mode, PCI Express 3.0, networking up to 10 Gbps, and Power Delivery up to 100 watts.

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Electronics & Computers

New Synthetic Quantum Nanostructures Program Targets Synthetic Metamaterial Development

Current approaches for quantum computing, sensing, communications, and signal-processing rely on superconducting electronic devices that can...

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Design

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

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Boeing to Leverage Intel 18A Fabrication in Next Generation Aerospace Microelectronics

Boeing is working with Intel under a new strategic collaboration to advance semiconductor technology across the aerospace industry, with the intent to...

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