Information Technology

Latest Stories

Technology Report
Information Technology

AI, Digital Twins Reshaping Advertising and Car Creation at JLR

Better digital twins powered by more powerful AI are going to change not just how car commercials are created in the future, but could open the door to entirely new design and engineering methods.

Feature Image

Briefs
Aerospace

One Person Can Supervise a Swarm of 100 Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles

Research involving Oregon State University has shown that a “swarm” of more than 100 autonomous ground and aerial robots can be supervised by one person without subjecting the individual to an undue workload.

Feature Image

Briefs
Aerospace

New Cyber Algorithm Shuts Down Malicious Robotic Attacks

Australian researchers have designed an algorithm that can intercept a man-in-the-middle (MitM) cyberattack on an unmanned military robot and shut it down in seconds. The algorithm, tested in real time on a replica of a U.S. Army combat ground vehicle, was 99 percent successful in preventing a malicious attack.

Feature Image

Articles
AR/AI

Revolutionizing Electronic Warfare: Unleashing the Power of High-Performance Software-Defined Radios

In the ever-evolving landscape of electronic warfare (EW), the imperative for technological prowess has never been more pronounced. At the vanguard of this evolution stands a technological marvel — high-performance software defined radios (SDRs).

Feature Image

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.

Feature Image

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

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.

Feature Image

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

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.

Feature Image

Articles
Information Technology

FACE Technical Standard Offers MOSA Lessons for Safety-Critical Software in Any Sector

The FACE Technical Standard shows that the benefits of MOSA can be leveraged in practice. Automated tools, with which regression test can be automated as the same code is leveraged in a variety of tool chains, go a long way toward ensuring that reused modules are fit for purpose in their new environment.

Feature Image

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Adamant: A Soon-to-be Open Source, Mission-Critical Flight Software Framework Written in Ada

By embracing an open-source approach, Adamant opens the doors to wider collaboration, community contributions, and the exchange of best practices in the discipline of flight software. Adamant open-source on GitHub will be released later this year.

Feature Image

Articles
Information Technology

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.

Feature Image

Application Briefs
Communications

5G OSIRIS Testing

Lockheed Martin delivered the final Phase 1 Initial Prototype 5G testbed variant for the Open Systems Interoperable and Reconfigurable Infrastructure Solution to the Marine Corps program management team aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA, to begin mobile network experimentation.

Feature Image

Products
Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Products

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

Feature Image

INSIDER
Defense

Report Finds F-35 Program Cannot Track Millions in Spare Parts

A new 35-page report published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that the Department of Defense's (DoD) F-35 Joint Program Office has lost track of millions...

Feature Image

INSIDER
Connectivity

Army Gets a Clearer View of Multi-Domain Battlefield

The Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space Cross-Functional Team (APNT/Space CFT) takes a multi-dimensional approach to understanding and preparing for future warfare. The...

Feature Image

Articles
Connectivity

Transforming Battlespace Communications

The Russian invasion in Ukraine has certainly raised the security stakes and intensified the need for simultaneous communications streams over a single platform.

Feature Image

Articles
Electronics & Computers

The Next Generation of Mission-Critical Communications Infrastructure is Here

The critical role of spectrum superiority in the success of battlefield campaigns is evidenced by the enormous investments being made in electronic warfare (EW)...

Feature Image

Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

Modeling and Simulation Software

COMSOL (Burlington, MA) announced a major update to the COMSOL Multiphysics ® software version 6.0. The update builds out the Model Manager server with a web interface — an...

Feature Image

Articles
Electronics & Computers

What is Pulse Shaping?

Pulse shaping, as it is done today, is an effort to fix fidelity issues caused by the transmitting amplifier and is accomplished by a combination of imperfect methods, most external to the amplifier. This article...

Feature Image

INSIDER
Data Acquisition

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...

Feature Image

INSIDER
Information Technology

New Method Accelerates AI Decision-Making

A new solution compresses and offloads critical data from battlefield machines more efficiently, enabling faster AI processing and decision-making on the battlefield.

Feature Image

INSIDER
Defense

Special Forces Get a Small, Powerful Cyber Support Device

U.S. Special Operations Forces have a new aid in the fight against cyber-attacks. The Tactical Key Loader (TKL) cryptographic key device, which answers the Army’s call for the...

Feature Image

INSIDER
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Creating Cross-Domain Kill Webs in Real Time

Two DARPA-developed technologies – a novel decision aid for mission commanders and a rapid software integration tool – played a critical role in the recent Air Force demonstration of the...

Feature Image

Articles
Information Technology

Making Data Logging, Replay, and Prototyping More Efficient

The development of advanced driver assistance (ADAS) and highly automated driving systems poses great challenges for OEM and supplier engineers.

Feature Image

Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Covariance and Uncertainty Realism in Space Surveillance and Tracking

Characterizing uncertainty in estimating the state of a resident space object is one of the fundamentals of many space surveillance tasks.

Feature Image

Briefs
Aerospace

Co-Prime Frequency and Aperture Design for HF Surveillance, Wideband Radar Imaging, and Nonstationary Array Processing

A co-prime array uses two uniform linear subarrays to construct an effective difference coarray with certain desirable characteristics, such as a high number of degrees-of-freedom for DOA estimation. In this case, the co-prime...

Articles
Design

Model Based Engineering

In an interview with SAE’s Automotive Engineering, James Mullins, Phoenix Integration Vice President of Operations, explains why Model based Engineering matters, and how ModelCenter can be used to make it a reality.

Feature Image

SAE Standards News
Information Technology

SAE Publishes First Global Standard on Shared Mobility

In September 2018, after just a 10-month process, SAE published J3163, the first globally-developed shared-mobility standard. It defines shared mobility as the shared use of a vehicle, motorcycle, scooter, bicycle or other travel mode, to provide users with short-term access to a transportation mode on an as-needed basis.

Feature Image

Q&A
Software

Perkins Pursues Plug-and-play Connectivity

Michael Wright, Perkins General Manager, Aftermarket, shares his thoughts on how you add connectivity to an engine with no electronic control system. Read the interview.

Feature Image

Briefs
Defense

Multi-Temporal Analysis of Underbody IED Theater Events on Ground Vehicles

Recently, modeling and simulation (M&S) engineers have made impressive strides in improving ground vehicle reliability and soldier safety. This work involved...

Feature Image