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Defense

Air Force Shifts to New Software Toolkit for Predictive Maintenance

The Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office’s Predictive Analytics and Decision Assistant leverages artificial intelligence software to transform logistics data into...

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Communications

MQ-25, H-1 Test Next-Gen Satellite Communications

The Marine Corps' UH-1Y helicopter completed an initial flight to test the data transmission of the new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) Satellite Communications (SATCOM) capability...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Handheld Targeting System

The U.S. Marine Corps awarded Northrop Grumman the initial production and operations contract for the Next Generation Handheld Targeting System (NGHTS).

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Test & Measurement

Lockheed Martin CubeSats Demonstrate Essential Maneuvers for On-Orbit Servicing

Lockheed Martin’s In-space Upgrade Satellite System (LM LINUSS™) accomplished a successful on-orbit demonstration, proving how small satellites can serve...

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Communications

AFRL Conducts First Flight Experiments for Communications in Terahertz Band

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) researchers recently conducted flight experiments in Rome, New York to prove the viability of communications at radio...

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Research Lab

University of Rochester Lab Creates New 'Reddmatter' Superconductivity Material

In a historic achievement, University of Rochester researchers have created a superconducting material at both a temperature and pressure low enough for...

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Connectivity

Army Integrated Sensor Architecture Modernization Effort Continues

Developers and engineers at the Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) Integration Directorate have been modernizing the US...

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Communications

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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Aerospace

DARPA AI Algorithms Transition from Simulator to Flying Modified F-16

A joint Department of Defense team executed 12 flight tests in which artificial intelligence (AI) agents piloted the X-62A Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test...

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Defense

US Air Force Test Center Invests $287 Million in Flight Test Instrumentation

Curtiss-Wright has been awarded a 10-year, $287 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) – Air Force...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Navy Experiments With Flight Line of the Future Tagging Technology

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) recently conducted flight line of the future experimentation with artificial intelligence and machine learning...

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Articles
Regulations/Standards

CMOSS/CMFF Trades Interoperability for Free-Thinking Innovation

Answering the challenge of increasingly complex military systems, the U.S. Army has released a set of open system architecture standards.

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Connectivity

Airbus Developing New Laser Communication Terminal for Military Aircraft

Airbus and VDL Group have signed a partnership agreement for the development and manufacturing of a laser communication terminal for aircraft, known as UltraAir....

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Weapons Systems

F-35 Completes First Flight with Technology Refresh 3 Upgrades

A developmental test team from the 461st Flight Test Squadron conducted the first flight of an F-35 in the Technology Refresh 3 (TR-3) configuration at Edwards Air Force...

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Photonics/Optics

Designing Multi-Channel Microwave Radio Systems Using Optical Interconnects

Imagine if it was possible to build multi-channel microwave radio systems leveraging optical rather than copper interconnects.

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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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Test & Measurement

Machine Learning Software Monolith Cuts Development Time for BMW’s Test Engineers

BMW faced a problem. Because leg injuries can be common in vehicle crashes, the effect of all manner of deformation must be measured in order to...

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Weapons Systems

Army Aviation Team Achieves Software Success in Live Fire Test

Less than one second. That was how long it took for an Apache helicopter in Europe to transmit a call for fire to ground forces while operating forward of the fire line. A...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Drone Wing Could Learn How to Sense Danger Faster

The oddly satisfying small domes that you press on your soda’s to-go cup lid may one day save a winged drone from a nosedive. Patterns of these invertible domes on a drone’s wings...

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Data Acquisition

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...

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Data Acquisition

In-situ Atmospheric Intelligence for Hybrid Power Grids: Volume 2 (Automated Data Flow Tests)

To achieve dominance within the future battlespace, energy flow characterizations of individual platforms and the aggregate battlespace must be developed with respect to the variable operating conditions.

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Manned Systems

R/V Athena Model (5365) Response in Waves

A better physical understanding of the dynamic response of high-speed craft in seas would allow for increased structural optimization.

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Aerospace

Optimal UAS Assignments and Trajectories for Persistent Surveillance and Data Collection from a Wireless Sensor Network

To meet the DoD’s vision for future UAS capabilities and lower manpower costs, systems incorporating UAS and standoff components are needed.

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Aerospace

Flight-Testing of New Airbus A321XLR Gathers Momentum

Following the maiden flight of A321XLR development aircraft MSN11000, two more prototypes, currently in advanced stages of manufacture, will join the certification flight-test...

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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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Weapons Systems

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...

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Software

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...

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Unmanned Systems

Vehicle-Mounted Tactical Radars

Blighter will be supplying its B422 180-degree ground surveillance e-scanning radar in a vehicle-mounted configuration to be fitted to a six-wheeled UGV.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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.

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