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Defense

Air Force Expands Missile Signature Characterization Capabilities

The Advanced Missile Signature Center of the 718th Test Squadron, 804th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), has been helping the Department of...

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Photonics/Optics

Researchers Test Cooling Solutions for Directed Energy Weapons

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate recently signed a five-year Strategic Education Partnership Agreement (EPA) with New Mexico State...

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Test & Measurement

New Technology Demonstrated During Arctic Exercise

During a multi-service exercise, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) successfully demonstrated a...

Application Briefs
Defense

Missile Protection System

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BIRD Aerosystems, a global provider of defense technology and solutions that protect the air, sea, and land fleets of governments and...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

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...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Black Hawk Helicopter Achieves Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Airworthiness Release

The UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter, enabled by the Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed OpenLift architecture, has been granted an Instrument Flight Rules...

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Imaging

Removing Aircraft Paint Using Laser-Equipped Robots

Hexavalent chromium is not a term frequently associated with engineers. Residents of Hinkley, California, however, know all about it. So do workers tasked with the labor-intensive...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Optical Flow Visualization Applied to Jet Engine Testing

Working together with a local business and academic professionals at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) team members at...

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Test & Measurement

Multimode Optical Fiber Sensing

Although a vast majority of fiber optic strain sensors use single mode fiber, multimode fiber has a higher nonlinear threshold that enables higher light levels and lower noise.

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Imaging

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

Infrared Systems for Tactical Aviation: An Evolution in Military Affairs?

See why the military is trying to understand the chaotic evolutionary development of infrared (IR) systems

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Weapons Systems

Egypt’s Apache Helicopter Fleet to Get Upgraded Sensor Systems

Lockheed Martin received a $102 million contract award to upgrade 25 of Egypt’s AH-64D Apaches to the E-model version of the aircraft. This modernization for the Egyptian...

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Materials

Low Distortion Titanium in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Systems

As the acceptance and application of additive manufacturing technology continues to evolve and grow, alloy selection will prove to be an important part of the development process.

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Aerospace

Ultraviolet Detector

Teledyne e2v has been contracted by the European Space Agency (ESA) to enhance its previously supplied CCD69 detector.

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Weapons Systems

Researchers Developing Prototype of Next-Gen Night Vision Technology

Three University of Arkansas researchers — electrical engineering professor Shui-Qing “Fisher” Yu, Distinguished Professor Greg Salamo, and Jin Hu, assistant...

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Energy

Turning Thermal Energy into Electricity Could Help Soldiers

With the addition of sensors and enhanced communication tools, providing lightweight, portable power has become even more challenging. Army-funded research demonstrated a new...

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Aerospace

Additive Manufacturing

Marotta’s patented approach starts with a 3D CAD model of choice that can meet varying ranges of end application specifications.

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Photonics/Optics

Nonlinear Effects in Transformation Optics-Based Metamaterial Shields for Counter Directed Energy Weapon Defense

Applying an iterative solution to the Maxwell equations may accommodate the nonlinear effects produced by directed energy weapons.

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Communications

Secure Wireless Communication System

pureLiFi has announced a new deal to supply the US Army Europe and Africa with Kitefin™, a next generation optical wireless communication system

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Weapons Systems

Counter-Directed Energy Weapons: Defense of Air Assets

The global proliferation of directed energy weapon technology presents a new threat for the United States.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Review of Recent Capability Improvements in Ultrashort Pulse Laser Sources: Closing the Relevancy Gap for Directed Energy Applications

The horizon for directed energy (DE) applications, using ultrashort pulse lasers (USPLs), is quickly approaching.

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Aerospace

Communicating Via Long-Distance Lasers

There’s a better way to use light to communicate over long distances: lasers.

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Aerospace

Fighter Jet Armaments

The F3-R Rafale generates images in both the visible and infrared ranges.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

Coaxial connectors, tactical servers, test benches, surge protectors, and more.

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Photonics/Optics

Fiber Optic Rotary Joints Add a Spin to Sensing, Mobile, and Robotic Fiber Systems

To the passing optical signals, fiberoptic rotary joints (FORJs) are nothing more than fiber connectors, which provide connection between one or multiple...

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Photonics/Optics

Multi-Sensor Electro-Optic Platform

Silent Sentinel’s offering includes a dual Electro-Optic/Infra-Red camera payload, a laser range finder, and a panoramic surveillance camera.

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Energy

NRL’s Hybrid Tiger UAV Soars at Demonstration

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers recently demonstrated Hybrid Tiger, an electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with multi-day endurance flight capability. The team integrated...

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Photonics/Optics

Developing a 6DoF Aircraft Munitions Optical Tracking System

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software estimates the trajectory of separation between the aircraft and the store. But how reliable is the CFD model in real-life situations?