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Unmanned Systems

Bell’s Autonomous Pod Transport Demos Ground-Based Detect and Avoid Flight

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced the Autonomous Pod Transport’s (APT) successful demonstration of a ground-based Detect and Avoid (DAA)...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products: August 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.

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Data Acquisition

WMD Detection Technology

The first-of-its-kind system will leverage multiple data sources and machine learning to detect and identify indications of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) threat.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Army Researchers Augment Combat Vehicles With AI

When soldiers enter a new environment, their mission demands they stay one step ahead of the enemy; however, they may find it challenging to maintain a high level of alertness if they're...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

AUDS Goes Undetected With New Ammunition

For the third iteration, the AUDS (anti-unmanned aerial vehicle defense system) recently returned to Fort Sill for the Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment (MFIX). During the last few MFIX events,...

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Photonics/Optics

Laser Detecting Systems

Whether engaged in an asymmetric fight with an insurgent or a conventional battle with a “near-peer” adversary, today's battlefield presents combatants with significant challenges. Rapidly advancing technology and...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Army to Test-Fire Tactical Missile System

Field artillery soldiers will soon be ready to test-fire the modernized Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Bio-inspired Airborne Infrastructure Reconfiguration (BioAIR)

Conventionally, most autonomous mobile nodes, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are operated remotely by human operators. As such, forming a mobile communication network...

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Imaging

Fighting for Life in Military Markets

Visits to the Seville headquarters of Airbus Defence & Space (Airbus DS) have often reflected stormy prospects for the company’s large-capacity A400M Atlas transport, which has suffered cost...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

In-Flight Ice Sensor

New Avionics Corp (Ft Lauderdale, FL) has introduced its next- generation new Ice*Meister™ Model 9732-PLASTIC ice detecting sensor for aircraft. Consisting of a probe, housing, circuit board, and lightweight blue...

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Aerospace

Unmanned Ground Vehicle Communications Relays

The need for a high-bandwidth communication link to carry multiple video channels from a mobile robot (unmanned ground vehicle, or UGV) back to a control station requires using high-frequency RF...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Wireless Sensing — the Road to Future Digital Avionics

The performance of avionics systems is dictated by the timely availability and usage of critical health parameters. Various sensors acquire and communicate the desired parameters. In...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Development of High-Resolution Eddy Current Imaging Using an Electromechanical Sensor

An oscillating current flowing through a coil produces an oscillating magnetic field. When an electrically conducting material like a metal is brought...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Detecting Explosives by Use of LIBS

Laser-induced breakdown spectros - copy (LIBS) has been investigated for potential utility as a means of detecting trace amounts of chemical explosives and residues thereof in lawenforcement, forensic...

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Information Technology

Data Fusion for Space Situational Awareness

Satellites greatly enhance US defense operations; however, these key assets are vulnerable to perils such as space weather and acts of aggression. Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine the...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Surface-Emitting Laser Arrays Bring Light to the Top

Laser diodes are an integral part of everyday life, incorporated into commonplace items as diverse in function as laser pointers, fiber-optic communications systems, and DVD players....