October 2017

5-Port and 8-Port Managed Gigabit Switch

MPL AG (Dättwil Switzerland)enhances its Network Switch product range with a 5-port & 8-port managed switch with compact...

The recent surge in demand for adaptive cruise control (ACC) and commercial autonomous vehicles has drawn a lot of attention to these innovative applications. Based on pulsed laser...

As aerospace and defense manufacturing becomes increasingly digitized—from the earliest design stages to the factory floor and beyond—data accuracy is fundamental to...

Communication on the battlefield is a life-or-death matter. You can't take chances with RF devices or power units malfunctioning or failing. A soldier's life may depend on...

Sintered fiber metal composites are used in aircraft as an acoustic media within environmental ducting, inlet and exhaust systems. The material can be engineered to meet...

The Centro de Astrobiología (CAB), a joint center of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas and the Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacíal...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
GaN Breaks Barriers

The increasing demand for higher data rates in telecommunications and higher resolution in industrial systems is pushing the frequency of operation higher for the electronics that support them. Many of these systems...

Application Briefs: Defense
Ruggedized Computer Rack Cases
Verotec Inc
Manchester, NH
603-821-9921
www.verotec.us

Verotec has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide custom 19” 6U 600 mm deep rack cases to house part of the ISTAR system in the...

Application Briefs: Defense
Secure Wireless Command Post
Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar)
Portland, OR
(503) 403-3000
https://pacstar.com

PacStar®, a developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S....

Application Briefs: Defense
Thermoplastic Fuselage Demonstrator
Porcher Industries
Badinières, France
+33 (0)4 74 43 10 10
www.porcher-ind.com

Porcher Industries, a company that specializes in technical textiles and thermoplastic composite solutions,...

Electronic Intelligence Receiver (ELINT) is an important component in electronic warfare (EW) and layer sensing. The...

Remote measurement of physiological signals has a number of advantages over traditional contact methods. It allows the measurement of...

Dust storms (5 to 100 km across) often originate from multiple dust-emission sources (1 to 10 km across). Remote-sensing-based dust-source identification is a challenge. A...

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), CHL, FRF, had a need for a remote real-time data collection system to control instruments and log and communicate data from five...

Method 522.2 of MIL-STD-810G CN1 defines ballistic shock as “a high-level shock that generally results from the impact of projectiles or ordnance on armored combat vehicles”. Typical...

Briefs: Aerospace
Topology Control in Aerial Multi-Beam Directional Networks

In multi-beam directional networks, nodes are able to simultaneously transmit to all neighbors or receive from all neighbors. This spatial reuse allows for high throughputs, but in dense networks can cause significant interference. Topology control (i.e., selecting a subset of neighbors...

Plants Engineered to Replace Oil in Sugarcane and Sweet Sorghum (PETROSS), funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), has developed sugarcane that produces oil, called...

NASA engineers tested a 3D-printed rocket engine prototype part made of two different metal alloys via an advanced manufacturing process. The part was low-pressure, hot-fire-tested...

INSIDER: Software
Simulation Results Could Help Quiet Jet Noise

Argonne National Laboratory engineers are working to create high-fidelity computer simulations to determine how jet turbulence produces noise. Working on Argonne’s supercomputer Mira, the team is applying computational fluid dynamics to capture the physics of the turbulence that is making the...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Putting Smart Weapons to The Test

In the old days, a slingshot, BB gun, rifle or cannon was only as smart as the marksman taking aim. Now, many weapons are guided to their targets with the precision of infrared sensors and lasers. The...

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory observed an unexpected result when combining urine with a newly engineered nano-powder based on aluminum. It instantly releases hydrogen from the...

In July of 2016, a refrigerator truck packed with explosives detonated next to a crowded apartment block in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood. The blast killed 323 people...

Who needs a keyboard, a mouse, or a joystick? A researcher from Arizona State University wants to command machines with the human brain.

Through NASA’s Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) Project, a team of engineers working within its Spanwise Adaptive Wing (SAW) project is investigating the feasibility of bending or shaping...

An average flight from Miami to Seattle takes about six hours and 40 minutes, but imagine being able to reduce that time to 50 minutes or less. A recent study by NASA and Binghamton University...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Controlling Drones with the Human Brain

A researcher from Arizona State University wants to command machines with the human brain. In fact, within ten years, Panagiotis Artemiadis, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Wave Glider Surfs Across Stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica

The Southern Ocean is key to Earth’s climate, but the same gusting winds, big waves and strong currents that are important to ocean physics make it perilous for...

While the future of vehicles may be driverless, West Virginia University is steering the technology in the right direction. More and more cars being sold today include...

Rugged computing platform manufacturer Themis Computer® released its next-generation XR6 Rugged Enterprise Servers (RES) featuring the newest Intel® Xeon® Scalable...

Digital Copilot is an intuitive technology that listens, talks—and to some extent—thinks like a human, offering enhanced air safety. It performs like a virtual copilot, helping to increase...

INSIDER: Aerospace
UAV Has Dual Flight Modes

Engineers have revealed a new technology concept –Adaptable UAVs – which can alternate between fixed and rotary wing flight modes in the same mission. When in rotary wing mode, the UAVs can be launched and...

Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have shown that early fatigue damage behavior in structures may be predicted through the study of the microscale...

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On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Machine Vision for Industrial Inspection

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Protecting Power Electronics from EM and RF Interference

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Vehicle Electrification

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The Evolution of SOSA

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Next-Gen Vehicle Architectures and the Role of HPCs

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Testing Home Healthcare Medical Devices

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