December 2015

Products: Defense
SIP DC-DC Converters

Premier Magnetics (Lake Forest, CA) has announced additions to its PDCS family of self-contained, single- in-line-package (SIP) DC-DC converters for distributed power applications. The additions to the PDCS product...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
5-Slot 3U Mission Computer

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (Ashburn, VA) announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced a new fully integrated 5-slot 3U OpenVPX™ rugged mission computer designed to quickly deploy computer power on...

TE Connectivity’s (TE) (Berwyn, PA) new ARISO Contactless Connectivity system, available from Mouser Electronics (Mansfield, TX), is a hybrid interconnect system that allows for both power and data to be...

Products: Defense
Micro System-on-Module

Inforce Computing®, Inc. (Fremont, CA) has announced the ultrasmall Inforce 6501™ Micro System-on-Module (SOM). The Inforce 6501 Micro SOM is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805 processor. The Snapdragon 805...

Metallized Carbon Corporation (Ossining, NY) has announced Metcar® carbon- graphite bushings for use in gear pumps that pump aviation fuel for aircraft engines. The carbon- graphite bushings are used to support both...

Products: Defense
XMC Modules

Acromag’s (Wixom, MI) new XMC-7A200 is a XMC mezzanine module enhanced with Xilinx ® Artix® -7 FPGA for low-power consumption and exceptional 128M × 16-bit Quad DDR3 SDRAM processing performance. Reconfigurable Artix-7 FPGA...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Small Form Factor Systems

4DSP (Austin, TX) has announced two new additions to its Compact Embedded System (CES) line. The CES820 and the ruggedized CESCC820 variant both feature an upgraded Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA and support for the...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Flow Transmitter

The AS-FT Flow Transmitter from FCI Aerospace (San Marcos, CA) features a rugged, highly reliable thermal dispersion technology sensor design that is ideal for mission-critical air, gas and fluid monitoring systems on...

Kontron (Augsburg, Germany) introduced its next-generation StarVX high performance embedded computing (HPEC) system based on the company’s VX3058 3U VPX single board computer (SBC). Leveraging the processing power of...

Products: Defense
Flat Cable Assemblies

Cicoil's (Valencia, CA) flat cable assemblies are designed for use in targeting pods, thermographic camera and infrared sight systems typically utilized in multi-role fighter aircraft, attack helicopters and maritime...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Aerospace Gimbals Test Service

A new test service introduced by Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. (Foothill Ranch, CA) offers OEMs verified performance results for Bal Seal® spring-energized rotary/face seals used in aerospace and...

As OEMs seek advantages in Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C), focus is shifting to advancements in power electronics. Gaining an advantage requires close attention not only to...

Reliance on aging military platforms has become a global concern and military aircraft today are expected to remain in service for longer than their original life cycles....

Counterfeit semiconductor devices entering the Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain continue to pose risks to many of our country’s most sophisticated aerospace and defense systems....

Articles: Aerospace
Touch and Go
Avionics developments are changing life in the cockpit and at airborne work stations.

by Richard Gardner

Since the digital revolution changed forever the pilot’s working environment, innovators and suppliers of...

Articles: Aerospace
Sandwich Cores for the Future

The search for lighter weight, stronger materials to construct airplanes and spacecraft remains as important as ever. But it takes a long time for new materials in aerospace structures to make their way into...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Making AESA Radar More Flexible
A modular, building-block approach brings greater design flexibility to Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar technology, simplifying system integration, and permitting rapid first-line repair with no...

Unlike primary radars, Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) calculates the range and azimuth of a target, such as an aircraft, using a bidirectional communication link to gather...

Application Briefs: Defense
Aircraft Casting Alloy
IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.
Wilmington, MA
855-237-2522
www.ibcadvancedalloys.com

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. will continue production of components for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II...

Application Briefs: Defense
War-Game Simulation Software
MASA Group
Paris, France
+33 1 55 43 13 20
www.masagroup.net

Military training tools must work effectively with reduced staff numbers and simulate a large variety of situations. Following 12...

Application Briefs: Defense
VPX Chassis for Missile System
Verotec
Manchester, NH
603-821-9921
www.verotec.us

Using a hit-to-kill approach, a US Army anti-ballistic missile system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) is designed to shoot...

Work on structural composites with tunable chiral elements has produced electronically tunable overall chiral composites, mechanically tunable chiral composites, flat lenses with soft hyperbolic...

Briefs: Aerospace
Advanced, Single-Polymer, Nanofiber-Reinforced Composite

A strategic goal of the U.S. Air Force is to be able to deliver munitions to targets anywhere around the globe in less than an hour. This will require very high speeds and novel lightweight and temperature-resistant materials. Nanocomposites are promising emerging materials for structural...

Aging infrastructure has a major impact on safety, increasing the need to assess damage severity. Machinery, systems, and components such as...

Multifunctional composites have been investigated for destruction of bio-agents. These materials’ unique properties at the nano scale, including...

V-Nova Ltd. demonstrated the capabilities of its PERSEUS data compression technology for aerospace applications as part of Airbus’...

TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd. recently released an aerospace-grade lightweight honeycomb composite panel designed for interior applications, expanding the application areas for its range of...

Technology Update: Defense
Preparing for First Flight on Mars

With its eye on Mars, NASA Armstrong has been working on a prototype it refers to as the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or Prandtl-m, which is “a flying wing aircraft with a...

Picatinny Arsenal (NJ) engineers are improving artillery by extending its range, power and versatility using an electrically-responsive method to control energetic materials such as...

Protecting yourself usually involves a tradeoff. If you want maximum physical protection, whether from biting predators or exploding artillery shells, it generally compromises your ability...

Imagine a glass window that’s tough like armor, a camera lens that doesn’t get scratched in a sand storm, or a smartphone that doesn’t break when dropped. Except it’s not glass;...

INSIDER: Aerospace
NASA Takes First Steps Toward Drone Traffic Management

NASA recently successfully demonstrated rural operations of its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) concept, integrating operator platforms, vehicle performance, and ground infrastructure. The next steps involve further validation through Federal Aviation Administration...

Researchers are developing tools and technology to detect the formation of cracks in aircraft components and monitor their progression. The team is conducting comprehensive...

The European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder spacecraft is on its way to space with the Disturbance Reduction System (DRS), a thruster technology developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory....

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