February 2009

Products
Telemetry Encoder

Mistral Solutions (Dallas, TX) offers the PCM telemetry encoder, a fully configurable Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) onboard system for analyzing flight parameters in airborne applications. The system is designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions and is AMC PPC405-based. It is comprised of a data acquisition system, a...

The Acoustocam I500 ultrasound imaging camera from Imperium (Silver Spring, MD) is a portable real-time imaging system for the nondestructive detection of defects within materials such as composite and metal...

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I/O Module

Innovative Integration (Simi Valley, CA) has introduced the X5-GSPS, an XMC I/O module for applications in radar, electronic warfare, electronic countermeasures, and other defense applications. The module features two 8-bit A/Ds...

The ADC10D1000 analog-to-digital converter (ADC) from National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) is designed for ground-based radar, data acquisition systems, and point-topoint base station communications. The...

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Digital Camera

Vision Research (Wayne, NJ) offers the Phantom® Miro™ Airborne digital high-speed camera that withstands the extreme environments associated with airborne applications. The rugged camera is designed for applications...

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Video Cards

The Matrix PCI Express 4-lane video cards from Great River Technology (Albuquerque, NM) are designed for high-speed ARINC 818, FC-AV, and HOTLink II applications. The cards can record or transmit video at 500 MB/s, are built with Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA technology, and can be configured for a variety of video formats and resolutions....

GammaTech USA (Fremont, CA) has released the Durabook D15RP rugged notebook computer with a magnesium top and bottom case to protect components from damage due to drop and concussion. The anti-shock mounting design...

Ocular (Richardson, TX) has introduced the Cascade and Denali lines of human/machine interface (HMI) systems. The Cascade line features ARM9 processors, Crystal Touch projected capacitive touchscreens, and...

The Model 2026 passivation tester from Koslow Scientific (Englewood, NJ) measures the corrosion tendency of the surface of stainless steel. It detects surface free iron through a galvanic process that is measured as a...

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas (Ramsey, NJ) offers the CS- 2000A spectroradiometer for measuring ultra-low luminance levels of light-emitting devices, and for performing measurements corres - pond ing to scotopic relative...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Man-Wearable Control Units for Military Robotics

It is no secret that robots are rapidly asserting themselves in today's military applications. For the duration of the Iraq War, robots have roamed the streets of Baghdad, Fallujah, and other...

To realize the Depart ment of Defense's (DoD) vision of a ubiquitous, netcentric battlefield — connecting the warfighter with critical data in real time — embedded...

An AC coupled interconnect (ACCI) has been developed that could be used to create multiple solutions to contactless chip-to-chip communications. Assembly and testing of a 0.18 um...

Research in fuzzy diagnostics of brake-by-wire systems focuses on the power electronics switches, since they are often considered to be the weakest link in...

A novel high- temperature, high- voltage power electronics capacitor incorporates materials of construction and electrical components that have been initially designed as a segment...

This technique uses nanocluster assembly to produce model soft magnetic materials with simpler chemical composition than existing materials and well-controlled nanostructure,...

A study was performed to evaluate the performance of a recently developed type of Fe-based spin-light-emitting diodes (spin-LEDs) that incorporate wetting layers (WLs). [The term "wetting...

A multidisciplinary research project entitled “Affordable High-Energy Lasers” has made numerous contributions to the development of several types of advanced laser modules, including...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Lasing Consequences of Silicon Nanostructures

While silicon electronics has been a success in modem technologies, silicon photonics is still in development and in need of a laser source. Many approaches have been explored, from anodized silicon luminescence, to generating direct emissions by quantum-confinement, and to indirect down-conversion...

Briefs: Software
Software Optimizes Multi-Core Platforms

Perseus is a suite of tools that allows existing x86-based software (in binary form) to be optimized for commodity multi-core platforms. Optimizations are made with respect to both performance (e.g., by avoiding undesirable cache effects) and power consumption (e.g., by modulating frequency and voltage of...

In previous research, a high-mechanical- advantage actuator system inspired by the fibrillar networks in plant cell walls was developed. One of the basic elements in the...

Briefs: Medical
Macromolecular Carriers for Nanomedicine and Nano Devices

Tailoring the surface properties of biodegradable nanospheres and microspheres for in-vivo blood-contacting applications includes defining relationships among chemical composition, processing parameters, nanosphere sizes and size distributions, and surface structure. Developments include:...

Briefs: Medical
Genetic Studies of Responses of Bones to Mechanical Stresses

Progress has been reported in a continuing program of molecular genetic studies of the responses of bones to mechanical stresses. Prior studies in mice and humans had provided evidence that mechanical loading stimulates bone formation and that immobilization or loss of mechanical...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Characterization of a MEMS Directional Sound Sensor

There is a wide range of potential military applications in which ambiguity in bearing occurs with respect to sound. For example, autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could employ a...

A high-speed imaging system has been devised as a noninvasive means of collecting data on the kinematics of working models of developmental underwater or aerial vehicles that would utilize...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Synthesizing Pseudo-Finer-Resolution MODIS Data Products

A document discusses a methodology for synthesizing finerresolution data products from outputs of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments aboard NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites. Typical MODIS ocean color data have 1-km resolution, but those in five wavelength...

Briefs: Information Technology
Infrastructure for Development of Secure, Reliable Software

The Verification and Automated Reasoning research group at Cornell University has been building an infrastructure, comprising human expertise and computational resources, for the development of secure, reliable software for critical military applications. Such software includes...

A formal model has been devised to impart some mathematical rigor to the concept of the attack surface of a software system. Complementing the model is a definition of a quantitative...

There are several applications for phased arrays in Army communication systems. This spans frequency bands ranging from UHF to Ka bands and performance requirements that include...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Prognostic Health Management of an RF System Using GPS

Prognostic health management (PHM) of electronic systems presents challenges that traditionally were not worth the cost of pursuit. Recent changes in weapons platform acquisition and...

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