February 2017

The military embedded computing landscape has been transformed from where it was 20 years ago — and that has been almost entirely enabled by the ability of prime contractors, systems...

Embedded computing systems for Mil/Aero applications are often conduction-cooled in an ATR or nonstandard chassis. However, there are many designs that require...

High performance, low power consumption and small footprint requirements imposed by the embedded market on the processor industry is...

Long-range bombers may have missions halfway around the world. Fighter jets may have to stay in the air longer than their relatively small fuel tanks will allow, or may find...

RF and microwave components deployed in spaceflight applications can experience hundreds of degrees of temperature variation, massive amounts of radiation, and can be expected...

Application Briefs: Defense
Upgraded Electronic Flight Bag System
Astronautics Corporation of America
Milwaukee, WI
414-449-4000
www.astronautics.com

Astronautics Corporation of America has been selected to provide an improved and upgraded electronic...

Application Briefs: Defense
Helicopter Vibration Control System
LORD Corporation
Cary, NC
877 ASK LORD (275 5673)
www.lord.com

LORD Corporation recently announced product qualification for their Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS) for the Boeing H-47 Chinook helicopter. Under contract with Boeing since Sept. 2013, LORD has now completed all program...

Development of robust semiconductor devices with high energy efficiency and reliability is a key objective towards 'Energy...

Enhancing the performance of GeSn p-i-n photodiodes using gold metal nanostructures.

The goal of this research project was to advance the science and technology...

The purpose of this research was to investigate non-volatile memory device technologies that could be applied to reconfigurable electronics applications to provide power reduction,...

Altering the thermal characteristics of semiconductors can prolong battery life.

Excessive heat dissipation (or power...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printers Create Tomorrow’s Rocket Engines

Startup company Tri-D Dynamics LLC, a startup with ties to Purdue University, plans to use 3D printers as well as other additive manufacturing processes to make future rocket engines that...

The US Army demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular-shaped quadcopter. The Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle (JTARV), also known as a hoverbike, may one day make it possible...

A team of U.S. Navy scientists and engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) have successfully re-created a natural material used for marine wildlife...

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, have demonstrated that the intensity and spectral composition of the...

While it may resemble a giant beach ball, the inflatable ground antenna transmit and receive (GATR) ball is actually the Army's latest piece of satellite...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement
New Lab Helps Boeing Detect Aircraft Flaws

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology and The Boeing Company established a new nondestructive evaluation (NDE) laboratory that uses millimeter-wave technology to improve...

Researchers at The Ohio State University found a way to improve the high-temperature properties of superalloys used in jet engines. The method tailors an alloy’s composition and...

A rocket is buffeted by a chaotic flow of air during flight. At high speeds, airplanes experience a similar, unsteady flow of air over their wings. A method to precisely measure...

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