February 2020

Flexible testing systems; mission-defense tech; high-speed comparators; and more.
Full motion video (FMV) sensors are essential assets and provide real-time situational awareness with minimal latency.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Implementing an Aerospace Factory of the Future
Companies are introducing "Industry 4.0" technology at a rapid pace, turning the next-generation vision of manufacturing into reality.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Outsourcing Plasma Treatments for Surface Modification
For many manufacturers, plasma-applied coatings and surface treatments can play a significant role in new product development.
Satellites do not play a major role in the world’s Internet infrastructure...yet.
Wireless communications is a broad market and PAs fill a wide array of those applications.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
RAD-HARD Microelectronics for Space Applications
Learn how to protect electronics from the extreme environment of space.
Application Briefs: Defense
Underwater Signal Processing System
A Portable Acoustic Range system measures noise radiated by submarines, as well as surface vessels.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Precision 3D Bioprinter
nScrypt is now launching the nRugged 3D Bioprinter.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Automatic Drone Detection System
Tektronix partnered with Erisys RF Solutions to release an automated drone detection solution.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Shoulder-Launched Weapon System
Guided flight tests have been completed.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Attack Reconnaissance Helicopter
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, recently announced a new rotorcraft, Bell 360 Invictus,
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Electronic Warfare Weapon
Powered by a turbojet engine, the SPEAR missile offers over double the range.
New synthesized materials open the way to govern the density of helicity, axial charge, and its flow, axial current.
There are still significant obstacles to the manufacture and use of flexible hybrid electronics in military applications.
A study aims to find a suitable decontaminant that can be used successfully in complex transportation vehicles with no negative impact on sensitive electronic equipment.
A new class of soft multifunctional materials could be used to convert mechanical deformation from vibrations and stretching into electrical energy.
When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.
Briefs: Software
The Impact of Cyber Cameras on the Intelligence Community
The ability to covertly access and manipulate cyber cameras could provide valuable strategic data for the US intelligence community.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Heterogeneous Integration Technology
Integrating different types of devices and materials could increase their functional density, improving the performance of electro-optic systems for sensor applications.

Common nail polish remover combined with light upgrades it to higher-mass hydrocarbons, creating an additive that can be blended with conventional jet fuel with environmental benefits....

Water repellency is needed for surfaces to shed condensation buildup. New research by the University of Illinois and North Carolina State University shows that the necessity...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics
Changing the Face of UAV Communications

The increase in unmanned aircraft (UA) traffic is leading to an increase in communications disruptions because too many vehicles are trying to use the same limited number of frequencies.

In partnership with industry, a team of Air Force Research Laboratory/Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) personnel are developing the capability to...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Army Leverages New Alliance for 3-D Printing Goals

Top university and industry researchers met recently at Carnegie Mellon University to forge a collaboration designed to improve on-demand 3-D printing. As part of a newly formed Research...

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory discovered a new platform for quantum technologies by suspending two-dimensional (2-D) crystals over pores in a slab of gold....

Argonne National Lab scientists developed a numerical modeling tool that helps researchers better understand Rotating Detonation Engines that could one day propel the next generation of airplanes and...

Brown University researchers have developed a new wing design for small drones that could make them far more stable and efficient. The wing replaces the smooth contour found on the leading edges...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Tests Moon Landing Technology

GPS is used every day to navigate on Earth. As NASA prepares to land humans on the Moon by 2024, new laser-based technology will safely and precisely navigate astronauts to their destination.

Webcasts

On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Machine Vision for Industrial Inspection

Upcoming Webinars: Materials

Protecting Power Electronics from EM and RF Interference

Upcoming Webinars: Electronics & Computers

Vehicle Electrification

Upcoming Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The Evolution of SOSA

Upcoming Webinars: Software

Next-Gen Vehicle Architectures and the Role of HPCs

Tech Talks: Medical

Testing Home Healthcare Medical Devices

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