April 2014

News: Defense
Top articles
Predicting cavitation in fuel pumps

Liquid ring pumps are used in aircraft fuel systems in conjunction with main impeller pumps and serve the function of removing fuel vapor and air from the fuel. Thus, their reliable...

Products: Defense
Signal Acquisition Module

ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) has released its PXI Express dynamic signal acquisition module, the PXIe- 9529, featuring up to eight 24-bit analog input channels simultaneously sampling at 192 kS/s and a 108 dB...

Products: Aerospace
Single-Slot VPX Board

Elma Electronic (Fremont, CA) offers a dual-drive VPX storage module that provides more than 2 terabytes (TB) of storage, but requires only one system slot. The 533x family comes with either solid state SLC, MLC, or...

Products: Aerospace
Thermal Analysis Tool

A Thermal Analysis tool from Custom MMIC (Westford, MA) estimates the rise in temperature between the ambient surrounding and the bottom of a packaged MMIC when attached to a printed circuit board (PCB). The online...

Products: Defense
Single Board Computer

The “Medusa” VPX3424 from AcQ Inducom (Oss, The Netherlands) is a 3U Open-VPX™ (VITA 65) single board computer (SBC) featuring the T4240 QorIQ® processor from Freescale Semiconductor. The 12-core,...

Products: Defense
Rotary Micro Drive

New Scale Technologies (Victor, NY) has announced a prototype rotary piezoelectric micro drive system. Unlike servo drives, the new rotary drive has no measurable jitter, holds position without power, and generates no...

Products: Test & Measurement
Microwave Analog Signal Generators

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced two microwave analog signal generators: the N5183B MXG and N5173B EXG. The MXG has phase noise of less than -124 dBc/Hz (at 10 GHz, 10 kHz offset). The...

Products: Aerospace
Top products
Engine fuel pump bushings

Metallized Carbon Corp.’s Metcar carbon-graphite bushings offer advantages over traditional metals for use in gear pumps that pump aviation fuel for aircraft engines. The carbon-graphite bushings...

Leveraging Digital RF Memory Electronic Jammers for Modern Deceptive Electronic Attack Systems

In the world of electronic counter measures (ECM), there is a constant battle of one-upmanship, where each side is...

Modern warfare often involves poorly defined battle lines accompanied by multilevel fire support systems that can deliver firepower with high precision and devastating lethality from a long...

The proliferation of unmanned military vehicles tasked with critical communications and radar requirements drives the need for powerful data acquisition and signal processing...

At the U.K.’s new Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, engineers and innovators have at their disposal some of the world’s most advanced design and manufacturing assets for precision...

Global warming and environmental friendliness considerations have recently been key for multiple global industries. In the commercial aviation industry, reduction of aircraft emissions, including...

A dynamically reconfigurable, wideband programmable RF FPGA transceiver will provide reduced lifecycle cost, reduced redesign cost, and service for multiple DoD platforms, while maintaining near-optimal...

L-3 Communications Linkabit (Melbourne, FL) develops defense communications and electronic warfare systems to protect soldiers and save lives on the battlefield. A division of...

Application Briefs: Defense
Vacuum Regulators to Simulate Altitudes
Equilibar
Fletcher, NC
828-650-6590
www.equilibar.com

To support air assets, the US Navy’s Altitude Laboratory in Maryland is tasked with testing On-Board Oxygen Generating...

Northrop Grumman Corp.
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

Northrop Grumman Corporation has integrated and employed an internal miniature electronic...

Lenco Industries
Pittsfield, MA
413-443-7359
www.LencoArmor.com

Lenco Industries has introduced the BearCat® EOD “BombCat” armored response vehicle for bomb disposal...

Synthetic and natural micro-architectures occur frequently, and multiphase functionally graded composites are becoming increasingly popular for applications requiring...

Currently, the two main computational tools used by the aerothermodynamics community to model hypersonic flows are Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and the direct...

The Chrono::Engine software is a general-purpose simulator for three-dimensional multi-body problems. Specifically, the code is designed to support the...

In order to enable off-road vehicle dynamics analysis simulations when traveling on soft soil, a deformable Vehicle Terrain Interface (VTI) model that interfaces with...

In recent years, the École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) Research Laboratory in Active Controls, Avionics, and Aeroservoelasticity (LARCASE) has acquired several...

Since robotic work cells have proven to be highly effective in certain applications, and the technology is always improving, some might dream of a day when...

INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics
Air And Missile Defense System To Get Smarter Software

When a missile is launched against an enemy target, it would be nice to have a lot of good information about that target. But when "decision makers push the fire button, they may have...

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