April 2016

Products: Defense
Military Wide Band Amplifier

Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) has announced the continued availability of the ML1590/BGA military wide-band RF amplifier, National Stock Number (NSN) 5962-01-280-2203. The ML1590 is supplied in (8)...

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA) has added six millimeter-wave models to its family of FieldFox handheld analyzers. The flagship model is the industry’s first handheld combination analyzer...

Products: Defense
Axial and Radial Seals

Morgan Advanced Materials’ (Windsor, UK) Seals and Bearings business offers quality axial and radial seal components for applications with severe service conditions. Morgan’s components are highly thermally...

Products: Defense
31–36 GHz Receiver

Richardson RFPD (Geneva, IL), Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new receiver from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. The XR1020-QH is a 31–36 GHz receiver with a noise figure of 3...

Acopian (Easton, PA) announced that the 1U Switching Regulated 720W ACDC Power Supply family is now RoHS Compliant and certified to UL Safety Standards UL 60950 (Information Technology Equipment), and UL...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
RF Amplifier System

Empower RF Systems (Inglewood, CA) has begun shipping the Model 2180 RF amplifier system covering 1 to 2.5 GHz and delivering 2 kW CW of broadband output power in a 8U, air-cooled chassis. Features include: user...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
12A POL DC-DC Converters

TDK Corporation (National City, CA) has introduced the 12 Ampere TDKLambda iCH series of POL (Point of Load) non-isolated DCDC converters. Accepting a wide range input of 4.5 to 14 VDC, the series can operate from...

Products: Defense
AdvancedTCA Chassis

Pixus Technologies (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) now offers a 15U AdvancedTCA (ATCA) chassis that exceeds 400W/slot cooling capability and meets stringent NEBS requirements. The Pixus chassis leverages the original Kaparel...

Designers of virtually all electronic warfare system applications exploit CPUs and FPGAs, each offering unique strengths and advantages for handling a wide range of tasks. This diversity...

As the aerospace industry continues to make improvements to safety, comfort and affordability of aircraft, nanomaterials are making their way into more elements of aircraft...

The aerospace industry has some of the most difficult operating conditions imaginable. Sensors of all kinds used in this industry must stand up to the...

It is theorized that systems and equipment for an All Electric Aircraft (AEA) will be developed 20 years hence as a More-Electric Aircraft (MEA) with no bleed system, which is...

At AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2015 in Atlanta Georgia, it was announced that the conference and trade show was being officially rebranded in 2016 to XPONENTIAL – An AUVSI Experience. The event, which runs...

The 2016 International Microwave Symposium (IMS2016), organized by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society (MTT-S), is the annual international meeting for technologists involved in all...

A modern aircraft includes multiple intelligent subsystems that aid in communication, navigation, and surveillance. These subsystems, called line replaceable...

Application Briefs: Defense
Design Software
Collier Research Corporation
Newport News, VA
757-825-0000
http://hypersizer.com

When announcing the completion of the Bell V-280 tiltrotor fuselage at a press conference, Bell Helicopter leadership...

Application Briefs: Defense
Night Vision Displays
Daisy Data Displays
York Haven, PA
717-932-9999
www.makeitdaisy.com

United States Coast Guard officials required night-vision goggle compatibility for the flat panel display systems used in the...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Fuel Flow Meters
Hoffer Flow Controls
Elizabeth City, NC
252-331-1997
www.hofferflow.com

Hoffer Flow Controls, Inc. recently received a new contract to supply 575 fuel flow meters as a part of the U.S. Navy’s H-53 heavy...

LIDAR is a partial 3D standoff sensing method that illuminates a target with rotatory or flash laser beams, analyzes the reflected lights, and provides both the distance...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Advanced Sensors for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The objective of this work was to use miniaturized, state-of-the-art pressure/temperature sensors engineered at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to measure the immediate...

This work focused on developing novel nano-sized thermal sensors based on a multifunctional core/shell and nano-channel design that can be used to measure...

Monitoring trace gases is of great importance in a wide range of applications. Detecting a diverse range of chemical agents requires an adaptable sensor...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
UAV Can Launch Aerial Missions from Underwater

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, have developed an innovative unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can stay on station beneath the water...

The basic small-unit fighting capability of the Army is the squad. One of its weaknesses is broad-area situational awareness, particularly in unfamiliar environments, according to Col. Phil...

As mobile and wearable devices such as smartwatches grow smaller, it gets tougher for people to interact with screens the size of a matchbook. That could change with a new sonar...

NASA and Boeing are designing a longer, thinner, and lighter wing that requires a brace, or truss, to provide it with extra support. The lower-drag wing will reduce both fuel burn...

Alkane fuel is a key ingredient in combustible material such as airplane fuel. Yet it’s difficult to detect and there are no portable scanners available that can sniff out the...

Scientists have developed a liquid-like substance that can make aircraft wings and other surfaces so slippery that ice cannot adhere. The slick substance is secreted from a film on the...

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