TRAK Microwave (Tampa, FL) has announced two new Microstrip Isolators covering popular mm-wave frequency bands. Models T001110 (29.6-30.6 GHz) and T001111 (34.5-35.5GHz) integrate ferrite circulator/...

Products: Defense
Compute Stick with Windows

Mouser Electronics, Inc. (Mansfield, TX) is now shipping the Intel® Compute Stick with Windows 8.1, a new generation of computer from Intel Corp. The Compute Stick is a revolutionary new device that enables any...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
ARINC 429 XMC Interface

GE Intelligent Platforms (Huntsville, AL) recently announced the RARXMC ARINC 429 High Density XMC Interface for deployment on many single board computers. Designed for embedded, laboratory and simulator applications,...

Products: Defense
Avionics Interface Computer

Data Device Corporation (Bohemia, NY) has introduced the Avionics Interface Computer (AIC), providing a scalable, programmable, and portable platform to develop and test MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 system...

Products: Defense
Adaptive IF Relay XMC

Pentek, Inc., (Upper Saddle River, NJ) has introduced the newest member of its Cobalt® line of XMCs (Switched Mezzanine Cards). The Model 71624 dual channel, 34 signal, adaptive IF (Intermediate Frequency) relay XMC...

Products: Defense
Brushless DC Motors

BEI Kimco Magnetics (Vista, CA) has developed new frameless brushless DC motors in multiple designs for a variety of applications including robots and remotely piloted military vehicles. These new motors provide...

Synthetic Vision (SV) displays replace the pilot’s traditional 2D primary flight display (PFD) with a 3D perspective view display. The 3D SV perspective display is rendered...

A tornado is blowing through a specific area of the semiconductor market. The market for Intellectual Property (or IP, also known as IP cores or IP blocks) is roughly $2.5B and growing at twice...

It is hard to imagine just how radical the change in fortunes for the world’s major commercial aerospace manufacturers has been in the last few years. Just ten years ago the smart money in aerospace...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Big Data, Aircraft, and a Better Future

The hype phrase today is “Big Data.” It is a phrase Mark Bünger, Research Director for Lux Research, believes can have a number of definitions depending on who is doing the defining. Bünger was...

The need for a high-bandwidth communication link to carry multiple video channels from a mobile robot (unmanned ground vehicle, or UGV) back to a control station requires using high-frequency RF...

One of the methods for radar testing is the simulation of an environment where there are dynamic or static objects that are scanned by the radar under test. In particular,...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Tourniquet Training System
Charles River Analytics
Cambridge, MA
617-491-3474
www.cra.com

The Department of Defense recently awarded Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems and robotic platforms, a...

Application Briefs: Defense
Hybrid-Electric Military Motorcycle
Logos Technologies
Fairfax, VA
703-584-5725
www.logostech.net

In partnership with the San Francisco, CA-based motorcycle maker Alta Motors, Logos Technologies has received a Phase II...

Application Briefs: Defense
Electrocoat Primer System
PPG Industries
Pittsburgh, PA
412-434-3131
www.ppgaerospace.com

PPG Industries’ aerospace coatings group has installed an electrocoat primer system at the US Coast Guard Aviation Logistics...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Game-Based Naval Training
Office of Naval Research
Arlington, VA
703-696-5031
www.onr.navy.mil

To improve the ability to detect and defeat adversary radars and anti-ship missiles, the Office of Naval Research (ONR)...

The photovoltaic community is closer than ever to achieving ultra-high multijunction solar cell efficiencies (>50%). Subcells from III–V compound semiconductors are approaching ideal...

Testing was performed on Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fabric and composite material in a flash flame environment when...

Operating lasers at cryogenic temperatures gained maturity only in the mid-90s due mostly to the progress in transparent, laser-grade ceramics and...

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) three-axis acceleration threshold sensors have been developed to measure acceleration threshold levels using voltage switching when the...

Metal laser melting has made a successful leap from rapid prototyping to an approved manufacturing technology, and the method is increasingly...

For the design process of the class of aircraft known as an efficient supersonic air vehicle (ESAV), particular attention must be paid to the propulsion system design as a whole...

Scientists have taken a significant step in moving graphene – the incredibly strong and conductive single-atom-thick sheet of carbon – from lab bench novelty to commercially...

The Army hopes its new 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar (GEFM) will improve soldiers' ability to put artillery on target. The GEFM is a high- accuracy, GPS-guided mortar concept...

For soldiers in the field, the ability to identify an object or substance based on how it responds to light could mean the difference between life and death. They could, for...

Soldiers laud the ballistic protection Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles that protect them against underbody threats, but now a brand-new MRAP feature, the first of its...

Three years of design, planning, and preparation came down to a split second, a loud boom and an enormous splash in a successful impact test of hardware in the nose assembly of an...

For soldiers in the field, the ability to identify an object or substance based on how it responds to light could mean the difference between life and death. They could, for example,...

Products: Defense
Portable Fluid Chiller

A low temperature fluid chiller, suitable for labs and plants, has been introduced by Thermonics Corp. (Mansfield, MA). The portable chiller recirculates heat-transfer fluids at precise temperatures needed to support...

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