Products: Defense
32-Bit Microcontrollers

Microchip Technology Inc., (Chandler, AZ) announced a new series within its PIC32MZ family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that features an integrated hardware floating point unit (FPU) for high performance and...

HUBER+SUHNER (Pfaffikon, Switzerland) offers a variety of equipment for the defense market including a new series of RF-over-Fiber modules. The company offers three different elements of its RF-over-Fiber...

Products: Defense
Meshing Software

Pointwise (Fort Worth, TX) has announced the latest release of its meshing software featuring new native interfaces to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes. Pointwise Version 17.3 R4 also includes support for ESP, the...

A new test service introduced by Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. (Foothill Ranch, CA) offers OEMs verified performance results for Bal Seal spring-energized rotary/face seals used in aerospace and defense gimbal...

The Threat

In today’s interconnected world, the information that we generate, store, transmit, and receive has become a valuable commodity. We have increasingly turned to cryptography as a tool...

From laptops and mobile devices to cars and airplanes, we are seeing near-daily threats to the systems and devices we use. Systems being used and deployed in the aerospace and...

As defense systems continue to shrink, corresponding thermal management concerns expand exponentially. Designers have learned that overheating can be the downfall of even the most...

Visits to the Seville headquarters of Airbus Defence & Space (Airbus DS) have often reflected stormy prospects for the company’s large-capacity A400M Atlas transport, which has suffered cost...

Consumer expectations for information and entertainment are creating big challenges for airlines that need to provide Internet access while providing inflight services that mirror what’s available in the...

It’s a familiar image: a soldier crouching with a radio next to a spidery antenna pointing skyward to reach a distant satellite. But that view of military communications...

Flight testing is the ultimate way to evaluate the performance of a radar system. During the actual aircraft flight, data such as Probability of Detection, Signal Strength, and clutter might...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Satellite System
301-428-5539
http://defense.hughes.com

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) recently unveiled a new HM Satellite System, engineered around its novel software-definable modem (SDM) technology and scrambled code...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Lithium Battery Pack
800-537-1368
www.tadiran.com

When designing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), engineers must continually seek to reduce size and weight wherever possible in order to improve aerodynamics and free up critical...

Application Briefs: Defense
Digital Optical Comparator
514-694-9290
www.visionxinc.com

VISIONx’s VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator 700 Series, featuring 5-axis inspection, has allowed aerospace supplier Paradigm Precision to improve the inspection...

Low-frequency ultra-wideband (UWB) radar has garnered attention for the detection of landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in recent years. The low frequencies used by these...

Recently, modeling and simulation (M&S) engineers have made impressive strides in improving ground vehicle reliability and soldier safety. This work involved...

Blast energy-attenuation (EA) seats, although not new to the market, have not been fully tested with respect to energy attenuation capability and the resulting effects on occupant protection. The Ground Systems...

High-fidelity simulation of blast flow conditions can aid in developing strategies to mitigate blast-induced brain injury.

The prevalence of blast-induced traumatic brain injury (bTBI) has...

The joint engineering efforts that Aerion and Airbus Group have dedicated to the AS2 supersonic business jet since 2014 have taken on even more importance as it was announced in...

Working with aircraft maintainers at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Environmental Technology (EnviroTech) Program and Coating...

Textron Aviation has opted for GE Aviation’s all-new turboprop engine to power its single engine turboprop (SETP). The 1300 shaft horsepower (SHP)-rated turboprop engine...

Just as hybrid or turboelectric power has improved fuel efficiency in cars, boats and trains, aeronautical engineers are exploring how planes can be redesigned and configured with...

Researchers have created a lightweight, but very strong, structural metal made of magnesium because it is a light metal with two-thirds the density of aluminum, is...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement
NASA Flies Drones in Aircraft Noise Test

Microphones strung together on an unmanned aircraft system runway were used to record the sounds of remotely piloted aircraft flying overhead as part of a NASA project to measure full-scale...

Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these soldiers are...

A new system that uses a wireless implant has been shown to record – for the first time – how brain tissue deforms when subjected to the kind of shock that causes blast-induced...

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have devised a groundbreaking “Water-in-Salt” aqueous lithium ion...

INSIDER: Imaging
NASA Takes First Steps Toward Drone Traffic Management

NASA recently successfully demonstrated rural operations of its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) concept, integrating operator platforms, vehicle performance, and ground infrastructure. The next steps involve further validation through Federal Aviation Administration...

Researchers are developing tools and technology to detect the formation of cracks in aircraft components and monitor their progression. The team is conducting comprehensive...

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