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Optical Muzzle Flash Detection Sensors

An optical detector technology from Cal Sensors detects muzzle flash from over 100 meters away. Operating at the speed of light, optical flash detection systems provide an almost instantaneous response to a gunfire event. The realtime detection capabilities give the targets the critical seconds needed to duck and apply counter-measures.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Optics, Sensors and actuators, Surveillance, Military vehicles and equipment
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Line-of-Sight Radio

The U.S. Air Force has selected Cambium Networks’ pointto- point (PTP) 45600 High Capacity Line-of-Sight (HCLOS) radio for its Theater Deployable Communications program of record (TDC PMO). Supported by General Dynamics, TDC PMO will replace its legacy Radio Frequency Module (RFM) backhaul radio with Cambium’s PTP 45600 HCLOS technology, providing secure voice, video, and data functions for both deployable warfighters and first response missions.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Radio equipment, Telecommunications systems, Military vehicles and equipment, Rescue and emergency vehicles and equipment
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Thermal System Reduces Munitions Stockpiles

Harper International has been selected by U.S. Demil, LLC (USD) for the design of a continuous, indirect Rotary Thermal Treatment Unit (TTU). The equipment will support US Department of Defense efforts directed at reducing and recycling large stockpiles of excess, obsolete, and unserviceable munitions for safety and environmental purposes.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Defense, Recycling, Waste management, Product development, Suppliers, Industrial vehicles and equipment, Military vehicles and equipment
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Using RF Technology to Form a Wireless Network Under Water

Consumers have shown that they are eager to be rid of cabling and wires connecting them to devices situated or worn near or on the body. From athletic monitoring devices to headphones, and computer mice to cellphone hands-free kits, manufacturers have met a demand for connectivity without wires through the application of short-range RF technology.

Posted in: Articles, RFM Catchall, Aerospace, Radio equipment, Wireless communication systems, Water, Marine vehicles and equipment
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Oil Pipeline Fault Detection System Determines Material Permittivity at Microwave Frequencies

Researching fault location techniques for the oil industry requires data on the complex permittivity of the polyamide Rilsan at microwave frequencies. Rilsan is a vital material used in oil pipe construction. Currently there is no published data for the complex permittivity of Rilsan. The task for this project was to develop an accurate method to measure the complex permittivity of Rilsan to gain an understanding of the dielectric relaxations that occur within it. A fast, accurate method was developed using a vector network analyzer (VNA) and rectangular waveguide.

Posted in: Articles, Detectors, Waveguides, Research and development, Materials properties, Test equipment and instrumentation, Test procedures, Mining vehicles and equipment
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From VME to VPX

Sequestration, defense reform and cost constraints are driving a new paradigm in the defense industry, where leveraging existing technologies is no longer optional, but required. This is especially true as we migrate from VME to VPX-based embedded computing.

Posted in: Articles, Articles, Electronics & Computers, Embedded software, Cost analysis, Defense industry, Military aircraft, Military vehicles and equipment
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SoC Evaluation Kit

Avnet Electronics Marketing (Phoenix, AZ) has released MicroZed, a $199 evaluation kit based on the Xilinx Zynq®- 7000 All Programmable SoC. MicroZed supports multiple use models for exploration, prototyping and System- on-Module (SOM) use, allowing designers to start with a single platform and grow with it as they progress in their SoC development and learning process.

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DAQ/Embedded Control Platform

United Electronic Industries (UEI) (Walpole, MA) has released a new Ethernet-based data acquisition (DAQ) and control platform. The DNF-4-1G FLATRACK provides two Gigabit Ethernet (100/10 Base- T compatible) interfaces and four front-loading I/O slots. Over 50 compatible I/O boards can be installed and easily interchanged for blended I/O architectures. The FLATRACK can accommodate up to 100 analog inputs, 128 analog outputs, 192 digital I/O bits, 48 ARINC-429 channels, a four MIL-STD-1553 serial bus, and 32 RS-232/422/485 ports.

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Rugged LCD Monitors

Chassis Plans (San Diego, CA) has upgraded its militarygrade rugged 24" rackmount LCD monitor, the CPX1-241, and industrial-grade large rugged LCD monitor, the CPI1- 241, to include multi-touch technology with gesture support through Windows 7. The monitor’s native resolution is 1920×1200. The additional work space can be customized by the customer for dashboards and gauge controls.

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FGPA Processor Board

Creative Electronic Systems SA (Geneva, Switzerland) has announced the FIOV-2310, a 3U OpenVPX™ module with a Xilinx Kintex™-7 325T/410T user-programmable FPGA at its core. The FIOV-2310 allows the configuration of the highspeed links between the FMC connector and various VPX backplane profiles.

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