The U.S. Army is working toward developing a fully autonomous tactical vehicle, a robotics expert said. "When you start looking at the mid-term, five to 10 years, we start talking about...

The Army expects to reach a Milestone B decision with its laser-based common infrared countermeasures, or CIRCM, defense system program later this year. The CIRCM system, under...

More powerful. Lighter. Cooler. These are the key criteria for the design of Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) in next-generation Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) platforms, which continue to grow...

Thermal management of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) is more complex than other electronic equipment because they have to operate in harsh environments such as humid tropical rainforests or...

The boundary between the sea and sky is an important place to be. It’s the critical connecting layer for commercial and military information exchange...

Articles: Unmanned Systems
Connectivity in Robotic Systems

While many think of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or space probes and planet rovers when they think of unmanned systems, the field of robotics covers every environment known to man: sea, ground, air, and...

Application Briefs: Defense
Anti-Hacking Software for UAVs
Galois
Portland, OR
503-626-6616
http://galois.com

To address growing evidence that commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), automobiles and other vehicles are vulnerable to hacking and...

Application Briefs: Defense
Unmanned Naval Helicopter
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Redondo Beach, CA
310-812-4321
www.northropgrumman.com

The U.S. Navy has been conducting ship-board flight testing of the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned...

Application Briefs: Defense
UAV Circuit Boards
Sunstone Circuits
Mulino, OR
503-829-9108
www.sunstone.com

Miki Szmuk is an aerospace engineer with big ideas for building better unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). As a doctoral student from the Controls...

Many challenges still persist in the area of autonomous (and even semi-autonomous) vehicle navigation for unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). One challenge is in detecting and...

The goal of this work was to investigate using harvested energy to directly control the vibration response of flexible aerospace systems. Small,...

Every year, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps conduct thousands of Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIOs) to enforce embargoes, intercept contraband,...

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) rely on an external motion-capture apparatus that gives the vehicles almost perfect state information at high rates. Major challenges in...

Robotic vehicles such as unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) have multiple sources of power, including batteries, fuel cells, combustion engines, ultracapacitors, and solar cells...

Researchers in the United Kingdom have found a way to redesign an artificial connection between an artery and vein, known as an Arterio-Venous Fistulae (AVF), that surgeons form in the arms of...

Researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, have completed a three-year study of stratospheric passenger airships designed to provide a future sustainable air transport network. The Multibody Advanced...

A fixed-wing unmanned aircraft was used to inspect an energy pipeline route with a piloted chase plane following behind to ensure safety beyond the ground observers' sight line. The flight was a step...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
IoT-Enabled Software

Wind River(R) has expanded its Wind River Helix product portfolio to address the Internet of Things (IoT). Wind River has added application and data services in the cloud to its operating systems and IoT software...

A team of Columbia Engineering researchers has invented a new technology called full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs) that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable...

Beginning with the early stages of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the Army has steadily increased its electronic warfare (EW) capabilities from both a manpower and...

The Explosive Destruction System (EDS), designed by Sandia National Laboratories for the U.S. Army, has begun safely destroying stockpile chemical munitions.

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
Laser Interferometer

4D Technology Corporation (Tucson, AZ) has introduced its newly improved AccuFiz compact laser interferometer for accurate, repeatable measurement of surface shape and transmitted wavefront quality. New features include...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Selective, Sensitive, and Robust Electrochemical Detection of Anthrax

There exists an unmet need for rapid, sensitive, and field-stable assays for pathogen detection. Bacillus anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax poisoning. This Gram-positive bacterium secretes a tripartite toxin including a cell-binding protective antigen (PA), and the...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Silicon Carbide Foam

Silicon carbide (SiC) foam from Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA) provides the exceptional hardness, high-temperature durability and performance of solid silicon carbide, but in a lightweight foam structure. The matrix of...

Advantech (Irvine, CA) has launched the 4U, dual-node, short-depth (350mm), industrial chassis ACP-4D00 designed for machine automation applications that require two computers in one piece of equipment. The...

Products: Defense
Custom 19” Fan Tray

Verotec (Derry, NH) recently custom designed intelligent fan trays for a major defence project. The 19-inch rackmounted 1U trays have six fans, strategically located within the tray to maximise the cooling of critical...

Products: Test & Measurement
Signal Conditioning Modules

Precision Filters Inc. (Ithaca, NY) has introduced a new family of signal conditioning modules for measurement systems built on National Instruments™ rugged, compact, low power cRIO™ platform. The four analog...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Flange Couplings

RINGFEDER POWER TRANSMISSION (Westwood, NJ) has announced the launch of its new RfN 5571 series flange coupling for heavy industry. RINGFEDER® flange couplings provide a superior solution to standard press fits. Equipped...

Products: Defense
Digital Meter

The New Technology Meter (NTM) from OTEK (Tucson, AZ) has everything you need to measure and control your process while operating with less than 50mW of power. OTEK’s NTM boasts a full tricolor bargraph with 2% resolution...

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