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: Defense
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: Electronics & Computers
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Test & Measurement
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...

Products: Software
Virtual Environment Tool Chain

The DiSTI Corporation (Orlando, FL) has commercialized their scalable tool chain and process for producing 3-D virtual maintenance training environments. Previously only available in conjunction with DiSTI’s...

VadaTech (Henderson, NV) now offers a rugged 6-slot MicroTCA chassis in a 1U height designed to meet MIL-STD- 901D and 810G for shock and vibration and MIL-STD-461F for EMI. The VT950 holds up to 6...

Products: Defense
Titanium/Composites Brazing

Morgan Advanced Materials (Windsor, UK) announced that it now has the capability to braze carbon fiber, ceramics, composites, or other engineered materials directly to a titanium honeycomb. Carbon fiber and other...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
8-Channel Portable Serial Recorder

Pentek, Inc. (Upper Saddle River, NJ) has announced a new recorder for the popular family of Talon® recording systems: the Model RTR 2736A multi-channel Serial FPDP (sFPDP) rugged portable recorder,...

Military electronic warfare (EW) systems including navigation, radar guidance, terrain mapping and others, require lightweight compact components, with radio frequency (RF) output power levels to several...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Cloud Security & Compliance

Not too many years ago, network security was a relatively low level priority in most organizations. That has changed today due to such high level failures as the recent breaches at Sony and Target. Closer to home,...

Small Form Factor (SFF) embedded systems have been gaining popularity due to their small size, weight, and power (SWaP) advantages. The SFF architectures are typically purpose-built, providing...

The global aerospace sector has always represented the cutting edge of practical technology advancement. When the first military jet engines emerged in the post-war 1940s it was clear that commercial...

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