Articles: Aerospace
Point-of-Load Power Management

The requirements for smaller size, lower weight, and reduced cost in space and defense systems are driving demands for improved power-management solutions. Integrated DCto- DC converters that are designed for...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
Beam Irradiance on Target System (BITS)

The Beam Irradiance on Target System (BITS) is a high energy laser (HEL) sensor array that directly measures the beam irradiance profile of HEL weapons. The BITS is a sensor array composed of 105...

Articles: Test & Measurement
Phoning It In: Making Smartphones Secure Enough for Tactical Communications

You suddenly find yourself pinned down by enemy gunfire. What do you do? Whip out your smartphone and call for an airstrike? Yes, if the U.S. Marine Corps has its way.

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Designing Rugged, Standards-Based Embedded Solutions

It can be argued that small form factor design trends are paradoxical. As form factor size decreases, functionality requirements increase; as processing power requirements heighten, lower...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Tips for Selecting or Designing a Membrane Switch

Membrane switches are known for standing up to tough environmental conditions. Flexible and durable, the membrane switch can be customized with embossing, backlighting, sealing, and...

For the capable RF engineer, continuous- wave (CW) and predictably repeating signals are no great challenge. However, design and troubleshooting become difficult when dealing with...

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a state-of-the-art combat aircraft. BAE Systems has been working with other leading aerospace companies to make sure the Eurofighter Typhoon...

Application Briefs: Defense
Optionally-Piloted Aircraft (OPA)

The Centaur Optionally-Piloted Aircraft (OPA) from Aurora Flight Sciences recently flew from Virginia’s Manassas Regional Airport to the Emmen Military Airfield in Switzerland, piloted by an onboard...

Application Briefs: Defense
Missile Defense System Signal Processor

The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system’s recently upgraded signal processor, designed and developed by Mercury Systems, enables the U.S. Navy to defeat more sophisticated ballistic missile...

Application Briefs: Defense
Body-Worn Radio

The Nett Warrior Radio from Thales Communi cations provides soldiers with access to the government’s classified networks at the “Secret” or “Sensitive But Unclassified” level.

Application Briefs: Defense
Geomagnetic Motion Tracking Products

Any compass incorporated into a host system requires calibration so that the compass properly compensates for ferrous and magnetic components. If this is not done correctly, heading readings can be...

Structural electronics, or structronics, seeks to build wiring and electrical interconnects directly into component structures to diminish the need...

Much work has been accomplished since the discovery that particles in a dielectric fluid experience forces when placed in an electric field, including mathematical...

The indirect nature of the fundamental energy gap in the elemental semiconductors Si and Ge prevents the use of these materials and their alloys in laser devices. The...

Over the past decade, there has been considerable progress in the development of new mechanical testing methods to characterize the properties of...

Teledyne LeCroy (Chestnut Ridge, NY ) has introduced a power analyzer software option for the HDO4000 and HDO6000 high definition oscilloscopes that enables easy measurement and powerful analysis of the operating...

Mercury Systems, Inc. (Chelmsford, MA) recently announced new thermal management solutions for air-cooled, conduction- cooled and VITA 48 subsystem chassis.

HoodTech Vision (Hood River, OR) has introduced the Alticam™ Pod, an aluminum housing that is compatible with all HoodTech Alticam turrets and in cludes an advanced GPS/INS capability. The new pod features Alticam video...

UltraSource, Inc. (Hollis, NH), a supplier of custom thin film circuits and ceramic interconnect devices, has announced the new CopperViaTM, based on their existing patented UltraVia process. The...

In her opening remarks at the AUSA 2012 on October 23, 2012, Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology talked about a process she called...

Compression springs are a critical component of firearm performance and durability. Making a recoil compression spring perform properly in the extremely limited space available in most firearms, and ensuring...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Small Form Factor Computers Go Ultra-low Power

Agrowing number of mobile, space constrained or harsh environment applications are being designed for the military, industrial automation/HMI, digital signage and medical markets that are...

While carbon nanotube technology (CNT) has generated widespread interest for applications ranging from semiconductors to medical, one area that is a focus of research at...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Improving Signal to Noise Ratios in Defense Electronics

As a vertical market, “defense electronics” encompasses a huge range of systems, from portable communications to transportation, avionics, and shipborne radar. While the power...

An automated simulation-based design cycle has become a fundamental part of the success of one of today’s leading designers of traveling wave tube (TWT) microwave...

Application Briefs: Defense
Intelligence Analysis System

Air Force intelligence analysts must assess an adversary’s capability to achieve their objectives, including their offensive and defensive systems, state of readiness, training, and conditions such as weather. To effectively assess these capabilities, analysts must integrate a tremendous amount of data from a...

Application Briefs: Defense
One-Shot Sniper System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Cubic Defense Applications, the defense systems business of Cubic Corporation, a $6 million contract to develop the next generation (XG) of the One Shot...

Application Briefs: Defense
Armed Scout Helicopter Upgrades

Officials from the Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office, together with the US Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center’s Prototype Integration Facility, announced that the first...

Application Briefs: Defense
Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, has unveiled its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) utility variant for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. The L-ATV...

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