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...

Helicopter flight involves many multidisciplinary physics problems that are difficult to predict with today’s engineering modeling and simulation tools. Rotor aerodynamic systems...

A higher level of structural and operational endurance and ruggedness can be achieved in software systems by strategically introducing crumple zones (CZs) in the system...

Briefs: Software
General Runtime/Architecture for Many-core Parallel Systems (GRAMPS)

The era of obtaining increased performance via faster single cores and optimized single-thread programs is over. Instead, a major factor in new processors’ performance comes from parallelism: increasing numbers of cores per processor and threads per core. In both research and...

Briefs: Software
Weapon Center of Mass Calculator

The Weapon Center of Mass (COM) software allows researchers to easily determine mass properties of a weapon system. The tool presents a photograph of the weapon and allows the user to place weight anywhere on the weapon by clicking on the screen. After the weight is placed, the software returns the mass...

Products
3U Power Supply

Dawn VME Products (Fremont, CA) offers the PSC-6236 universal AC-input, VITA-62-compliant, 6-channel 3U OpenVPX power supply, with up to 400 watts output for air or conductioncooled systems. The power supply defines connector...

ASSET® InterTech (Richardson, TX) and Teradyne (North Reading, MA) have integrated the JTAG and boundary-scan test capabilities of ASSET's ScanWorks® platform into Teradyne's PXI Express-based High Speed Subsystem (HSSub)....

Products
Power Supply

The VPXtra™ 1000CD power supply from Behlman Electronics (Hauppauge, NY) delivers up to 1000 Watts of clean, regulated 12 VDC power and 3.3 VDC auxiliary power. VPXtra 1000CD is OpenVPX Vita 62 compliant. Standard features...

LynuxWorks (San Jose, CA) has announced LynxSecure support of the VPX3-1256 3U VPX Intel® Core™ i7 single board computer from Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (Ashburn, VA). LynxSecure, a separation kernel and...

Morehouse (York, PA) has introduced a new DSC USB system with mini-netbook (load cell and case not included) for the calibration of load cells, testing machines, and other force or torque systems. The new system is...

Pentek (Upper Saddle River, NJ) has released a D/A convertermodule for RF and IF waveform playback, the Cobalt® Model 71671. The module delivers four independent analog outputs, each through its own digital upconverter...

Chassis Plans (San Diego, CA) announced that it will offer the NVIDIA® Tesla® K20 GPU Accelerator in its M5U 22A product line. The NVIDIA® Tesla® K20 GPU Accelerator can also be integrated into Chassis...

Texas Instruments (TI) (Dallas, TX) has introduced a high-current, ultra-low-noise, 1-A TPS7A4700 low dropout (LDO) voltage regulator. The regulator features less than 4.17-uVrms output noise over the 10-Hz to 100-kHz...

Ultraview Corporation (Berkeley, CA) has introduced a new 16-bit 4- channel 250MSPS A/D board for very demanding uses such as NMR, RADAR, ultrasound, time-of-flight imaging, spectroscopy, communications systems and...

Products
Mobile Computer

Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA) has made its DataMan® DPM reading technology available on a mobile computer. The DataMan 9500 industrial-grade mobile computer is ideal for reading challenging DPM (direct part mark) codes in...

There is no shortage of challenges facing thermal engineers in today’s military and aerospace applications, from the inherent problems caused by harsh environments to the challenges created by...

Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle (UAV) systems have become possible in recent history thanks primarily to the effects of Moore’s Law — the doubling of processing power every 18...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Looking Under the Hood of a Military Power Supply

There are power supplies in virtually every military electronic system. These ubiquitous devices come in all sizes and power ratings. And just like their commercial counterparts, they are...

The rapid evolution of commercial technologies such as Long Term Evolution (LTE) is becoming more attractive for Software-Defined Radio (SDR) and public safety...

Successful integration of an antenna onto a vehicle platform poses many challenges. Vehicle features impact antenna performance by blocking, reflecting,...

Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc. (AOT) has been awarded a Phase 2 SBIR contract to develop a next-generation laser polarimeter for the US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors...

Application Briefs: Defense
Buoy System Tracks Ships in Real Time

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the nation’s 360 ports and waterways remain especially vulnerable to attack from small vessels carrying improvised explosive devices, including...

NASA has tapped a team of aerospace, military and academic researchers for a three-year project that could dramatically improve in-flight navigation capabilities for space...

Charles River Analytics released a case study of an effort for the US Army called CAATE (Culturally Aware Agents for Training Environments). Under this effort, Charles River...

Icon Aerospace supplies refueling hoses to Tier-1 suppliers and air forces across the globe. The IconIC™ hose system secures power with telemetry cables and fiber-optics for data transfer....

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rotating Detonation-Wave Engines

All Navy aircraft and missiles use gasturbine engines for propulsion. Many ships are also dependent on gasturbine engines to generate both propulsive power and electricity. These engines are fundamentally...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Bi-Axial Vibration Energy Harvesting

For air platforms, the installation of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems is complicated by the fact that the majority of SHM devices need to be fitted on internal aircraft structure, underneath...

The Army has acquired several hybrid platforms to assess the applicability of hybrid technology for military missions. These hybrid platforms include both series...

One of the most important requirements in next-generation batteries is to concurrently deliver high energy density and high power density (fast charge-discharge rates). The high power density...

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