Basalt rock is a black or gray fine-grained rock in the family of igneous rocks, formed by cooling of molten lava. It is commonly found in the Earth’s crust, is abundant...

Briefs: Materials
Size Scale and Defect Engineered Nanostructures for Optimal Strength and Toughness

Realistic combinations of ceramics and/or semiconductors have been developed that simultaneously achieve high hardness (>40 GPa) and toughness (>400 MPa*m1/2). To achieve this goal, there were three primary objectives: (1) the development of physically...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Computational Cameras

A computational camera uses a combination of optics and software to produce images that cannot be taken with traditional cameras. A variety of computational cameras has been demonstrated; some designed to achieve new...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Miniature Snapshot Multispectral Imager

Multispectral imagers use an optical device that can separate the colors to obtain the spectral content in the scene. Such an optical device could be a grating or prism, a filter wheel, a diffractive...

Briefs: Information Technology
Two-Way, Freeform, Speech-to-Speech Translation Systems for Tactical Use

The Spoken Language Communication and Translation System for Tactical Use (TRANSTAC) is developing and fielding freeform, two-way translation systems that enable speakers of different languages to communicate with one another in real-world tactical situations without an...

Briefs: Information Technology
Universal Sparse Modeling

Sparse data models, where data is assumed to be well represented as a linear combination of a few elements from a dictionary, have gained considerable attention in recent years, and their use has led to state-of-the-art results in many signal and image processing tasks. Sparse modeling calls for constructing a succinct...

A lightweight Web Service (WS) and a Web site interface have been developed that enable remote measurements of electronic devices as a “virtual laboratory.” Using...

When working sequences of images, registration of the frames to a common point of reference is an essential prerequisite for many types of image analysis. The phase...

The warfighter couldn’t take it anymore. His team’s mission was to sweep villages, collect fingerprints, photograph irises, and compare these biometric indicators against a...

While most ordnance is now laserguided, there is still much work to be done on the defensive detection of laser designators. Hence the growing need for advanced laser-warning systems (LWS). While multiple...

Application Briefs: Defense
Fluorosilicones

A broad operating temperature range, fuel resistance and long-term reliability are some of the unique properties of fluorosilicones that make them useful in aerospace applications. To demonstrate their effectiveness, NuSil...

Application Briefs: Defense
Silicone Cables: Silicone Encased Cables Make Military Robots More Reliable

Cicoil’s highly flexible and durable flat silicone cables are being used on unmanned ground based military robotic vehicles that require absolute reliability in mission critical and extreme environment conditions. Unlike bulky and stiffer round cables, flat silicone...

Application Briefs: Defense
AWACS Real-Time Operating System

LynuxWorks, Inc. announced recently that the Mission Systems and Sensors Division (MS2) of Lockheed Martin in Owego, NY, selected the LynxOS real-time operating system (RTOS) and Luminosity Integrated...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Architecture of the Air Force Satellite Control Network

The Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) is a worldwide network of ground stations that supports a variety of users from NASA to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Mission Data Transmitted Successfully With Network Gateway

In the 1990s, when laying the groundwork for its missile defense shield, the Pentagon realized that if it wanted to provide an effective defense against ballistic missile attack, it...

RFM Catchall: RF & Microwave Electronics
High-Voltage Amplifier

TREK (Medina, NY) offers the Model 50/12 DC-stable high-voltage linear amplifier that delivers ±50 kV performance. The bipolar amplifier features an all-solid-state design and provides control of output voltages in...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Design Software

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) offers EMPro 2011.11 Electromagnetic Professional software, a 3D modeling and simulation platform that features enhancements to further speed and improve RF design and verification....

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Inductors

AVX Corp. (Fountain Inn, SC) offers the MLO™ 0402 Series, a multilayer organic RF inductor in a 0402 case size that offers tight tolerance in a small footprint. Providing high-Q and high self-resonance, the RoHS-compliant...

Products
Infrared Camera

Telops (Quebec, Canada) has announced the TEL-1000 MW InSb infrared camera. The TEL- 1000 MW InSb covers the 3.6 to 4.9 μm wavelength range, and can be customized to cover an extended range from 1.5 to 5 μm. The device...

Products
Flow Switch

The Model 1100 from Thomas Products (Southington, CT) is an inline flow sensor that monitors insufficient or excessive flow rates of liquids. A magnet-equipped shuttle is displaced at the proper calibrated flow of liquid to...

Spiralock (Madison Heights, WI) has introduced its 2-56 Drive Notch™ (DN™) tang-free wire thread insert. Spiralock’s Drive Notch inserts feature a patented 30-degree “wedge” ramp formed into a 5-sided wire. The...

Comark Corp. (Medfield, MA) offers LEDbased, sunlight-readable LCDs with transflective film enhancements. The Opti-Bright Series, available in 12", 15", and 17" sizes, features 0-100% adjustable brightness control for...

Products
DC Motors

ThinGap (Ventura, CA) has expanded its line of laminated-copper DC brushless ironless motors to include 8 models ranging from 250 to 600 oz-in of peak torque, and maximum continuous speeds ranging from 2,710 to 16,305 rpm. To allow...

IEE (Van Nuys, CA) offers a line of rugged, military-qualified handheld control display units (CDUs). The display sizes and resolutions range from 4-line 2.8" character displays up to full graphic displays and from...

Products
Flexible Flat Cables

Cables from Cicoil (Valencia, CA) encapsulate individual components in a shock-absorbing silicone jacket that protects from repeated exposure to vibration, temperatures between -65°C to +260°C, harsh weather, and turbulent flight. Each cable can incorporate a variety of elements including power conductors, shielded signal...

Rohde & Schwarz (Columbia, MD) has developed a multi-functional universal radio network analyzer that provides drive testing. The R&S®TSMW drive test scanner supports Long Term Evolution (LTE) formats in communication...

The MIL-STD-1553 PCI Express module from AIM GmbH (Trevose, PA) features up to 4 dual redundant MIL-STD-1553A/B streams on one card. The design includes a high-speed FPGA with integrated PCI-Express bus (2.5 Gb/s...

Mercury Computer Systems (Chelmsford, MA) has released two small-form-factor-based products with SWaP characteristics: the Echotek® Series RFM-251-XMC tuner and the wideband DCMV6- XMC digital transceiver. The...

Boyd Coatings Research Co. (Hudson, MA) has developed the CRC 6000-line Hydrophobic Coating, a customized coating used primarily on radomes, satellite dishes and other communication installations to prevent water film...

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