Articles: Electronics & Computers
VPX: The State of the Ecosystem

You can never have too much bandwidth. High-speed processing and growing amounts of data to be communicated require generous bandwidth from the board level to the I/O. VPX, with a backplane connector system...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Thin Cavity Cooling of Electronic Circuitry

Anovel tested technology for cooling electronic circuitry is also useful in many other industries. The method is called “Thin Cavity Fluidic Heat Exchanger”(TCFHE). Technology details can be...

Sophisticated graphics have hit the embedded systems world and are increasingly demanded by military, aerospace, industrial, and medical applications. The problem, of course, is...

Application Briefs: Defense
Computer RTOS
Software Controls Vehicle’s Mission-Critical Computers

General Dynamics UK recently specified Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS) as the operating system software for all of the...

Application Briefs: Defense
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Engine
New Heavy Fuel Engine Gives Unmanned Helicopter Increased Flexibility

Schiebel recently conducted the successful first flight of a heavy-fuel-powered CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System). After...

Application Briefs: Defense
Surveillance Systems
New Surveillance System Provides Round-the-Clock Coverage

Logos Technologies has begun delivery of the first two electro- optical/infrared Kestrel wide-area persistent surveillance systems to the U.S. Army for...

Application Briefs: Defense
Weapons Control System Computer
COTS I/O and Processor Technology Controls Machine Guns

Engineers from SSAI (Support Systems Associates, Inc.) have selected commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) 3U CompactPCI technology from North Atlantic...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Microwave Radiometers Help Keep Aircraft Safe From Icing

One of the greatest dangers to aircraft — playing a role in numerous destructive and fatal accidents around the world — comes in the form of droplets of water. In clean air, cloud...

An oscillating current flowing through a coil produces an oscillating magnetic field. When an electrically conducting material like a metal is brought...

The onset of local damage in structures, such as delamination, cracking, and fastener loosening, can often be difficult to detect and has long-term implications on the...

Guided waves (e.g., Lamb waves) have been considered for many structural health monitoring (SHM) applications because of their ability to travel long distances and maintain...

To address the need to protect our borders and critical infrastructure, fiber optic sensing technology developed for antisubmarine warfare applications has been adapted to homeland...

The deposition of materials in vacuum is the foundational technology for creating modern electronic circuits; a vacuum being essential both to preserve the cleanliness of the...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Operation and On-Chip Integration of Cavity-QED-Based Detectors for Single Atoms and Molecules

A new experimental platform for studies of transport and quantumlimited measurements of cold, trapped atomic gases was constructed. Using microfabrication processes, a silicon wafer was micromachined to allow for deposition of micrometer-scale...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Reverse Pressure Capable Finger Seal

Each finger seal consists of a number of multiple thin metal laminates, each with a multitude of flexible projections that are referred to as “fingers.” To form a functional seal, multiple laminates...

Along the winding Snake Hill road in the Picatinny Arsenal 3500 area sits the Target Behavioral Response Laboratory (TBRL), which is responsible for providing answers to what engineers developing products...

A Boise State University materials science researcher, along with engineers from Arizona State University, has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to...

Even after being frozen overnight at negative 35-degree temperatures in the severe winter conditions of Alaska, the elements of the Army's second- generation tactical...

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech have created an undersea vehicle inspired by the common jellyfish that runs on renewable energy and could be used in ocean rescue and...

The military services expect to unveil performance specifications this summer for a new joint vertical-lift aircraft, Maj. Gen. William T. Crosby told congressmen. Crosby, director of the...

A wind monitoring and modeling system being developed by the Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) division could one day protect soldiers and...

Products: 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...

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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...

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