In the space industry, much of the effort to refine system engineering processes has been done by hand using tools as divergent as Microsoft PowerPoint to IBM Rational...

Software Defined Radio (SDR) represents an important move forward for mobile and personal communications, promising a major...

A combat identification system developed by Cubic Defense Applications, the defense systems business of Cubic Corporation, was successfully tested during a recent...

Application Briefs: Defense
Rocket Launcher Tubes Protect Troops

The desire to get home safely dwells in the back of the mind of every soldier. The battlefield provides enough mortal dangers without soldiers having to wonder whether or not the weapons they carry could...

Cambridge Consultants has successfully carried out trials tracking 5 inch shells travelling at over 1,000 miles per hour for the US Department of Defense (DoD). The groundbreaking radar developed...

RFM Catchall: RF & Microwave Electronics
Jamming-Resistant Adaptive Radio System

Developing smart antennas for jam-resistant cognitive or software-defined radio systems entails a number of challenging issues. Researchers at the University of Texas are investigating methods to...

The ever-increasing electrical power, power density, and cooling requirements of present and future military platforms are pushing silicon-based power...

Electronic systems such as electronic controls, onboard computers, communications, navigation, and radar perform many critical functions onboard military and commercial...

Networks of microsensors can greatly improve environment monitoring for many civil and military applications. Multiple sensors provide fault tolerance and can provide...

Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are the most attractive material in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology due to their chemical, physical, and...

A breadboard system has been developed for demonstrating nonmechanical zoom using flexible thin films. The project consists of three major task areas: material characterization,...

AReactive Structure Technology (RST) is a new class of smart structure that can react to external excitations (such as blast or ballistic impacts) in a carefully designed way...

A human-robotic system is under development that can map an unknown environment, as well as discover, track, and neutralize several static and dynamic objects...

Products
Vapor Chambers

Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT) (Lancaster, PA) has developed a vapor chamber that allows for higher density electronic component installation. ACT vapor chambers are planar heat pipes used to spread concentrated heat,...

Advanced Digital Logic (ADL) (San Diego, CA) has announced its ADLQM67PC Sandy Bridge single board computer. The ADLQM67PC features the Intel Core™ i7 processor. The i7 processor integrates Intel’s HD Graphics 3000...

Meggitt Sensing Systems (San Juan Capistrano, CA) has introduced the Endevco® model 3075M6-XXX hardline cable assembly, offering performance up to +482 °C (+900 °F). Offered with a hermetically sealed design for...

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Epoxy

Formulated with a blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, a two-component epoxy from Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) can be used in bonding, sealing, casting, and coating applications. Serviceable over the temperature range of -60...

New 3U and 6U OpenVPX™ modules from Mercury Computer Systems (Chelmsford, MA) support Electronic Warfare/Signals In telligence (EW/SIGINT) applications. The modules de tect electronic transmissions from...

Ballard Technology (Everett, WA) has introduced the MPR-ES-1, a 10-port managed/unmanaged Ethernet switch PMC for embedded use. The rugged COTS switch is suitable for both conduction and convection (air) cooled...

To comply with spilled materials regulations, Durabak-M26, a single-component, slip-resistant chemical- and petroleum-resistant product from ADI Technologies (McLean, VA), seals porous concrete, thereby enabling the proper...

TE Connectivity (TE) (Berwyn, PA) has developed new cable and connector offerings to support Ethernet data rates. The products handle IEEE 1394, USB, and a range of speeds from 1 GbE through 10 GbE. The TE...

Servometer® – PMG, LLC (Cedar Grove, NJ) has introduced an athermalization, or “atherm,” temperature-sensitive bellows assembly. The lightweight assemblies have thin-walled, electrodeposited nickel soldered to custom...

The QMJ Series of DC/DC converters from Contech (Concord, CA), a division of Calex, offers up to 20 Watts of fully regulated output power. The series offers a 4:1 input range with nominal input voltages of 24 VDC and 48 VDC....

The BU-65596F/M, a MIL-STD-1553 PMC card from Data Device Corporation (Bohemia, NY), uses DDC’s Enhanced Mini-ACE® ASIC core. The BU- 65596F/M incorporates Total-ACE® integrated terminals and includes over 62...

Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) (Middleton, WI) offers the XPedite2300, a Xilinx® Virtex®-6 based XMC module with support for pluggable daughter cards for customizable I/O. In conjunction with the...

Rigol Technologies (Oakwood Village, OH) has introduced the DS6000 series digital oscilloscope, featuring up to 1 GHz bandwidth, 1.5 GHz bandwidth differential, and single-ended active probes. The digital oscilloscopes...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Rad-Hard FPGAs

The rad-hard and rad-tolerant reprogrammable Virtex®- 5QV FPGA from Xilinx (San Jose, CA) supports specified Total Ionizing Dose (TID) and characterized Single-Event Effects (SEE). The space-grade field programmable gate...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Graphics Processor

AMD (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the AMD Radeon™ E6460 discrete graphics processor. With support for up to four simultaneous displays, the E6460 GPU enables an immersive experience with desktop-level 3D graphics and...

RFM Catchall: RF & Microwave Electronics
Handheld Receiver

Integrated Microwave Tech nologies (Mt. Olive, NJ) offers the MobilCMDR two-way COFDM Diversity handheld receiver, a DVBT compliant dual-diversity receiver for airborne downlinks and mobile vehicles. It offers H.264...

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