Recently, NASA renewed a decades-old request for grant proposals that call for “faster, better, cheaper” projects. The ultimate agenda is to expedite developments in aerospace capabilities...

While power architectures of defense electronics are extremely diverse, all have common operational demands: they must be robust (shock, vibration, temperature...

While high-performance test equipment has been used successfully in the laboratory for many years, the trend is moving toward...

Symptoms of hypoxia – a deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching body tissues - have been documented among rotary-wing pilots and aircrew flying...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Manifold-Based Image Understanding

The rapid growth of sensing and imaging technology, combined with the need for near-real-time action based on the sensed data, has rendered automatic processing, understanding, and decision-making vital to...

Briefs: Information Technology
Flexible Computing Architecture for Real-Time Skin Detection

In both the Air Force and search and rescue (SAR) communities, there is a need to detect and characterize persons. Existing methods use red-green-blue (RGB) imagery, but produce high false alarm rates. New technology in multispectral skin detection is better than the existing RGB...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Battery Electrolyte Level Detector Apparatus

An apparatus has been developed for checking the electrolyte level in a battery, providing a safer and more efficient means to do so. The result is a non-intrusive apparatus and method of checking the electrolyte level that reduces the need to open the caps on the battery by checking the level...

An embedded magnetic memory technology was developed to be integrated into a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) circuit fabrication process to provide radiation-hard...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Differential Amplifier Circuits Based on Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors (CNTFETs)

Since their discovery, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been extensively studied for their great potential in a variety of applications. Several desirable properties that CNTs possess include a high thermal conductivity, high electrical mobility, high...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
AlInGaN Bandgap and Doping Engineering for Visible Laser Diodes

There is a great need to develop chip-scale visible lasers for many applications, including laser sight, environmental monitoring, and compact pumping sources for ultra-short laser pulse generation, high-luminous full-color displays, new-generation solid-state lighting, etc. The...

Photorefractive (PR) polymer composites developed for 3D display applications contain a copolymer as the hole-transporting host matrix. The copolymer approach is followed to reduce the phase...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Membrane Pump for Synthetic Muscle Actuation

A synthetic muscle has been developed that uses inflatable balloons to produce a tensile force from a positive pressurization. Mechanical supply and ducting is used to provide the required pressurization. However, the mechanical supply and ducting that is currently used is limited in several respects....

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Nonlinear, High-Fidelity, Aeroelastic Analysis for Novel Configurations

Efforts to develop morphing air vehicles with multiple mission capabilities have recently been undertaken by several research teams, including NASA’s Aircraft Morphing program and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Morphing Aircraft Structures...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Shape Memory Polymer Process Development

This work introduces a simple technique of separately fabricating electrospun short fibers. This technique employs a paper mesh, which is placed between the needle tip and counter electrode of the...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Surface-Plasmon-Enhanced Organic Thin-Film Solar Cells

Fabrication of two-dimensional metal nanoparticle arrays was achieved both by thermal annealing and nanosphere lithography techniques, which are both very fast and economic. The surface plasmon resonance of the fabricated nanostructure was analyzed experimentally by optical absorption...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Frequency Synthesizer

Phase Matrix (San Jose, CA) offers the 20 GHz QuickSynTM microwave synthesizer that covers the 0.5- to 20-GHz frequency range (extendable down to 0.2 GHz) with 0.001-Hz resolution. The product provides major modulation...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Optical Wire and Grids

Dontech (Doylestown, PA) offers optical fine wire (OFW) and micro EMI-mesh (MEM100) conductive optical grids that provide EMI/RFI shielding of electronic displays, instrumentation, and enclosures. The OFW mesh is...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Module

RF Monolithics (Dallas, TX) has introduced the XDM2510H, an RF module built on the Dust Networks® IA-510(H)™ WirelessHART® system. The module provides a UART serial port for connection to sensors and an RF connector for antenna...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Power Amplifier

The Model KMS2010 solid-state power amplifier module from AR Modular RF (Bothell, WA) covers the 1.75 to 1.85 GHz frequency range with 150 Watts of power, and is suitable for the wireless broadband network. This 52-dBm linear...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Reference Oscillator

Crystek (Fort Myers, FL) has introduced the RF Pocket Reference Oscillator (RFPRO Series), a frequency control product that integrates a complete True SineWave SAW (surface acoustic wave) oscillator in a rugged SMA...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Power Supply Capacitors

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products (Fairview, PA) offers Switch Mode Power (SMP) Supply capacitors with MIL-PRF-49470

approval for military QPL offerings. Designed to withstand temperatures ranging from -55...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Gain Antennas

The OM series of gain antennas from Antenna Factor (Merlin, OR) is designed to increase the range and reliability of wireless links, while maintaining omnidirectional pattern around the circumference of the antenna. The...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Amplifier Filter Design Software

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) has introduced the FilterProTM v3.0 design tool with an improved user interface and a more accurate and robust filter design engine. It can adjust passive element tolerances and...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Wireless RF Remote Controller

Southco® (Concordville, PA) offers the EA-R01 wireless RF remote controller that controls access to multiple locked compartments from distances up to 100 feet. It features a waterproof potted construction and...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Adaptor Bracket

Times Microwave Systems (Wallingford, CT) offers the LP-BFDN-CW bulkhead-to-flange universal mounting and grounding adaptor bracket for its Times-Protect™ line of RF lightning and surge protection products. The adaptor is...

Acme Industrial Co., a division of Jergens (Carpentersville, IL), has introduced a line of key-locked fasteners for aerospace, military, and electronics use with a one-piece design to provide high pull-out strength and...

American Sensor Technologies (Mt. Olive, NJ) offers the AST2000 and AST20HA pressure transmitters for military and aerospace applications such as trucks, unmanned vehicles, transmissions, hydraulic pumps, fuel...

The HSTAR 750 Series hermetically sealed position sensors from Macro Sensors (Pennsauken, NJ) are high-temperature, rugged LVDT sensors for use in military and defense applications such as fuel/oil level monitoring,...

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Retaining Rings

Rotor Clip (Somerset, NJ) provides manufacturing and processing of retaining rings to military specifications under Cage Code 07382. Stainless steel parts for military applications are made from PH15-7 stainless material. MS parts made from high carbon spring steel are also available. Finishes include cadmium, zinc dichromate,...

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