Deposition Sciences (Santa Rosa, CA) has introduced optical coatings on plastic materials and substrates. The new optical thin-film coatings can be deposited on materials such as Ultem®, Zeonex®, and a variety of...

Polaris Sensor Technologies (Huntsville, AL) has developed a stereo vision upgrade kit for the TALON IV robot, the basis of which is a flat-panel Polariz3D 3D display integrated into the TALON operator control unit....

Sofradir EC (Fairfield, NJ) offers a line of infrared imaging engines based on cryogenically cooled MCT detectors. The engines can be integrated into a wide range of electro-optical systems. A variety of models is...

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Microcomponent Manufacturing

RepExact LLC (Gastonia, NC) offers specialty precision and microcomponents, including sensor housings manufactured by Tectri SA. The stainless steel components have a barrel drilled to a wall thickness at the end of 0.0004".

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Motion System

Newport Corp. (Irvine, CA) offers the HXP100 Hexapod 6 DOF, a parallel kinematic motion system that utilizes field-proven actuators. The coordinate system allows flexibility in programming complex motions. It is used for...

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Laser

RPMC (O’Fallon,MO) has introduced the Tactical Illuminator Designator (TID) laser. The initial configuration is a 50-mJ, 1064-nm/20-mJ, 1.57-um laser with ~3 ns pulses at up to 100 Hz. A higher energy 150 mJ version with longer...

StingRay Optics (Keene, NH) has introduced the PN SR0794-A01O 40/100 mm long-wave infrared (LWIR) DFOV lens assembly for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). When paired with a640 × 480, 25-micron un-cooled LWIR...

Sensors Unlimited – Goodrich ISR Systems (Princeton, NJ),offers the SU320HX mil-hardened, uncooled, indium galliumarsenide (InGaAs), shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera that is compact, lightweight, and low power, making it...

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Solid-State Drive

Solid-State Drive White Electronic Designs Corp. (Phoenix, AZ) has introduced a Single Level Cell (SLC) NAND solid-state drive (SSD) that provides secure data storage for embedded military applications in rugged and extended-temperature environments. The drive is available as a 4-GByte, 22 × 27 mm plastic ball grid array...

Stellar Technology (Amherst, NY) offers the Series LWU submersible LVDT displacement transducers available in either DC or AC versions. The units are designed for use in sea water and other submersible environments,...

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Imaging Sensor

Headwall Photonics (Fitchburg, MA) has announced the High Efficiency Hyperspec imaging sensor for airborne spectral sensing missions that require high levels of imaging performance. The hyperspectral sensors are used in the...

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (Leesburg, VA) offers the CHAMP-AV5 VME64x DSP (Digital Signal Processing) engine utilizing the dual-core Intel® Core™ i7-610E processor. The multi-processing...

RAE Systems (San Jose, CA) offers the MeshGuard intelligent, connected gas detection system for hazardous gas detection in stationary applications. The MeshGuard family of wireless toxic and flammable gas sensors and...

Aeroflex (Plainview, NY) offers HiRel Analog Multiplexer Mod ules for sending multiple signals to subsystems for monitoring. The Mini MUX8520/21/22/23 are rated for 300 krads with LET of 120 MeV/cm2/mg. The new...

The Department of Energy’s (DoE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is pursuing a smaller, safer, more secure, and less expensive nuclear weapons complex. Meeting...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Shortwave Infrared Sensors: A New Way to See

Compact, lightweight, and uncooled imaging sensors are fueling a revolution in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). They are the key enablers for a powerful new breed of...

Briefs: Information Technology
Considering Software Protection for Embedded Systems

Given the current trend of reprogrammable embedded devices within the Department of Defense and industry, attention needs to be refocused on the benefits or measurability of software protection applied to this domain. Modern reconfigurable embedded systems consider circuits as software and the...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Field-Programmable Gate Array-Based Software-Defined Radio

There are existing wideband communications systems that were built using field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based software-defined radio (SDR) designs. Despite the inherent advantages of these systems, some are functionally restricted by limited output bandwidth.

Peer-to-peer (P2P) networking has changed the way users search for, send, and receive digital information over the Internet. Instead of relying on...

The Simulation Concept – How to Exploit Tools for Computing Hybrids (SCHETCH) project is exploring the design modeling and simulation (M&S) process for developing advanced computing...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Asymmetric Core Computing for High-Performance Applications

High-performance computing (HPC) users have traditionally relied upon two things to supply them with processing power: speed of the central processing units (CPUs) and the scalability of the system. There are problems with this approach. Physical limitations are curtailing clock speed...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Novel Wavelength Standards in the Near Infrared

The goal of this work was to develop a new class of portable optical frequency references based on sub-Doppler spectroscopy inside gas-filled, hollow-core photonic bandgap (PBG) optical fiber. The change in line width with core size, and narrower transitions inside a new “kagome” structured...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Power Enhancement of a Rubidium Vapor Laser with a Master Oscillator Power Amplifier

The concept of alkali lasers was first suggested by Schalow and Townes in the late 1950s. In the 1970s, photo-dissociation of several of the alkali salts produced lasers with wavelengths ranging from the visible to the far infrared. Thirty years later,...

The objectives of this research are to examine the feasibility of real-time sensing of chemical and biological species by using the unique materials and...

Reactive nanoparticles as energetic materials have received much recent attention for a variety of existing and/or potential applications. Among more extensively...

Supersonic combustion has been of interest for many years in order to support future Air Force hypersonic missions. The current generation of...

Current chemical-protection gear for warfighters on the ground inhibits electronic communication via keyboards, cell phones, and remote-control devices. To improve communications capabilities...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
GigE Advanced Imaging Sensor

The Wide-Field Dynamic Range (WFDR) camera is a high-sensitivity, wide-field-of-regard sensor of importance to future military surveillance and survivability systems. It is intended to be used in harsh, noisy...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Liquid-Crystal-Based Optical Phased Array for Steering Lasers

A paper describes the basic design and concepts of tunable liquid-crystal polarization gratings with a nematic liquid crystal (LC) optical phase plate, with a large, continuous in- plane gradient that is variable, and its application to a beam steering device with high efficiency.

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