A structural multifunctional fuel cell design enables material elements participating in power or energy processes to also carry significant structural loads....

Reactive materials can be loosely categorized as composites of inert solid materials which, when subjected to a violent...

Briefs: Materials
Novel Conductive Coatings of Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are the material of ever-increasing concern due to their excellent electronic and physicochemical properties. Currently, research has been focused towards their applications for use in chemical and biological sensors as well as their use in optoelectronic devices. One of the...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Water Mist System for Shipboard Machinery Space Fires

Water mist has been determined to be a preferred alternative to Halon 1301 total flooding to extinguish fires occurring in ship machinery spaces and pump rooms, because it is...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Axial Field Electric Motor

An axial field electric motor comprises one or more elements such as a rotor mounted for rotation and multiple axial flux permanent magnets carried by the rotor. The axial flux permanent magnets are oriented such...

Autonomous rotorcraft provide improved capability in performing military missions such as reconnaissance, targeting, border patrol, and environmental sensing. A common difficulty in...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Studies of Dynamic Fracture in Brittle Materials

A program of research spanning several years ending in November 2005 was dedicated primarily to formulation and analysis of canonical boundary- value problems in mathematical modeling of dynamic fracture in brittle materials. The sub-topics within the broad topic of dynamic fracture in brittle...

A recently invented acceleration strain transducer is based on the principle of a conventional spring-and-mass acceleration transducer combined with a linear strain sensor that...

A computational-simulation study of the flow of air through a thermo-anemometer chamber was performed to resolve what originally seemed to be an anomaly in the measurement data obtained by use of...

A study was performed to evaluate the accuracy achievable in the use of submodeling in finite-element modeling of the mechanical response of a structural system that includes...

Briefs: Information Technology
Next-Generation Information Systems Architectures

A document describes a paradigm in which low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with wireless communication capability are used to assist networking among a set of ground stations. This new paradigm is attractive because UAVs can be dynamically deployed in a wide variety of geographical...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Prognostic Health Management of an RF System Using GPS

Prognostic health management (PHM) of electronic systems presents challenges that traditionally were not worth the cost of pursuit. Recent changes in weapons platform acquisition and...

There are several applications for phased arrays in Army communication systems. This spans frequency bands ranging from UHF to Ka bands and performance requirements that include...

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Telemetry Encoder

Mistral Solutions (Dallas, TX) offers the PCM telemetry encoder, a fully configurable Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) onboard system for analyzing flight parameters in airborne applications. The system is designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions and is AMC PPC405-based. It is comprised of a data acquisition system, a...

The Acoustocam I500 ultrasound imaging camera from Imperium (Silver Spring, MD) is a portable real-time imaging system for the nondestructive detection of defects within materials such as composite and metal...

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I/O Module

Innovative Integration (Simi Valley, CA) has introduced the X5-GSPS, an XMC I/O module for applications in radar, electronic warfare, electronic countermeasures, and other defense applications. The module features two 8-bit A/Ds...

The ADC10D1000 analog-to-digital converter (ADC) from National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) is designed for ground-based radar, data acquisition systems, and point-topoint base station communications. The...

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Digital Camera

Vision Research (Wayne, NJ) offers the Phantom® Miro™ Airborne digital high-speed camera that withstands the extreme environments associated with airborne applications. The rugged camera is designed for applications...

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Video Cards

The Matrix PCI Express 4-lane video cards from Great River Technology (Albuquerque, NM) are designed for high-speed ARINC 818, FC-AV, and HOTLink II applications. The cards can record or transmit video at 500 MB/s, are built with Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA technology, and can be configured for a variety of video formats and resolutions....

GammaTech USA (Fremont, CA) has released the Durabook D15RP rugged notebook computer with a magnesium top and bottom case to protect components from damage due to drop and concussion. The anti-shock mounting design...

Ocular (Richardson, TX) has introduced the Cascade and Denali lines of human/machine interface (HMI) systems. The Cascade line features ARM9 processors, Crystal Touch projected capacitive touchscreens, and...

The Model 2026 passivation tester from Koslow Scientific (Englewood, NJ) measures the corrosion tendency of the surface of stainless steel. It detects surface free iron through a galvanic process that is measured as a...

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas (Ramsey, NJ) offers the CS- 2000A spectroradiometer for measuring ultra-low luminance levels of light-emitting devices, and for performing measurements corres - pond ing to scotopic relative...

It is no secret that robots are rapidly asserting themselves in today's military applications. For the duration of the Iraq War, robots have roamed the streets of Baghdad, Fallujah, and other...

To realize the Depart ment of Defense's (DoD) vision of a ubiquitous, netcentric battlefield — connecting the warfighter with critical data in real time — embedded...

An AC coupled interconnect (ACCI) has been developed that could be used to create multiple solutions to contactless chip-to-chip communications. Assembly and testing of a 0.18 um...

Research in fuzzy diagnostics of brake-by-wire systems focuses on the power electronics switches, since they are often considered to be the weakest link in...

A novel high- temperature, high- voltage power electronics capacitor incorporates materials of construction and electrical components that have been initially designed as a segment...

This technique uses nanocluster assembly to produce model soft magnetic materials with simpler chemical composition than existing materials and well-controlled nanostructure,...

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