IRC (Corpus Christi, TX) offers the CMH Series of high-voltage thick film resistors with voltage ratings to 20,000V and resistance range from 330 to 1GΩ. The resistors are qualified to MIL-PRF-49462, and are...

Xilinx (San Jose, CA) has introduced radiation-tolerant Virtex®-4QV field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for processing needs of video, audio, radar streams, and packet processing functions in space...

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Resin System

Epsilon 99100 benzoxazine RTM/VARTM resin system from Henkel Corp. (Bay Point, CA) is designed for composite structure in aerospace applications. The resin is stable at ambient temperatures for over a year as a one-part resin....

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Access Control

Matrix Systems (Dayton, OH) offers Frontier® 5.7.5 access control software with a fault-tolerant door controller option with triple-tier data distribution redundancy. When the control of access or alarm point monitoring is...

Omegadyne (Sunbury, OH) offers the PX5000 Series pressure transducer for applications such as flight testing. Using sputtered thin-film sensor technology, the transducer has a 100,000-hour MTBF rate and is stable to 0.1%...

L-3 Infrared Products (Dallas, TX) offers the Thermal-Eye® 2400xp Advanced thermal imaging camera that features BST infrared detector technology with 320 × 240 resolution and uninterrupted video and solar...

The FOMIS and FOL429 fiber-optic bus extension systems from AIM-USA (Omaha, NE) support test applications such as vehicle launch sites, anechoic chambers, and engine testing that require an extended distance between the...

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Microchassis

Tripe E Corp. (Lowell, MA) has introduced a 2U microchassis for military, aerospace, and other harsh environment applications. The rack-mount unit features a flange that spans the entire depth of the unit, two fans, and...

The ED-FPC Series frequency and phase converters from Falcon Electric (Irwindale, CA) provide computer-grade power for sensitive equipment in military and aerospace applications. The rack-mount units range from 3...

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Connectors

Fischer Connectors (Alpharetta, GA) offers AluLite Series aluminum connectors for electronic systems integrated into air, land, and sea-based applications. The compact, rugged connectors are used for mobile equipment such as...

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Adhesive/Sealant

NuSil Technology (Carpenteria, CA) offers FS3-3730 fluorosilicone adhesive/sealant, a one-part, fast-curing, room-temperature vulcanizing silicone that bonds to most surfaces. It is designed to seal and bond without the need for a primer. It resists degradation when exposed to jet fuel, solvents, gasoline, or crude oil, making...

Articles: Aerospace
The Future of Space Propulsion
Significant challenges and advances in space propulsion have occurred over the past ten years. The end of the Cold War had significant impacts, both positive and negative. Operational systems now have to operate...

Current threats on our military forces have created a tremendous requirement for mobility as it relates to mission specifications. The objectives of onboard vehicle power (OBVP) are to develop,...

A method for providing a time code for multiple streams of simultaneously received data has been developed in order to allow reconstruction of the data after asynchronous transfer. It is often...

The Flowslide, developed by Royal Boon Edam Group Holding BV, is a combination of a revolving door and curved sliding panels, installed at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris. The...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Digital-Image Data Acquisition System for Turbulent Mixing and Combustion

An equipment and instrumentation system for high-speed digital image data acquisition and processing includes components for Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF), flame-speed, and ignition and extinction measurements of laminar flames at variable pressure; tracking...

Briefs: Software
Tool for Processing and Displaying Genomics Data in Spreadsheets

ChromaBlast is a computer program that facilitates and accelerates processing and display of data by use of Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet software that affords similar capabilities. The development of ChromaBlast was prompted by a need for improved means of analyzing and...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Magnetic Memory Devices for Embedded Computing

A program of research has been dedicated to the development of magnetic memory devices than can be incorporated into complementary metal oxide/semiconductor (CMOS) integrated circuits, wherein...

A prototype hybrid micro-electro- mechanically tunable optical filter (MEM-TF) based partly on an electrostatic-actuation principle has been built and tested as an essential component...

Silicon nanowires have been investigated as alternatives to the graphite heretofore widely used as an anode material in rechargeable lithium-ion power cells. The theoretical...

Briefs: Materials
Composites Containing Nanostructured Shape-Memory Alloys

A continuing program of research is devoted to understanding composite materials that include nanostructured shape-memory alloy (SMA) constituents and to developing methods of fabricating components from such materials. This research is intended to improve the utilization of SMAs in...

Several advances have been made in research in the art of tailoring polymeric films to be, variously, (1) much more effective as barriers to diffusion of liquids and gases than they...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Perspective on Research in Laser Propulsion

A document summarizes the history of research on laser propulsion, starting with the first publication of the laser-propulsion concept in the year 1969, proceeding through studies of laser propulsion within the broader context of advanced propulsion systems in general, and culminating in...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Some Advances in Understanding of Environmental Fatigue

A research program has yielded advances in understanding of numerous aspects of environmental crack propagation in aerospace aluminum alloys. From one perspective, the objective of this program was to quantitatively establish governing crack-tip-mechanics conditions and damage mechanisms...

An experimental study of the mechanical behavior of cracked aluminum specimens repaired with composite-material patches has yielded findings that may eventually contribute to the...

Military planners are aggressively developing network-centric warfare platforms that use wireless communications as a force multiplier. The...

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Card Enclosures

Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions (Brockton, MA) has introduced the 700 Series Air Transport Rack (ATR) rugged enclosures for cooling in a range of harsh environment applications. The enclosures protect air-cooled cards,...

Glacier Computer (New Milford, CT) offers a heated touchscreen for its Everest line of computers. The heated touchscreen enables the computer to be used in harsh environments in which the computer goes...

The Multi-Platform Enclosure (MPE) from SprayCool (Liberty Lake, WA) uses a two-phase cooling technology for use in mission-critical military applications. The technology uses a fine mist of non-corrosive,...

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