Remaining at the forefront of technological advancements in the printed wiring industry requires a proven combination of process methodology, state-of-the-art processing...

Sensor-based imaging systems generate invaluable information for modern warfare, but a serious challenge exists to the timely use of that information. Data links that provide the transmission...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Detecting Explosives by Use of LIBS

Laser-induced breakdown spectros - copy (LIBS) has been investigated for potential utility as a means of detecting trace amounts of chemical explosives and residues thereof in lawenforcement, forensic...

In a research program now in progress, polymeric materials that catalyze the generation of nitric oxide (NO) at low concentrations are being developed and tested for utility as coatings on...

Amethod of real-time fusion of readout data from electronic inertial and image sensors for passive navigation has been developed. By "passive navigation" is meant navigation without...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
MEMS Offset-Beam Torsional Electrothermal Actuators

Prototypes of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) rotational actuators based on a principle of torsion induced by thermal expansion of electrically heated offset beams have been designed,...

Progress has been made in a continuing effort to develop surgically implantable, biocompatible electrochemical- sensor arrays for continuous measurement of concentrations of analytes...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Use of a Heat Pipe to Cool Aircraft Electronics

The first steps have been taken in a continuing project to study the suitability of dissipating heat from electronic and electric-actuator equipment aboard an aircraft by using a loop heat pipe, containing water as the working fluid, that delivers the heat to the exterior aircraft skin. The first...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Microscale Electrical Contacts for Self-Assembly

An experimental study of self-assembly processes in which small, heterogeneous components become spontaneously aligned with each other and bonded through soldering of mating electrical...

Electrical filters of a recently invented type are designed and constructed as transmission lines into which multistage photonic-band-gap (PBG) structures are incorporated. As used...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
BC VCSELs for RF/Photonic Links

Bipolar cascade (BC) vertical-cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) of a type intended specifically for use in radio-frequency (RF)/photonic links have been demonstrated. As used here, "RF/photonic link"...

Aset of equations has been formulated to enable quantification of several aspects of the performance of an analog photonic communication link as affected by laser noise. A procedure for...

Briefs: Information Technology
C++ Architecture for Simulating UAVs

A conference paper describes the use of the CADAC++ software system for simulating operations of uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs) in conjunction with moving ground targets while interacting with other UAVs and with satellites that assist in targeting. CADAC++ was developed by rewriting the prior...

The term "Software Wind Tunnel" (SWiT) denotes an institution proposed to be established as a means of overcoming obstacles that, heretofore, have impeded technology transition in...

Briefs: Information Technology
Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Calculations for Aerodynamics

Governing differential equations, and algorithms to solve the equations numerically, have been developed to enable computational simulation of weakly ionized aerodynamic flows in the presence of electromagnetic fields. The equations and algorithms are intended mainly for application to...

Composites of glucose oxidase (GOx), carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and biologically synthesized silica have been synthesized and tested. These composites are prototypes of biological/electrical...

Three algorithms, and software that implements the algorithms, have been conceived and analyzed as means of effecting automated planning of scientific observations by a fleet of unmanned...

A five-and-a-half-year integrated multidisciplinary research project has been characterized by three themes pertinent to the development of advanced materials having tailorable...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Mixing and Combustion in Turbulent, High-Speed Flows

A collection of reports presents a detailed description of a research program that focused on fundamental investigations of mixing and combustion in turbulent subsonic and supersonic flows like those encountered in high-speed air-breathing aircraft engines. The research included close...

Uniaxial-compression tests of micron-scale specimens (microcompression tests) of a bulk metallic glass (BMG) and of a tungsten/BMG composite have been performed to contribute to...

A computational- simulation study was performed to assess the feasibility of laser-induced fusion of deuterium nuclei with tritium nuclei as a means of generating neutrons for use in neutron...

Data Device Corp. (Bohemia, NY) has introduced software development kits (SDKs) for MIL-STD-1553 PC/104-Plus and PCI-104 cards, enabling users to develop source code to simulate, monitor, or troubleshoot 1553...

The Rapid Armor Shelter System® from FY Composites (Nokia, Finland) is a modular ballistic protection system. The military-certified, lightweight fortification wall system can be used to protect fast-moving...

The HE-1920 from Digital View, Morgan Hill, CA, is a buffered, multi-sync interface controller that provides analog and digital connections for large-format, high-definition FTF LCDs. It features wide operating...

The ACM 18 CBRN from Dantherm Air Handling (Spartanburg, SC) is a transportable unit developed to provide air conditioning in temporary or transportable buildings or tents. The compact unit is made of aluminum and...

Dometic (Luxemburg) has introduced autonomous transport refrigerators based on an adsorption principle and using insulated containers to transport fresh perishables. The Zeolite technology generates cooling capacity...

Vectronix (Leesburg, VA) offers the Vector™ family of binocular laser range finders for observation, distance, and angle measurement. The binoculars provide high-resolution optics, an eyesafe laser range...

Polymer Technologies (Clifton, NJ) has developed a transparent calibrated moisture boot that protects the rotating shaft and seal in the UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter Pitch Trim Actuator, a flight control component that...

Thermal management of rugged COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) cards destined for defense applications has always been a challenge due to the high operating temperatures and other harsh...

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