Eight Ivy Division snipers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team field tested an upgrade to the Army's sniper rifle in the shadows of the fabled Rocky Mountains.

Chemical, engineer, and explosive ordnance disposal unit soldiers are joining a National Guard Civil Support Team to put the Army's latest robotic system to the test.

An extremely light, highly durable ceramic aerogel was developed that could ultimately be an upgrade for spacecraft insulation. The new material is made of thin layers of boron...

Engineers developed a direct borohydride fuel cell that operates at double the voltage of today’s commercial fuel cells. Using a pH-gradient-enabled microscale bipolar interface...

The heaviest vehicle to successfully land on Mars is the Curiosity Rover at 1 metric ton. Sending more ambitious robotic missions to the surface of Mars, and eventually humans, will...

NASA has signed contracts with three industry partners to demonstrate progress in the use and eventual certification of systems critical to the safe operation of Unmanned...

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) emitted by a nuclear weapon exploded high above the United States could disable the electronic circuits of many devices vital to military...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Guard Members to See Expanded Use of Robots

The use of robots continues to grow within the National Guard and Guard members are likely to soon see additional robots with expanded capabilities. Robots are currently used for a number of...

In early April, nine qualified teams will attempt to remotely navigate the dark and dirty corridors of Edgar Experimental Mine in Idaho Springs, Colorado, in preparation for the...

Researchers used a new theory in physics called stress localization to create a durable silicone polymer coating capable of repelling ice from any surface. The new material uses elastic energy...

Defense-Grade FPGAs

Xilinx, Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced availability of its Defense-grade XQ UltraScale+ portfolio of products, providing the benefits of its UltraScale+...

Radio frequency (RF) circuit elements that are traditionally considered to be linear frequently exhibit nonlinear properties that affect the intended...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
An Introduction to PCM Heat Sinks

With the exception of thermal storage heat sinks, the term heat sink is a misnomer. Standard heat sinks for electronics cooling are actually heat exchangers, taking the heat from the electronics, and...

Articles: Imaging
Eye Tracking Technology

Much debate surrounds the skills shortage burdening the manufacturing sector of aerospace and defense (A&D). Industry 4.0, the Baby Boomer retirement wave, and a lack of properly trained workers underpins this...

Worldwide demand for low Earth orbit satellites is increasing at an unprecedented pace, driven by diverse needs such as faster and more affordable Internet access, and faster revisit rates with...

Lightning strikes to jet airliners are common - about once every 1000 flight hours. The DO-160G standard, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, is a standard...

As performance capabilities for embedded computing products expand, the requirements for commercial-grade and MIL ruggedized systems blur into similar specifications. There are...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Aircraft Parachute Recovery Systems
BRS Aerospace
South St. Paul, MN
651-457-7491
www.brsaerospace.com

BRS Aerospace has engaged Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research (WSU-NIAR) to develop...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Deployable – Instrument Landing System
Thales Group
Cedex, France
+ 33(0)1 57 77 86 26
www.thalesgroup.com

The United States Air Force's (USAF) activities to establish air superiority and support ground combat units often...

Application Briefs: Defense
Multirole Utility Helicopters
Airbus Helicopters
Marignane Cedex, France
+33 (0)4 42 85 60 51
helicopters.airbus.com

Airbus Helicopters will be providing an additional four H225M (previously known as the Eurocopter EC725)...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Drone-Elimination Fire Control System
Smart Shooter Ltd.
Kibbutz Yagur, Israel
+ 972-72-3202111
www.smart-shooter.com

Smart Shooter's SMASH fire control system adds digital precision to in-service rifles and ammunition. It...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Weapons Calibration App
Double Shoot
Ramat Gan, Israel
+972-52-9208000
www.double-shoot.com

Double Shoot, an Israeli company that is pioneering advanced systems for zeroing high accuracy weapons and scoring systems, recently...

In 1982, the U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD), then assigned under the U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM), began development of a new...

This project seeks to reproduce the neural circuits used by the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans for locomotion. Caenorhabditis elegans is a small (~1.2 millimeter) nematode found in rotting...

Strategies to control solid rocket propellant regression rate require a robust throttling technique applicable to high performance propellant...

The development of sensors to assist helicopter landing in degraded visual environments (DVEs) is currently an important US Army requirement addressing the...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Novel Characterization Methods for Anisotropic and Mixed-Conduction Materials

State-of-the-art electronic and optoelectronic devices require electronic materials with specialized properties that cannot be characterized with standard methods, or that must be characterized with extra precision. As a result of this research, the following new...

Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre recently announced a partnership to recycle excess aerospace-grade composite material, which will be used by other companies to make...

MIT researchers have devised a technique that “reverse engineers” complex 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models, making them far easier for users to customize for manufacturing and 3-D printing...

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