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GE’s Clean-Sheet Turboprop Engine to Launch with Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation has opted for GE Aviation’s all-new turboprop engine to power its single engine turboprop (SETP). The 1300 shaft horsepower (SHP)-rated turboprop engine will be the first entry in GE’s new family of turboprop engines designed specifically for business and general aviation aircraft in the 850- to 1600-SHP range.

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Satellite System

301-428-5539
http://defense.hughes.com

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) recently unveiled a new HM Satellite System, engineered around its novel software-definable modem (SDM) technology and scrambled code multiple access (SCMA) waveform. Hughes is launching with three commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products for government applications.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Suppliers, Satellites
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Lithium Battery Pack

800-537-1368
www.tadiran.com

When designing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), engineers must continually seek to reduce size and weight wherever possible in order to improve aerodynamics and free up critical space to deploy additional sensors and instrumentation.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Battery packs, Lithium-ion batteries, Suppliers
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Digital Optical Comparator

514-694-9290
www.visionxinc.com

VISIONx’s VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator 700 Series, featuring 5-axis inspection, has allowed aerospace supplier Paradigm Precision to improve the inspection process of its 16 different heat shields.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Optics
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Low-PIM Cable Assemblies

San-tron, Inc, (Ipswich, MA) a manufacturer of RF coaxial connectors and cable assemblies, offers a growing line of advanced, outdoor, low-PIM cable assemblies and innovative new pressurized solutions to overcome environmental challenges.

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2U Rack PC/Server

Stealth.com (a Sparton company) (Toronto, Canada) has released the new Model SR-2510, a space saving 2U (3.5" high) rackmount computer/server. This compact rack mountable steel chassis is just over 15" in depth allowing it to easily mount into shallow rack cabinets or be deployed into any standard 19" EIA rack cabinet. 4x vertical half height expansion slots give you the ability to install PCIe/PCI expansion cards without the need for a riser card, and removable drive bays come standard with support of up to 8TB of internal storage. Optional solid state drives (SSD) and RAID configurations are also available.

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Day/Night-Vision Data Display

Daisy Data Displays, Inc. (York, PA) has unveiled night-vision technology for displays that provide users with full-color readability in daylight and with night-vision goggles without the need for add-on filters. This technology is appropriate for monitors and terminals that need to be compatible with NVIS goggles that are used in military and flight simulation applications.

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Forensic RF Test Enclosure

Saelig Company, Inc. (Fairport, NY) has announced the STE3000FAV2 patented RF Test Enclosure, designed to give forensics technicians a highly isolated bench-top environment to perform electronic device interrogations of electronic equipment. The device is therefore protected from remote kill, lock, or self-destruct commands, as well as being protected from GPS and location tracking.

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32-Bit Microcontrollers

Microchip Technology Inc., (Chandler, AZ) announced a new series within its PIC32MZ family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that features an integrated hardware floating point unit (FPU) for high performance and lower latency in intensive single and double-precision math applications. This new 48-member PIC32MZ EF series also offers a 12-bit, 18 MSPS analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for a wide array of high-speed, wide-bandwidth applications. Additionally, the PIC32MZ EF supports an extensive DSP instruction set.

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RF-over-Fiber Conversion Modules

HUBER+SUHNER (Pfaffikon, Switzerland) offers a variety of equipment for the defense market including a new series of RF-over-Fiber modules. The company offers three different elements of its RF-over-Fiber solutions: RF-over-Fiber, GP-Sover-Fiber and LAN-over-Fiber technologies.

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