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ARINC 600 Network Server

MEN Micro Inc. (Blue Bell, PA) now offers a robust ARINC 600- compliant high speed network server for inflight communications. Pre-integrated and prequalified to DO160-G up to the operating system, the versatile...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
ADS-B Compliant Transponder

ACSS (Phoenix, AZ), an L-3 and Thales Company, has developed an ADS-B transponder solution for legacy corporate aircraft, the NXT- 700. This next-generation Mode S transponder will satisfy the DO-260B mandate for...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Rate Indicator/Totalizer

The Hoffer (Elizabeth City, NC) HIT-4U Rate Indicator/Totalizer is being offered with additional options providing the user with enhanced functionality and flexibility in a compact enclosure. The choice of a NEMA 4X...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Rugged Embedded System

Connect Tech (Guelph, Ontario) announces Rosie, its latest rugged embedded system, based on the NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX1. Housed in a compact enclosure with optional mounting brackets, Rosie features the NVIDIA...

Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) are reaching new levels of functionality and performance, and it’s not just for air vehicles either. Ground and underwater UVS programs are all taking...

The days of proprietary embedded computing systems in military systems are numbered. Proprietary systems, with the attendant vendor lock-in, tend to be platform specific, increasing the development and...

Articles: Data Acquisition
Fiber Optic Multi-Sensing Platforms

Eventually, technology advances to the point where solutions that have been “good enough” for decades are no longer “good enough” for the innovations of today. The philosophy of “good enough”...

Aviation safety is a fundamental concern for all stakeholders. The traveling public demands the highest safety standards, but also wants convenience and reliability at a low price with minimal...

Using advances in the areas of multi-mode, closely coupled miniaturized radiators and artificially engineered materials, ultra-broadband, highly efficient,...

Microwave radiometers measure temperature, water vapor, and cloud ice in the atmosphere, since oxygen and water vapor naturally emit signals in the microwave portion of the...

Briefs: Defense
Secret Sharing Schemes and Advanced Encryption Standard

There are many secret sharing schemes and variations available to hide and reconstruct the given secret. Shamir’s Secret Sharing Scheme, making use of linear Lagrange interpolation on the dealer-generated polynomial, was used to reconstruct the secret from the stipulated threshold number...

Prior to the Proceed program, the main challenges preventing practical demonstrations and use of Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) were efficiency and scalability. At...

Briefs: Defense
Using Mathematics to Make Computing on Encrypted Data Secure and Practical

In order to make computing on encrypted data more practical to use and more secure from attack, it is necessary to discover, develop, and understand the mathematics on which it is based and the mathematics that can be used to attack it.

Many different electrically propelled aircraft have been or are soon to be flying. Recently a zero-emissions electric aircraft, Solar Impulse, flew around the world with zero fuel....

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Analog-to-Digital Converter

The new EV12AD550 1.5GSps ADC from e2v (Chelmsford, UK) supports high dynamic range at 4.5GHz and S-band direct digitization, which enables space systems to avoid costly down conversion requirements. Future...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Aerospace Composites

Victrex (West Conshohocken, PA) launched a new line of PAEK-based composites for the aerospace industry in the form of unidirectional (UD) tape and laminate panels. Introduced under the brand VICTREX® AE250 composites,...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Rugged Data Recorders

DTS (Seal Beach, CA) has released SLICE HG, a new standalone 3-channel system; 31.75 mm in diameter × 42.52 mm; 20,000 g shock-rated; programmable bandwidth DC to 40 KHz; with adjustable sampling 10 to 500,000 sps/ch....

AMREL (Los Angeles, CA) announced the launch of APEX PX5, a 10.1" fully rugged, sunlight readable tablet. The APEX PX5 is built to meet modern demands with a tough magnesium chassis and a durable ABS plastic...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
DC/DC Converters

Gaia Converter (Laval, QC, Canada) has extended its ultra-wide input voltage range DC/DC Converters platform to the new High Rel MGDD-08 series, targeting military and airborne applications. The MGDD-08 Series 9-60V &...

Concurrent Technologies (Woburn, MA) recently announced FR 341/x06, a new 3U VPX™ ExpressFabric® switch. FR 341/x06 supports six payload boards and is based around an Avago Technologies PEX9700 series device...

Products: Defense
Waveguide Mixer

Anritsu Company (Richardson, TX) has introduced the MA2806A High Performance Waveguide Mixer that can be integrated with its MS2830A Spectrum/Signal Analyzer to create a millimeter-wave (mmWave) measurement solution. When...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
Seeing the Light

In order to meet the requirements of current-generation military ruggedized displays and monitors, various technology innovations have been developed that allow for an enhanced user experience. Accommodating all of these...

PCI Express (PCIe) interconnects, and how they can be used to support multiple node low latency data transfers over copper or optical cables, is gaining momentum in embedded computing...

In the electronic warfare milieu, one of the most common RF applications is that of radar systems. Radar, which uses RF energy to determine the range, angle, and/or velocity of objects, detects...

Systems specifically designed for spectrum monitoring applications typically acquire RF signals from a reference antenna or downlink, analyze the shape...

Now more than ever, devices with increasing power and smaller footprints are demanding a good stable cost effective thermal management solution. Fortunately many options are available today. However, for...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Thermoelectric Cooling

There are many places one can go to get an outline on the pros and cons of different methods for enclosure cooling. Although we will briefly touch on them here, this is really an in-depth article on how to choose a...

Wide band gap (WBG) semiconductors are semiconductor materials that allow higher voltages, higher frequencies and operation at higher temperatures over...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Thermal Management of Laser Diodes

High-power laser diodes can generate a great deal of heat. Even for laser diodes operating with 70% or higher efficiency, a large amount of applied energy is converted to heat. Since the performance and...

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