INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researcher Creates System to Control Robots With the Brain

A researcher at Arizona State University has discovered how to control multiple robotic drones using the human brain. A controller wears a skull cap outfitted with 128 electrodes...

The Army Materiel Command’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, is using miniature cameras to create vision-aided navigation...

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: Aerospace
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...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Analyzing Radar Signals with Demodulation

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: Defense
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...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Avionics Upgrades
ARC® Avionics Corporation (ARC)
Kirkland, WA
425-576-5030
www.arcavionics.com/

ARC® Avionics Corporation (ARC), a wholly-owned business unit of AirSpeed® Engineering (ASE) and host MRO Commercial Jet,...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Clean Sky Open Rotor Engine Components
+44 (0)1527 517 715
www.gkn.com/aerospace

GKN Aerospace has delivered the two rotating frames for a major research program exploring open rotor aero-engine designs with a goal of achieving a 20%...

Recently, in operando optical investigations of high temperature solid oxide electrochemical cells (SOECs) have gained significant traction with several...

As new technologies are implemented in manufacturing areas, inspection processes will be affected. Often because product quality has increased or automated inspection equipment...

As part of Project Agreement on Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT), the US Army Research...

An energized electric power cable generates low-frequency electric and magnetic fields that are related to the voltages and currents. Especially at wavelengths...

Rice University scientists have advanced their graphene-based de-icer to serve a dual purpose. The new material still melts ice from wings and wires when conditions get too cold, but...

Sales of drones are soaring. But new research by a Johns Hopkins computer security team has raised concerns about how easily hackers could cause these robotic devices to ignore their human...

Through an agreement between NASA and American Airlines, engineers and scientists at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, will work to improve flight...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Coding and Computers Could Help Detect Explosives

A modern twist on an old technology could soon help detect rogue methane leaks, hidden explosives and much more. A Duke University team is using software to dramatically improve the...

A team of engineers from Washington University in St. Louis is looking to capitalize on the sense of smell in locusts to create new biorobotic sensing systems that could be used...

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