Features

Counter IED System

Netline Communications Technologies Ltd.
Tel Aviv, Israel
www.netlinetech.com

Netline Communications Technologies Ltd., a company that develops and manufactures high-end electronic warfare and spectrum dominance systems for defense forces and homeland security agencies, is supplying its C-Guard Reactive Jamming (RJ) Manpack system to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The system is already being operated by the IDF and is also in ongoing use by ground forces in NATO countries, Asia and Africa.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Communications, Defense, Manufacturing & Prototyping, RF & Microwave Electronics, Data Acquisition, Transportation
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Drone Control System

Kongsberg Geospatial
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1-800-267-7330
www.kongsberggeospatial.com

Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based geospatial and defense technology company, recently introduced a new multi-domain control system for coordinating the use of drones in the battlespace.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Data Acquisition, Defense, Automation, Robotics, Data Acquisition, Sensors, Software
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Unmanned Helicopter Drone

UAVOS Inc.
Mountain View, CA
650-584-3176
www.UAVOS.com

A Robinson-22 helicopter converted by UAVOS into an unmanned drone successfully completed in-air programmed missions. Its first flight, with a duration of more than 1 hour, was fully self-piloted, reaching a height of up to 2200 ft (670m). During the flight all scheduled tests were performed including fully automatic take-off, en-route flight and landing. Tuning of UAV control settings was also completed.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aeronautics, Aviation, Data Acquisition, Defense, Power Supplies, Motion Control, Motors & Drives, Positioning Equipment, Optical Components, Optics, Robotics, Data Acquisition, Sensors, Test & Measurement
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Autonomous Multi-Sensor Maritime Awareness System

BIRD Aerosystems
Herzliya, Israel
www.birdaero.com

BIRD Aerosystems, a company that specializes in developing Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO), officially launched the OSCAR - Ocean Surveillance Control and Reconnaissance solution and demonstrated it for the first time at this year’s Paris Air Show 2019.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aeronautics, Aviation, Defense, RF & Microwave Electronics, Detectors, Test & Measurement
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Air Caster Technology

If there is a prime example of the need for friction-free, precise and delicate equipment movement in the aerospace and defense industries, satellite positioning during the testing cycle should be at the top of the list. Whether in a clean room or another environment, there is no margin for error when it's time to move the “bird” even a short distance. Anything short of a smooth relocation means unacceptable property loss and project delays if this most intricate piece of aerospace equipment is damaged. Disassembly is hardly an option.

Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Defense, Imaging, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Positioning Equipment, Instrumentation, Measuring Instruments, Test & Measurement, Testing Procedures
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Shape-Shifting Origami Could Help Antenna Systems Adapt On-the-Fly

Conventional reconfigurable electrical and radio frequency (RF) structures commonly used in applications involving real-time reconfigurability in response to fast varying operational scenarios require specialized substrates or complex electrical circuits. Origami-based RF reconfigurable components and modules offer a solution with unique properties. First, they enable re-configurability over continuous-state ranges (as opposed to discrete states). Second, they do not require specialized mechanical support for multilayer frequency-selective surface structures. Moreover, deployable origami-based RF structures can achieve large surface re-configurability ratios from folded to unfolded states. Finally, these structures allow for independent control of multiple figures of merit: bandwidth, frequency of operation, and angle of incidence.

Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Communications, Defense, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Energy, Energy Harvesting, 3 D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Antennas, RF & Microwave Electronics, Semiconductors & ICs, Sensors
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Operational Considerations for High-Reliability Interconnects in Military and Aerospace Applications

In the recent past, military acquisition has shifted from being locked into large long-term contracts to developing complex systems in discrete increments that can be further optimized in future design cycles. These shorter design cycles allow for equipment to be deployed more rapidly, thereby mitigating the risk of subsystems going obsolete as increasing proportions of budget dollars go towards operation and support (O&S). This transition to evolutionary acquisition (EA) leaves a major opportunity for vendors to develop commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components that are military-compliant.

Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Fastening, Joining & Assembly, Mechanical Components, RF & Microwave Electronics, Semiconductors & ICs, Test & Measurement
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