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White Papers: Defense
Putting VPX and Open VPX to Work

Before the advent of OpenVPX, designers of embedded systems took advantage of the extreme connectivity offered by VPX (VITA 46), but were faced with a virtually unlimited number of possible implementations....

White Papers: Defense
Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems

FPGAs have become an increasingly important resource for software radio systems. Programmable logic technology now offers significant advantages for implementing software radio functions such...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement
A Prototype Fuel Gauge for Orbit

Liquids aren’t as well behaved in space as they are on Earth. Inside a spacecraft, microgravity allows liquids to freely slosh and float about. The National Institute of Standards and Technology...

Optical adhesives, radar test equipment, welding positioners, and more.
AM is a revolutionary technology that is changing the way that the aerospace industry is designing and producing parts.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Electric-Powered Warship
The first full-electric power and propulsion surface combatant, the USS Zumwalt, has been delivered to the US Navy.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Reverse Engineering Technology
A company was retrofitting older avionics and needed a CAD model of the panel to see how it would fit.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Drone Parachute Rescue System
The technology is completely autonomous, lightweight, reusable and non-pyrotechnical.
Newly developed computational approaches aid in the design of composites that exhibit remarkable abilities to both sense external cues and adapt to these cues in controllable, "programmable" ways.
Develop a comprehensive baseline for identifying, evaluating, and controlling occupational and environmental hazards associated with composite fibers.

In preparation for an increased demand of its services over the next decade, the 846th Test Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, is working to get its hypersonic...

Researcher developed a new method for testing metals at a microscopic scale that allows them to rapidly inflict repetitive loads on materials while recording how ensuing damage...

Two DARPA-developed technologies – a novel decision aid for mission commanders and a rapid software integration tool – played a critical role in the recent Air Force demonstration of the...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement
3D Ultrasound Shows Aircraft Defects

A two-in-one technology provides 3D images of structural defects in metallic structures that can develop in aircraft. The system, developed by Tohoku University researchers in Japan in...

Network analyzers, FPGAs, mobile surface measurement, and more.
Securing data shared and stored on the battlefield will require hardware with built-in cybersecurity features
Radar receiver sensitivity is critical for electronic warfare (EW) applications.
Application Briefs: Defense
Remotely Piloted Air Systems
The plan is to deploy the Protector aircraft in a variety of wide-ranging Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) operations.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Unmanned Ground Vehicles
The Marine Corps will use the FLIR Centaur to assist in disarming improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Application Briefs: Defense
Aircraft Protection Systems
Learn about the Counter-Rocket Artillery and Mortar (CRAM) system .
Using terrestrial LiDAR scanners coupled with a GPS/inertial navigation system to collect elevation data along the coast can help assess the accuracy of the data.
To support the development of next-generation rotorcraft, precision data acquisition is required.

NASA research projects are flying aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of Boeing’s 2020 ecoDemonstrator program. Results from these flights will help continuing development of technology to...

Chemical weapons pose a serious threat to civilian and warfighter lives, but technology from the U.S. Army Small Business Technology Transfer program reduces those risks. Researchers...

Docking stations for satellite phones; aircraft wiring; spectrum analyzers; and more.
A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Damage & Repair Tracker
The UK's fleet of Merlin Mark 2 helicopters has been testing the tlmNexus' Damage & Repair Tracker (DaRT).
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Operating System Software
Learn about the The INTEGRITY-178 tuMP RTOS.
Application Briefs: Defense
Remotely Piloted Aircraft
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems recently flew its SkyGuardian in the skies above Southern California as part of a joint flight demonstration with NASA.

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