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Application Briefs: Aerospace
High-Speed Data Cables for Fighter Aircraft
Harbour Industries will manufacture low-loss coax and high-speed data cables used on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II 5th generation fighter aircraft.
A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.
Application Briefs: Defense
Towed Array Sonar System
The SwordFish™ is capable of underwater target search, detection, tracking, and classification.
Recent technological advancements could enable the military to employ robotic platforms in swarms to help overcome operational challenges in an urban environment.
The U.S. military is prioritizing development of drone swarms as a means to reduce risk to our warfighters.
Combat is being transformed by Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies that improve a warrior’s situational awareness.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Counter-Drone Technology
Titan is an autonomous, A.I.-enabled counter drone solution that forces drones to safely land without disrupting nearby communications or electronics.
A raft of companies have emerged to provide counter-UAS technologies, but challenges remain.
Developing an improved model capable of generating realistic synthetic data that represents a wide range of systems can lead to new algorithms and data exploitation techniques.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Deformation Sensing in Soft Bio-Surrogate Materials
Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.
Understanding the mechanics of insect flight could help improve the agility, autonomy, robustness and integrated sensing and processing of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, recently introduced RAIDER XTM, its concept for an agile, lethal and survivable compound coaxial helicopter.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Real Time Physiological Status Monitoring
New wearables will provide soldiers and small unit leaders with actionable information needed to ensure individual and squad performance readiness.

Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles,...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Tests Moon Landing Technology

GPS is used every day to navigate on Earth. As NASA prepares to land humans on the Moon by 2024, new laser-based technology will safely and precisely navigate astronauts to their destination.

There are still significant obstacles to the manufacture and use of flexible hybrid electronics in military applications.
Full motion video (FMV) sensors are essential assets and provide real-time situational awareness with minimal latency.
Companies are introducing "Industry 4.0" technology at a rapid pace, turning the next-generation vision of manufacturing into reality.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Automatic Drone Detection System
Tektronix partnered with Erisys RF Solutions to release an automated drone detection solution.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Shoulder-Launched Weapon System
Guided flight tests have been completed.
When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Heterogeneous Integration Technology
Integrating different types of devices and materials could increase their functional density, improving the performance of electro-optic systems for sensor applications.

Researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological Center are looking at LEDs to help warfighters battle chemical warfare agents (CWA)....

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Engineered Solutions for Enclosure Sealing and Insulation
Custom enclosure gaskets can meet a variety of mechanical shock and thermal requirements.
Determine the effects of applied load on a composite structure.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
SDR Interface for the NeXtRAD Multistatic Radar System
Learn about the multistatic data that can be collected on maritime targets.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Helicopter
Steadicopter's Black Eagle 50 unmanned helicopter has been upgraded.
Learn about Repeatability, Resolution, and Response.
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