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Application Briefs: Imaging

Anti-Drone Remote Weapon System

Application Briefs: Aerospace

Rebar Tying Robot

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Fiber Optic Rotary Joints Add a Spin to Sensing, Mobile, and Robotic Fiber Systems

To the passing optical signals, fiberoptic rotary joints (FORJs) are nothing more than fiber connectors, which provide connection between one or multiple...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Drone Swarms: A Transformational Technology
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.
Using the relationship of system architecture products and model-based systems engineering analysis, a UAV-UGV team can collaboratively conduct the structured, rudimentary tasks necessary to find a person in distress.
Developing an effective cooperative communication system for unmanned aerial vehicles can increase their autonomy, reduce manpower requirements, and improve mission capabilities.

Rheinmetall has signed a contract with Switzerland’s Federal Office for Defence Procurement (Armasuisse) to supply VarioRay LLM laser light modules to the Swiss Army. Under the...

AeroVironment, Inc. recently announced the launch of Puma LE.
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.
The response of correlated oxides to strong electric fields and their dynamics is investigated using electrical transport measurements and electronic structure studies.
Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling
NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
Learn about the communications system being installed on the first three units of the Royal Navy's planned class of eight Type 26 frigates.
UVision Air Ltd. recently unveiled its new modular weapon system: the Hero-120SF configuration.
The sky’s the limit for utilizing the higher ends of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.
Aircraft simulation systems, server boards, rugged computers, and more.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, recently introduced RAIDER XTM, its concept for an agile, lethal and survivable compound coaxial helicopter.

University of Illinois researchers have demonstrated a new method for testing microscopic aeronautical materials at ultra-high temperatures. The test combines two commonly...

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,...

The increase in unmanned aircraft (UA) traffic is leading to an increase in communications disruptions because too many vehicles are trying to use the same limited number of frequencies.

Full motion video (FMV) sensors are essential assets and provide real-time situational awareness with minimal latency.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Precision 3D Bioprinter
nScrypt is now launching the nRugged 3D Bioprinter.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Impact of Cyber Cameras on the Intelligence Community
The ability to covertly access and manipulate cyber cameras could provide valuable strategic data for the US intelligence community.
A new class of soft multifunctional materials could be used to convert mechanical deformation from vibrations and stretching into electrical energy.
Application Briefs: Defense
Shoulder-Launched Weapon System
Guided flight tests have been completed.
Satellites do not play a major role in the world’s Internet infrastructure...yet.
There are still significant obstacles to the manufacture and use of flexible hybrid electronics in military applications.
Flexible testing systems; mission-defense tech; high-speed comparators; and more.
White Papers: Communications
Critical Techniques for High-Speed A/D Converters in Real-Time Systems

To help define the meaning of “high-speed A/D” used in this handbook, we will be focusing primarily on A/D converters with sampling rates higher than 100 MHz. We will...

White Papers: Data Acquisition
High-Speed Switched Serial Fabrics Improve System Design

Well into its third decade of widespread deployment, VME adopted the new VXS gigabit serial interface, clearly representing the most significant leap in backplane data transfer rates...

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