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Using thin films — no more than a few pieces of notebook paper thick — of a common explosive chemical, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories studied how...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Targeting Pod Maintenance
LITENING pods carry out targeting, surveillance, intelligence, search and rescue, and humanitarian relief missions.
Application Briefs: Defense
Missile System Team Trainer
Latvian National Armed Forces have completed the installation of a new state-of-the-art team trainer for SPIKE missiles.
Application Briefs: Defense
Perimeter Security Sensor System
Silent Sentinel Inc., a U.K.-based surveillance company, has been selected as a provider for the US Department of Defense.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Laser Cleaner Robot
A robotized system automatically removes primers and other protective coatings from F-35 wing components.
Application Briefs: Defense
Weapon System Spare Parts
VINCORION will supply spare parts for the PUMA infantry fighting vehicle’s weapon aiming and tracking system.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Mobile Howitzer
The "Iron Sabre" will be tested out in the U.S. Army’s 155mm Mobile Howitzer Shoot-Off Evaluation.
This research establishes a fundamental understanding of the characteristics of event-based sensors.
Learn about a photonic skin friction and wall pressure sensor.
Low-impact sensors close a gap in the U.S. space weather observation network.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Frequency Agile Plasmonic Antennas and Sensors
A new way of assembling individual nanostructures will facilitate better design principles for plasmonic photonic devices.
Modeling software, Fiber-optic adhesive, warfighter cameras, and more.
A plethora of new, dynamic threats flood the EW spectrum, pushing threat detection and analysis to keep pace.
To maintain longer-range wireless communication, a new controller deploys robots that form antenna arrays.
Application Briefs: Imaging
CubeSat Spacecraft
The Space Dynamics Laboratory will build six spacecraft for NASA’s Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment mission.
Application Briefs: Software
Weapon Fire Control System
Smart Shooter increases the accuracy and lethality of small arms.
High-speed testing technology will enable advances such as new digital signal processing and computing platforms in the optical domain.
One particular semiconductor, gallium arsenide (GaAs), has received considerable attention due to its potential electronic applications.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
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...

White Papers: Government
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...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have used multi-material 3D printing to create tailored gradient refractive index glass optics that could make for better...

INSIDER: Data Acquisition
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.
A phenomenon called “Sporadic E” naturally occurs in the upper atmosphere and disrupts radio waves.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
3D-Printed NACA Inlet
A company's first metal additively manufactured part took to the skies on a SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) test flight.
Application Briefs: Software
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: Defense
Drone Parachute Rescue System
The technology is completely autonomous, lightweight, reusable and non-pyrotechnical.
Application Briefs: Defense
Loitering Munition System
Learn how the Hero-30 system was evaluated for naval missions.
Application Briefs: Defense
Encapsulated Drone System
SpearUAV recently introduced a handheld version of the Ninox 40 encapsulated drone system.

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