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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products: August 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Detection with Quantum Radar
A new radar prototype utilizes quantum entanglement as a method of object detection.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Thrust in Space - The Nuances of Thruster Valve Design
More and more companies are designing rockets, satellites, and reusable space vehicles that require thruster valves to position, maintain, or change vehicle orbit in space.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Telemetry Processing Systems
Acroamatics Telemetry Systems (Acroamatics), was recently selected by Northrop Grumman to deliver telemetry tech for the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) program.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Electro-Optical Missile System
The Slovak army is the 6th armed force to choose the modern 5th generation SPIKE LR2 missile.
Previous methods of target geometry can be replaced by more accurate computer scanning technology.
A newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon’s fire control system is met.
Industrial metal 3D printers, force testers, machining centers, and more.
A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
High-Energy Laser Weapon Systems
The next few years will help determine whether high-energy lasers become a staple of the battlefield.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) powder-based systems aren't the only ways to print metals.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.
Research demonstrates that a surveillance mission is still achievable by unmanned vehicles while performing autonomous soaring.
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...

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to detect Vietnam War-era bomb craters in Cambodia from satellite images – with the hope that it can help find unexploded bombs....

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
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.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Rebar Tying Robot
SkyMul founders believe that their SkyTy solution can help speed up the construction of the more than 22,000 bridges that will need to be replaced in the next 10 years.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Anti-Drone Remote Weapon System
Weighing only 70 kilograms, the Pitbull-3 delivers Point & Shoot technology
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...

Aircraft simulation systems, server boards, rugged computers, and more.
NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
The sky’s the limit for utilizing the higher ends of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.
Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling
UVision Air Ltd. recently unveiled its new modular weapon system: the Hero-120SF configuration.
Learn about the communications system being installed on the first three units of the Royal Navy's planned class of eight Type 26 frigates.
AeroVironment, Inc. recently announced the launch of Puma LE.

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