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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...

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software estimates the trajectory of separation between the aircraft and the store. But how reliable is the CFD model in real-life situations?
Application Briefs: Defense
Targeting Pod Maintenance
LITENING pods carry out targeting, surveillance, intelligence, search and rescue, and humanitarian relief missions.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
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: Imaging
Video Encoders
Delta Digital Video has been selected to supply video encoders for a CCTV system.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser Cleaner Robot
A robotized system automatically removes primers and other protective coatings from F-35 wing components.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Mobile Howitzer
The "Iron Sabre" will be tested out in the U.S. Army’s 155mm Mobile Howitzer Shoot-Off Evaluation.
Modeling software, Fiber-optic adhesive, warfighter cameras, and more.
Application Briefs: Imaging
CubeSat Spacecraft
The Space Dynamics Laboratory will build six spacecraft for NASA’s Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment mission.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Light Tactical Vehicle
The MRZR Alpha is the newest light tactical vehicle from the military provider Polaris Government and Defense.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Weapon Fire Control System
Smart Shooter increases the accuracy and lethality of small arms.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Helicopter Cabin Computer
Abaco’s hardware platforms will be deployed at the heart of a new helicopter cabin computer.
One particular semiconductor, gallium arsenide (GaAs), has received considerable attention due to its potential electronic applications.
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...

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Drone Parachute Rescue System
The technology is completely autonomous, lightweight, reusable and non-pyrotechnical.

The Army-led team of developers creating the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) recently wrapped up the third major milestone testing and demonstration event where soldiers and Marines...

Artificial intelligence can be used for a plethora of defense applications, including command and control of military operations.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
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: Imaging
Virtual Environment System
Charles River Analytics Inc. received funding from the US Army to build the "VECTOR" augmented and virtual reality system.
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: Data Acquisition
CAM Software
HyperMILL ® CAM software and 5-axis machining is being used to make parts for an advanced NASA satellite mission.
New weapons technology is needed to combat the proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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.
Previous methods of target geometry can be replaced by more accurate computer scanning technology.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: June 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Industrial metal 3D printers, force testers, machining centers, and more.

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....

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.

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