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Application Briefs: Imaging
Video Encoders
Delta Digital Video has been selected to supply video encoders for a CCTV system.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Defense
CubeSat Spacecraft
The Space Dynamics Laboratory will build six spacecraft for NASA’s Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment mission.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Light Tactical Vehicle
The MRZR Alpha is the newest light tactical vehicle from the military provider Polaris Government and Defense.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
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: 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...

Application Briefs: Unmanned 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: AR/AI
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: Software
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: RF & Microwave Electronics
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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

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.

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