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Optical adhesives, radar test equipment, welding positioners, and more.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Air Force Technology Tracks “Sporadic E”
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Drone Parachute Rescue System
The technology is completely autonomous, lightweight, reusable and non-pyrotechnical.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
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.

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...

Air Force Research Laboratory scientists recently patented a new tunable radio frequency (RF) filter design. The new design is for a smaller, lighter, less expensive...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products: October 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Network analyzers, FPGAs, mobile surface measurement, and more.
See the trends today that are helping satcom design engineers meet the data demands of their military and aerospace clients.
Artificial intelligence can be used for a plethora of defense applications, including command and control of military operations.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
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: Defense
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: Robotics, Automation & Control
Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing System
ADDere printing not only a rocket combustion chamber and nozzle, but seamlessly merged them into one full size rocket thrust chamber assembly.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Aircraft Protection Systems
Learn about the Counter-Rocket Artillery and Mortar (CRAM) system .
Given the importance of electronics in modern warfare, the ability to rapidly develop a counter to such weapons will be essential to sustaining military operations.
A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.
Advanced thermal management is one of the keys to bringing directed energy weapons online and to allow them to operate at peak performance.
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).
See how Modeling and Simulation (M&S) can be used to explore the design trade space of directed energy weapons.
The day of the first deployable UCAV armed with a high-energy laser weapon is not far away.

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is helping the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps transition from analog to digital night vision systems with...

Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
Articles: Aerospace
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: Data Acquisition
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.

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