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A holistic approach to aircraft assembly

It is the "automation and tooling partner" who offers a performance-based and advanced manufacturing systems integration approach that offers the next step-change, say Bombardier Aerospace and AIP Aerospace Odyssey. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/12568.

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GE Intelligent Platforms (Waltham, MA) has announced the DSP281, a rugged, dual-node, quad-core 6U OpenVPX High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) deployed server platform. GE’s HPEC architecture scales from one to...

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Kelvin Hughes (Enfield, UK) offers a carbon composite housing for its SharpEye™ radar system. With coherent transmission and Doppler processing, the system separates targets from clutter, resulting in greatly improved...

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Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) unveiled an inductance-to-digital converter (LDC), a new data converter category that uses coils and springs as inductive sensors. Inductive sensing measures the position,...

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The LibertyGT™ 1200B from RADX Technologies (San Diego, CA) combines RADX real-time measurement science software and firmware with NI PXI modules and NI LabVIEW system design software. The 1200B, a programmable benchtop...

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TECA Corporation (Chicago, IL) offers a flush-mounted thermoelectric air conditioner. For enclosures with limited space, flush-mounted air conditioners provide cooling without physical intrusion into the...

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Sabtech (Yorba Linda, CA) has announced its new Printer Interface Unit™ (PIU). The technology allows any commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) printer to be used in place of a militarized PT-540 or compatible printer....

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TE Connectivity (Harrisburg, PA) has released the new VITA 66.1 Ruggedized Optical Backplane interconnect system. The optical system is offered in both a receptacle (backplane) and mating plug...

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Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (Ashburn, VA) has introduced a new embedded graphics module, the VPX3-716 3U OpenVPX™ six-head graphics display card. The module is designed for use on deployed airborne and...

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Pentek (Upper Saddle River, NJ) has introduced the Model RTR 2728 rugged portable and the Model RTR 2748 rugged rackmount recorders. SSD (solid state drive) storage technology achieves aggregate recording and playback...

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Molex (Lisle, IL) manufactures a variety of interconnect solutions for the aerospace and defense industry. Their high performance cable assemblies include a range of RF/Microwave cable assemblies utilizing Temp-Flex®...

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W. L. Gore & Associates’ Shielded Twisted Pair Cables reduce weight while maintaining reliable signal integrity. The cables meet ANSI/NEMA WC27500 standards for aerospace and industrial electrical cable,...

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Atomic force microscopy imaging

Asylum Research’s blueDrive photothermal excitation is available on its Cypher atomic force microscopes. blueDrive makes tapping mode imaging simple, stable, and accurate. It replaces the conventional piezoacoustic excitation mechanism, instead using a blue laser to directly excite the AFM cantilever...

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Two-component electrically conductive epoxy

Two-component electrically conductive epoxy Made with silver-coated nickel filler, Master Bond EP79FL is a two-part, electrically conductive epoxy for bonding, sealing, and coating applications. It has a low-volume resistivity of less than 0.005 ohm-cm and is suitable for applications in the...

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Custom dial face designs

Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group's custom dial faces—its BiMetal and Direct Drive Dial thermometers, as well as its pressure gauges with screw-on bezels—may be customized, no matter the dial size. Customers may submit their own ideas and artwork, or they may work with the firm’s in-house engineering services to...

Articles: Defense

Electronic controls are slowly transforming aircraft engines of all types, bringing improved fuel consumption, improved efficiency, and more power. As the functionality of control units for jet engines increases,...

Articles: Aerospace

Modern electronic devices and computing equipment are often integrated with wireless capabilities which utilize multi-bands for high speed communication, as well as...

Articles: Defense

Pumped two-phase cooling provides a compact, low pumping power option for thermal management in high heat flux applications (300-500W/cm2). Compared to...

Articles: Aerospace
With the implementation of major aircraft structures fabricated from carbon fiber reinforced plastic materials, lightning protection has become a more complicated...
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Communication is key to just about any endeavor. NASA’s ability to update and modify communication capabilities to reflect the latest upgrades without impacts to mission time...

Articles: Aerospace

In 2008, 4RF Communications started development of a new range of radio products to augment their existing point-to-point, long-range wireless link product....

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Charles River Analytics
Cambridge, MA
617-491-3474
www.cra.com

Reducing combat fatalities demands quick and effective emergency care on the battlefield, and all soldiers...

Application Briefs: Defense
Environmental Tectonics Corporation
Southampton, PA
215-355-9100
www.etcusa.com

Most fighter aircraft simulators are fixed-base, with no motion or sustained G-capability. Even those with...

Application Briefs: Defense
U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
Warren, MI
586-215-8763
tardec.army.mil

At the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Electro-Optical Boresight Weapon System
Senso Optics
Yokneam, Israel
+972-4-993-5527
www.senso-optics.com

The combat effectiveness of a weapon system depends substantially on its hit probability. The most accurate aiming occurs when an optical device is aligned to the weapon’s bore centerline.

Briefs: Aerospace

With airlines increasingly directing their attention to operating costs and environmental initiatives, the More Electric Architecture for Aircraft...

Technology Update: Aerospace

More than 1200 large-diameter (up to ¾-in) holes must be drilled into titanium/ carbon stacks for the side-of-body joint on a particular Boeing commercial aircraft fuselage....

Technology Update: Aerospace

In the case of composite materials, material properties are vastly dependent on the manufacturing process. While shifting the manufacturing process of a composite part from preimpregnated...

INSIDER: Aerospace

As the military use of unmanned aircraft systems has increased dramatically, including by entities that may pose a threat to the United States, scientists at Picatinny Arsenal are part of the...

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