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Meggitt Sensing Systems (Irvine, CA), a Meggitt group division, has extended its set of Endevco-brand Isotron accelerometers. Features include multiple sensitivity options; wide-band frequency response; signal ground isolation...

Products: Defense

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (Ashburn, VA) has introduced the Air Data Computer Module (ADCM). Designed and manufactured by Defense Solutions’ Avionics & Electronics business unit, the ADCM provides aircraft avionics...

Articles: Defense

Boeing and Airbus can hardly keep up with demand for 150-seat jets, and both have increased their own monthly production rates to well over 40 aircraft, stretching the capacity of the supply chain to the...

Articles: Defense

With such challenges as base closings, shrinking defense budgets, and sequestration, the worldwide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) sector is projected to experience a significant...

Articles: Defense

Many applications can benefit from pushing software radio functions up the mast to the antenna as a viable alternative to traditional rack-mounted receiver systems. New technology...

Articles: Aerospace

In safety-critical systems, the ability to guarantee that safety-critical tasks have sufficient time to execute is key for system integrity and safe operation. A big...

Articles: Aerospace

After many years of development and well-publicized budget overruns, the DoD’s Joint Tactical Radio System program (since reorganized and renamed) has recently given birth to a set of handheld...

Articles: Aerospace

Imaging and mapping of electric fields at radio frequencies (RF) currently requires the use of metallic structures such as dipoles, probes, and reference antennas. To make...

Technology Update: Imaging

Historically, the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) market has been dominated by military applications from surveillance to active engagement. In the near term, the...

Application Briefs: Defense
Northrop Grumman Corp.
West Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

All Navy aircraft must go through electromagnetic interference testing to ensure that they can operate...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Ashburn, VA
973-541-3700
www.curtisswright.com

Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s Defense Solutions division recently received a contract from Sierra Nevada...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

NASA has selected three winning designs solicited to address the technological limitations of the uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) currently used to track and collect data on hurricanes....

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Two of Georgia Tech's software-defined, electronically reconfigurable Agile Aperture Antennas (A3) were demonstrated in an aircraft during flight tests. The low-power...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Washington State University researchers have developed the first fuel cell that can directly convert fuels, such as jet fuel or gasoline, to electricity, providing a dramatically more...

INSIDER: Aerospace

A critical connection between NASA's new rocket and its twin solid rocket boosters that will help it get to space proved it could withstand millions of pounds of launch stress during a...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

A new mobile assistant is being developed to support technicians in the airplane manufacturing industry when applying sealant, measuring, and testing — without putting them at risk. In...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed new modifications for technology that helps pilots of small aircraft avoid midair collisions. The modified tools...

News: Defense

In the latest iteration of the EASy flight deck on Dassault Aviation's new 5X business jet, the immediate priorities are separated out from follow-up actions required later during the flight when...

News: Defense
Boeing Advances Automation with Smart and Portable Orbital Drilling Tools for 787

Boeing makes a leap forward in manufacturing automation with a portable orbital drilling tool that is, at its core, indistinguishable from a fully autonomous robotic system. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/12811.

News: Defense
Government-Sanctioned Test Site Opens Up Airspace for MIT Researchers

MIT classes and researchers developing unmanned aerial vehicles and their associated systems will be able to take advantage of a new FAA-designated facility located at Joint Base Cape Cod. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/12993.

News: Defense
Architecture Developed for Monitoring and Anomaly Detection of Space Systems

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have found that by incorporating analysis and monitoring algorithms, such as Inductive Monitoring System, neural networks, and recent advances in deep learning within the architecture’s signal processing system,...

News: Defense
Maintenance Tools for Improved Engine Bearing

A number of advanced bearing maintenance products, such as customized induction heaters and sophisticated thermal cameras, can help aircraft engine OEMs and maintenance providers meet such exacting standards. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/12864.

Products: Aerospace
Nano Circular Connector

TE Connectivity’s CeeLok FAS-T nano circular connector is a nano-miniature, rugged I/O connector capable of meeting 10 gigabit Ethernet performance. The proven, noise-canceling contact configuration minimizes crosstalk, making it suitable for a variety of markets and applications, including missiles, UAVs, soldier...

Products: Defense
PEEK Wear Compounds

The LUVOCOM 8000 series of PEEK wear compounds from Lehvoss North America incorporates proprietary additives that further elevate the wear resistance of PEEK compounds. Through research and testing, Lehvoss designed the LUVOCOM 8000 product line to have a tribological profile significantly surpassing previously known...

Products: Defense
Wire Grid Polarizers

High-contrast IR wire grid polarizers from Edmund Optics are suited for broadband IR applications that require high transmission and contrast, including spectroscopy and thermal imaging. The polarizers are made by applying a thin layer of aluminum microwires to a glass window. They are designed using a lightweight, thin...

Products: Aerospace
Voltage Controlled Oscillator

Crystek’s CVCO25CL-0902-0928 VCO operates from 902 to 928 MHz, with a control voltage range of 0.5 to ~3.5V. It features a typical phase noise of -108 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +3 dBm. The model is packaged in the industry-standard 0.5- × 0.5-in SMD. Input...

Products: Defense

Designed for battery-powered and low-voltage applications, the MAC402 from JVL is the VDC version of the MAC400 400-W integrated servo motor. The supply range for the MAC402 is 12 to 48 VDC, and full power of 400W...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

In the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the enemy’s guerilla tactics have muddled the distinction between terrorism and warfare. To deal with the challenges of this new type of combat, the military...

Articles: Aerospace

The backplane and hardware module standards help to increase part commonality and the reuse of components in different system architectures and...

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