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NASA CubeSats Head to Mars

NASA has achieved a first for the class of tiny spacecraft known as CubeSats. The MarCO-A and MarCO-B CubeSats are designed to trail InSight on the way to Mars, aiming to relay back data about InSight as it...

Flight schedules that allow for a little carefully designed wiggle room could prevent the frustration of cascading airport delays and cancellations. By focusing on the early phases...

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are lending their expertise in metal additive manufacturing to a new collaboration aimed at 3D printing critical...

Cardiff University’s School of Engineering joined forces with California-headquartered Microsemi to develop A-Ultra – a lightweight handheld system that uses ultrasound to spot damage to...

A team at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center, Aviation and Missile, has been working to develop a new dual pulse rocket motor incorporating insensitive...

Copper cables run through the fuselage of aircrafts. They transmit electrical signals for temperature-measuring sensors, LEDs in ceilings, or electronic connections in seats. During their...

There are no gas stations in deep space, so engines must be reliable for the long haul. NASA has successfully operated a free-piston Stirling engine for more than 110,000 hours of...

Scientists have developed a non-contact method of internal voltage control in polymer composites, making it possible to assess the degree of internal damage during the operation of...

Perimeter surveillance of forward operating locations, such as Forward Arming and Refueling Points (FARPs), is crucial to ensure the survivability of personnel and materiel. FARPs are...

A co-prime array uses two uniform linear subarrays to construct an effective difference coarray with certain desirable...

Articles: Defense
Beyond VMEbus A New Concept

Deployability and life-cycle management of large and disparate collections of weapons, combat and C4ISR computing systems is one of the most critical challenges facing the Department of Defense today. Numerous...

Application Briefs: Defense
Digital Radar Warning Receiver
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

Northrop Grumman Corporation recently received a $124.7 million award for production of AN/APR-39D(V)2 digital...

After extensive review from the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Electrical Safety Office, it was...

Application Briefs: Software
Game-Based Training Environment
Charles River Analytics
Cambridge, MA
617-491-3474
www.cra.com

Charles River Analytics Inc., a developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a two-year, $2 million Phase III...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
New Products: June 2018 Aerospace & Defense Technology
RF and Microwave Power Amplifier Accessories

Pasternack (Irvine, CA) has released a new series of RF and microwave power amplifier accessories that includes heat sinks, heat...

The effective distribution of offensive weapon capabilities to naval units at the tactical edge is a critical focus for Navy leaders. A direct byproduct of this priority...

The aerospace sector places some uniquely challenging demands on electronics designers. For a start, the environments that the electronics are exposed to are much harsher...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Validation of Ubiquitous 2D Radar

Seastema SpA, a company owned by Fincantieri (Genova, Italy), designs, develops, and supplies integrated automation systems for different areas of the marine industry. The company established an Innovation...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Armament Test Set
Marvin Test Solutions, Inc.
Irvine, CA
888-837-8297
www.MarvinTest.com

Marvin Test Solutions, Inc., a company that specializes in globally-deployed test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing...

Pulsed signals are widespread in radar and other electronic warfare (EW) applications, and they must be accurately measured for manufacturing, design of countermeasures, and threat assessment;...

NASA has teamed with Uber Technologies to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air...

A Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory research team has developed an exceptional next-generation material for nuclear radiation detection...

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory pushed grain size engineering to the limit and recently discovered previously unseen behaviors...

New technology allows U.S. soldiers to learn 13-times faster than conventional methods, and Army researchers said this may help save lives.

Engineers developed a technique that causes a composite material to become stiffer and stronger on-demand when exposed to ultraviolet light. This on-demand control of composite behavior...

Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
Autonomous Helicopters
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Falls Church, VA
+1 703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com/firescout

Fire Scout is a combat proven, autonomous helicopter system that provides real-time Intelligence,...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Miniature Data Recorder
DTS
Seal Beach, CA
+1 562-493-0158
www.dtsweb.com

Harsh, wet and dusty environments pose serious reliability issues for data collection. The SLICE IP68 data acquisition system is designed to measure...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Automated Flight System Software
Kittyhawk
San Francisco, CA
+1 415-598-7757
https://kittyhawk.io

Kittyhawk recently announced new features to its flight system software platform. Kittyhawk is adding an automated flight...

The advancement of robot capabilities and functionality has changed the way in which soldiers perform many of their...

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