MEMs

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When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Heterogeneous Integration Technology
Integrating different types of devices and materials could increase their functional density, improving the performance of electro-optic systems for sensor applications.
A Tech Briefs reader asks: What's next with military motion control?
Improved test methods will help alleviate the impact of shock levels on military and commercial ground vehicle components.

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments...

Afaq Ahmed Abbasi of Northwestern Polytechnical University explains his innovative approach.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Hydraulic Thermal Bypass Valve
ThermOmegaTech
Warminster, PA
877-379-8258
www.thermomegatech-adg.com

A system supplier to the U.S. Department of Defense recently approached ThermOmegaTech® to obtain a custom...

Tracking and identifying radiation sources in the age of nuclear proliferation and well- resourced non-state actors is a national priority. Current neutron detection...

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) is a soft ionization technique that is widely applied in the characterization of large biomolecules using...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products: May 2019 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Ultra-Low Temperature Elastomer

Greene Tweed’s (Kulpsville, PA) Fusion™ FKM 665, a new generation, ultra-low-temperature and chemical-resistant elastomer, was specifically...

Briefs: Defense
Modular Biosensor Patch

Researchers are identifying new biomarkers to help monitor cognition and stress in the human body and enhance human performance. Traditional biomarkers like heart rate, temperature, oxygen partial pressure, blood...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Eye Tracking Technology

Much debate surrounds the skills shortage burdening the manufacturing sector of aerospace and defense (A&D). Industry 4.0, the Baby Boomer retirement wave, and a lack of properly trained workers underpins this...

Application Briefs: Defense
Custom Flexible Shafts
S.S. White Technologies
St. Petersburg, FL
727-626-2800
www.sswhite.net

S.S. White Technologies, a company that specializes in the design and manufacture of flexible shafts and related assemblies, is...

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Compression Molding Press
Beckwood Press Company
Fenton, MO
636-343-4100
www.beckwood.com

Beckwood Press Company, a company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of custom hydraulic presses, automation systems,...

Applying reverse thrust redirecting engine power to oppose the direction of travel is a standard technique for decelerating aircraft after touchdown. The approach saves wear on...

The wax-filled thermostatic element was invented in 1936 by Sergius Vernet (1899-1968). Its principal application was in automotive thermostats used in the engine cooling system....

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...

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...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
GPS Enabled Semi-Autonomous Robot

The primary objective of this research is to integrate GPS and local sensory data to allow a robot to operate semi-autonomously outside of a laboratory environment. The Pioneer 3-AT, a robust platform...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Inertial Measurement Unit
Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd.
Plymouth, UK
+44 0 1752 723330
www.siliconsensing.com

Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd's latest DMU30 inertial measurement unit (IMU) has been chosen to provide highly...

When firing artillery, there is typically a maximum angle that the platform cannot exceed relative to the Earth plane. This is due to the large recoil forces...

Content addressable memory (CAM) is one of the most promising hardware solutions for high-speed data searching and...

Plain bearings are used across a wide range of aerospace applications to help achieve better fuel efficiency, extend maintenance intervals, and lower carbon emissions. These applications include...

Monitoring trace gases is of great importance in a wide range of applications. Detecting a diverse range of chemical agents requires an adaptable sensor...

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) three-axis acceleration threshold sensors have been developed to measure acceleration threshold levels using voltage switching when...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Characterization of a MEMS Directional Sound Sensor

There is a wide range of potential military applications in which ambiguity in bearing occurs with respect to sound. For example, autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could employ a...

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