MEMs

Pictorial Representation Tool for First-Aid Training

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 are expected to provide immediate, basic care to themselves or their comrades. Critical first-aid procedures are described in the Soldier's Manual of Common Tasks, but recalling the procedures in stressful, life-threatening battlefield environments is challenging. In addition, each first-aid skill is composed of numerous, interrelated subtasks and processes. Successful accomplishment of the subtasks and processes depends heavily on an individual soldier's basic aptitude, underlying skills, and understanding of the task flow involved.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Imaging, Medical, health, and wellness, Education, Emergency management
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Tactical Fighting System Simulator

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 six degree of freedom (6-DOF) motion bases provide only motion cues and cannot replicate an authentic, sustained high-G environment. While providing useful training for cognitive tasks, and providing some workload and environmental stressors, the devices cannot present the complete spectrum of physical stresses inherent in actual flight operations. Thus, current simulator training cannot effectively reproduce live-aircraft training events such as Basic Fighter Maneuvers (BFM), Air-to-Ground Weapons Delivery, Close Air Support (CAS), Offensive/Defensive Counter Air (OCA & DCA), Carrier Qualification (CQ) Operations, Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP), and air refueling.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Computer simulation, Education, Military aircraft, Military vehicles and equipment
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Ultra-Light Prototype Vehicle

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 Center (TARDEC), final testing is beginning on the Ultra Light Vehicle (ULV) Research Prototype platform.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Concept vehicles, Lightweighting, Military vehicles and equipment
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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.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Electronic equipment, Optics, Military vehicles and equipment
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Signal AHPEC Platform

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 many processor nodes per enclosure via RDMA-enabled InfiniBand® and Ethernet dual port network interface cards. In addition, system integrators can minimize card count by mapping multiple platform functions, such as control, DSP, image and video processing and graphics, onto one or more DSP281s.

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Upmast Radar System

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 situational awareness, even in adverse weather conditions. A lightweight antenna turning unit and transceiver housing is resistant to shock, vibration, and corrosion. The technology also features a low Radar Cross Section (RCS) design and a GaN-transistor Transceiver.

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Inductance-to-Digital Converter

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, motion, or composition of a metal or conductive target, as well as detects the compression, extension or twist of a spring.

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COTS Benchtop SDSI

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 Software Defined Synthetic Instrument (SDSI), is housed in an integrated, field-service-optimized benchtop enclosure equipped with a comprehensive RF Interface Unit (RFIU) and High-Definition (HD) touchscreen display. With its LabVIEW software framework, multicore Intel® Core™ i7-based embedded controller and multiple Xilinx® FPGA processing capabilities, the 1200B supports the integration of user Test Procedure Sets (TPS), user programs and scripts via industry standard APIs, and languages such as Lab-VIEW, IVI, Python, and XML.

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Thermoelectric Air Conditioners

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 enclosure. Environmental gasket and hardware preserve the enclosure's environmental integrity.

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Printer Interface Unit

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. Sabtech’s PIU has passed U.S. military environmental qualification tests, including shock, vibration, temperature, humidity, electromagnetic interference (EMI), airborne noise, altitude, and drip.

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