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New Products: October 2019 Aerospace & Defense Technology

CT Software Solutions

Volume Graphics (Charlotte, NC) announced the latest generation of its software solutions for non-destructive quality assurance with industrial computed tomography (CT): Version 3.3 of VGSTUDIO MAX, VGSTUDIO, VGMETROLOGY, and VGinLINE.

Posted in: Products, Communications, Data Acquisition, Batteries, Board-Level Electronics, Computers, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, PCs/Portable Computers, Power Management, Power Supplies, Thermal Management, Mechanical Components, Positioning Equipment, RF & Microwave Electronics, Data Acquisition, Sensors, Simulation Software, Software, Instrumentation, Measuring Instruments, Test & Measurement
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Defining an Open System Architecture Standard for Defense Systems

For many years now, there have been efforts within the US defense community to adopt “Open System Architecture” principles (or OSA) for defense computing platforms. Stretching back to the mid-2000’s there have been numerous efforts by all service branches to define sets of OSA principles or requirements on the embedded computing systems they procure and deploy. While these efforts have resulted in widespread adoption of POSIX functions for common tasks and a gradual shift in the use of common form factors and technologies such as VPX and Ethernet, there are still wide disparities between products from different suppliers, which creates difficulties for integrators. Product variations also make technology insertions or system configuration changes expensive, time consuming, and often locked to a particular vendor.

Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Defense, Board-Level Electronics, Computers, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Power Supplies, Data Acquisition, Sensors
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Counter IED System

Netline Communications Technologies Ltd.
Tel Aviv, Israel
www.netlinetech.com

Netline Communications Technologies Ltd., a company that develops and manufactures high-end electronic warfare and spectrum dominance systems for defense forces and homeland security agencies, is supplying its C-Guard Reactive Jamming (RJ) Manpack system to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The system is already being operated by the IDF and is also in ongoing use by ground forces in NATO countries, Asia and Africa.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Communications, Defense, Manufacturing & Prototyping, RF & Microwave Electronics, Data Acquisition, Transportation
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Drone Control System

Kongsberg Geospatial
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1-800-267-7330
www.kongsberggeospatial.com

Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based geospatial and defense technology company, recently introduced a new multi-domain control system for coordinating the use of drones in the battlespace.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Data Acquisition, Defense, Automation, Robotics, Data Acquisition, Sensors, Software
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Unmanned Helicopter Drone

UAVOS Inc.
Mountain View, CA
650-584-3176
www.UAVOS.com

A Robinson-22 helicopter converted by UAVOS into an unmanned drone successfully completed in-air programmed missions. Its first flight, with a duration of more than 1 hour, was fully self-piloted, reaching a height of up to 2200 ft (670m). During the flight all scheduled tests were performed including fully automatic take-off, en-route flight and landing. Tuning of UAV control settings was also completed.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aeronautics, Aviation, Data Acquisition, Defense, Power Supplies, Motion Control, Motors & Drives, Positioning Equipment, Optical Components, Optics, Robotics, Data Acquisition, Sensors, Test & Measurement
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Influence of Leading-Edge Oscillatory Blowing on Time-Accurate Dynamic Store Separation

Increasing the operational efficiency of weapons employed in hostile environments is a high priority of the United States Air Force (USAF). In recent history, the USAF has made a move to smaller and internally stored weapons, especially for fighter aircraft. Maintaining a low radar cross section signature, and thus a low observable air vehicle, is desirable so the aircraft is less detectable by the enemy.

Posted in: Briefs, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Data Acquisition, Defense, Motors & Drives, Data Acquisition, Test & Measurement
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Green’s Function Extraction from Atmospheric Acoustic Propagation

Acoustic waves propagating in the atmosphere may undergo many effects including refraction by temperature and wind velocity gradients, scattering by atmospheric turbulence, absorption by the atmosphere (fluid), diffraction by terrain features, and absorption and reflection by a porous ground. As a result, there may be insonification in acoustic shadow zones, amplitude and phase fluctuations of the propagating sound signals, loss of signal coherence, changes in the interference maxima and minima of the direct ground reflected waves, and multipath effects. Understanding these effects is important for a variety of military applications, such as acoustic source localization and classification, noise propagation in the atmosphere, and the development of new remote sensing techniques of the atmosphere.

Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, RF & Microwave Electronics, Detectors, Sensors
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EO/IR Maritime Payload

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd.
Lanham, MD
571-331-0042
www.controp.com

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd., a company that specializes in Electro-Optics (EO) and InfraRed (IR) defense and homeland security solutions, recently demonstrated its iSea-25HD system. The new and lightweight EO/IR payload is said to have unsurpassed maritime surveillance capabilities and has been specially configured for observation from maritime vessels, including small boats, even in the harshest and most challenging environmental conditions.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Defense, Cameras, Imaging, Video, Lasers & Laser Systems, Detectors
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Autonomous Multi-Sensor Maritime Awareness System

BIRD Aerosystems
Herzliya, Israel
www.birdaero.com

BIRD Aerosystems, a company that specializes in developing Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO), officially launched the OSCAR - Ocean Surveillance Control and Reconnaissance solution and demonstrated it for the first time at this year’s Paris Air Show 2019.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aeronautics, Aviation, Defense, RF & Microwave Electronics, Detectors, Test & Measurement
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Experiments Differentiate Between Underground Nuclear Tests and Earthquakes

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments to improve the United States’ ability to differentiate earthquakes from underground explosions, key knowledge needed to advance the nation’s monitoring and verification capabilities for detecting underground nuclear explosions.

Posted in: INSIDER, News, Data Acquisition, Defense, Imaging, Video, MEMs, Fiber Optics, Lasers & Laser Systems, Optical Components, Optics, RF & Microwave Electronics, Data Acquisition, Detectors, Sensors, Instrumentation, Measuring Instruments, Test & Measurement
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