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Products: Aerospace
Surface Microphone

PCB Piezotronics’ surface microphone for R&D testing features a low-profile design ideal for testing in confined spaces and windy environments. The low-profile (1/8-in height) microphone and surface mount pad reduces the impact of undesired air pressure on the microphone during the measurement process. Model 130B40 is an...

Products: Aerospace
Modeling Database

Three high-performance thermoplastics from Victrex have been added to the Digimat-MX material and modeling database to accelerate the application development process while helping to minimize component weight and costs. The software suite from e-Xstream engineering offers data on Victrex PEEK 150CA30, Victrex PEEK 90HMF40, and...

Products: Aerospace
Single Board Computer

EMAC (Carbondale, IL) has introduced the iPAC-9X25, an ARM-embedded single board computer, based on the Atmel AT91SAM9X25 processor. The technology has an industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and utilizes...

Products: Aerospace
DRAM Modules

DRAM modules from Innodisk Corp. (Taipai, Taiwan) feature conformal coatings that protect against moisture, dust, and chemical contaminants. The layer thickness varies from 0.03mm up to 0.13mm, depending on the demands of the...

Products: Defense
Enclosure Gaskets

Beryllium-copper fingerstock gaskets from Leader Tech (Tampa, FL) provide electrical contact between parallel seams (mating surfaces) that are created by enclosure access doors and panels. Once installed, the hardened Alloy...

In collaboration with the University of Warwick, Element Six (Santa Clara, CA) has developed an all-diamond sensor structure for electroanalytical applications. The synthetic electrode is available in a variety...

Products: Defense
3D Printing Materials

To create 3D objects with deterministic mechanical properties, Arevo Labs (San Jose, CA) offers proprietary carbon fiber and carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced high performance materials. Supported polymer materials...

Products: Aerospace
COM Express Mini Module

Advantech (Irvine, CA) has released the SOM-7567 COM Express® Mini Type 10 module, featuring Intel® Atom™ E3800/Celeron® N2930/J1900 processors. Measuring 84 × 55 mm, SOM-7567...

Pasternack Enterprises (Irvine, CA) has announced a new portfolio of Land S-band high gain amplifiers. The modules, packaged in hermetically-sealed metal enclosures, are optimized for 1.2 – 1.4 GHz and...

Security concerns currently dominate software thinking wherever sensitive or safety-critical information is potentially accessible. Embedded software is no exception. Security...

As the US military shifts from boots on the ground to drones in the sky, there will be an increasing need for computing power on foreign soil, under the sea and in the...

Articles: Defense
Flying on Vegetation

Fuel is expensive for airlines. According to sources interviewed for this article, fuel accounts for 30 to 50% of operating costs, depending on the size of the aircraft. And fuel prices remain volatile.

The common feature shared by recent aviation platforms is the high level of systems integration, and the way in which information is displayed or made accessible, allowing previously unimaginable levels of...

It is fairly well known within the aerospace community that telemetry is moving from the traditional L-band and S-band frequency ranges up to C-band. It is widely understood that...

As wireless standards become more complex, the number of operational modes for these devices increases exponentially. As progression continues to the latest WiFi standard,...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Fully Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles
Lockheed Martin
Bethesda, MD
866-562-2363
www.lockheedmartin.com/unmanned

Lockheed Martin, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering...

North Atlantic Industries
Bohemia, NY
631-567-1100
www.naii.com

North Atlantic Industries (NAI) has been chosen by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® to provide...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Stratford, CT
1-800-946-4337
www.sikorsky.com/

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., is developing its first product to feature...

Application Briefs: Defense
SRW Radio System
Thales Defense & Security
Clarksburg, MD
240-864-7000
www.thalescomminc.com

Thales Defense & Security, Inc. has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S....

Enterprise business processes are more connected than ever before, driven by the ability to share the right information with the right partners at the right time. While this...

Molecules have internal motions that are characteristic of their structure and identity. These motions can be studied by spectroscopy in different regions of the...

Briefs: Defense
Wireless Vital Signs Monitor for Trauma Patients

A miniature, portable wireless vital signs monitor (MWVSM), called Mini-medic™, could aid in the triage and diagnosis of trauma patients with and without traumatic brain injury (TBI). The MWVSM consists of two components, both of which are the approximate size and weight of a cellphone: one is a...

US national and many international hearing conservation programs (HCPs) have adopted a noise exposure criterion of 85 dBA for a time-weighted average of 8 hours, with a 3...

Boeing is “running on schedule” as it continues to achieve production milestones for the first of its all-electric-propulsion 702SP (small platform)...

Boeing announced on the opening day of the Farnborough Air Show that it is in the final phases of testing and production readiness of a new method for building 777 fuselages “as...

Liquid ring pumps are used in aircraft fuel systems in conjunction with main impeller pumps. These pumps are used for priming the pump system as well as to...

The F-35 Joint Program Office has selected the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to perform independent software safety analyses of the...

News: RF & Microwave Electronics
Agile Aperture Antenna Tested on Aircraft

Department of Defense representatives were in attendance during a recent event where two of the low-power devices, which can change beam directions in a thousandth of a second, were demonstrated in...

Detecting improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan requires constant, intensive monitoring using rugged equipment. When Sandia researchers first demonstrated a modified miniature synthetic aperture...

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