Keyword: Data acquisition and handling

Articles: Aerospace

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are critical to today’s intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, supplying valuable aerial imagery to ground forces. Small UAV systems are a highly flexible ISR solution...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

CompactPCI Serial has proven to be a beneficial technology upgrade for a number of embedded systems designers accustomed to working with the legacy CompactPCI platform. Not only does CompactPCI Serial bring...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

It can be argued that small form factor design trends are paradoxical. As form factor size decreases, functionality requirements increase; as processing power requirements heighten, lower...

Briefs: Data Acquisition

Helicopter flight involves many multidisciplinary physics problems that are difficult to predict with today’s engineering modeling and simulation tools. Rotor aerodynamic systems...

Briefs: Materials

New aircraft are expected to use more composite materials. This drives the need for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of composite materials. Current aircraft are flown...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

This work describes the use of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques to characterize defects such as rust, voids, etc. in materials,...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

With its international headquarters in Germany, IAV Automotive Engineering is one of the leading engineering and design providers for the automotive industry, working for...

Briefs: Information Technology

For nighttime surveillance, acquisition of visible light imagery is impractical due to the lack of illumination. Thermal imaging, which acquires mid-wave infrared or long-wave infrared radiation naturally...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

From the first computers of the 1940s through the machines of the 1990s, all computer systems were CPUbound. In other words, the I/O interfaces...

Application Briefs: Software

MASA Group, a developer of Artificial Intelligence (AI)- based Modeling & Simulation (M&S) software for the defense, public safety, emergency management, and serious games markets, has launched SWORD 5.0,...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers

GE (Towcester, UK) will be supplying General Dynamics UK with subsystems required for the Demonstration Phase of the Scout Specialist Vehicle family of platforms being designed for the British Army....

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

Avalanches pose a significant threat to human life and settlements, so studying them is key to formulating risk zones. Previously, validating models in order to predict avalanche behavior...

Application Briefs: Imaging
New Surveillance System Provides Round-the-Clock Coverage

Logos Technologies has begun delivery of the first two electro- optical/infrared Kestrel wide-area persistent surveillance systems to the U.S. Army for...

Application Briefs: Software

LynuxWorks, Inc. announced recently that the Mission Systems and Sensors Division (MS2) of Lockheed Martin in Owego, NY, selected the LynxOS real-time operating system (RTOS) and Luminosity Integrated...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

A human-robotic system is under development that can map an unknown environment, as well as discover, track, and neutralize several static and dynamic objects...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

High-speed recorders represent a major share of electronic instrumentation found in commercial, industrial, scientific research, government, and defense applications. Each system captures specific...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

The continuing advancement of semiconductor manufacturing technology to process high-speed UltraWide-Band (UWB) signals has enabled radar technology to become more versatile and applicable...

Articles: Imaging

A new, versatile imaging technology quickly gives users accurate three-dimensional depictions of objects being tracked. The image system, developed by Visidyne, Inc. (Burlington, MA),...

Briefs: Software
Environmental Awareness of Sensor and Emitter Employment

Many Army missions rely on effective sensing capabilities that provide intelligence on the adversary, and protect friendly forces from enemy detection. Sensors that are stationary (microphones, geophones, and ground-based radars) and moving (cameras on unattended aerial vehicles and ground...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Change is a concept that is well known in the computer industry. Designers and manufacturers alike have embraced this trend in an ongoing race to increase computing power while reducing...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

A need exists for small, autonomic systems in the battlefield. Autonomy allows the creation of unmanned systems to perform complex, high-risk, and/or covert operations in the battlefield without the need...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

A Battery Management System (BMS) manages Li-ion batteries in a storage system for pulsed power weapons aboard Naval vessels. The system charges the...

Articles: Aerospace

While power architectures of defense electronics are extremely diverse, all have common operational demands: they must be robust (shock, vibration, temperature...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

The rapid growth of sensing and imaging technology, combined with the need for near-real-time action based on the sensed data, has rendered automatic processing, understanding, and decision-making vital to...

Articles: Aerospace

Every branch of the armed forces has a need for capabilities delivered from unmanned aerial vehicle/ unmanned aerial system (UAV/UAS) platforms. These unmanned vehicles have proved...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

You can’t build a house without blueprints. So why do so many RF design flows try to build a board without a schematic? Most often, this crude process comes about due to lack of availability of RF...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The Wide-Field Dynamic Range (WFDR) camera is a high-sensitivity, wide-field-of-regard sensor of importance to future military surveillance and survivability systems. It is intended to be used in harsh, noisy...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC), based on a centralized architecture framework, is being widely used for gas turbine engine control. However, current FADEC is not able to...

Briefs: Information Technology
Optimized Robust Adaptive Networks in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems

The Electric Power and Communica - tion Synchronizing Simulator (EPOCHS) system could provide great benefits to private industry and Department of Defense (DoD) power systems infrastructure by allowing simultaneous, synchronous simulation of communication and...