Keyword: Electronic control systems

Articles: Aerospace

As OEMs seek advantages in Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C), focus is shifting to advancements in power electronics. Gaining an advantage requires close attention not only to...

Briefs: Aerospace

The goal of this work was to investigate using harvested energy to directly control the vibration response of flexible aerospace systems. Small,...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Lynwood, WA
425-743-8321
www.craneae.com

Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Power Solutions, will be supplying flight critical power electronics for the...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Compact Active Vibration Control System

This innovation consists of an analog controller, diamond-shaped patch actuator, and point sensors (such as accelerometers). The actuator is designed to couple to the flexural response of the structure in the same manner as a group of point sensors. This results in a co-located transducer pair. The signals...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Northrop Grumman Corp.
West Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

All Navy aircraft must go through electromagnetic interference testing to ensure that they can operate...

Articles: Aerospace

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) deliver sophisticated capabilities with tremendous cost advantage over traditional methods. While this technology has evolved from military...

Articles: Defense
Leveraging Digital RF Memory Electronic Jammers for Modern Deceptive Electronic Attack Systems

In the world of electronic counter measures (ECM), there is a constant battle of one-upmanship, where each side is...

Articles: Defense
A dynamically reconfigurable, wideband programmable RF FPGA transceiver will provide reduced lifecycle cost, reduced redesign cost, and service for multiple DoD platforms, while maintaining near-optimal...
Briefs: Physical Sciences

The goal of this work was to investigate the concept of using harvested energy to directly control the vibration response of flexible aerospace systems. Small, lightweight, flexible...

Articles: Test & Measurement
Phoning It In: Making Smartphones Secure Enough for Tactical Communications

You suddenly find yourself pinned down by enemy gunfire. What do you do? Whip out your smartphone and call for an airstrike? Yes, if the U.S. Marine Corps has its way.

Articles: Aerospace

There is no shortage of challenges facing thermal engineers in today’s military and aerospace applications, from the inherent problems caused by harsh environments to the challenges created by...

Application Briefs: Defense

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the nation’s 360 ports and waterways remain especially vulnerable to attack from small vessels carrying improvised explosive devices, including...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

There are power supplies in virtually every military electronic system. These ubiquitous devices come in all sizes and power ratings. And just like their commercial counterparts, they are...

Articles: Aerospace

As the performance requirements of avionics, military, and space electronic systems increase, so do the demands on the power supplies for these systems. Successful system designs...

Articles: Aerospace

Electronics system security is a growing and ever-present concern in all applications areas, but in aerospace and defense (A&D) systems, security is a must. As such, the ICs used in...

Application Briefs: Defense
COTS I/O and Processor Technology Controls Machine Guns

Engineers from SSAI (Support Systems Associates, Inc.) have selected commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) 3U CompactPCI technology from North Atlantic...

Briefs: Materials

The ever-increasing electrical power, power density, and cooling requirements of present and future military platforms are pushing silicon-based power...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

AReactive Structure Technology (RST) is a new class of smart structure that can react to external excitations (such as blast or ballistic impacts) in a carefully designed way...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Software Defined Radio (SDR) represents an important move forward for mobile and personal communications, promising a major...

Articles: Aerospace

The risk of human casualties associated with fuel convoys, combined with the long-term cost issues of unreliable technologies, has the military exploring greener, more sustainable options with the...

Articles: Aerospace

Seventy-one degrees C is the temperature of a steak done medium-well. It is also the temperature of an oven used to test thermal characteristics of military electronics. Electronic components...

Application Briefs: Defense

Kollmorgen has released an in-line variant of its lightweight, low voltage Power Generation System, which will be used by the United States Army to...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has extended its contract with Thermacore to develop and commercialize active heat sinks that can be used...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

In 1992 the Department of Defense (DOD) was exploring ways to reduce the procurement costs and delivery times of equipment purchases having to meet military standards. The development, documentation and...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

In the development of future airborne megawatt-class power generation, it is important to minimize both the size and the weight of the system. The primary means of increasing...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Replacing many of the traditional mechanical power and control systems with electronic equivalents will enable significant improvements by reducing weight, lowering fuel usage,...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

The theaters of operation for marine, air and land vehicles continue to redefine the term “rugged environment.” No longer bound by on-board human operators, autonomous and unmanned military vehicles are now...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

An embedded magnetic memory technology was developed to be integrated into a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) circuit fabrication process to provide radiation-hard...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Induction motors often are the preferred choice among industrial motors due to the modern power electronics that improve their speed control. Vitally...