Keyword: Control systems

Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Built around three core elements – software, hardware, and antennas – Crysalis was designed to simplify the operation of robotic systems.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
GA-ASI recently completed development and testing of the world's first self-contained anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability for an unmanned aircraft system.
Application Briefs: Software
Smart Shooter increases the accuracy and lethality of small arms.
Briefs: Energy
Understanding how delays in resource decision making and tactical supply chains relate to operational reach will give commanders the ability to maximize resources.
Articles: Aerospace
Learn about the challenges that arise when you try to reverse-engineer the console configuration for a NATO E-3 AWACS.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon’s fire control system is met.
Articles: Aerospace
The U.S. military is prioritizing development of drone swarms as a means to reduce risk to our warfighters.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.
News: Electronics & Computers
Lightweight Sensing and Control System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Monitoring

A new sensing and control system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) allows for semi-autonomous flight. Pilots need not leave the ground to conduct routine monitoring and surveillance quickly and cost-effectively. Such systems are particularly useful during long flight...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Kongsberg Geospatial recently introduced a new multi-domain control system for coordinating the use of drones in the battlespace.
Briefs: Data Acquisition

There are many challenges in developing complete performance ontologies and test methodologies to define and evaluate the...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

As the demand for greater control and functionality increases, position-sensor-instrumented hydraulic cylinders are becoming more important in the heavy industry, mobile equipment, and subsea...

Articles: Aerospace

Deployability and life-cycle management of large and disparate collections of weapons, combat and C4ISR computing systems is one of the most critical challenges facing the Department of Defense today. Numerous...

Application Briefs: Imaging
General Micro Systems
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(800) 307-4863
www.gms4sbc.com

General Micro Systems Inc. (GMS) recently announced that the U.S. Army will exclusively deploy powerful rugged server...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Whether engaged in an asymmetric fight with an insurgent or a conventional battle with a “near-peer” adversary, today's battlefield presents combatants with significant challenges. Rapidly advancing technology and...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program is on the countdown clock to advance communications and proximity maneuvering capabilities for CubeSats with the Integrated Solar Array and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A growing safety concern for pilots and aircraft passengers is laser strikes, or the aiming of high-power laser pointers at aircraft. To address the present lack of effective...

Application Briefs: Defense
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

The U.S. Navy recently awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $9.6 million contract, with...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Arnold Engineering Development Complex
Arnold Air Force Base, TN
931-454-5655
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A team of engineers at AEDC are supporting the continued development and testing of the...

Articles: Defense

The provision of integrated modeling, simulation and optimization tools to effectively support all stages of aircraft design remains a critical challenge in the aerospace...

Articles: Aerospace

Directed energy weapons first took a step towards reality in the 1980s under President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), dubbed “Star Wars” by the media. But, the technology didn't really...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Sciaky, Inc.
Chicago, IL
877-450-2518

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), announced recently that Airbus was scheduled to take delivery of a state-of-the-art...

Articles: Semiconductors & ICs

Artificial intelligence developments are set to fundamentally transform mobility, whether it is mobility of weapon payloads, supply deliveries, urban commuters, warehouse goods,...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Identifying the Flow Physics and Modeling Transient Forces on Two-Dimensional Wings

The main objective of this research was to better understand the flow physics of aircraft wings undergoing highly unsteady maneuvers. Reduced-order models play a central role in this study, both to elucidate the overall dynamical mechanisms behind various flow...

Articles: Aerospace

Long-range bombers may have missions halfway around the world. Fighter jets may have to stay in the air longer than their relatively small fuel tanks will allow, or may find...

Application Briefs: Defense
Helicopter Vibration Control System
LORD Corporation
Cary, NC
877 ASK LORD (275 5673)
www.lord.com

LORD Corporation recently announced product qualification for their Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS) for the Boeing H-47 Chinook helicopter. Under contract with Boeing since Sept. 2013, LORD has now completed all program...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), is quickly becoming a 'must have' for aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers rather than just a luxury R&D...

Articles: Aerospace

Microwave radiometers measure temperature, water vapor, and cloud ice in the atmosphere, since oxygen and water vapor naturally emit signals in the microwave portion of the...