Keyword: Assembling

Articles: Defense

Despite the continuous development of new, higher performing processors, the thirst for increased embedded computing capability remains unquenched. In fact, it seems like...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

With the ever increasing threat of improvised explosive devices, both in the military arena and the civilian realm, there is a growing demand for technologies with the ability to detect...

Application Briefs: Defense
COTS Rugged Systems
North Atlantic Industries
Bohemia, NY
631-567-1100
www.naii.com

North Atlantic Industries (NAI) recently received an initial contract from L-3 Maritime Systems for Custom-on-Standard Architecture™ (COSA™) COTS rugged systems for the Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) Data Acquisition Unit. The advanced,...

Articles: Defense

The universal adoption of digital 3-D design tools has truly changed forever the way that advanced products are created, from original concept studies, development, testing, and...

Articles: Defense

Liquid resin infusion (LRI) is a proven manufacturing technology for both small- and large-scale structures for which, in most cases, experience and limited prototype experimentation is sufficient to...

Articles: Defense

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: Aerospace

Boeing and Airbus can hardly keep up with demand for 150-seat jets, and both have increased their own monthly production rates to well over 40 aircraft, stretching the capacity of the supply chain to the...

Articles: Defense

With such challenges as base closings, shrinking defense budgets, and sequestration, the worldwide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) sector is projected to experience a significant...

Application Briefs: Defense
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...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Fleet piping systems are complex, space-constrained systems that are difficult to inspect using standard external inspection techniques. Pipe lagging, as well as limited space,...

Technology Update: Aerospace

The use of composite materials for construction of aerospace components began in the early 1980s and is now the material of choice for commercial and military airframe...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Raytheon
Fullerton, CA
714-446-2315
www.raytheon.com Solid Concepts Inc.
Valencia, CA
661-295-4400
www.solidconcepts.com

Raytheon is addressing the...

Articles: Aerospace
At the U.K.’s new Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, engineers and innovators have at their disposal some of the world’s most advanced design and manufacturing assets for precision...
Briefs: Aerospace

The Chrono::Engine software is a general-purpose simulator for three-dimensional multi-body problems. Specifically, the code is designed to support the...

Technology Update: Aerospace

Since robotic work cells have proven to be highly effective in certain applications, and the technology is always improving, some might dream of a day when...

Technology Update: Defense

More than 1200 large-diameter (up to ¾-in) holes must be drilled into titanium/ carbon stacks for the side-of-body joint on a particular Boeing commercial aircraft fuselage....

Briefs: Physical Sciences

The testing of individual respiratory protection (IRP) devices is now accomplished with panels of human wearers. Historical at tempts to simulate the human face and head have...

Articles: Aerospace

The requirements for smaller size, lower weight, and reduced cost in space and defense systems are driving demands for improved power-management solutions. Integrated DCto- DC converters that are designed for...

Briefs: Materials

One of the most important requirements in next-generation batteries is to concurrently deliver high energy density and high power density (fast charge-discharge rates). The high power density...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

A wide range of devices are designed to handle, convey and store sensitive information that requires varying degrees of security from protecting low level...

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...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Multispectral imagers use an optical device that can separate the colors to obtain the spectral content in the scene. Such an optical device could be a grating or prism, a filter wheel, a diffractive...

Articles: Aerospace

While most ordnance is now laserguided, there is still much work to be done on the defensive detection of laser designators. Hence the growing need for advanced laser-warning systems (LWS). While multiple...

Briefs: Materials

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

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Input filter caps need to be able to supply a quick burst of energy and to suppress noise generated in the switch circuit. Important considerations for the input filter cap...

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...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

As electronic components continue to move increasingly into surface- mount packages exclusively, prototype manufacturing firms are seeing a shift in the fabrication and assembly work needed to implement...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

The environments in which microwave cable assemblies are being used today are becoming more challenging with exposure to such conditions as extreme temperatures, chemicals, abrasion, and...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

When settling in to design a new optical device for a defense application, it is often desirable to use Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) optical components wherever possible. COTS optics offer many...