Keyword: Reaction and response times

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Seastema SpA, a company owned by Fincantieri (Genova, Italy), designs, develops, and supplies integrated automation systems for different areas of the marine industry. The company established an Innovation...

Articles: Aerospace

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: Photonics/Optics

That was the challenge posed to Gentex by Boeing. Window shades typically do the job on an airplane, but they’re cumbersome to operate, expensive to maintain, and do little to reflect the...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Conventionally, most autonomous mobile nodes, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are operated remotely by human operators. As such, forming a mobile communication network...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) three-axis acceleration threshold sensors have been developed to measure acceleration threshold levels using voltage switching when the...

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...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) three-axis acceleration threshold sensors have been developed to measure acceleration threshold levels using voltage switching when...

Articles: Aerospace

In safety-critical systems, the ability to guarantee that safety-critical tasks have sufficient time to execute is key for system integrity and safe operation. A big...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Electronic systems such as electronic controls, onboard computers, communications, navigation, and radar perform many critical functions onboard military and commercial...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Development of an Electrochemical Biosensor for Organophosphate Chemicals

Detection of organophosphate (OP) compounds has attracted much attention in terms of safeguarding human health, owing to their frequent use as pesticides in agriculture and their potential use as chemical warfare agents. Among a variety of biological methods based on the...

Articles: Aerospace

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) like the MQ-1 Predator have excelled in the theaters of war in which they have been deployed. However, the ability of those controlling the...

Briefs: Information Technology

Military planners are aggressively developing network-centric warfare platforms that use wireless communications as a force multiplier. The...

Briefs: Materials

Tests have been performed in an effort to gain understanding of electrical and mechanical properties of silver-coated nylon fibers subjected to stresses and strains and exposed to...

Briefs: Materials

Electrochromic devices that exhibited adjustable infrared emissivity were developed in a research program that was part of a larger effort to develop adaptive infrared camouflage....

Briefs: Physical Sciences

Polymer composites that are photorefractive at visible and near- infrared wavelengths, and devices that exploit their photorefractivity, have been demonstrated. Potential...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

An airman riding as part of a convoy escort team in Iraq keys his radio microphone to check in with his base, and hears nothing but dead air. The U.S. Air Force is leading a joint...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

A research program has made progress toward the development of schemes for protection against faults in next-generation DC zonal shipboard electrical systems (DC SESs) and for...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Stressed-liquid-crystal (SLC) light-modulating devices suitable for use as liquidcrystal- on-silicon (LCOS) spatial light modulators (SLMs) that could operate in nearand mid-infrared...