Keyword: Tools and equipment

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
High-speed testing technology will enable advances such as new digital signal processing and computing platforms in the optical domain.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Learn how to provide accurate power sources with adjustable voltages and frequencies during the test cycle.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Develop a methodology that incorporates objective measures of performance and is sensitive to changes in soldier-system equipment.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

In the recent past, military acquisition has shifted from being locked into large long-term contracts to developing complex systems in...

Articles: Test & Measurement

If there is a prime example of the need for friction-free, precise and delicate equipment movement in the aerospace and defense industries, satellite positioning during the testing cycle should be at the top of the...

Articles: Software
A critical technology challenge for structural material applications is to have a means for the reliable analysis of material damage and failure.
Articles: Imaging

There is increasing demand for high-quality High Definition (HD) video for airborne applications such as Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI). Ideally, such new...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

For maintenance personnel in the aerospace industry to do their jobs effectively, they need to be able to get physically close to the equipment they are working on. This statement sounds...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The U.S. Navy is interested in strategies that divers could employ to protect them from loud underwater sounds. Sonar...

Articles: Test & Measurement

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...

Application Briefs: Defense
Charles River Analytics
Cambridge, MA
617-491-3474
www.cra.com

Charles River Analytics Inc., a developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a two-year, $2 million Phase III...

Articles: Aerospace

We are at an inflection point in the evolution of warfare. While technology is rapidly increasing pace, it is also creating an expansion into multiple, parallel domains, and giving enemy forces more...

Application Briefs: Defense
U.S. Army Operational Test Command
Fort Hood, TX
254-287-9993
www.otc.army.mil

Forward observers, experts in directing artillery and mortar fire onto enemy targets, have been testing a new...

Articles: Data Acquisition

Given the needs to meet the most stringent requirements for reliability, safety, and security resulting in lengthy software development schedules, aerospace and defense projects have...

Application Briefs: Defense
L-3 Link Simulation & Training
Arlington, TX
817-619-2000
www.Link.com

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) was recently awarded a contract option from the U.S. Air...

Articles: Defense

Designers of virtually all electronic warfare system applications exploit CPUs and FPGAs, each offering unique strengths and advantages for handling a wide range of tasks. This diversity...

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...

Application Briefs: Defense
BCB International Ltd.
Cardiff, UK
+44 (0)2920 433 700
www.bcbin.com

A Floating Armor Torso System (FATS), designed for marine-based forces, inflates when coming into contact with water. If the...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA) has introduced the U4301B PCIe(R) protocol analyzer for engineers developing PCIe Gen3 systems. The U4301B supports all PCIe speeds from 2.5 GT/s (Gen1) through 8 GT/s (Gen3) and...

Technology Update: Defense

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...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Charles River Analytics
Cambridge, MA
617-491-3474
www.cra.com

Reducing combat fatalities demands quick and effective emergency care on the battlefield, and all soldiers...

Application Briefs: Defense

The U.S. Air Force has selected Cambium Networks’ pointto- point (PTP) 45600 High Capacity Line-of-Sight (HCLOS) radio for its Theater Deployable Communications program of record (TDC PMO). Supported by General...

Articles: Aerospace

For C programmers working on safety-critical applications, following restrictions and guidelines to ensure safe-coding practices can be painful. Features of the language designed to make your work easier, more efficient, or...

Briefs: Software
Weapon Center of Mass Calculator

The Weapon Center of Mass (COM) software allows researchers to easily determine mass properties of a weapon system. The tool presents a photograph of the weapon and allows the user to place weight anywhere on the weapon by clicking on the screen. After the weight is placed, the software returns the mass...

Briefs: Software
General Runtime/Architecture for Many-core Parallel Systems (GRAMPS)

The era of obtaining increased performance via faster single cores and optimized single-thread programs is over. Instead, a major factor in new processors’ performance comes from parallelism: increasing numbers of cores per processor and threads per core. In both research and...

Application Briefs: Defense
Intelligence Analysis System

Air Force intelligence analysts must assess an adversary’s capability to achieve their objectives, including their offensive and defensive systems, state of readiness, training, and conditions such as weather. To effectively assess these capabilities, analysts must integrate a tremendous amount of data from a...

Application Briefs: Defense

Charles River Analytics released a case study of an effort for the US Army called CAATE (Culturally Aware Agents for Training Environments). Under this effort, Charles River...

Application Briefs: Defense

U.S. Army and Marine troops have cultivated a creative, lifesaving technology out of heavy-duty telescoping poles. The CMD fiberglass telescoping push/pull rods, normally used for cable and wire management applications,...

Briefs: Information Technology
Universal Sparse Modeling

Sparse data models, where data is assumed to be well represented as a linear combination of a few elements from a dictionary, have gained considerable attention in recent years, and their use has led to state-of-the-art results in many signal and image processing tasks. Sparse modeling calls for constructing a succinct...