Designers of the proposed $14 billion National Missile Defense (NMD) system face a fundamental problem. There is growing concern whether the infrared sensors on the NMD's kinetic kill vehicles can discriminate between incoming nuclear warheads and the decoys that are likely to accompany them. They must if NMD is to succeed.
SAN DIEGO - Engineers at Cubic Defense Systems Inc., a subsidiary of San Diego-based Cubic Corp., are providing additional data links for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft, and are demonstrating the High Capacity Data Link (HCDL).
Primagraphics helps BAE Systems with Eurofighter test and recording systemAircraft designers at BAE Systems in Warton, England, needed equipment to record real-time video to help them evaluate the Eurofighter Typhoon jet fighter aircraft during flight tests.
Re your recent Editor's Desk column (Laser Focus World, June 2000, "Where have all the [technical] people gone?"): I see the shortage of scientists and engineers as a good thing that the market will correct in due time.
BEAVERTON, Ore. Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, represent a display technology that has fallen into disuse since it launched the era of digital watches and other consumer electronics 30 years ago. Today it is getting a fresh look from military researchers.
KANATA, Ontario Engineers at DY 4 Systems Inc. of Kanata, Ontario, used their System Technology Enhancement Program (STEP) to upgrade the U.K. Royal Air Force Tornado aircraft's missile management system. DY 4 officials claim their STEP program provides a bridge for old avionics designs to run on commercial-off-the-shelf COTS) hardware.
SAN JOSE, Calif. With the impending demise of the Iridium satellite network for mobile satellite services to fulfill U.S. military needs, leaders of Globalstar Government Services LLC of San Jose, Calif., have moved to fill the void and picked up several civilian government agencies as customers in the process.
NASHUA, N.H. Engineers at Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company in Nashua, N.H., demonstrated a night vision imaging sensor using uncooled focal plane array technology. Most military-quality IR focal plane arrays require special cooling devices.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Members of the VME International Trade Association, a printed circuit board industry trade advocate in Scottsdale, Ariz., are formulating a standard for measuring product reliability.
WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - U.S. military scientists are moving ahead with a plan to develop chip-scale laser beam control components for what they claim will be a "revolutionary beam-control system" for several different defense applications.
"Turning dumb bombs into smart bombs" is the way program personnel at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Munitions Directorate describe their efforts to create a new family of small, low-cost, precision-guided weapons.
Single-board computer vendors are looking to solve the challenge of managing the heat from high-power processors, while keeping the costs of their products as low as possible, and building them rugged enough for even the harshest of operating environments.
The American soldier has come a long way since the beginning of the Republic 237 years ago. While uniforms for early soldiers were based on cost and utility, soldiers' clothing eventually considered ballistic ...
Leveraging the power of server-class processors is no longer relegated to the confines of data centers. Through several innovations, Mercury Systems has ruggedized Intel’s server-class chips for deployment. ...
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According to presenters from Kontron and Gedae Inc., there’s were a way to cut that time in half – or more – and produce a sensor-processing prototype in six to nine months, rather than a year and a ha...