As leaders of the U.S. Navy look to the first two decades of the 21st Century, they project a world in which their submarine fleet is decreasingly required to counter a major blue-water threat and increasingly likely to operate close to shore to support land- and air-warfare operations.
The acceptance and implementation of standards for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronic components continued to make substantial progress in the past year, says Joe Chapman, the former Texas Instruments executive and now consultant based in Midland, Texas.
U.S. Air Force officials have contracted engineers at Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Integrated Systems Sector in Bethpage, N.Y., to develop software that will diagnose problems and predict failures in systems aboard old aircraft.
Systems integrators at Raytheon Co. in Lexington, Mass., are using networking hardware from Belobox Networks of Irvine, Calif., to tie together U.S. Navy ship-based Sea Sparrow anti-air missile assets.
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) officials are choosing 11 companies to compete on a project to simulate military operations using live forces and instrumented weapon systems on training, test, and exercise ranges.
Experts at Deep Video Imaging of Hamilton, New Zealand, have designed a computer screen that shows three-dimensional images without requiring the viewer to use 3-D glasses, tracking devices, or fixed positioning.
An attention-getting exhibit at the recent COTScon West conference and exhibition in San Diego was an operational AN/UYQ-70 network-centric command and control system with three sensor racks and the supporting displays and terminals.
Although the much-dreaded Y2K meltdown of the world's computers failed to materialize last year, speakers at the recent COTScon West conference and exhibition in San Diego warned of vulnerabilities that are inherent in today's interconnected global information systems.
The so-called "DMS problem" which includes rapid obsolescence and difficult maintenance represents the dark underside of COTS, yet component suppliers in industry are starting to form plans on dealing successfully with DMS. Now, if the government would only get on board.
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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...