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Military & Aerospace Electronics

04/01/2001
Volume 12, Issue 4
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  • News

    • DY 4 and BAE Systems collaborate to design mission-critical graphics devices
      Engineers at DY 4 Systems in Kanata, Ontario, and BAE Systems in Edinburgh, Scotland, are joining hands to develop open-architecture graphics circuit boards for cockpit applications that require multiple sensor inputs, moving maps, and multifunction displays.
    • FAA certification sought for GPS-based aircraft precision-approach landing system
      Leaders of UPS Aviation Technologies in Salem, Ore., say they plan to seek certification this summer for a first-of-its-kind GPS navigation receiver that will use existing signals from the FAA's Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) to enable aircraft precision instrument approaches.
    • Future flying car lends itself to a host of mature electronic technologies

      In the wake of World War I, private aviation boomed in America as barnstorming pilots, most of them ex-military, took to the skies to introduce many of their countrymen to the airplane. It was about that same time a dream was born — that someday anyone who wanted one could own an airplane.

    • Software visualization tool helps oversee NASA contractor code
      Software managers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., are using a software analysis tool called Visual FlowCoder to check the work of contractors creating software code for satellite and rocket engine control.
    • In Brief
      Rockwell to Change Name to Rockwell Automation after Rockwell Collins spinoff, Ball Aerospace nets $62.5 million contract for satellite reconnaissance sensor work, General Micro launches Pentium III-class CompactPCI computer, MORE...
    • Next decade to see healthy spending for defense electronics
      Military and aerospace companies over the next decade will see "a frenzy of electronic equipment procurement, upgrades, and modernization," says a top U.S. defense electronics analyst.
  • Departments

    • COTS Watch

      • Lockheed Martin uses VenturCom's RTX to migrate Air Force training systems to COTS
        Officials at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Palmdale, Calif., are using VenturCom's RTX real-time extension for Microsoft Windows NT in aircrew training systems and flight simulators for Special Operations Forces aircraft of the U.S. Air Force.
      • Software package simulates shock and vibration
        The effects of vibration in limiting mean time between failure (MTBF) of airborne electronic systems have long been known empirically, but the increasing availability of computer-aided design (CAD) tools is enabling system designers to simulate these effects and design around them.
      • VME to die slowly over the next decade, VDC experts predict
        VME, long one of the most widely used open-systems bus architectures in military and aerospace applications, may be nearing the end of its long reign, report analysts at Venture Development Corp. (VDC) of Natick, Mass.
    • Report from Washington and Elsewhere

      • Back to the drawing board for NASA
        NASA's decision last month to scrap the X-33 reusable aerospace plane after investing $1.3 billion is a sort of sad denouement to the space agency's desperate effort to build a firm foundation for future space operations.
    • Product Application Design Systems

  • Features

    • Special Report

    • Technology Focus

      • Packaging COTS chips for environmentally demanding applications
        Military agencies, defense companies, and even major universities are joining in the effort to find innovative integrated circuit and board packaging approaches to enable systems designers to use commercially developed components in military and aerospace platforms

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