There's an important question on the floor that all of us need to consider, and we need to do it sooner rather than later. The question is simple: should the United States as we've known it — and by extension, we as Americans as we've come to define ourselves — continue to survive over the long term?That's it.
WASHINGTON — Military leaders are driving advanced technology to new limits so they can attack the increasingly frustrating problem of domestic security, yet advanced technology also is achieving far less dramatic results in heading off future problems.
Engineers at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Command (SMDC) in Huntsville, Ala., and Sparta in La Jolla, Calif., are developing a laser-based system called Zeus to neutralize surface-laid landmines or unexploded ordnance remotely.
U.S. Army experts are trying to embed microscopic electromechanical machines in paint that could detect and heal cracks and corrosion in the bodies of combat vehicles, as well as give vehicles the chameleon-like quality of rapidly altering camouflage to blend in with changing operating environments.
Federal officials are pushing for a compatible communications system across the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the intelligence community.
Among the latest challenges to using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components for high-reliability electronic systems for military and aerospace applications involves nanometer-scale semiconductor device feature sizes.
Software engineering tools that generate computer code automatically from conceptual drawings and charts have been available to systems integrators for years now, yet controversy still swirls around the choice of generating software code automatically, or in the old-fashioned way — by hand.
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...