Key leaders of the U.S. defense industry are upbeat about continued prospects for healthy military spending after predictions were released last month that U.S. defense spending will grow to an annual $609.4 billion over the next decade.
Engineers at International Rectifier (IR) introduced a hybrid motor-control module for aircraft applications that does not need software development to run, cutting out hours of code development and removing DO-178B certification burdens.
The America’s Army development team has announced America’s Army: Special Forces (AA:SF), a new version of the military training tool and popular online action game, as well as a new technology partner in 3Dsolve Inc., a simulation learning company in Cary, N.C.
VMETRO executives have announced plans to augment the company’s VXS, XMC, and PMC board-level product families to include platforms based on the new Virtex-5 LXT FPGA platform from Xilinx Inc. in San Jose, Calif.
The Pentagon and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contracted Regal Decision Systems of Linthicum, Md., to develop a prototype system for the Pentagon to detect chemical and biological agents, as well as identify evacuation routes for its 20,000-plus occupants to minimize exposure to the detected hazards and get people out of the building quickly and safely.
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the specific name for many of the roadside bombs that commonly kill soldiers and civilians alike in dangerous regions of the world, have been among the most dangerous threats in contested areas of the Middle East.
FLIR Systems Inc. in Portland, Ore., is providing a multisensor airborne thermal imaging system that may help U.S. Army ground forces anticipate the behavior of terrorist and irregular militia forces who are fighting in urban terrain like Baghdad.
Night-vision equipment represents one of the crucial capabilities that help the U.S. military own the night when engaging the enemy, yet digital technology and multispectral imaging are on the verge of giving fighting forces an even keener edge while operating under the cover of darkness.
Revenues in the Russian electric-motors market will rise to $1.5 billion by 2012, while the Ukrainian electric-motors market will expand to $287.8 million over the same period, say analysts at Frost & Sullivan in London.
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Leesburg, Va., is offering the PowerMatrix family of high-performance/high-density multiprocessor rack-mount computer systems for radar, sonar, signals intelligence, and mobile applications.
LynuxWorks in San Jose, Calif., is offering LynxOS-SE time-space partitioned hard real time operating system (RTOS) with Posix and Linux application support for performance and safety-critical environments in military and aerospace applications.
Enea in Stockholm, Sweden, is offering the Optima Eclipse-based integrated development environment for the OSE real-time operating system, which uses Eclipse version 3.1.2 and C/C++ Development Toolkit version 3.1.1.
MI Technologies in Atlanta released version 3.3 of its MI-3000 data acquisition and analysis software with new features to enhance microwave antenna, radar, and radome test and measurement acquisition, plotting, and data-file analysis.
Heim Data Systems Inc. in Belmar, N.J., is offering a version of the D5000 series for applications requiring compatibility with the IRIG106 Chapter10 standard, which defines the data formatting, control interfaces, and media directories of airborne data acquisition systems such as flight test recorders.
Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is announcing a family of single-board computers (SBCs) with two dual-core Intel Xeon processors ULV on a 6U single-slot module for symmetric multiprocessing that enables any processor to work on any task and move tasks between processors.
Vicor Corp. in Andover, Mass., is adding eight mid-power Maxi DC-DC converters to the 24-volt DC input family: a 3.3-volt, 200-watt model and 300-watt models at 5, 12, 15, 24, 28, 36, and 48-volt output.
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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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