Computer scientists are on the verge of boosting VME backplane databus speeds to as fast as 1 gigabit per second, or to enable a larger number of backplane slots to function at the same speed without incurring any substantial cost penalty, officials of VITA, the open-standards organization in Scottsdale, Ariz., announced today.
U.S. military aircraft spending will peak this year at $47 billion, and decline to $41 billion in 2017, predict analysts of the Government Electronics and Information Technology Association (GEIA) in Arlington, Va.
U.S. military research and development spending in 2006 was the highest in history according to the influential Government Electronics and Information Technology Association (GEIA) when measured in constant dollars.
Scientists at the Northrop Grumman Space Technology segment in Redondo Beach, Calif., are developing a high-energy, solid-state laser called Vesta that company officials claim is powerful enough to perform many basic military missions.
A new diode-pumped solid-state, next-generation illuminator laser developed by Northrop Grumman Corp. delivered multikilowatt output power while operating at 5,000 pulses per second during recent tests, company officials reported.
The European military helicopter market is set to remain stable in size over the next 10 years, but still will total nearly a $26 billion in the decade from 2006 to 2015, according to analysts at the market research firm Frost & Sullivan in London.
Analysts at Forecast International in Newtown, Conn., project that countries worldwide will spend more than $35 billion on 33 different airborne and space-based electro-optical (EO) programs over the next 10 years.
Manufacturers will begin shipping ultra-wideband (UWB) chipsets this year and shipments are expected to ramp up with a total of 289 million chipsets shipping in 2010, predict analysts at In-Stat in Scottsdale, Ariz.
National Instruments in Austin, Texas, announced LabVIEW drivers for wireless sensor networks, giving engineers and scientists working with these devices the ability to fully integrate their ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4 or proprietary wireless sensors into the National Instruments LabVIEW graphical development environment.
International Rectifier (IR) in El Segundo, Calif., is offering the IRMCT3UF1, an integrated high-reliability hybrid motor control module enabling digital, sensor-free vector control of permanent magnet motors.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., has selected Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to lead an effort to use micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology to revolutionize the state of the art in radio technology.
Managers at Raytheon Company-the prime mission systems equipment integrator for the U.S. Navy’s DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program, formerly the DD(X) destroyer program-sought a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) middleware solution for the future warship.
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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...