The U.S. Army moved a step closer to developing a next-generation tactical utility truck to replace the Humvee and other familiar vehicles last month, as it narrowed the competition from four companies to two.
Leaders of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) propose spending nearly $21.3 billion in fiscal year 2007 for procurement and research in communications, electronics, telecommunications, and intelligence (CET&I) technologies-which represents nearly a 4 percent increase over current-year levels.
Officials at Boeing in Seattle selected the RedHawk Linux operating system from Concurrent in Duluth, Ga., for Symtx avionics test equipment used in support of the Boeing Integrated Defense Systems’ Air Force C-17 modernization program.
As consumer-based technology has continued to evolve at an ever-faster pace, the U.S. military has faced the dual problem of providing the latest capabilities to fighting forces in the field while understanding and being able to combat those same technologies that also are available to enemy combatants.
As scientists from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the agency’s first mission to Pluto and beyond in January, Corning NetOptix in Keene, N.H., became part of this historic chapter in deep-space exploration.
Optoelectronics engineers at L3 Cincinnati Electronics in Mason, Ohio, are providing the company’s NightConqueror thermal imaging system for the U.S. Navy Sea Fighter FSF-1, an advanced surface warship able to operate at speeds faster than 50 knots at ranges as long as 4,000 nautical miles.
U.S. manufacturers of rugged laptop and notebook computers have a message for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), which is deploying forces in increasing numbers that need reliable and lightweight computing power.
Digital signal processors (DSPs), with worldwide unit shipments estimated at 1.5 billion units in 2004, will grow to approximately 2.8 billion units by the end of 2009, reports market researcher In-Stat in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The global air cargo market, which recently has shown strength through a flurry of new freighter orders, is poised for strong 20-year growth, during which analysts at The Boeing Co. in Chicago forecast that the world freighter airplane fleet will double from 1,760 to 3,530 airplanes.
The market for radio-frequency microelectrical mechanical systems (RF MEMS) components will grow from $126 million in 2004 to more than $1.1 billion in 2009, according to a study by Wicht Technologie Consulting (WTC) in Munich, Germany.
Growth of the U.S. Navy’s fleet of surface warships and submarines is riding on systems innovation and new technologies to introduce open-systems solutions for network-centric warfare, ballistic-missile defense, and other capabilities for the 21st century maritime warfare.
Processors and switched-fabric networks are moving data at faster speeds then ever before, which is leading designers to come up with innovative approaches to channeling information flow, power management, and keeping boards cool.
GC Electronics in Rockford, Ill., is offering a family of sealed lead-acid batteries comprising more than 75 models, with input voltages of 4, 6, 12, and 24 in capacities ranging from 1.2 to 230 amp hours.
AVX Corp. in Myrtle Beach, S.C., has developed an automotive-plus series (APS) of parts qualified to the Automotive AEC-Q200 standard, but manufactured and quality assurance-tested specifically for the high-reliability requirements of the military and aerospace industry.
Vicor Corp. in Andover, Mass., is offering the online Vicor Quality Center to enable visitors to create a custom quality report, take a video tour of the Vicor factory, or walk through the company’s quality process.
Winchester Systems Inc. in Burlington, Mass., is offering a SATA-II disk array with high-speed 4-gigabyte Fibre Channel host interfaces and RAID 6 data protection capable of sustained operation with two simultaneous disk failures.
The VCE-B5A01 and VCE-PRO frame grabbers from Imperx Inc. in Boca Raton, Fla., take video imaging on the go by slipping into the PCMCIA slots in laptop computers, palmtop computers, PDAs, and a host of other high-mobility computing devices.
The MAE brand Series 600 brush-commutated DC servomotors from PennEngineering Motion Technologies in Harleysville, Pa., are for heavy-duty power applications able to achieve continuous torque as strong as 198 o-in and speeds as fast as 3500 rpm, depending on model.
The UGS antenna from Fractal Antenna Systems in Bedford, Mass., combines extreme wideband performance and superior gain in a low-profile lightweight design for use in challenging electronic warfare and signal intelligence applications.
Designers at L-3 Communications Integrated Systems in Greenville, Texas, needed a digital autopilot system for the P-3 Orion antisubmarine patrol aircraft they were delivering to their client, the Republic of Korea navy.
Engineers at Thales Communications in Clarksburg, Md., needed software middleware to certify their Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) software-defined radio (SDR) for Software Communications Architecture (SCA) compliance.
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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. ...
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...