The venerable MIL-STD-1553 databus is about to make a quantum leap into the 21st century, having endured unchanged on an estimated one million applications during the most dramatic two decades of technological change in human history.
Boeing is part of a university-industry team that received a one-year, $2.75 million NASA contract to develop a reliable, cost-effective electronic technology that helps robotic and human space missions operate in environments of extreme cold and space radiation.
The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapon System aided by a prototype signal processor from Lockheed Martin in Moorestown, N.J., tracked several advanced ballistic missile targets in separate tests off the coast of Hawaii in April.
Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., are moving ahead with a plan to develop a high-altitude surveillance airship with a structure that integrates several different sensor systems.
The electronics industry’s move away from using solders containing lead is setting up a clash between private industry and the U.S. military that may well lead to the end of the COTS era as we have come to know it.
The market volume for major applications and products based on organic electro-optical materials, which reached an estimated $2.6 billion in 2005, will reach more than $10.5 billion in 2011-an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 26.4 percent.
The U.S. market for sol-gel processing of ceramics and glass will be worth $330 million this year, and is expected to reach $500 million by 2011. This represents 8.7 percent average annual growth rate (AAGR).
The BAE Systems Sensor Integration segment in Austin, Texas, is jumping into the market for ground-based laser warning sensors to provide ground crews and vehicles with improved situational awareness and protection against laser-designated and laser-guided weapons.
The global market for MEMS microelectromechanical-systems (MEMS) devices and production equipment is expected to grow to $12.5 billion by 2010-up from an estimated $5 billion in 2005, according to market research firm Business Communications Co. Inc. (BCC) in Norwalk, Conn.
Trends within the U.S. Department of Defense may slow development funding for next-generation satellite communications such as WIN-T, yet the promised technologies of these programs, such as Internet Protocol systems, continue to demonstrate successfully.
Parker Hannifin in Cleveland built an advanced standards-based technology liquid cooling demonstrator for high-power embedded electronics applications to support manufacturers and users of open-system architectures.
AR Worldwide Modular RF in Bothell, Wash., is offering a version of the company’s KMW1030 booster amplifier specifically for the U.S. military’s Single-Channel Ground-and Airborne Radio System, otherwise known as SINCGARS.
Avionics designers at the L-3 Communications Display Systems segment in Alpharetta, Ga., needed a safety-critical real-time operating system (RTOS) for a portion of the Panoramic Cockpit Display (PCD) subsystem for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft.
The Northrop Grumman Corp. Space Technology segment in Redondo Beach, Calif., is involved in the research and development of military satellite communications waveforms as it focuses on software communications architecture (SCA) implementations.
Alliant TechSystems (ATK) logged a suc cessful test flight of a Ballistic Trajectory Extended Range Munition (BTERM) projectile, with the help of a global positioning system unit from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The Squadron Officers College (SOC) at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., hosts between 6,000 and 8,000 students per year in 13 classes, for each of whom it printed, collated, and distributed reams of educational and training documentation.
The American soldier has come a long way since the beginning of the Republic 237 years ago. While uniforms for early soldiers were based on cost and utility, soldiers' clothing eventually considered ballistic ...
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...