In the military and the commercial world, electronic system designers want more and more processing performance out of computer chips, yet heat from these super chips creates a lot of headaches for the engineers tasked with keeping computer boards cool.
Rockwell Collins Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has acquired the simulation assets of Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp., a maker of visual simulation solutions for military and commercial use that is based in Salt Lake City.
Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., won a contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to provide computer hardware and services for the Continuous Look Attack Management for Predator (CLAMP) Program.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., awarded a contract to BAE Systems Advanced Information Technologies in Burlington, Mass. to develop next-generation wireless tactical network protocols for the U.S. military.
Officials of the Kollmorgen Corp. Electro-Optical segment in Northampton, Mass., needed thermal imagers for the MK46 Optical Sight System (OSS) on the U.S. Navy’s Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers.
Engineers at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Directed Energy Systems segment in Redondo Beach, Calif., are readying mobile high-power laser technology for deployment in the U.S. and abroad against short-range ballistic missiles, short- and long-range rockets, artillery shells, mortars, unmanned aerial vehicles, and cruise missiles.
The latest field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for military and aerospace applications are larger and more complex than they have ever been before, which is putting increasing pressure on vendors of FPGA programming tools that bring out all the performance that these devices were designed to offer.
The market for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) VME slot cards reached $408.7 million in 2005 for the North American and European markets combined, according to analysts at Venture Development Corp. (VDC) in Natick, Mass.
Electronic-component orders were flat in June, while the index showing the average for the past 12 months continued its steady rise, according to the monthly report compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) in Arlington, Va.
The surge of corporate and financial activity within the radio frequency identification (RFID) industry is a signal that the investment community believes that the potential of RFID will become a near-to-mid-term reality, reports market researcher Venture Development Corp. (VDC) in Natick, Mass.
The Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship will use a broad range of autonomous and semiautonomous surface and subsurface vehicles, as well as advanced networking communications, to bring the nation’s anti-submarine and countermine warfare capabilities to bear against terrorists as well as conventional foes in dangerous coastal waters.
The U.S. Air Force has placed a field use system order with Cyberlux Corporation, maker of LED lighting solutions based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., for its WatchDog portable covert illumination system.
Designers at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Space segment in Moorestown, N.J., needed data recording systems to support their work with the Aegis ballistic missile defense (Aegis BMD) weapon system.
Officials of the Northrop Grumman Corp. Defensive Systems Division in Rolling Meadows, Ill., selected LaBarge Inc. in St. Louis to produce circuit-card assemblies for one of Northrop Grumman’s latest projects: designing the AN/ALQ-135 internally mounted radar countermeasures system for the F-15K fighter aircraft.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft and surveillance and radar imaging systems based in Washington, has elected to arm the ground control station (GCS) of its Predator UAV with video exploitation capabilities.
The ITT Industries Electronic Components segment in Santa Ana, Calif., is offering the Cannon Chip on Flex (CoF) filter technology that reduces stress from thermal shock and vibration while protecting sensitive electronics in a lightweight package.
BittWare Inc. in Concord, N.H., is offering the Tetra-PMC+ Analog-to-Digital (A-D) I/O card. The Tetra-PMC+ (TRPM) board features four high-performance wideband A-Ds running as fast as 105 MHz, and an Altera Cyclone II field programmable gate array (FPGA) providing A-D control, data distribution, and front-end processing capabilities.
Express Logic Inc. in San Diego and Interpeak Inc. in Leesburg, Va., have integrated Express Logic’s ThreadX real-time operating system (RTOS) and Interpeak’s TCP/IP stacks, which enables ThreadX customers to incorporate Interpeak’s advanced security and networking applications into their high-performance and small-footprint embedded devices.
Two new Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance systems, built by Northrop Grumman Corp., have flown approximately 50 missions and more than 1,000 combat hours in support of coalition forces since their deployment in the Persian Gulf in January of this year.
Officials at The U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) in San Diego have awarded General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) in Westminster, Md., an $8.5 million contract for two Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) for the Littoral Combat Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission Module.
Boeing in St. Louis and partner Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), functioning as the Lead Systems Integrator for the U.S. Army’s Future Combat System (FCS) program, awarded a contract to Honeywell Defense & Space Electronic Systems to develop the Class I Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System (UAVS).
Officials at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center of Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., have announced that the iRobot PackBot EOD robot from iRobot Corp. in Burlington, Mass., has been selected as the platform of choice to create a new advanced radiation and chemical detection robot.
U.S. military researchers are kicking off a project to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called the nano air vehicle (NAV), which is roughly the size of a dragonfly, to perform covert surveillance and reconnaissance missions in important and dangerous areas.
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