Boeing selected the Independence IDX 3000 computer-graphics image generator from Quantum3D in San Jose, Calif., for the C-17 airlifter flight hardware simulator (FHS), company officials announced last month at the Interservice, International Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC 2006) in Orlando, Fla.
Green Hills Software announced its platform for secure networking and an enhanced, 10th anniversary edition of its Integrity real-time operating system (RTOS) during the company’s Embedded Software Summit last month.
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in McLean, Va., and U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM), are using the AI.implant tool from Engenuity in Montreal to bring enhanced realism and efficiency to military simulations.
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and industry experts will discuss procedures and methods for dealing with lead-free compliance at the Military Technologies Conference (MTC 2007) on March 27 and 28 in Boston.
U.S. Marine Corps leaders are asking industry for ideas of how to build a system to provide a downward- and forward-looking ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to help identify buried improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and mines.
U.S. Navy researchers are trying to find better ways of observing and measuring undersea conditions in shallow coastal waters in efforts to improve anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations in sonically difficult areas near land and inside harbors and coves.
QinetiQ in Farnborough, England, has secured a two-year, $5 million research contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., in support of its Large Area Coverage Optical Search While Track and Engage (LACOSTE) program.
U.S. Air Force leaders are moving ahead with plans for a possible replacement for the troubled Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) High program, which is to keep watch on the Earth’s surface for ballistic-missile launches.
The Northrop Grumman Corp. Laser Systems division in Apopka, Fla., won a contract from the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center in Groton, Conn., to develop an electro-optic-based system intended to warn surface vessels and aircraft in violation of ship protection zones of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels at anchor or in port.
The worldwide digital IC market-which includes VR loop controllers, non-VR loop controllers, PFC loop controllers, converter-management ICs, and system ICs-is expected to grow from $169 million in 2006 to $796 million in 2011, a compound annual growth rate of 36.4 percent, according to analysts at Darnell Group Inc. in Corona, Calif.
The market for ATCA (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture) embedded single-board computer blades has begun to pick up some momentum after what had been a slower than expected start, according to analysts at Venture Development Corp. (VDC) in Natick, Mass.
Many experts predict severe inventory misalignment as a result of the European Union’s Restrictions on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive to eliminate lead from solder, according to experts at the Environmentally Certified Electronic Resale Trade Alliance (E-CERTA) in Bloomington, Ind.
Governments, organizations, and industries throughout the world are trying to find ways of developing electronic and electro-optical technologies to enable unmanned aerial vehicles to operate together safely in controlled airspace with commercial jetliners, military aircraft, and private airplanes.
Thales Computers in Toulon, France, is introducing the cPENTXM2 ruggedized 6U CompactPCI blade server computer, which uses the 1.67 GHz dual-core Intel Xeon, combined with the Intel E7520 server class memory controller hub.
Hybricon Corp. in Ayer, Mass., is unveiling a ruggedized MicroTCA ATR chassis that not only accommodates double-width modules, but also complies with the specification, and addresses key limitations of commercial MicroTCA for military applications.
AdaCore in New York has launched GNATstack, a software analysis tool that enables software development teams to predict the maximum size of the memory stack necessary to host an embedded software application.
EFW Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas, will supply the helmet display and tracking system (HDTS) for the future U.S. Army Bell Helicopter Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) under terms of a contract worth potentially $51 million through 2012.
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate in Rome, N.Y., awarded a $4.8 million contract to Raytheon Systems Co. of State College, Pa., to provide technology that uses the Multi-sensor Aerospace-ground Joint ISR Interoperability Coalition (MAJIIC) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD).
U.S. Air Force officials needed technology upgrades for the Unmanned Threat Emitter (UMTE) system at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. They found their solution from the DRS Technologies Electronic Warfare and Network Systems unit in Buffalo, N.Y.
Electro-optic, optical, and optoelectronic components are an important part of military and aerospace platforms and systems, and are essential to controlling the battlefields of tomorrow, which is why governments are investing more and more in these technologies each year.
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.
Northrop Grumman Corp.’s Electronic Systems sector, California Microwave Systems unit, located in Belcamp, Md., awarded DRS Technologies in Parsippany, N.J., a new $7 million contract to produce lightweight electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor systems for the U.S. Army’s Future Combat System (FCS) program Class I Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
The Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUVI) instrument designed and built at the Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory of the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto, Calif., will return stereo images of the Sun’s corona as part of NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO).
General Dynamics in Fairfax, Va., was awarded a $23.3 million contract by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles to support research and development efforts on the Alternative Infrared Satellite System (AIRSS) program. Under this contract, General Dynamics will perform system requirements reviews, system design reviews and solution refinements to define alternatives to the Space Based Infrared High (SBIRS-High) GEO-3 satellite program.
BAE Systems has received a U.S. Army contract for a new generation of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems that will provide precise detection and identification of known and potential threats
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