The Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT) in San Diego has invested Department of Defense (DOD) money in head-mounted displays (HMDs) that deliver augmented reality to military and homeland security forces.
An aerospace industry group, working under the auspices of the Government Electronics Industries Association (GEIA), will release its guidelines on performance and qualification testing for lead-free solder during the first quarter of 2008, one of the group’s leaders announced in late March at the Military Technologies Conference (MTC) in Boston.
U.S. Navy officials say that embracing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology and shortening the technology refresh time for electronic payloads is crucial to maintaining the superiority of the fleet.
Next month the final of five core U.S. Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) sites will incorporate the DCGS Integrated Backbone (DIB), bringing on the DIB deployment one full year ahead of schedule and transforming common technologies into tools that bring added speed and lethality to intelligence data, say officials at the Air Force Electronic Systems Center (ESC).
Leaders of the Harris Corp. RF Communications Division in Rochester, N.Y., are making a strategic expansion into networked sensors applications to augment their state-of-the-art military radios that operate securely in bands ranging from HF to satellite communications.
Officials at NASA are looking for increased funding for the International Space Station and manned space systems such as the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle and other programs that fulfill President Bush’s goal of reaching the Moon by the end of the decade and then Mars and beyond.
Engineers at networking expert Cisco Systems have developed small smart robots, which act as mobile communications relays, that sense when a wireless network user is moving out of range, and follow the user to maintain connectivity.
U.S. Navy officials revealed several firsts at the Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition last month in Washington, including the acceptance and deployment of two new minesweeping warships and the debut of a research-and-development center.
Just when you thought it was safe to start designing advanced aircraft without hydraulic fluid and its associated on-board plumbing systems, comes a pressing new need for other kinds of on-board aircraft fluids to deal with issues originally designed to make hydraulics a thing of the past.
C-MAC MicroTechnology, a high-reliability electronics provider in Wooburn Green, England, has earned the MIL-PRF-38534 Class K space accreditation from the U.S. Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) in Columbus, Ohio.
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased by 20 percent in 2006 when compared to 2005 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in San Jose, Calif., in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry.
The global market for merchant mezzanine/daughter cards will grow 13.3 percent annually through 2010 off the strength of several new form factors, say analysts at market researcher Venture Development Corp. (VDC) in Natick, Mass.
The military’s laser weapons programs are making steady progress in their transition from the laboratory to the battlefield, with deployment of initial systems expected within the next three to five years.
Never-ending demands for more electronic and electro-optic systems capability mean military and aerospace systems guzzle more electric power, and that means steadily increasing heat that engineers must get rid of-somehow.
Vicor Corp. in Andover, Mass., is offering a family of V-I Chip components, enabling complete power systems using Factorized Power Architecture (FPA), which separates or “factorizes” regulation and voltage transformation functions into flexible, high-performance building blocks.
North Atlantic Industries (NAI) in Bohemia, N.Y., is offering an improved single-slot, 2-module, multifunction, 3U cPCI card that eliminates the complexity and size constraints of using multiple, independent, single-function cards.
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Leesburg, Va., is introducing the SCP/DCP-124P rugged 3U CompactPCI (cPCI) single-board computer (SBC) that supports PICMG 2.3-compliant mapping of PMC I/O through the backplane.
VMETRO in Houston is shipping Virtex-5 LX field-programmable-gate-array (FPGA)-based PCI/PCI-X and PMC reconfigurable computer boards for signal processing in applications from defense and signals intelligence to telecommunications infrastructure.
Barco in Kortrijk, Belgium, has brought out a new line of mission display units that combines the technology of high-performance cockpit displays with the cost-efficiency of cabin-grade airborne mission display solutions.
Officials of FreeWave Technologies in Boulder, Colo., are introducing the FGRplus digital radio system for systems integrators who need an industrial-grade high-speed Ethernet radio that operates in harsh and challenging RF environments.
Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is announcing a PCI-104 card with as many as four dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553 channels, five user-programmable digital discrete I/Os, selectable external or internal time-tag clock, and an IRIG-B time synchronization input.
Executives at Aero Simulation Inc. (ASI) in Tampa, Fla., tasked with updating the U.S. Navy’s landing signal officer trainer (LSOT), partnered with Quantum3D Inc., a provider of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), open-architecture, real-time 3D visual computing solutions based in San Jose, Calif.
Engineers at the Centre D’ELectronique de l’Armement (CELAR)-an organization within the French Ministry of Defence and a technical test and evaluation center for communications, information security, and electronic warfare-sought products and services to help them advance their software defined radio (SDR) technology and software communication architecture (SCA) capabilities.
Engineers at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems-Advanced Systems in St. Louis required a solution with which to test and optimize Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and telemetry data for satellite networks, in support the Orbital Express demonstration mission.
Managers at D&S Consultants Inc. (D&SCI) of Freehold, N.J., were tasked with finding a technology company capable delivering information technology and tactical edge network services for the U.S. Army’s worldwide satellite systems (WWSS) program.
Ultra Electronics’ engineers sought a secure, reliable software platform upon which to upgrade the U.S. Army’s Area Common User System, Joint Network Node high-capacity line-of-sight radio, known as the AN/GRC-254(V) HCLOS.
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