Dr. Stephen M. Jarrett, chief technologist of the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems (SPAWAR) Charleston leads the COTS Integration Session at the Military & Aerospace Electronics Forum March 11 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Engineers at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Tewksbury, Mass., have built the next-generation combat system on the LynxOS real-time operating system (RTOS) from LynuxWorks Inc. in San Jose, Calif.
BRUSSELS, BelgiumThe European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, is proposing a directive to streamline European trade regulations for military systems and equipment, and to improve openness of defense and security markets among members of the European Union.
U.S. aerospace industry sales will increase to $210.64 billion in 2008, which represents a 6 percent increase over projected 2007 sales of $198.78 billion, according to the year-end forecast of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) in Washington.
Exporting critical technology requires much more than simply following a set of government regulations; it’s a regimen of excellence that calls for maximum attention to detail at every step of the International Traffic in Arms regulations (ITAR) process.
The market and supplier base for VPX and VPX-REDI single-board computers are just beginning to emerge, as several companies are stepping forward to provide embedded computing that adheres to these standards, which also are referred to as VITA-46 and VITA-48.
Darnell Group Inc. in Corona, Calif., unveiled detailed findings about the changing business dynamics for digital power controller integrated circuits (ICs) at the Digital Power Europe (DPE) conference in Munich, Germany.
The market for multifunctional smartcards will experience significant growth in brown- and green-field applications over the next five years, predict analysts at Venture Development Corp. (VDC) in Natick, Mass.
Advanced military aircraft such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-22 air-superiority jet fighter and the E-2D Hawkeye carrier-based maritime patrol and radar surveillance aircraft, will have powerful avionics systems like never seen before.
Aeroflex in Colorado Springs, Colo., is announcing the production of 4- and 16-megabit radiation-tolerant 5-volt static random-access memories (SRAMs) that are able to withstand 50 kilorads total-dose radiation for satellite applications.
Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is releasing the high-performance C108 rugged 6U single-slot VME single-board computer (SBC) for use in new and legacy military embedded applications.
CGE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is announcing its first COM Express products with the bCOM2-L1000 Type 2 module and the CCAR-L1000 carrier for applications such as industrial, simulation/training, test and measurement, gaming, and transportation.
Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima in Burnaby, British Columbia, is introducing the rugged flexComm SDR-4800 family of embedded radio modules for tactical military communications (MILCOM), data link, defense, and civil satellite communications (SATCOM) systems.
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Dayton, Ohio, is offering a rugged quad-channel Serial Front Panel Data Port (SFPDP) card that delivers sustained data rates as fast as 247 megabits per second on each of its four channels.
Officials at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (NSWC Crane) in Crane, Ind., required an advanced thermal imaging solution that is effective in virtually all weather and lighting conditions.
Managers at Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) in Redmond, Wash., needed product content and engineering change management software for manufacturing their power generation, distribution, and control systems.
The last thing U.S. Special Forces want is a “fair fight,” said Maj. Gen. Thomas Csnrko, commanding general of U.S. Army Special Forces Command Airborne to an audience of defense suppliers and Special Forces personnel as the keynote speaker of Special Ops East 2007 in Fayetteville, N.C.
Officials at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems in St. Louis demonstrated that the company’s Avenger-mounted laser system can neutralize improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and unexploded ordnance (UXO) currently threatening U.S. troops in war zones.
Lockheed Martin Corp. is choosing Salvador Imaging in Colorado Springs, Colo., to design and manufacture the next-generation, night-vision camera system for the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program.
CyOptics Inc., a provider of Indium Phosphide (InP) optical chip and component technologies in Breinigsville, Pa., has acquired Inplane Photonics Inc. in South Plainfield, N.J., a manufacturer of Planar Lightwave Circuits (PLCs) for optical networks in defense and telecommunications applications.
The global market for photonic crystals will grow from $13.9 million in 2007 to $32 million in 2008, and to $666.4 million by 2013a compound average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 84 percent, predict analysts at BCC Research in Wellesley, Mass.
Princeton Lightwave in Cranbury, N.J., and id Quantique in Geneva, Switzerland, are working together to develop a single-photon counting module optimized for 1064 nanometers by combining an avalanche photodiode with integrated biasing and quenching electronics.
The ability to detect and identify objects in nighttime darkness can come from a wide variety of sensors, but accepted methods involve those that sense light either in the longwave infrared, midwave infrared, or near infrared spectra.
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...