SAN DIEGO–“Reliability is extremely important,” said Ray Crum, technical director of the NASA Orion space program at Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix during a talk on integrating commercial electronics into the Orion spacecraft crew exploration vehicle at the Military & Aerospace Electronics Forum conference and trade show.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–Microprocessor giant Intel Corp. in Santa Clara, Calif., is acquiring real-time software specialist Wind River Systems in Alameda, Calif., as part of Intel’s strategy to expand into aerospace and defense embedded systems and mobile handheld devices beyond Intel’s traditional market of PCs and servers.
SAN DIEGO–U.S. Navy researchers are looking into issues ranging from nonlinear dynamics to sensors, MEMS (microelectromechanical systems), and cold fusion to bring about quantum improvements in current systems, including computers, communications, and sensors.
The methods for making processors and integrated circuits (ICs) radiation hardened (rad-hard) have not changed much, but the chips themselves are getting smaller, faster, and generating more heat than ever before.
Engineers at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France, needed an efficient and affordable source of power for their work on the Italian Ministry of Defence’s SICRAL (Sistema Italiana de Communicazione Riservente Allarmi) 1B program satellite.
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for military applications is more important than it has ever been, and government leaders are sharing ideas with UAV designers to broaden their use not only in wartime conflicts, but also for border control, emergency response, law enforcement, and forest fire surveillance.
U.S. military forces plan to spend nearly $5.4 billion next year on unmanned vehicle (UV) technology for air, ground, and maritime applications, according to identifiable unmanned vehicle line items in the fiscal 2010 U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) budget, which was released in May and sent to Congress for consideration.
Today’s video security technology can provide impressive detailed surveillance in many ways, but system integrators are still looking for better ways of interpreting the detailed night and day images these modern tools provide.
International Rectifier in El Segundo, Calif., is introducing the AUIRS4427S dual low-side driver power integrated circuit (IC) for low-, mid-, and high-voltage rugged power control automotive applications, such as general-purpose motor drives, automotive DC-DC converters, and hybrid power train drives.
Optima EPS in Tucker, Ga., is introducing a rugged enclosure for electronics called the rugged command and communication console for military applications, as well as for aerospace technology applications, mobile broadcast, homeland security, and emergency services.
Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the SB-36320CX digital-to-synchro/resolver PC 104 card for position and military motion control in military, aircraft, and industrial applications.
mphenol Industrial in Sidney, N.Y., is offering compact explosion-proof threaded Amphe-EX rugged connectors for applications in Zone 1 rated areas using harsh environment electronics copper coax and military fiber-optic connectors from fiber-optic manufacturers.
Falcon Electric Inc. in Irwindale, Calif., is introducing a solid-state voltage regulator (SVR) called the SVR Pro to protect power-sensitive equipment involved in military computing, military communications, and other defense and aerospace applications.
Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the RTS 2701 real-time data recording system for military data acquisition, dedicated record/playback, laboratory test, or remote data acquisition.
Green Hills Software Inc. in Santa Barbara, Calif., is introducing optimized software development tools for automotive embedded computer applications involving embedded real-time mission critical subsystems like airbags and brakes.
Holystone International in Murrieta, Calif., is introducing the SMC and HSC series of multilayer ceramic chip capacitors for power supply, DC-DC converter, industrial control, surge and snubber, as well as filtering, smoothing, and decoupling applications.
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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...