WASHINGTON–Leaders in the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) are proposing modest increases in procurement and research spending for the U.S. Navy, as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), yet the U.S. Air Force faces small reductions, while U.S. Army leaders are facing cuts of more than 17 percent in procurement and research.
RENO, Nev.–Power electronics designers at Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. in Reno, Nev., won a $3.8 million contract award from the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) to research and design a large-scale nano lithium titanate military battery system for possible use as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for Navy warship applications.
ROUND ROCK, Texas–Dell Inc. is seeking to join the ranks of rugged computer makers such as Panasonic, General Dynamics Itronix Corp., and DRS Tactical Systems with its introduction of the Latitude E6400 XFR rugged laptop.
SAN JOSE, Calif.–Xilinx Inc. in San Jose, Calif., is introducing the Virtex-5Q family of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for aerospace and military embedded systems involving secure military communications, electronic warfare, aircraft avionics and vetronics, radar technology, missiles, munitions, as well as command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR).
FAIRFAX, Va.–General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GD-AIS) in Fairfax, Va., is acquiring military electro-optics specialist Axsys Technologies Inc. in Rocky Hill, Conn., to boost the GA-AIS presence in military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) applications.
THORNTON, Colo.–Ascent Solar Technologies Inc.’s flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules will be designed into a hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle (H-UAV), the Silent Sentinel developed by Bye Aerospace Inc.
Engineers at Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), a designer, manufacturer, and integrator of geostationary satellites and satellite systems in Palo Alto, Calif. sought an efficient power source for the International Space Station.
Engineers at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colo., sought the optimal imaging sensors for a charge coupled device (CCD) camera system they were building for the NASA Kepler spacecraft.
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in High Wycombe, England, is introducing the quad-channel ADC513 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) embedded computing module–a 1.5-gigasamples-per-second, 8-bit, analog-to-digital converter card that supports data throughput per channel of as much as 1,500 megasamples per second.
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