The space electronics market is moving steadily along while exploring smaller and smaller form factors to increase performance. Meanwhile, the methods for radiation-hardening electronics remain the same.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio-Airborne radar experts at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Poway, Calif., will receive a contract to upgrade the Predator and Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to better identify and track vehicles and other moving targets in heavy and congested traffic.
WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB, Ohio-Specialists in intelligent and adaptive technologies at Barron Associates Inc. in Charlottesville, Va., are helping the U.S. Air Force find ways for manned and unmanned aircraft to operate together or in confined airspace without colliding with one other.
QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va.-Systems designers at Metal Storm Inc. in Arlington, Va., and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems in Orlando, Fla., are developing prototype non-lethal weapons for U.S. Marine Corps combat vehicles under terms of research contracts.
SARASOTA, Fla.-Florida-based researchers are developing an aerial cannon the size of a 12-gauge shotgun for mounting on small hand-launched unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to quickly find and destroy snipers threatening U.S. and allied infantry soldiers.
ARLINGTON, Va.-Navigation and guidance experts at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., are asking industry to develop a miniature gyroscope for precision-guided munitions, ships, vehicles, aircraft, and even individual combatants.
ARLINGTON, Va.-Scientists at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., are looking to military radio communications experts at Rockwell Collins Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to develop power-efficient and remotable high-speed, analog-to-digital converters (A/D converters) with high resolution.
SAN DIEGO-Researchers at the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego are asking industry for ideas on new technologies to benefit Navy applications in command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I); space; electronic information systems; and Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) software-defined radio communications.
Power and data connectors for aerospace and defense applications are shrinking in size and weight in response to demand for soldier-mounted electronics, unmanned vehicles, and other applications where small size and weight are solid requirements.
Airborne communications systems designers at Rockwell Collins Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will provide sophisticated aircraft communications equipment for the vice president of the United States, congressional leaders, and other high-ranking government personnel under terms of a $208.9 million contract.
Leaders of the U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) in Norfolk, Va., needed a core-to-edge military network that provides real-time joint simulation and training to Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel around the globe.
Officials of Freebird Airlines in Istanbul, Turkey, needed software applications to run on the electronic flight bag (EFB) hardware installed in the charter carrier's fleet of Airbus A320/A321 jetliners.
Missile defense systems integrators at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. in Littleton, Colo., needed a rugged integrated services router (ISR), to provide the network connectivity for the NATO medium extended air defense system (MEADS) anti-missile system.
Hittite Microwave Corp. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing two GaAs pHEMT-based power amplifier MMIC die for military, microwave radio, SATCOM, automotive radar, medical, and sensor applications from 24 to 29.5 GHz.
Portwell Technology Inc. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing the PQ7-M103XL Qseven (Q7) open-standard computer module based on Intel Atom processor and companion PQ7-C100XL 3.5-inch ESB form factor developer carrier board for low-power, wide-temperature and fanless military, industrial control, and medical applications.
GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the GS12 rugged Ethernet switch for harsh-environment applications in military ground vehicles that need the ability to interconnect many nodes.
GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing version 7 of the company's BusTools-1553 bus analyzer software for analyzing, testing, and simulating data traffic on the MIL-STD-1553 databus.
The Aeroflex Inc. Test Solutions Group in Wichita, Kan., is introducing the ALT-8000, the RF-based portable radio altimeter flight line test and measurement set, a portable simulator for testing radio altimeters installed in aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
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