I thought I knew the embedded computing industry, but now I'm starting to have my doubts.
Scientists at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., want to make relevant battlefield imagery available to front-line warfighters in real time using constellations of temporary and inexpensive orbiting satellites that are launched quickly enough to support fast-moving military operations.
The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Va., plans to award a $5.9 million three-year, sole-source contract to Hydroid Inc. in Pocasset, Mass., to develop an autonomy testing system for a large, long-endurance Navy unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). Hydroid is a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime AS in Kongsberg, Norway.
The NexGen Infrared missile warning system (MWS) from Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems in Rolling Meadows, Ill., received U.S. Air Force authorization for full-rate production.
Boeing Co. and the U.S. Air Force completed the first manned flight of the QF-16 full-scale aerial target (FSAT) at Cecil Field Naval Air Station near Jacksonville, Fla.
Laser technology now allows for high-bandwidth, long-range communication and detailed imagery while continuing to advance at a rapid pace.
Systems architects and integrators rely on radiation-hardened and radiation-tolerant innovations to ensure the extended, uninterrupted operation of electronics in space.
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology have come a long way over the past several decades, yet the potential of these technologies seems limited only by the imagination.
The Boeing Co. won a $12.5 million contract from U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for 1,116 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition (Laser JDAM) sensors for NAVAIR's Direct Attack Moving Target Capability (DAMTC).
Northrop Grumman engineers demonstrated the Silent Watch Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR) distributed aperture system to enable a surface vessel to sense and track threats.
U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts are working together with designers at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in Melbourne, Fla., to move an important laser-based, mine-detection system to its final developmental phase before full-scale production.
Networking specialist Oceus Networks in Reston, Va., needed real-time mobile video collaboration equipment for a prototype U.S. Navy portable maritime command and control (C2) system called the Xiphos broadband tactical communications network.
U.S. Navy helicopter experts needed mission computers for UH-1Y utility and U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z attack helicopters.
An executive in charge of advanced technology research and development programs discusses growth despite reduced budgets, data demands, data visualization, and cloud computing.