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Optics able to withstand high-pressure undersea conditions introduced by Meller Optics

Optics able to withstand high-pressure undersea conditions introduced by Meller Optics

Sep 15, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I., 15 Sept. 2014. Meller Optics Inc. in Providence, R.I., is introducing sapphire optics that can withstand high pressures for outboard applications on undersea vehicles.

Unmanned minehunters

Sep 15, 2014

Sea glider unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) like the one shown above are helping U.S. Navy researchers harvest energy from temperature differences in the ocean's depths.

IARPA to brief industry on upcoming projects, goals, and contract opportunities 29-30 Oct.

IARPA to brief industry on upcoming projects, goals, and contract opportunities 29-30 Oct.

Sep 12, 2014

COLLEGE PARK, Md., 12 Sept. 2014. Experts from the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) in Washington will brief industry on the breadth and depth of IARPA's research initiatives on 29 and 30 Oct. 2014 in the College Park, Md., area.

Microsemi to boost expertise in optical and Ethernet communications with Centellax acquisition

Microsemi to boost expertise in optical and Ethernet communications with Centellax acquisition

Sep 12, 2014

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 12 Sept. 2014. Executives of Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., seek to boost their company's expertise in high-speed analog and RF semiconductor products for the optical communications and Ethernet data communications applications with their acquisition of Centellax in Santa Rose, Calif.

Photodiode for stability after extreme ultraviolet conditions introduced by Opto Diode

Photodiode for stability after extreme ultraviolet conditions introduced by Opto Diode

Sep 12, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif., 12 Sept. 2014. Opto Diode in Newbury Park, Calif., is introducing the SXUV 2.5-millimeter photodiode with a circular active area that provides stability after extreme ultraviolet conditions.

Weapons lurking beneath the waves

Sep 12, 2014

Sea glider unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) like the one shown above are helping U.S. Navy researchers harvest energy from temperature differences in the ocean's depths.

Air Force moves forward on upgrading situational-awareness tactical data links on B-52 bomber fleet

Air Force moves forward on upgrading situational-awareness tactical data links on B-52 bomber fleet

Sep 11, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 11 Sept. 2014. U.S. Air Force avionics experts are reaching out to industry to find companies capable of manufacturing upgrade kits to enable the Boeing B-52 long-range strategic jet bomber to exchange crucial targeting data with command authorities while the aircraft is in flight.

Demand for military armored vehicle upgrades and retrofits to hit $4.76 billion this year

Demand for military armored vehicle upgrades and retrofits to hit $4.76 billion this year

Sep 11, 2014

LONDON, 11 Sept. 2014. Global demand for military armored vehicle upgrades and retrofits will reach $4.76 billion this year, predict analysts at market researcher Visiongain Ltd. in London.

High-density embedded computing server for radar and electro-optical uses offered by Mercury

High-density embedded computing server for radar and electro-optical uses offered by Mercury

Sep 11, 2014

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 11 Sept. 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the Ensemble HDS6603 high-density embedded computing server for symmetric multi-processing (SMP) in complex radar, electro-optical, and image intelligence applications.

Launching satellites from business jets

Sep 11, 2014

Sea glider unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) like the one shown above are helping U.S. Navy researchers harvest energy from temperature differences in the ocean's depths.

Army chooses Carnegie Robotics to develop mine-hunting sensor payloads for ground robots

Army chooses Carnegie Robotics to develop mine-hunting sensor payloads for ground robots

Sep 10, 2014

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 10 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army counter-mine experts are choosing Carnegie Robotics LLC in Pittsburgh to develop the unmanned ground vehicle (UGV)-mounted Autonomous Mine Detection System (AMDS) to detect, mark, and neutralize explosive hazards.

Contractor protests, navigating without GPS, and laser Maverick this week on Rapid Fire

Sep 10, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 10 Sept. 2014. Contractor protests, sobering defense assessments, navigating without GPS, and laser Maverick highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

GaN RF and microwave amplifier for X-band radar applications introduced by Comtech PST

GaN RF and microwave amplifier for X-band radar applications introduced by Comtech PST

Sep 10, 2014

MELVILLE, N.Y., 10 Sept. 2014. Comtech PST Corp. in Melville, N.Y., is introducing the model BMC858109-600 gallium nitride (GaN) RF and microwave amplifier for X-band radar applications.

A spectrum of imaging systems

Sep 10, 2014

Sea glider unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) like the one shown above are helping U.S. Navy researchers harvest energy from temperature differences in the ocean's depths.

Multi-billion-dollar Navy CANES shipboard networking program held up for protest: here we go again

Sep 9, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 9 Sept. 2014. We live in an era of protest and contention; I understand that. You can't escape this facet of our culture even if you're just trying to relax in front of the game. NFL football routinely protests referee calls pending review on camera instant replay. Major League Baseball started something similar this season.

Contractor protests could hold up Navy CANES shipboard networking program until December

Sep 9, 2014

SAN DIEGO, 9 Sept. 2014. An important multi-billion-dollar U.S. Navy project to upgrade the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence (C4I), and networking equipment aboard the nation's surface warship fleet is being held up for as long as three months due to contractor protests.

Navy chooses Textron to provide test equipment to check-out IED jammers before missions

Navy chooses Textron to provide test equipment to check-out IED jammers before missions

Sep 9, 2014

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 9 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy bomb-disposal experts needed test and measurement gear to validate the performance of equipment designed to jam RF and microwave signals intended to detonate improvised explosive devices (IEDs). They found their solution from the Textron Systems Corp. Electronic Systems segment in Hunt Valley, Md.

COTS analog module for flight test instrumentation applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

COTS analog module for flight test instrumentation applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Sep 9, 2014

ASHBURN, Va., 9 Sept. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Acra KAM-500 ADC/136 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) analog module for flight test instrumentation applications.

Tactical command post

Sep 9, 2014

Sea glider unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) like the one shown above are helping U.S. Navy researchers harvest energy from temperature differences in the ocean's depths.

Dan Kinney

Sep 8, 2014

Aerospace industry executive discusses trends in thermal management.

POWER ELECTRONICS: IR introduces rad-hard DC-DC converters for spacecraft power

Sep 8, 2014

International Rectifier (IR) in El Segundo, Calif., is introducing the M3G120 series of 40-watt radiation-hardened (rad-hard) 120-volt input DC-DC converters for a wide range of digital and analog spacecraft power systems requiring as long as 15 years of mission life.

EMBEDDED COMPUTING: Rugged XMC single-board computer introduced by GE

Sep 8, 2014

GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the rugged XMCM01 XMC single-board computer for aerospace and defense applications that require small size, weight, and power (SWaP).

RF AND MICROWAVE: Four-way Iso-divider from Crane combines power and isolators

Sep 8, 2014

Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions in West Caldwell, N.J., is introducing the Ku-Band four-way Iso-divider for satellite applications.

DATABUSES AND NETWORKING: Multi-protocol XMC and PMC databus interface cards introduced by DDC

Sep 8, 2014

Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y, is introducing the BU-67118 multi-protocol data bus networking XMC and PMC cards capable of supporting all avionics I/O requirements.

RACKMOUNT COMPUTERS: Embedded computer for rackmount applications introduced by Crystal

Sep 8, 2014

Crystal Group Inc. in Hiawatha, Iowa, is introducing the RS111S13 rugged embedded computer for rackmount applications in tight confines like airborne command centers, unmanned vehicles, ships and submarines, server rooms, and process control centers.

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September 2014
Volume 25, Issue 9
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