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Heat exchanger from AMETEK Rotron cools sealed electronics without contaminated outside air

Heat exchanger from AMETEK Rotron cools sealed electronics without contaminated outside air

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., 24 April 2014. AMETEK Rotron in Woodstock, N.Y., is introducing the Discus Self Ventilating Heat Exchanger (SVHE) that cools sealed airborne or ground-based electronic and optical compartments without introducing contaminated external air.

Army orders computer-controlled air-drop systems

Army places order for 100 GPS- and computer-controlled parachute cargo delivery systems

NATICK, Mass., 23 April 2014. Cargo air drop specialists at Airborne Systems North America in Pennsauken, N.J., will provide the U.S. Army with 110 computer-controlled parachute cargo air delivery systems under terms of a contract announced Tuesday.

Rugged PC for industrial automation and in-vehicle applications introduced by MEN Micro

Rugged PC for industrial automation and in-vehicle applications introduced by MEN Micro

BLUE BELL, Pa., 23 April 2014. MEN Micro Inc. in Blue Bell, Pa., is introducing the MH70I modular, rugged PC for industrial automation and in-vehicle embedded computing applications.

Zeta to provide Navy RF and microwave test gear

Navy researchers choose specialized RF and microwave test equipment from Zeta Associates

WASHINGTON, 22 April 2014. U.S. Navy researchers needed space communications test and measurement equipment to help analyze signals for space experiments and to help develop technologies for potential naval deployment. They found their solution from Zeta Associates Inc. in Fairfax, Va.

Safety-critical real-time software for Power Architecture avionics introduced by LynuxWorks

Safety-critical real-time software for Power Architecture avionics introduced by LynuxWorks

SAN JOSE, Calif., 22 April 2014. LynuxWorks Inc. in San Jose, Calif., is introducing the LynxOS-178 2.2.3 software release that brings this FAA Level A certifiable real-time operating system (RTOS) to Power Architecture-based platforms with features for avionics developers.

Navy chooses 3 Phoenix for sonar sensor fusion

Navy looks to 3 Phoenix to provide data-fusion sonar signal processing for submarines and ships

WASHINGTON, 21 April 2014. U.S. Navy sonar experts needed data-fusion technology to blend information from several different towed-array sensors to improve target detection and tracking. They found their solution from 3 Phoenix Inc. in Chantilly, Va.

iRobot gets Navy order for bomb-disposal robots

iRobot lands another Navy contract for ground robots that assist bomb-disposal technicians

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 17 April 2014. U.S. Navy bomb-disposal experts are making another order to iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass., for manpackable robots designed to help Navy and Marine Corps. explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians detect, identify, and disable explosives from safe distances.

Combat UAV, AWACS, radio upgrades on Rapid Fire

Combat UAVs, upgrades to AWACS, and software-defined radio for SINCGARS this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 16 April 2014. Competition to build a carrier-based combat UAV, software-defined radio upgrades to a venerable military communications system, and attention turning to potential major upgrades to the AWACS surveillance aircraft highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Big opportunities for automation in a reduced-manpower Navy

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 15 April 2014. U.S. military campaigns in South Asia are winding down, which is translating into noticeable reductions in numbers of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. The fiscal 2015 Pentagon budget calls for a reduction 36,700 active-duty military personnel next year to bring the total force down to about 1.31 million.

On your marks: UCLASS competion set to begin

Navy gets wheels in motion to start official competition to build carrier-based combat UAV

PATUXENT RIVER NAS Md., 15 April 2014. Four U.S. designers of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are set to square-off in a do-or-die competition to build the first deployable carrier-based combat UAV. U.S. Navy officials have signaled the imminent release of a soliciation to design the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) aircraft.

BAE Systems wins $6.7 million Navy IFF contract

Navy orders shipboard IFF interrogators from BAE Systems in $6.7 million contract

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 15 April 2014. U.S. Navy aviation experts needed identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogators for surface ships and land installations to help identify friendly and potentially hostile aircraft. They found their solution from the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Greenlawn, N.Y.

High-speed data converter XMC FPGA module for software-defined radio introduced by Pentek

High-speed data converter XMC FPGA module for software-defined radio introduced by Pentek

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 15 April 2014. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the Onyx model 71741 high-speed data converter Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) FPGA module for software-defined radio applications that require extremely wideband signals.

Ability to verify multicore systems to safety-critical standards offered by LDRA

Ability to verify multicore systems to safety-critical standards offered by LDRA

ATLANTA, 14 April 2014. LDRA Technology Inc. in Atlanta is introducing the ability in the company's software engineering tools to provide verification of multicore systems to safety-critical standards.

SEAKR to build space lasercom digital processor

NASA awards $6.5 million contract to SEAKR to build space digital processor for lasercom

GREENBELT, Md., 13 April 2014. Laser communications (lasercom) experts at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., needed a space-qualified digital processor to support an optical communications relay between Earth and geosynchronous orbit over an extended period. They found their solution from SEAKR Engineering Inc. in Centennial, Colo.

TriQuint RFMD

Executive provides insight into TriQuint-RFMD merger into $2 billion RF company

EXECUTIVE Q&A: TriQuint and RFMD have merged to form a new company (name to be announced) with combined revenue of more than $2 billion, serving the defense/aerospace, network infrastructure, and mobile device communities. A senior manager talks specifically about infrastructure and defense.

NETWORKING: Rugged COM Express Ethernet switch introduced by Diamond

Diamond Systems Corp. in Mountain View, Calif., is introducing the Epsilon-12G2 rugged managed Layer 2+ Ethernet switch COM Express module for rugged military, on-vehicle, and industrial applications.

R-COTS Ethernet switches picked for rocket launch

Rocket designers choose R-COTS Ethernet switches from Curtiss-Wright for Atlas and Delta launch

SALT LAKE CITY, 11 April 2014. Rocket scientists at the United Launch Alliance (ULA) in Centennial, Colo., needed rugged Ethernet switches for the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles. They found their solution from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va.

More-than-Moore: the new era of microelectronics development for military applications

With the stakes for achieving superior systems integration continuing to rise, even as military budgets shrink, change is in the air for how military and aerospace companies will meet the need for ever-improving electronics.

Elbit tapped for night-vision data converters

Elbit to provide data conversion processors for Army helicopter night-vision equipment

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 11 April 2014. U.S. Army aviation experts needed special processors to convert electronic signals from helicopter sensors to trend information for display on night-vision equipment. They found their solution from Elbit Systems of America LLC in Fort Worth, Texas.

High-speed controller and storage module for defense and industrial uses introduced by Elma

High-speed controller and storage module for defense and industrial uses introduced by Elma

FREMONT, Calif., 11 April 2014. Elma Electronic Inc. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing model 5335/6 high-speed controller and storage embedded computing module for defense and industrial applications ranging from ground, ship- and airborne systems to signals intelligence, engine and automation control, and mission critical information systems.

Powering and cooling embedded electronics

Engineers tap the power of commercial processors while combating power and thermal challenges with modern electronics.

Air Force eyes electronic upgrades to AWACS

Air Force considers major electronic upgrades to AWACS aircraft computers and sensors

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 10 April 2014. U.S. Air Force surveillance experts are surveying industry for enabling technologies that would improve the airborne moving target indication (AMTI) capabilities of the E-3 Airborne Warning & Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft.

40 Gigabit Ethernet switch-fabric module for embedded sensor processing offered by Mercury

40 Gigabit Ethernet switch-fabric module for embedded sensor processing offered by Mercury

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 10 April 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the Ensemble SFM6104 embedded computing switch-fabric module for complex sensor processing. The module comes with InfiniBand and 40 Gigabit Ethernet capability.

IN BRIEF: TriQuint joins with RFMD to create $2 billion RF and microwave company

TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. and RF Micro Devices Inc. will merge into a $2 billion RF and microwave company, with aerospace and defense playing a major part.

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April 2014
Volume 25, Issue 4
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