HIGH-RELIABILITY ELECTRONICS

Rugged electronics that must operate in harsh conditions involving extremes in temperature, shock, vibration, moisture, dust, and dirt

CMOS camera for color-critical applications in defense imaging systems introduced by Toshiba

CMOS camera for color-critical applications in defense imaging systems introduced by Toshiba

IRVINE, Calif., 21 April 2014. The Toshiba America Imaging Systems Division in Irvine, Calif., is introducing the IK-HD5 progressive-scan, full HD 1080p/1080i, 2.1 Megapixel, 3CMOS camera for color-critical applications in defense imaging systems.

High-reliability 12- and 15-volt power supplies introduced by TDK-Lambda

High-reliability 12- and 15-volt power supplies introduced by TDK-Lambda

SAN DIEGO, 18 April 2014. TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. in San Diego is introducing 12- and 15-volt models to the company's ZWS300BAF series of high-reliability power supplies for communications, broadcast, industrial, and test-and-measurement applications.

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.

3/8- and 1/2-inch 50 Ohm low-loss plenum rated coaxial cable introduced by Time Microwave

3/8- and 1/2-inch 50 Ohm low-loss plenum rated coaxial cable introduced by Times Microwave

WALLINGFORD, Conn., 17 April 2014. Times Microwave Systems in Wallingford, Conn., is introducing the SPP-375-LLPL 3/8-inch and SPP-500-LLPL 1/2-inch 50 Ohm low-loss plenum rated/UL listed coaxial cable for low-loss RF and microwave applications.

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.

DC-DC converters with as much as 10 Watts output power in 2-by-1-inch case introduced by ConTech

CONCORD, Calif., 16 April 2014. ConTech in Concord, Calif., is introducing the TMR series of DC-DC converters, which offers as much as 10 Watts of regulated output power in a 2-by-1-inch case with an industry-standard footprint.

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.

Army chooses aerial drone control stations from Micro Systems in $4 million contract

Army chooses aerial drone control stations from Micro Systems in $4 million contract

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla., 14 April 2014. U.S. Army target drones experts needed unmanned aerial drone command and control systems. They found their solution from Micro Systems Inc. in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Bluefin wins $7.1 million Navy advanced UUV deal

Bluefin Robotics wins $7.1 million contract to develop Navy's next-generation underwater drones

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., 14 April 2014. U.S. Navy researchers needed next-generation unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) for research programs in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and mine countermeasure (MCM) missions. They found their solution from Bluefin Robotics Corp. in Quincy, Mass.

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.

Rugged DC-DC converters for electric vehicle applications introduced by Green Watt Power

Rugged DC-DC converters for electric vehicle applications introduced by Green Watt Power

CONCORD, Calif., 13 April 2014. Green Watt Power in Concord, Calif., is introducing the rugged 300 Watt EVD series of DC-DC converters for electric vehicle applications. Green Watt is a division of Calex Mfg. Co.

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.

DATABUSES AND NETWORKING: Crystal Group to provide rugged network switches for AC-130U Special Operations aircraft gunship

U.S. Air Force avionics experts needed ruggedized Cisco network switches for the AC-130U Spooky gunship.

Northrop Grumman to supply Special Forces laser target designators

Laser targeting experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Laser Systems segment in Apopka, Fla., will provide U.S. Special Forces with specialized laser target designator viewing devices under terms of a $12.3 million U.S. Navy contract.

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.

Connector designers innovate to solve SWaP issues

Military systems designers today are obsessed with shrinking component size, weight, and power (SWaP). Connector and cable manufacturers-no small contributor to SWaP on military vehicles-are stepping up to the challenge in a variety of approaches.

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.

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.

Army picks four in SRW Appliqué Radio program

Army chooses four companies to provide radios in SRW Appliqué Radio Systems program

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 10 April 2014. Four U.S. military radio manufacturers will share nearly a billion dollars in a program to add software-defined-radio (SDR) networking to the U.S. Army's legacy VRC-92 Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS).

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.

Sensor fusion heads for the field

Researchers from military, corporate, and college laboratories are combining their skills to solve the problems of information overload and incomplete and missing information.

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Mil & Aero Magazine

April 2014
Volume 25, Issue 4
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