INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY

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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

Apr 17, 2014

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

Apr 16, 2014

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.

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

Apr 14, 2014

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.

SEAKR to build space lasercom digital processor

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

Apr 13, 2014

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.

R-COTS Ethernet switches picked for rocket launch

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

Apr 11, 2014

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

Apr 11, 2014

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.

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

Apr 11, 2014

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

Apr 10, 2014

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

Apr 10, 2014

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

Apr 10, 2014

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.

Ocean pickets, standard design on Rapid Fire

Unmanned ocean sentinels, standard radar and satellite design this week on Rapid Fire

Apr 8, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 8 April 2014. A surveillance picket line of unmanned marine vehicles, seven companies and a $100 million investment in RF and microwave design, and a future of standard building blocks for satellites highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Unmanned vehicles wanted for offshore surveillance

Coast Guard looks for unmanned ocean vehicles to hunt smugglers, poachers, and icebergs

Apr 6, 2014

NEW LONDON, Conn., 6 April 2014. U.S. Coast Guard ocean surveillance experts are shopping for mature unmanned marine vehicles (UMVs) to handle persistent-surveillance missions at sea such as watching for drug smugglers, icebergs, or illegal fishing.

Freescale QorIQ T2080 and T1042-based embedded computing modules introduced by X-ES

Freescale QorIQ T2080 and T1042-based embedded computing modules introduced by X-ES

Apr 6, 2014

MIDDLETON, Wis., 6 April 2014. Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc. (X-ES) in Middleton, Wis., is introducing two Freescale QorIQ T2080 and T1042-based embedded computing modules for demanding applications with stringent size, weight, and power (SWaP) limitations.

Hosted payloads: Opportunity exists for commercial and military collaboration, questions and concerns remain

Hosted payloads: Opportunity exists for commercial and military collaboration, questions and concerns remain

Apr 5, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif., 5 April 2014. “We are at an inflection point, and have opportunity now,” says Skot Butler, vice president, satellite networks & space services at Intelsat General Corp. “Technology advances, mounting government pressures, emerging new launch access, and more present the opportunity to have a meaningful new dialog about a national space architecture that benefits us all.”

Reinventing the military RF phased array antenna

DARPA hires seven companies, spends more than $100 million, to reinvent the RF phased array antenna

Apr 4, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 4 April 2014. U.S. military researchers plan to spend more than $100 million, involve at least seven defense companies, and award at least nine separate contracts in a landmark project to speed development of electronic RF phased array antennas for communications, signals intelligence (SIGINT), radar, and electronic warfare (EW).

Air Force to brief industry on opportunities and challenges in C4I June 10 and 11 in Utica, N.Y.

Apr 4, 2014

UTICA, N.Y., 4 April 2014. U.S. Air Force officials will brief industry on 10 and 11 June 2014 on challenges and research opportunities in information systems and technology for U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense (DOD) applications.

Raytheon focuses on advanced EW, radar antennas

Raytheon to help DARPA develop RF and microwave arrays for communications, radar, EW, and SIGINT

Apr 3, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 3 April 2014. RF and microwave experts at the Raytheon Co. will help U.S. military researchers find new ways of shortening the time it takes to develop, deploy, and upgrade arrays for communications, signals intelligence (SIGINT), radar, and electronic warfare (EW).

Progeny to upgrade Navy ASW planning systems

Progeny Systems to enhance and upgrade Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) planning system

Apr 2, 2014

WASHINGTON, 2 April 2014. Systems integrators at Progeny Systems Corp. in Manassas, Va., will continue upgrading and enhancing a U.S. Navy decision-support system designed to help Navy commanders plan attacks on enemy submarines.

Navy looks to NAI for synchro-to-digital cards

Navy asks North Atlantic to supply synchro-to-digital cards for shipboard interrogator system

Apr 2, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 2 April 2014. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed spare VME synchro-to-digital converter (SDC) circuit card assemblies (CCA) for the AN/UPX-29(V) Interrogator System Mode 5 shipboard identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) system. They found their solution from North Atlantic Industries (NAI) in Bohemia, N.Y.

Low-loss test cables for rugged, phase-stable cable uses introduced by Fairview Microwave

Apr 2, 2014

ALLEN, Texas, 2 April 2014. Fairview Microwave Inc. in Allen, Texas, is introducing a line of low-loss test cables for test environments where a rugged, phase-stable cable assembly is required.

Tomahawk SATCOM to receive new I/O circuit cards

Raytheon to replace obsolescent I/O circuit cards in Tomahawk missile communications system

Apr 1, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 1 April 2014. Cruise missile designers at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will upgrade the satellite data link transceiver of the Tomahawk Block IV tactical land-attack missile under terms of an $8.9 million U.S. Navy contract modification announced Monday.

12 square-off for $5.79 billion in networking

Air Force picks 12 companies to compete for $5.79 billion worth of computer networking jobs

Mar 31, 2014

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala., 31 March 2014. U.S. Air Force information technology (IT) experts are choosing 12 companies to compete for as much as $5.79 billion to provide network operations and management services for a wide variety of military computer needs.

Navy eyes next phase of A-RCI sonar processing

Navy awards sonar processing contract to General Dynamics; readies for next phase of A-RCI

Mar 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, 31 March 2014. Submarine sonar experts at General Dynamics Corp. will provide rugged commercial off-the-shelf (R-COTS) computer equipment for sonar signal processing aboard the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet.

Microwave space qualified power electronics for space-flight uses introduced by Crane

Microwave space qualified power electronics for space-flight uses introduced by Crane

Mar 30, 2014

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., 30 March 2014. Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions in West Caldwell, N.J., is introducing the Microwave Space Qualified Products (MSQP) power electronics product line for space-flight applications.

Rugged Freescale P3041 QorIQ quad-core 3U CompactPCI computer board introduced by MEN Micro

Rugged Freescale P3041 QorIQ quad-core 3U CompactPCI computer board introduced by MEN Micro

Mar 28, 2014

BLUE BELL, Pa., 28 March 2014. MEN Micro Inc. in Blue Bell, Pa., is introducing the G51 3U CompactPCI Serial single-board computer for data acquisition, encryption, simulation, process control, and other communications and processing systems that require intense, reliable data throughput.

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