POWER ELECTRONICS

Power control and power conditioning technologies

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.

Deploying unmanned vehicles from jet fighters

Raytheon and DARPA consider deploying unmanned air and marine vehicles from fighter aircraft

ARLINGTON, Va., 23 April 2014. U.S. military unmanned vehicle experts have developed many innovative ways to send drones on their missions. Unmanned vehicles can launch from runways and deploy from ships and submarines. But how about launching from the undercarriage of a jet fighter?

Floating fiber, buoys back up tactical networks

DARPA to keep military communications open with floating optical fiber and networking buoys

ARLINGTON, Va., 22 April 2014. When military communications go down in the midst of battle due to electronic jamming or other interference, commanders want it restored fast, and military researchers are looking into ways of restoring disrupted links with undersea fiber-optic networks.

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.

DARPA eyes buoy nodes to restore data networks

DARPA considers buoy communications nodes to restore data networks in presence of enemy jamming

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 April 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry late this month on an upcoming program to use small-diameter optical fiber and buoy relay nodes for the temporary restoration of military data networks amid jamming and other enemy attempts to disrupt communications.

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.

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.

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.

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.

POWER ELECTRONICS: DC-DC converter for military and civil aviation uses introduced by Modular Devices

Modular Devices Inc. (MDI) in Shirley, N.Y., is introducing the series 3090 compact DC-DC converter for aerospace, defense, and civil aviation airborne electronics applications.

POWER ELECTRONICS: Behlman to provide COTS power supplies for U.S. Navy airborne missions

Behlman Electronics Inc. in Hauppauge, N.Y., won a U.S. Navy order for its Model 00389 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) power supplies.

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.

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.

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.

Air Force chooses RF amplifiers from Ophir RF

Air Force aircraft technicians choose Ophir RF to provide RF amplifier support equipment

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 9 April 2014. U.S. Air Force aircraft maintenance technicians needed radio frequency (RF) amplifiers to support test and measurement equipment used for troubleshooting electronic faults in aircraft. They found their solution from Ophir RF in Los Angeles.

Industrial-temp. miniature surface-mount 2-Watt DC-DC converters introduced by Murata

MANSFIELD, Mass., 9 April 2014. Murata Power Solutions in Mansfield, Mass., is introducing the MTU2 series of miniature surface-mount 2-Watt DC-DC converters that can operate over the industrial temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees Celsius.

DDC gets $1.9 million power controller card order

Army to receive solid-state power controller boards from DDC in $1.9 million contract award

WARREN, Mich., 8 April 2014. U.S. Army vetronics experts needed rugged power-controller circuit boards for upgrades to the power-distribution system in the turret of the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. They found their solution from Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y.

Unmanned vehicles wanted for offshore surveillance

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

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.

Solid-state power amplifier for EW, radar, and communications introduced by Comtech PST

MELVILLE, N.Y., 4 April 2014. Comtech PST Corp. in Melville, N.Y., is introducing the model BME69189-20 solid-state power amplifier module for electronic warfare (EW), radar, and communications systems where space, cooling, and power are limited.

Raytheon focuses on advanced EW, radar antennas

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

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).

Rugged power converters packaged as encapsulated modules introduced by Pico Electronics

Rugged power converters packaged as encapsulated modules introduced by Pico Electronics

PELHAM, N.Y., 3 April 2014. Pico Electronics Inc. in Pelham, N.Y., is introducing the rugged DC-1 series of power converters, which come in encapsulated modules for a ruggedized applications.

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

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.

Oscilloscopes that users can synchronize to measure 40 channels at once introduced by Agilent

Oscilloscopes that users can synchronize to measure 40 channels at once introduced by Agilent

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 1 April 2014. Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) in Santa Clara, Calif., is introducing the Infiniium Z-series oscilloscopes, which can be synchronized to measure as many as 40 channels simultaneously with a maximum 63-GHz real-time oscilloscope bandwidth on as many as 10 oscilloscopes.

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