WinSystems announced their EPX-C380, an EPIC-compatible, Intel 1.66 GHz ATOM-based single board computer (SBC). The device uses either the Intel ATOM single core N450 or dual core D510 processor combined with
LDRA has developed requirements-to-object–code traceability for its tool suite. In the safety-critical domain, devices required to meet the most critical levels of certification must verify software traceability from requirements through
The Aeroflex MSW3200-320 and MSW3201-320 SP3Ts cover frequencies of 10 MHz to 1500 MHz and 200 MHz to 4500MHz respectively. Both switches handle up to
This issue of ECN focuses on the military & aerospace sector, including floating-point FPGAs, OpenVPX, managed switch technology, and power quality. Jon Titus presents another installment in his popular “Kits for Kids” column, while the Brainstorm collaborative Q&A section discusses trends in wireless electronics and how they relate to test & measurement.
ESA’s fleet of space telescopes has captured the nearby Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31, in different wavelengths. Most of these wavelengths are invisible to the eye and each shows a different aspect of the galaxy’s nature.
The project proposes to design a specialty bed with a positioning functionality that allows patients with limited mobility to change their position in bed without need of assistance from hospital personnel.
NASA invited 150 lucky people to a behind-the-scenes perspective from the press site at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour on Friday, April 29. The launch is scheduled for 3:47 p.m. EDT.
The MIL-VicH Series is a series of ruggedized military compliant DC to DC and DC to AC systems built for deployment and operations equipment. This series is available to all military, homeland security and government contractors.
New Coilcraft CPS military-grade power inductors take a low profile with the new ML563PKA Series. These robust ferrite-core surface mount inductors are constructed of high-temperature materials, to exceed the requirements of most military and aerospace applications...
ULIS announced today that it will launch Pico640E, a new VGA (video graphics array) 640 x 480 17-micron IR imaging sensor that offers new advantages in size, performance and factor of merit.
Testing of the DU Unmanned Systems Lab GUI control and autonomous robot control
FLIR Motion Control Systems (MCS) announced the release of the new Inertial Stabilization Module (ISM) for its E-Series pan/tilt models. The E-Series ISM is an open architecture inertial stabilization option on high-performance MCS pan/tilts...
Last night, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Yahsat Y1A and Intelsat New Dawn, into their planned transfer orbits. Flight VA201 was the second Ariane 5 launch of 2011.
Dontech has introduced the Therma Klear Flex series of thin flexible transparent heaters for use in outdoor, military or avionic applications. Therma Klear Flex transparent heaters provide the warmth necessary to extend the operating temperature...
They are more cut off than the crew of the International Space Station. They are at Concordia in Antarctica, and one of them is ESA researcher Eoin Macdonald-Nethercott. If you want to follow in his footsteps, ESA is looking for his successor.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development has been funding projects in Madagascar for over 30 years to eradicate rural poverty. With the country facing an exploding population and food crisis, the agency is looking skyward for support.
How do they know it’s Easter? Ever wondered how the exact dates of the Easter break are chosen? Easter Sunday can fall anytime between 22 March and 25 April and, thanks to European observations of the Sun that go back many centuries, the exact date can be predicted as far ahead as 4099 AD.
Pope Benedict XVI will be in satellite contact with two Italian astronauts aboard the International Space Station in what would be the first papal call to space.
Cambridge Consultants has been awarded a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time in the Innovation category, for its ground breaking through-wall radar, Prism 200. The award follows on from the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2009.
Communications engineers today must design to accommodate changing missions, shorter product lifecycles, and increasing computer power. Using Model-Based Design, engineering teams developing advanced communications systems can collaborate...
OpenVPX is a critical new open standard architecture that has gained rapid acceptance in the Mil/Aero embedded system community. However, the VITA 65 specification for OpenVPX is very complex, and there are potential pitfalls.
Imaging detectors are at the heart of many of the most challenging space instruments. Whether it is the need to ‘see’ far off galaxies, or to help predict the Earth’s weather, the ability to capture an image is an essential prerequisite for a significant proportion of the space missions...
Military electronics, whether land, air or sea based all require increased amounts of power due to functionality and mission profile expectations. An easy-to-relate example of this is the 20-pound battery load a soldier might carry for a three-day mission.
Today’s military electronics demand increased mobility and extended operational life. This enhanced product viability requires significant SWaP (size, weight, and power) reductions. Through advanced microelectronic packaging solutions available...
ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori and the five other astronauts of the STS-134 mission will be launched to the International Space Station on Space Shuttle Endeavour on 29 April to deliver a pioneering scientific experiment.