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.
A carefully executed operation to validate data from CryoSat has shown what can be accomplished when ESA, NASA and others join forces to further our understanding of how the fragile polar environment is responding to climate change.
NASA divided up more than $269 million on Monday among several companies vying to build commercial spaceships to carry astronauts to the International Space Station, the space agency said.
China appears to have staged a second test-flight of a new stealth fighter jet, a state-owned newspaper said on Tuesday, which if true could be another step toward narrowing the military gap with the United States.
A new iPad app developed from images from the Library of Congress is giving viewers a look at the Civil War in 3D. The app is called "History 3D: Civil War."
Apacer Technology Inc. recently announced the strategic collaboration with Diamond Systems Corporation (DSC) based in the U.S. The move is to develop SODIMM — a specification for rugged SODIMM memory dedicated to DSC’s single-board computers (SBCs).
Honeywell introduced the Hawk™ Resolvers 1-Inch Series, Fully Housed Configuration, which provide enhanced accuracy (±7 arcmin) for precise motion control. Potential defense applications for the 1-Inch Series include positioning for
Systems used in electronic warfare (EW) and radar applications are essential parts of the strategic environment for threats on the ground, at sea and in the air. Since threats require rapid and shifting tactical responses, the design flexibility provided by programmable logic is essential in military hardware.
Crystek's CVCO55CC-3830-3830 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3830 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -108 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announced the latest addition to its solder-in filter product line, .400" diameter mounting with high temperature construction able to withstand 300°C installation. This new filter offers
PLXO Series Phase-Locked Crystal Oscillators from EM Research are designed to operate at select custom frequencies from 5 MHz to 500 MHz as reference clocks in military and commercial rf/microwave systems. Locked to an
Marking a milestone for the Navy, the Office of Naval Research and its industry partner on April 6 successfully tested a solid-state, high-energy laser (HEL) from a surface ship, which disabled a small target vessel.
Bud Industries has announced a die-cast aluminum enclosure that provides desirable EMI/RFI protection and an IP67/NEMA 4X waterproof seal. The ANS Series’ double-channel sealing system is asserted to
Positronic’s high density rectangular line offers industrial performance and conformance to MIL-C-28748 and MIL-DTL-28748, with size 22 contacts in density contact configurations from 4 to 104 contacts.
International Rectifier today introduced the company’s first family of radiation hardened (RAD-Hard) dual power MOSFETs in a compact hermetic LCC-6 surface mount package for low power lightweight space applications requiring a small footprint such as satellite payload power systems.
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Matt Williams of TE Circuit Protection about their latest circuit protection devices based upon Hybrid PPTC (MHP) and Reflowable Thermal Protection (RTP) technology.
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.
This month's Roundtable question was "What technology will most impact the military and aerospace market in the near future?" Our answers this month come from Matt Behr of MathWorks and Joe Moxley of Custom Electronics.
Powerstax announced its TVS1001 ruggedized 1000-W DC-DC power supply. The supply utilizes two of the company’s F501 DC-DC converters which are able to perform under the harshest of conditions with
Columbia Research Laboratories, Inc. offers precision compact and miniature force balance accelerometers for airborne applications. SA-102BHC/SA-302BHC compact and SA-102MFTB/SA-302MFTA miniature precision force balance accelerometers are designed to
Absopulse Electronics’ CSI 2KT-2A rugged, portable DC/AC inverter system uses microprocessor controlled high frequency PWM technology to generate 2 kVA output power with pure sine wave output voltage. High frequency conversion enables