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The Parts Make the Whole: Aircraft Systems Components

August 17, 2011 7:30 am | by Ken Smith, Product Manager, Meldin, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics | Articles | Comments

According to the Air Transport Association’s 2010 economic report “When America Flies it Works,” operating revenues for U.S. airlines fell by approximately 17 percent in the wake of the 2009 global recession – considered the worst since the 1930s.

ITT and Mercury Debut Jointly Developed Embedded ISR Processing System

August 16, 2011 6:56 am | News | Comments

ITT Corporation and Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. have jointly developed a processing solution known as FELCO (Federated Embedded inteL-server for Collaborative Operations) that meets the ISR interoperability needs of the warfighter. FELCO is expected to

Southampton Engineers Fly the World’s First ‘Printed’ Aircraft

August 11, 2011 10:57 am | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of Southampton have designed and flown the world’s first ‘printed’ aircraft, which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design.


MIL-STD-1553 Multi-terminal ICs Replace Multi-chip Modules

August 11, 2011 7:33 am | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits, a world leader in data bus ICs for the avionics and military markets, proudly announces their next-generation MIL-STD-1553 bus terminal products, the HI-6130 and HI-6131.

Velodyne to Demo HDL-32E LiDAR Sensor at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America Conference

August 11, 2011 5:36 am | News | Comments

Velodyne LiDAR, Inc. will display the latest in sensor technology with its HDL-32E in booth 934 at the 2011 AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America conference being held August 16-19 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC.

Circuit breaker designed in accordance with MIL-PRF-55629 and MIL STD 202

August 11, 2011 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Carling Technologies? new MS Series Sealed Toggle Circuit Breaker was designed and tested to operate flawlessly in the harshest of environments. Ideally suited for COTS (commercial off the shelf) military applications, the MS Series features a durable metal and sealed

Sealed Toggle Circuit Breaker Suits COTS Military Environments

August 10, 2011 11:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Carling Technologies’ MS-Series Sealed Toggle Circuit Breaker was designed and tested to operate flawlessly in the harshest of environments. Ideally suited for COTS (commercial off the shelf) military applications, the series features

Four-Channel Strain Gage Input Boards Tout Speed, Accuracy and Connection Flexibility

August 9, 2011 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

United Electronic Industries (UEI) announced the release of the DNA/DNR-AI-224, high speed, four channel strain gage input boards for UEI’s data acquisition and control Cubes and RACKtangle I/O racks respectively. The boards provide


Digitaltest achieves ITAR Certification

August 9, 2011 5:40 am | News | Comments

Digitaltest has announced this week that they have achieved their ITAR certification. "In a continued commitment to our customers and our employees in making ourselves one of the most competitive and innovative suppliers of test and measurement/production equipment around...

Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier Operates Over the Full 0.5 GHz to 18.5 GHz Range

August 8, 2011 12:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation launched a new Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier (SDLVA) that operates over the full 0.5 GHz to 18.5 GHz frequency range. Available in a 4 mm x 4 mm surface mount package, the HMC1013LP4E extends the

Windlift Kite-Based Power Generation Technology at NIWeek 2011

August 8, 2011 9:39 am | Videos | Comments

Windlift is a company with a novel power-generation system using a deployable release-and-recover kite to harvest wind energy in places where traditional power technologies are not available.

KODAK Imaging Technology Will Explore Jupiter

August 8, 2011 7:22 am | News | Comments

As NASA’s Juno begins its five-year voyage to the planet Jupiter, image sensor technology from Eastman Kodak Company is on board to help capture images of the gas giant as never before. The KODAK KAI-2020 Image Sensor was selected by Malin Space Science Systems to

Hermetically Sealed, Critically Damped Piezoresistive Accelerometer Features 500 mV Output

August 5, 2011 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems introduced Endevco Model 2262A, a rugged, hermetically sealed, critically damped piezoresistive shock accelerometer with 500 mV full scale output, designed to support automotive, aerospace and general in-house laboratory structural, environmental, and impact testing requirements, including


Rogers High Performance Foams Division Earns Performance Excellence Award from Boeing

August 5, 2011 6:53 am | News | Comments

The High Performance Foams Division of Rogers Corporation has been awarded a Silver Performance Excellence Award for 2010 by Boeing. The Boeing Performance Excellence Award is given to Boeing suppliers for superior supplier performance over a year’s time.

MIL-STD-1553 PMC Card Achieves High MTBF with DO-254 Certifiable ASIC Core

August 5, 2011 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduced a DO-254 certifiable MIL-STD-1553 PMC card utilizing DDC’s Enhanced Mini-ACE core in an ASIC design to achieve very high-reliability (MTBF). The BU-65596F/M incorporates

Post-shuttle, U.S. space explorers need not be human

August 4, 2011 10:48 am | News | Comments

Now that the shuttle fleet is permanently grounded, the U.S. space spotlight could shift toward the path-breaking astronomical science that NASA does without human beings on board.

Obsolescence Mitigation Program Ensures a Future Supply of Discontinued Mil-Aero Parts

August 4, 2011 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products is introducing a new Obsolescence Mitigation (OM) Program to minimize the impact of integrated circuit device obsolescence on long-term military/aerospace programs.

Maxim’s Obsolescence Mitigation Program Ensures a Future Supply of Discontinued Mil-Aero Parts

August 4, 2011 7:07 am | News | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products is introducing a new Obsolescence Mitigation (OM) Program to minimize the impact of integrated circuit (IC) device obsolescence on long-term military/aerospace programs. The new program ensures a future supply of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) plastic parts...

Microchip Engineers Build Amateur Satellite Set for Deployment on ISS

August 2, 2011 12:23 pm | News | Comments

Microchip Technology today announced that a volunteer team of Microchip engineers spent nearly four years working on nights and weekends to develop the ARISSat-1 amateur satellite.

AECOM pledges US$250,000 gift to the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association

August 2, 2011 5:45 am | News | Comments

AECOM Technology Corporation announced today that it has pledged US$250,000 toward the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association (SMSA) Capital Campaign. This pledge is the lead gift in the campaign and is the first major corporate pledge.

25th-Anniversary Version of System Design Software Features Exceptional Hardware Integration

August 1, 2011 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments unveiled NI LabVIEW 2011, the 25th-anniversary version of its system design software. The software is positioned to accelerate the productivity of engineers and scientists who develop and deploy measurement and control systems to

Rare Earth Brushless Permanent Magnet Generators Operate as High as 400,000 rpm

August 1, 2011 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Koford Engineering LLC has introduced a line of brushless Rare Earth permanent magnet brushless generators operating at speeds from 1,800 rpm up to as high as 400,000 rpm. Power output is up to

128-Mbit, 64-Mbit and 32-Mbit Low Power Asynchronous SRAMs Have 32-bit Bus Widths

August 1, 2011 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced 128-Mbit, 64-Mbit and 32-Mbit MoBL (More Battery Life) Asynchronous SRAMs with 32-bit bus widths. The SRAMs cater to applications in telecommunications, computers, peripherals, and consumer, medical and military domains to

August 2011: Trains, Planes, & Automobiles

August 1, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The August 2011 issue of ECN discusses trains, planes, & automobiles. Highlights include: “CAN in 30 Minutes or Less,” “Powering the Next Generation of Telematics and the In-vehicle Cloud,” and “Protecting Power Transistors in Automotive Inverter Design.” The Roundtable collaborative Q&A section asks “What does ‘green’ mean to you?”

First joint European Space Tweetup in Cologne

July 28, 2011 12:23 pm | News | Comments

The DLR German Aerospace Center and the European Space Agency are inviting 60 Twitter followers to the first joint European Space Tweetup as part of German Aerospace Day on 18 September in Cologne, Germany. A Tweetup is an informal, educational gathering of people who use the Twitter social messaging medium.

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