Military Embedded Systems

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Military Embedded Systems

Articles 1281 - 1300
Radar/EW

New XSTAR instrumentation radar system from Star Dynamics and General Dynamics tracks multi-stage missile - News

May 03, 2012
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. The XSTAR instrumentation radar system designed by engineers at STAR Dynamics Corp. and General Dynamics C4 Systems completed a demonstration where the radar tracked the multi-stage test missile launch and flight.
Radar/EW

Raytheon Advanced Distributed Aperture System to use Mercury processing systems - News

May 01, 2012
CHELMSFORD, Mass. Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) officials selected Mercury Computer Systems to provide an advanced sensor processing subsystem for Raytheon?s Multi-function Image Processor (MIP Application-Ready Subsystem (ARS) as well as integration services for Raytheon?s Advanced Distributed Aperture System (ADAS).
Comms

Solar array systems proposals for space electric propulsion systems sought by NASA - News

April 30, 2012
WASHINGTON. Officials at NASA's Space Technology Program announced that they are looking for proposals on developing solar array systems that enable future space electric propulsion systems that can travel much further than low Earth orbit.
Unmanned

New Navy Fire Scout unmanned helicopter variant being produced by Northrop Grumman - News

April 27, 2012
SAN DIEGO. Northrop Grumman engineers are upgrading the Navy Fire Scout unmanned helicopter by using the Bell 407 airframe. This new Fire Scout variant will have enhanced endurance, range, and payload and payload capacity to improve the ship commander's intelligence-gathering needs.
Radar/EW

Saudi fighter jets to get electronic warfare upgrade from BAE Systems - News

April 26, 2012
NASHUA, N.H. Engineers at BAE Systems are upgrading the Electronic Warfare (EW) capability of F-15S fighter jets for the Royal Saudi air force today under a $367M contract. The company will install 70 Digital Electronic Warfare Systems (DEWS)/Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) for the upgrade.
Unmanned

Autonomous landing system for UH-60 Black Hawks to use thermal management technology from Parker Aerospace - News

April 25, 2012
LIBERTY LAKE, WASH. Officials at Sierra Nevada Corp. are using thermal management solutions from Parker Aerospace for the for its Helicopter Autonomous Landing System (HALS) program integration on UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.
Radar/EW

Navy's 20-year old ATC analog radar system gets digital facelift - News

April 24, 2012
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. U.S. Navy officials procured two more Raytheon radar systems to replace obsolete analog air traffic control (ATC) systems with digital technology. Military bases at New River, N.C., and Quantico, Va., will get the new radar systems. This procurement is part of an ongoing effort to upgrade the Navy?s analog ATC radars.
Radar/EW

MEADS X-Band radar starts system-level integration testing - News

April 23, 2012
ROME, ITALY. The first Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) started testing at Pratica di Mare Air Force Base, which is just outside of Rome, Italy. The system-level tests help the system prepare for an intercept flight test later this year. The advanced 360-degree rotating X-band radar finished initial performance tests at a near-field facility at SELEX Sistemi Integrati SpA in Rome. At Pratica di Mare, program engineers will start system-level integration tests using a MEADS battle manager and launcher.
Radar/EW

Northrop Grumman air-flow-through cooling technique licensed by Curtiss-Wright for VPX systems - News

April 20, 2012
ASHBURN, VA. Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) engineers are using Air-flow-through (AFT) cooling techniques from Northrop Grumman for use in rugged, military embedded systems. In compliance with the ANSI/VITA 48.5-2010 standard, CWCDS will use the AFT cooling on its VPX systems ? VITA 46/28/65 -- in C4ISR applications such as signals intelligence and radar signal processing.
Radar/EW

Nothing new: Military users demand more performance and low power from SBC designs - Story

April 19, 2012
The major trend in the military Single Board Computer (SBC) market continues to be the demand from system integrators for greater processing performance and lower size, weight, and power in SBC designs. Meanwhile, the venerable VMEbus finds a small resurgence as funding increases for military retrofit programs.
Comms

Smart displays meet military vetronics demands for reduced SWaP and better security - Story

April 19, 2012
A supplemental snapshot to "Lowering cost per mile in military vehicles drives vetronics designs," in which Editorial Director John McHale takes an introspective look into the smart displays being mounted in military vehicles.
Unmanned

Predator UAV gets endurance enhancements - News

April 19, 2012
WASHINGTON. Officials at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI) unveiled extended endurance enhancements for its Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) fleet.
Radar/EW

Radar software adds audio and video to its repertoire - Product

April 18, 2012
Some say you can’t get enough of a good thing, but in a slightly different vein, Cambridge Pixel showed us that you can improve an already-good thing. The company has added audio and video capability to its SPx AV software, a toolkit of components useful for radar in command and cont...
Radar/EW

VPX/VITA 62 power supply enlivens mil systems - Product

April 18, 2012
While the burgeoning VPX (VITA 46) VITA-spawned form factor is taking the military embedded realm by storm, an optimal power supply ensures optimal performance and reliability. Enter the VITA 62 Power Supply standard, which defines a power supply geared for VPX chassis while meeting rugged...
Comms

Rugged tablet prevents soldiers' mission knowledge draught - Product

April 18, 2012
To keep soldiers on the ground in-the-know when it comes to mission strategy, wouldn't it be nice if they could view mission-critical data out in the field?
Unmanned

Software implements Physics of Failure Analysis - Product

April 18, 2012
Physics of Failure Analysis is a topic that is critical to rapidly and cost-effectively delivering safe, highly reliable systems into military customers' hands.
Comms

Recaster bridges secure enterprise and military LANs - Product

April 18, 2012
The ability to transmit video content securely is a must for the military.
Radar/EW

VPX goes HPEC - Product

April 18, 2012
Some military programs need high-end processing, and that's all there is to it, for example, an airborne classified data system.
Radar/EW

Lowering cost per mile in military vehicles drives vetronics designs - Story

April 18, 2012
Designers of military vetronics computers, displays, and software say integration and low power are driving requirements for upgrades and new systems.
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