Military Embedded Systems

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Military Embedded Systems

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Comms

British army Scout Specialist Vehicle program to run INTEGRITY RTOS from Green Hills Software - News

February 28, 2012
NUREMBERG, Germany. Officials at General Dynamics UK selected the INTEGRITY Real-Time-Operating-System (RTOS) from Green Hills Software in Santa Barbara, Calif., as the operating system software for all mission-critical computers within the Scout Specialist Vehicles (SV) program. Green Hills officials made the announcement at the Embedded World show this week in Nuremberg, Germany.
Radar/EW

System synchronization and distribution devices for phased array radar applications released by Pentek - News

February 28, 2012
NUREMBERG, GERMANY. Engineers at Pentek in Upper Saddle River, N.J. announced two new high-speed system synchronization and distribution devices for phased array radar, direction finding, and beamforming antenna applications at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany. The Pentek Model 7192 PMC/XMC module and the Model 9192 rack-mount unit, respectively, will work with multiple Pentek Virtex-6-based Cobalt and Pentek Virtex-7-based Onyx modules at clock rates as fast as 1.8 GHz and sample rates up to 3.6 GHz.
Comms

Air Force satellite terminal system from Raytheon gets Milestone C award - News

February 28, 2012
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. A Raytheon-designed satellite terminal system for U.S. Air Force protected communications ? the Minuteman Minimum Essential Emergency Communications Network Program Upgrade (MMPU) -- acquired a Milestone C decision and production award.
Comms

Android-based rugged handheld computer announced by DRS Technologies - News

February 27, 2012
PARSIPPANY, NJ. Engineers at the Tactical Systems division of DRS Technologies launched a new rugged handheld computer line, dubbed Scorpion, for use by U.S. warfighters to use in dismounted command and control operations. The Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) device runs the Android operating system and interfaces with warfighter tactical radios.
Avionics

AFDX software from SYSGO licensed by EADS/Airbus - News

February 24, 2012
MAINZ, Germany. EADS/Airbus officials licensed SYSGO to be their supplier of Avionics Full-Duplex Switched Ethernet (AFDX) software. AFDX delivers bandwidth and secure communications for avionics systems.
Radar/EW

Foliage-penetrating reconnaissance radar to support counter-terrorism operations - News

February 24, 2012
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. A foliage-penetrating radar designed by Lockheed Martin engineers will be deployed to the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) for counter-terrorism as well as disaster relief and humanitarian missions.
Comms

Warfighters get connected to tactical cloud via Harris network - News

February 23, 2012
MELBOURNE, Fla. Engineers at Harris Corp. released anew networking system -- the Harris Falcon ? that will connect warfighters in the battlefield over wideband tactical and cellular networks to a tactical cloud to enable secure transfer command and control video, data, and other applications.
Radar/EW

Due Regard Radar from General Atomics tested on manned aircraft - News

February 22, 2012
SAN DIEGO. Engineers at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI) in San Diego tested a prototype of its Due Regard Radar on a manned aircraft. The radar, internally funded by GA-ASI, supports the company?s Predator B Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) radar-based airborne sense-and-avoid architecture.
Avionics

F-35A completes test with external weapons - News

February 21, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas. The F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) fighter jet?s first flew its first external weapons test mission at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Comms

MUOS-based communications demonstrated on JTRS manpack radio - News

February 21, 2012
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Engineers at General Dynamics C4 Systems completed the first secure voice and data communications demonstration via the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite-communications waveform. The demo used the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS) two-channel networking radio (AN/PRC-155).
Radar/EW

13U enclosure eases SIGINT, radar processing design - Product

February 21, 2012
With applications such as SIGINT, radar processing, and image processing at the forefront of military embedded electronics, having those applications designed based upon an open standard such as OpenVPX (VITA 65) is a real boon to helping designers speed up development. Accordingly, the ne...
Avionics

Mil simulation platform increases its flexibility - Product

February 21, 2012
With increased platform flexibility on the military-embedded priority list these days, we were impressed by Quantum3D's recent move to take its Mantis Real-Time Scene Management simulation software into multi-platform style.
Comms

Source code analysis as easy as a spell checker? - Product

February 21, 2012
Software developers have enough on their plates without having to spend undue time analyzing their code.
Comms

System streamlines the signal recording/playback paradigm - Product

February 21, 2012
When it comes to military systems, a streamlined approach that delivers maximum functionality is the optimum approach - which is exactly why the RTR 2726 multiband playback and recording system from Pentek caught our eye.
Unmanned

Mini stabilizer eases the UAV video shakes - Product

February 21, 2012
Two things often come to mind when the topic of image/video stabilization arises: 1) the on-target yet ever-moving video streams taken by UAVs dotting the skies; and 2) 6U VME. If you've ever seen UAV footage, you know the picture can vibrate constantly.
Comms

Signal generators aim to eliminate field tests - Product

February 21, 2012
With the DoD tightening its belt and expecting suppliers to absorb many development costs these days, products like Rohde & Schwarz's R&S SMU200A signal generator topped with the company's R&S SMU-K77 signal generator - really come in handy.
From The Editor

Innovations for the warfighter: Small, COTS-based, portable, and platform agnostic - Story

February 20, 2012
Requirements for platform-independent, portable, cost-effective solutions that leverage commercial technology will drive innovation among designers of future military electronic systems.
Radar/EW

Radar signal processing upgrades use embedded COTS hardware - Story

February 20, 2012
Military radar designers are turning more and more toward Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) signal processing solutions to modernize existing radar systems. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin)
From The Editor

New Mil-Embedded website and cover design, plus the debut of Embedded Tech Trends - Story

February 20, 2012
Editorial Director John McHale introduces the upgraded mil-embedded.com website and details the revamped portions of Military Embeddd Systems magazine.
Avionics

Re-winged A-10 Thunderbolt deployed to Air Force - News

February 20, 2012
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah. Air Force and Boeing officials unveiled the first of 233 re-winged A-10 Thunderbolt II during an event at Hill Air Force Base. Boeing is under contract with the Air Force to deliver 233 wing sets through 2018.
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