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March 16, 2015
Unmanned aerial systems are being implemented in a wide variety of applications. Two universities in particular are conducting research projects that deploy quadcopters to work with people and curb poaching in Africa.
Multicore processors and unmanned aircraft trending in avionics safety certification circles - StoryMarch 13, 2015
Avionics safety certification ? for software and hardware ? is increasingly seen as an ongoing evolving process, reflected in the enhancements to standards such as DO-178C. This long-term understanding is enabling avionics experts to account for complex situations in certification standards such as the growth of multicore processors, avionics computing, and the role of safety certification in unmanned aircraft systems (UASs).
January 27, 2015
In this new University Update section of Military Embedded Systems magazine, we will be focusing on one military-related university project per issue. This issue focuses on the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) lidar project. The GTRI research and development program’s goal is to produce a smaller, lightweight, real-time bathymetric lidar that can be deployed on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) rather than the heavy manned vehicles they currently require, cutting cost and time. In the following Q&A, we spoke with Grady Tuell, the developer of GTRI’s lidar technology and the principal research scientist leading the work. Edited excerpts follow.
January 22, 2015
SUNNYVALE, Calif. The Canadian government has selected Real-Time Innovations' (RTI's) Connext DDS communications to be incorporated into the Land Command Support System (LCSS), which integrates multiple Army-wide communications, command and control, and computing systems through one tactical system.
Curtiss-Wright to upgrade USMC Amphibious Assault Vehicle with Cisco IOS-based Parvus solutions - NewsJanuary 20, 2015
PHOENIX, AZ. Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions announced at the Embedded Tech Trends conference that they have received a contract from Strategic Communications, LLC to supply its switch subsystems and rugged network routers to support the U.S. Marine Corps’ AAVC-7 Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) upgrade.
January 16, 2015
SAN DIEGO. GET Engineering Corporation has announced the launch of Virtual Navy Tactical Data Systems (V-NTDS), a new communications system to replace traditional NTDS. The new V-NTDS is designed to reduce development and deployment costs by removing the need for NTDS adapters and costly cables for NTDS communication.
January 10, 2015
January 09, 2015
DULLES, Va. General Dynamics and Raytheon have been awarded the U.S. Air Force’s $1.5 billion, single-award contract to operate, maintain, and sustain launch ranges in a joint venture called Range Generation Next (RGNext).
January 08, 2015
WASHINGTON. PrecisionHawk and Measure have teamed together to provide commercial drone services. The partnership will deliver customers enhanced access to advanced aerial data analysis, gathering, and processing through Measure’s Drone as a Service offering.
December 12, 2014
HOUSTON. NASA and Boeing have recently completed the Ground Segment Critical Design Review for the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft. The baseline design for the Commercial Crew Transportation System has also been set, moving the project one step closer to the planned early 2017 voyage to the International Space Station.
MilSource announces Techaya's rugged 8-port Power over Ethernet gigabit switch for power and data connectivity - NewsDecember 11, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Calif. U.S. military-grade Ethernet distributor MilSource has announced the availability of Techaya’s rugged, 8-port MILTECH 910 PoE (Power over Ethernet) MIL-STD gigabit switch. The MILTECH 910 provides power and data connectivity to PoE-enabled cameras, mesh nodes, WiFi access points, and other devices that are in compliance with IEEE 802.3af/at standards for PoE.
December 05, 2014
NASA, Lockheed Martin, and Honeywell have successfully completed the NASA Orion test flight, which lifted off aboard a Delta IV Heavy rocket to perform its first spaceflight. TTTech has been a partner with NASA since 2008 and supported the design of the NASA Orion Onboard Data Network (ODN) as well as advanced integrated system architectures for human-rated spaceflight based on TTTech’s TTEthernet technology.
December 02, 2014
Stringent size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) requirements out of the Department of Defense (DoD) flavor nearly every military platform, but the most challenging letter in that acronym might well be the "P." Achieving highly efficient power supplies and power management schemes in small form factors is not easy, but new developments in VPX, solid-state solutions, and smart power management are meeting and exceeding the DoD's SWaP-C benchmarks.
December 01, 2014
November 24, 2014
Lockheed Martin and the Department of Defense (DoD) have finalized the eighth F-35 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP-8) contract. The contract, worth $4.7 billion, called for 43 F-35 Lightning II airframes. The 43 airframes include 29 jets for the U.S. and 14 for five international countries.
November 20, 2014
WAYNE, New Jersey. BAE Systems has been awarded a $3.2 million U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to combat technological enemy threats. BAE Systems is set to develop a new framework of reliable, anti-jam networked communications as part of the Communications in Contested Environments (C2E) program. This open system architecture (OSA) is part of the first phase of DARPA’s C2E initiative.
November 13, 2014
MANSFIELD, MA. Astrodyne Corporation has announced that it has acquired TDI Power, a designer/manufacturer of power supplies and integrated systems for semiconductor manufacturing, industrial, medical, military and aerospace, and other markets.
November 07, 2014
CAMBRIDGE, UK. Blighter Surveillance Systems has announced new enhancements to its electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar for coastal and harbor security, including a new sea wave clutter filter.
November 06, 2014
Wixom, MI. Acromag has introduced a new rugged small form factor (SFF) mission computer, the ARCX box. Engineered with size, weight, and power (SWaP) in mind, to address space requirements on vehicle electronics. The mission computer is designed for mil/aero deployable systems, such as C4ISR, command and control applications, payload management, and vetronics.
November 05, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. Raytheon has begun flight testing the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program. Phase 3 of the PCAS program is an 18-month, $25.5 million effort that will conclude with live-fire demonstrations. The PCAS program is designed to speed close air support to soldiers on the battlefield.