Military Embedded Systems

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Military Embedded Systems

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Q & A: Military rad-hard designs for space … and beyond -- a conversation with Sean D'Arcy and Josh Broline - Story

June 20, 2024

As space becomes the next domain for weapons and military threats, designers of radiation-hardened electronics are seeing more requirements for greater radiation-resistant components. In this conversation with Sean D’Arcy, Senior Director, Aerospace and Defense/IR HR at Infineon Technologies and Josh Broline, Senior Director of Marketing and Applications at Renesas, we discuss this challenge as well as the hottest applications for military space, the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components, and if open architectures may be leveraged in spacecraft designs.

Comms

Space-tech reading list - Story

June 19, 2024

One of the reasons I chose a career in aerospace and defense media is my love of space technology. Our June issue is annually one where we run much of our space content, from radiation-hardened electronics trends to satellite technology – with even more coverage of artificial intelligence (AI).

Radar/EW

MOSA makes business case for small companies, DoD leader says - News

June 18, 2024

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. During his Day 1 keynote address at the MOSA Industry & Government Summit in National Harbor, Md., Dr. David Honey, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, said that modular open systems approach (MOSA) initiatives like the SOSA [Sensor Open Systems Architecture] Technical Standard creates opportunities for innovative small companies.

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OAR (Open Access Radio) announced during MOSA Summit Keynote - News

June 17, 2024

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. Dr. David Honey, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, spoke at the MOSA Industry & Government Summit in National Harbor today: While discussing the impact of open architecture initiatives like SOSA [Sensor Open Systems Architecture], he also mentioned a new initiative called Open Access Radio (OAR).

Avionics

Safe AI and Accelerated GPU Compute Software Suite demonstrated by CoreAVI at MOSA Industry & Government Summit & Expo - News

June 17, 2024

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland. CoreAVI experts will showcase the company’s Safe AI and Accelerated GPU Compute solutions in booth #128 at the MOSA Industry & Government Summit & Expo this week in National Harbor, Maryland.

Avionics

MOSA and safety- and security-critical systems panel at MOSA Summit - News

June 12, 2024

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. Defense industry and government experts discuss the challenges of certifying modular systems with open standard interfaces to meet airworthiness and security requirements on the "How can MOSA better support certification of safety- and security-critical systems?" panel at the MOSA Industry and Government Summit and Expo on June 17 at 3 pm EDT at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

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PODCAST: Sensor processing at the edge, being SOSA aligned, and DoD acquisition process - Podcast

May 28, 2024

How artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge is defined often depends who you are speaking with and their market. For military electronics I think the best definition comes from Jake Braegelmann, Vice President of Business Development at New Wave Design, who says the edge is where the sensor collects the data and AI can enable the filtering of that data in real-time to get actionable intelligence to decision makers. In this podcast he and I discuss that concept in depth as well as the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) modular open system approach (MOSA) mandate. Jake talks about what it means to be aligned to the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Technical Standard and dives into some common misconceptions about the standard.

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DoD experts talk accelerating MOSA adoption at MOSA Summit - News

May 22, 2024

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) experts on open architectures and modular open system approach (MOSA) strategies from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) PMA-209, Army DEVCOM C5ISR Center, PEO Aviation, and the Air Force ACC will gather on the "You Had Me at Title 10 (MOSA) – Leading Open Standards (FACE, HOST, CMOSS, SOSA) Charge Forward" panel at the MOSA Industry and Government Summit and Expo on June 17 at 1 pm EDT at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Direct RF extension to SCi Blocks family announced by Spectrum Control - News

May 20, 2024

FAIRVIEW, Penn. Spectrum Control Inc. officials announced a new Direct RF extension to the company's SCi Blocks family of miniature, modular, and intelligent RF+Digital system building blocks. This 3U VPX SOSA aligned module enables users to rapidly deploy configurable mission-ready RF front ends and high-speed digital signal conversion.

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2024 SOSA Special Edition - Story

May 20, 2024

Welcome to the 2024 SOSA Special Edition! Our fourth annual SOSA Special Edition highlights editorial content covering The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Technical Standard from the pages and website of Military Embedded Systems magazine, as well as the products aligned and conformant to the standard – all put together exclusively by our staff.

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ROUNDTABLE: SOSA having an impact on military program requirements, business practices - Story

May 20, 2024

It’s been nearly three years since ratification of the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Technical Standard 1.0 and its impact is being felt across the services as requests for SOSA aligned products are finding their way into program requirements. SOSA, an example of the modular open systems approach (MOSA) mandated by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is also changing the way government leverages commercial technology and existing open standards like VPX. To learn more, I gathered a roundtable of SOSA Consortium members to discuss SOSA’s impact on the community, business practices, common misconceptions, and the future of what SOSA may look like five or 10 years down the road.

Avionics

Avionics databus users demand more reliability and flexibility - Story

May 16, 2024

MIL-STD-1553 designers are still winning new contracts for their products based on the venerable standard. Meanwhile, faster protocols such as Ethernet, ARINC 429, and Fibre channel also play important roles in military systems.

Unmanned

Spot, Boston Dynamics' dog-like robot, demos at SOF Week 2024 - News

May 09, 2024

SOF WEEK 2024, TAMPA, Fla. Engineers from Boston Dynamics showed off the abilities of the Spot robot, which in some ways mimics a large dog, at SOF Week 2024 at the Tampa Convention Center.

Avionics

Helping SOF operators train like they fight - News

May 09, 2024

SOF WEEK 2024 -- TAMPA, Fla. Engineers at MVRsimulation, PAR Government, and Battlespace Simulations teamed up this week to showcase how they enable operators to train realistically with equipment that matches the gear and accessories they deploy with in battle.

Unmanned

TALON 135 gyro-stabilized weapon platform on display at SOF Week 2024 - News

May 08, 2024

SOF WEEK 2024, TAMPA, Florida. Engineers at Paradigm SRP are showcasing their TALON 135 gyro-stabilized weapon platform at SOF Week 2024 at the Tampa Convention Center on the Zodiac boat in the South Docks, #11.

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VAMPIRE located at L3Harris booth at SOF Week 2024 - News

May 08, 2024

SOF WEEK 2024, TAMPA, Florida. Engineers at L3Harris are showcasing their Vehicle-Agnostic Modular Palletized ISR Rocket Equipment (VAMPIRE) iat SOF Week 2024 in the Tampa Convention Center. VAMPIRE s a portable kit that can be installed on most vehicles with a cargo bed for launching of the advanced precision kill weapons system (APKWS) or other laser-guided munitions.

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Spectrum dominance and counter-UAS at SOF Week - News

May 07, 2024

SOF WEEK 2024--TAMPA, Fla. Dominance in the spectrum domain is goal of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and especially of USSOCOM [United States Special Operations Command]. In an interview I did with Pete Gallagher, Maj. Gen., U.S. Army (Ret.) and Senior Vice President for Technology and Solutions, CACI International Inc. at SOF Week 2024 in Tampa, he and I discussed the capabilities CACI delivers to USSOCOM for dominating the electromagnetic spectrum. Pete also covered the counter-UAS [uncrewed aerial system] solutions his team is showcasing at SOF Week. Edited excerpts follow.

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BATLCHRG soldier systems wireless charging concept introduced by Galvion at SOF Week - News

May 06, 2024

SOF WEEK 2024 - TAMPA, Florida. Galvion is demonstrating its new soldier systems wireless charging concept, BATLCHRG, at SOF Week 2024 along with the company's wider systems and solutions on booth 948. The BATLCHRG capability will be demonstrated in two battlefield scenarios: integrated into a vehicle seat and wall-mounted mat in a ready-room scenario.

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Gen. Fenton, USSOCOM Commander, to keynote SOF Week 2024 - News

May 06, 2024

SOF WEEK 2024 - TAMPA, Fla. – General Bryan P. Fenton, 13th commander of USSOCOM, will deliver the keynote address at SOF Week 2024 on Tuesday morning, May 7, and share his vision for SOF Week 2024 and the USSOCOM enterprise.

A.I.

AI technology and USSOCOM - Story

May 05, 2024

TAMPA, Florida. Shield AI engineers are working to change the way the U.S. military and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) leverage artificial intelligence (AI) capability. In an interview I did with Brandon Tseng, co-founder and president of Shield AI, for the SOF Week Show Daily, he and I discussed why USSOCOM is the best customer to deal with when introducing new technology, the tech Shield AI is showcasing at SOF Week in Tampa, and how AI pilots will enable small groups of warfighters to command the same combat power as a carrier strike group. Brandon also shared experiences from his years as a U.S. Navy SEAL. Edited excerpts follow.

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