Military Embedded Systems

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From The Editor

COTS suppliers calm despite big DoD cuts on the horizon - Other

February 01, 2012
Suppliers of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products are calm even thought they know big cuts are coming to the defense market.
Comms

Australian military buys $235 million of Harris radio technology - News

February 01, 2012
MELBOURNE, Fla., The Australian Department of Defense rewarded Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Fla., with a $235 million contract for new radio systems as part of the country?s efforts to modernize its tactical radio program with Type-1 tactical data and voice communications.
From The Editor

VITA's Embedded Tech Trends a good start - Other

February 01, 2012
VITA's first Embedded Tech Trends (ETT) conference held last month in Cocoa Beach, Fla., -- the 2012 version of the old Bus & Board conference -- was a good start to recreating the positive networking environment that made Bus & Board (B & B) a must attend for those in the board industry.
Comms

Virtex-7 FPGA Software defined radio modules introduced by Pentek - News

February 01, 2012
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. Engineers at Pentek announced the first product from their new Virtex-7 line of FPGA modules called Onyx.
Cyber

WebShield security product from Raytheon added to UCDMO baseline list - News

February 01, 2012
HERNDON, Va. Officials at the Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO) selected Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions' WebShield for use on the version 4.1 baseline list.
Cyber

Software security, cryptographic tool solutions suite released by Green Hills Software - News

January 30, 2012
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Officials at Green Hills Software in Santa Barbara, Calif., released a security solution consisting of Suite B-Compliant Security Protocol Toolkits and Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) system, designed by the company?s INTEGRITY Security Services (ISS) business unit.
Comms

DARPA SDR contract won by Rockwell Collins - News

January 30, 2012
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Officials at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected Rockwell Collins for a $5.3 million Phase 2 research contract to increase digital software defined radios (SDRs) capability by a factor of ten over existing technology.
Unmanned

Hi-def CMOS imaging sensor released by BAE Systems - News

January 30, 2012
MILPITAS, Calif. Engineers at BAE Systems Imaging Solutions have designed a high-definition scientific complementary metal oxide semiconductor (sCMOS) image sensor, dubbed the Fairchild Imaging CIS1021. The new component will enable image collection through microscopes or other imaging systems.
Avionics

UK AWACS uses LynxOS RTOS - News

January 30, 2012
OWEGO, N.Y. Officials at Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and sensors division in Owego, N.Y., selected the LynxOS Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) from LynuxWorks, Inc. as well as the company?s Luminosity Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for with the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) flown by the United Kingdom.
Unmanned

First radar flight made by BAMS UAS - News

January 30, 2012
NAVAIR, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. U.S. Navy officials have started testing the radar system for an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) called the MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS).
From The Editor

Show me the weapon system, no more PowerPoints please - Story

December 16, 2011
In tough economic times, the DoD expects cost and risk sharing from suppliers in the development of new products and technologies.
Comms

JTRS update: Radio systems move closer to deployment, while GMR gets cut - Story

December 16, 2011
Variants of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program are on the verge of full deployment in 2012, yet the budget woes of 2011 have knocked out the JTRS Ground Mobile Radio system. Meanwhile, government and industry are evolving the technology behind JTRS - Software-Defined Radio (SDR) - with commercial smartphone technology to improve situational awareness for the warfighter.
Unmanned

Server helps apps travel through the rough spots - Product

October 17, 2011
The fact is that military airborne, land-based, and shipboard applications are housed in systems traversing harsh environments that are just not for the faint of heart. And Crystal Group Inc.'s SS16 Sealed Server can surely withstand the heat (and other extremes) of such environments...
Unmanned

Cisco's industrial Ethernet switch goes mil rugged - Product

October 17, 2011
Cisco Systems routers and switches certainly provide value in many industrial or benign computing scenarios.
Unmanned

Simultaneous UAV video streaming maximized - Product

October 17, 2011
As UAVs rapidly gain traction as a viable means of intelligence gathering and transmission, being able to capture and process multiple video sources simultaneously is imperative.
Avionics

ARM inside SWaP-C savvy flight control computer - Product

October 17, 2011
Well known for sitting inside smartphones, GPS, and many other mobile devices, the ARM processor has found a home inside Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems' Versatile Flight Control Computer (VFCC).
Radar/EW

Chassis Monitoring Board keeps an eye on the system - Product

October 17, 2011
What good is it to be on a ship if the entire ship is sinking, figuratively speaking?
Radar/EW

35 W DC/DC converters bring on the rugged - Product

October 17, 2011
Power is an uber-popular watercooler topic at any company engineering military electronic applications or systems, being a critical consideration in defense designs. Accordingly, XP Power has incarnated its MTC35 COTS DC/DC converters, specially designed to ease the power and rugged woes.
Unmanned

COTS vendors, while concerned about extensive DoD budget cuts, see opportunities for retrofits, unmanned systems - Story

October 12, 2011
Congress may make sweeping cuts in the next DoD budget, affecting every level of supplier. However, COTS vendors see a silver lining as DoD officials will need to upgrade existing naval, air, and ground platforms if no replacements are funded.
From The Editor

Creating common standards for satellite payload designs - Story

October 12, 2011
The NGSIS, an optical interconnect standard for spacecraft applications, looks to leverage common protocols for the reduction of design costs, development time, and SWaP for satellite payloads.
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