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Aeroflex Voltage Supervisor enables power supply monitoring in hi-rel FPGAs, DSPs, ASICS, and microprocessors - News

July 17, 2012
MIAMI. Aeroflex Colorado Springs is showcasing their new Voltage Supervisor at the Nuclear Space and Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) in Miami this week. The line, which has four products, enables users to reduce circuit quantity and complexity for monitoring and sequencing power supplies in systems that use microprocessors, ASICS, DSPs, and FPGAs used in high reliability (HiRel) environments.

Rad-hard reconfigurable microprocessor solution announced by ATMEL - News

July 17, 2012
MIAMI. Engineers at Atmel Corp. in Rousset, France announced a SPARC V8-based, radiation-hardened (RAD Hard) microprocessor -- Atmel ATF697FF -- that can be reconfigured for space applications on-the-fly. ATMEL officials made the announcement this week at the Nuclear Space and Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) in Miami.

Stalker UAS powered by lasers extends its flight time by 48 hours - News

July 16, 2012
PALMDALE, CA. Engineers at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and LaserMotive in Kent, WA., joined hands to demonstrate the how a laser can power a Unmanned Aerial System for extended periods of time. During the demonstration a LaserMotive laser powered Stalker Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to an extended flight time of more than 48 hours ? a 2,400 percent increase in flight duration.

TopOwl night-vision, helmet mounted sight and display to be tested on A400M - News

July 13, 2012
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom. Officials of the Organization for Joint Armaments Cooperation (OCCAR) selected the TopOwl Helmet-Mounted Sight and Display (HMSD) for flight testing on the A400M military transport aircraft prototype. The tests are being done to confirm the HMSD compatibility with the A400M for night missions. TopOwl has an integrated night vision capability for pilots. Thales officials made the announcement this week during the Farnborough Air Show.

Fire Scout unmanned helicopter training facility opened by Navy in Florida - News

July 12, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Northrop Grumman officials opened a new Fire Scout unmanned helicopter training facility for operators that has enhanced flight simulators, classroom instruction, and hands-on aircraft maintenance. It is located at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.

Reaper UAV to use dismount detection radar from Raytheon - News

July 11, 2012
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom. Raytheon won a U.S. Air Force contract to provide four radar pods equipped with ground moving target indication and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology. The pods will be mounted beneath the wings of MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Raytheon officials made the announcement this week during the Farnborough Air Show.

Airborne synthetic aperture radar from Lockheed Martin now available to nations in Europe and Asia - News

July 10, 2012
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom. Lockheed Martin?s airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is now available internationally. The AN/APY-12 airborne reconnaissance radar produces high resolution, photo-like imagery, in darkness or inclement weather or darkness. Company officials made the announcement this week at the Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom.

ITT Exelis & Sierra Nevada to design Advanced WAPS System - News

July 09, 2012
ROCHESTER, N.Y. Officials at Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and ITT Exelis have joined hands to build a manned aircraft-based Wide-Area Airborne Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) system, dubbed Vigilant Stare. It is inspired by a similar U.S. Air Force system.

New rugged computer released by Ecrin for manned and unmanned aircraft - News

July 06, 2012
CROLLES, France. Engineers at Ecrin Systems released a new rugged computer ? ONYX ? for constrained space applications such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), ground vehicles, and manned aircraft. The new small form factor device is based on a rugged COM Express module design.

FAA awards WAAS Safety Computer contract to Verocel - News

July 05, 2012
WASHINGTON. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials selected Verocel in Westford, Mass., under a $6.2 million single- source contract to develop the next-generation safety computer for use in the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS). Verocel, a software verification company, will ensure that the safety computer will comply with RTCA/DO-178B1 and RTCA/DO-2542 to Level B.

GPS replacement technology - NAVSOP - developed by BAE Systems - News

July 02, 2012
GREAT BADDOW, United Kingdom. Scientists at BAE Systems have developed research on a replacement for GPS that takes advantage of existing transmissions such as TV, Wi-Fi, mobile phone signals, and radio to determine a user?s location to within a few meters.

Navy SM-3 missile from Raytheon takes out ballistic missile target off coast of Hawaii - News

June 29, 2012
PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, KAUAI, Hawaii. A Standard Missile-3 Block IB from Raytheon was fired by personnel on the USS Lake Erie and destroyed another ballistic missile target during a recent test, that marked the 21st intercept for the SM-3 program.

F-35 DAS and AESA radar from Northrop Grumman detect, track, and target ballistic missiles - News

June 28, 2012
LINTHICUM, Md. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter AN/AAQ-37 Distributed Aperture System (DAS) and AN/APG-81 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar system from Northrop Grumman Corp. recently detected ballistic missiles during a demonstration in coordination with NASA the U.S. Air Force.