Aerospace & Defence
Safeguarding vital electronics
As acknowledged by the Shield Act in the US and the recent Electric Infrastructure Security Summits, the intense electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from a single nuclear weapon detonated between 25 and 500 miles above the Earth, possibly delivered by rogue nuclear states, could disable civil and commercial infrastructures as well as defence computer and communications networks.
Keeping the Eurofighter safe during combat missions
MPE, a manufacturer of EMC/EMP filters and capacitors, has supplied many thousands of EMC filters for the multi-national European military Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. The Typhoon was introduced into operational service in 2003. Currently, the type has entered service with the Royal Air Force as well as the Austrian, German, Italian, Royal Saudi and Spanish Air Forces.
Revolutionising the aerospace industry
Having witnessed tremendous growth in recent years, the market for small satellites now offers a great deal of potential - particularly for small and mid-sized companies. Start-ups like Skybox, Planet-Labs and UrtheCast are already grabbing headlines with satellite fleets, investment deals and corporate acquisitions.
Drone training solutions to IRM industry
An exciting new joint venture has been announced between drone training solutions provider, UAV-Air, and Rigg-Access, to introduce drone training solutions to the survey industry.
Gears of exploration: from deep space to deep sea
While Star Wars fans excitedly await the next instalment of the film franchise, Harmonic Drive has released the next best thing: a short video inspired by the film. The video (below) demonstrates Harmonic Drive's technology in aerospace and defence applications, which until recently belonged in the realms of science fiction.
EMI filter approved for space programme
To meet the United States Department of Defense specification MIL-PRF-28861, Instec, a designer and manufacturer of electromagnetic interference filters and radio frequency interference filters, has manufactured and upscreened an EMI feed-through filter.
Flash products power FPGAs for the Aerospace & Defense market
Macronix International has announced a new high performance Quad SPI NOR flash for the Xilinx 7 Series and UltraScale FPGAs. These FPGA’s are geared towards the aerospace and defense, industrial, and public safety applications. The Macronix MX66U51235FME is the industry’s first commercially available extended temperature range product to meet the grueling demands of the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) market.
Establishing a common architecture for radar systems
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL) has selected the Scalable Planar ARray (SPAR) Tile technology, from M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, for use in a test bed for the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Arrays at the Commercial Timescale (ACT) programme.
GrammaTech & the NAVY take a SMAC at cyber security
GrammaTech has been funded by the Navy to continue its research on Scenario-Based Modeling and Checking (SMAC), an approach to defending software applications against cyber security attack, benefiting the communications, finance, logistics and other commercial industries under attack today from cyber criminals.
UK space industry could be worth £40bn
The UK will miss out on the chance to capture £40bn of the global space market and an additional 100,000 jobs if Government and industry does not address the problem of restrictive regulations, barriers to investment, the growing skills shortages in engineering and science and fragmented collaboration between stakeholders, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.