Aerospace & Defence
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.
Limiting amplifiers protect receivers from excessive power & distortio
Fairview Microwave announces RF limiting amplifiers that are commonly used in electronic warfare, microwave receivers and broadband communications systems to protect components from high input power levels while providing constant output over a wide input dynamic range.
Significant advance in autonomous ASW
British company Blue Bear Systems Research (BBSR) is promoting its Autonomous Sonobuoy Deployment (ASD) capability that significantly enhances Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) operations. The system, which combines hardware and software, has been developed the globally recognised specialists in the design, development, evaluation and implementation of unmanned systems. BBSR supplies leading military and industry customers around the world, including ...
Studying hypervelocity impact phenomena
Using a Specialised Imaging SIM8 ultra fast framing camera researchers at the Thiot Ingenierie Shock Physics Laboratory have been able study high velocity impacts of aluminium spheres against an aluminum target at velocities in excess of 4000m/s. Interest in hypervelocity has traditionally been driven by the military community but is increasingly of interest to the space / aerospace industry for areas of research such as enhancing the survivabili...
Microchip will speed the data transfer in harsh environments
BAE Systems and Integrated Device Technology has announced a technology for space applications that will transfer greater volumes of data at higher speeds than ever before possible during space missions. BAE Systems’ space-grade microchip, known as the RADNET1848-PS space-grade RapidIO switch, will use the market’s first RapidIO interconnect to speed massive amounts data through a network of radiation-hardened computer systems in oute...
Rad tolerant megaAVR MCU for space applications
Targeting next-gen space applications, Atmel has announced the ATmegaS128 MCU which is the company's first µC radiation tolerant device. In addition to all the popular features of the megaAVR family, the new ATmegaS128 delivers full wafer lot traceability, 64-lead CQFP, space screening, space qualification according to QML and ESCC flow and total ionising dose up to 30Krad for space applications.
Innovate UK highlights game-changing aerospace technologies
At Aerodays 2015, Europe’s flagship event for research in aeronautics and air transport, 20th to 22nd October in London, Innovate UK is promoting the best of British aerospace innovation.
Artesyn's ATCA technology selected by military contractors
Artesyn Embedded Technologies has revealed that its ATCA (AdvancedTCA) technology has been selected for multiple applications in military deployments. Several U.S. DoD branches, prime contractors and system integrators have adopted ATCA for a range of centralised compute systems on board ships, aircraft or in transit cases for command and control tents.
Higher rating achieved on military RF inductors
Gowanda Electronics has announced achievement of failure rate Level R on two more of its MIL-PRF-39010 RF inductor series, ER15M and ER18M, adding to the company’s series already approved to Level R, ER10M and ER17S. These four thru-hole series meet the military’s Qualified Product List (QPL) requirements for Established Reliability (ER) and address 10 different MIL-PRF-39010 slash numbers (/01 through /10).
Circular connector is suitable for military vehicles
Weald Electronics has made a significant addition to its LMG range of circular connectors with a 37 way model designed for use in military vehicle and fighting ship applications. According to Weald, these new high density variants are suitable for use in communications systems.