Aerospace & Defence
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.
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.