Aerospace & Defence
US Navy selects UEI to provide I/O Controller for LCAC SBC4 upgrade
United Electronic Industries (UEI) is pleased to announce the US NAVY has selected the company’s DNR-MIL series I/O control chassis in conjunction with its VxWorks BSP as the Command, Control, Computers, Communication and Navigation (C4N) SBC4 Control, Alarm and Monitoring System (CAMS) for the LCAC fleet.
Artemis Optical wins contract to supply HUD assemblies
Artemis Optical Limited has entered into an agreement with a major international aviation company to supply advanced Head-Up Display (HUD) assemblies. The HUDsenable pilots of aircraft ranging from jet trainers to large commercial airliners to absorb data without having to look away from their usual viewpoints. Cockpit crew see flight-critical information in front of them, in real-time, so they don’t have to look down at control systems.
Capacitors achieve supercapacitor CV values at up to +125°C
AVX announces a series of axial leaded, hermetically sealed wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors that achieve supercapacitor CV values in environments up to +125°C. Utilising high CV tantalum powders and a well-established wet tantalum design, the TWD High Temp Max Cap (HTMC) series capacitors deliver exceptional electrical and mechanical stability, achieving extended operational lifetimes of up to 10,000h at +85°C, rated voltage.
Verotec supplies application-specific aerospace chassis
Verotec has supplied a 6 slot horizontal 3U 19" VMEbus chassis, configured to the project’s requirements, to UTC Aerospace Systems, a global supplier of technologically advanced aerospace products. Based on one of Verotec’s standard modular integrated system designs to reduce development time and cost, the 600 mm extended depth 3U chassis provides a physically and environmentally secure system environment.
Experts discuss unsolved mysteries of Red Planet
Mars will be the closest it has been to Earth since 2005, meaning academics and amateurs alike can get a rare, bright close-up of our dusty red neighbour in the night sky. On Monday, at 9.35pm, the alien world will be just 46,762,695 miles (75,279,709km) from us as it continues its 687-day elliptical orbit around the Sun.
GaN transistors suit electronic warfare & battlefield comms
Expanding its portfolio of broadband GaN RF power transistors for electronic warfare and battlefield radio applications, NXP Semiconductors has announced six driver or final-stage amplifiers that have frequency coverage as broad as 1 to 3,000MHz.
How better surface finishing yields big gains for aerospace
On stand 4/H40 at the Farnborough International Airshow, Fintek will show how even minor improvements in surface finishing can yield significant gains in part performance for aerospace component manufacture.
COTS ADCs for defence applications
Aimed at military, airborne and aerospace applications, DATEL has announced the introduction of its ADS-429 Series - a new line of multi-channel analogue-to-digital converters that offer 12-bit resolution and are housed in a 16-pin plastic TSSOP package.
Hydrogen dual-fuel bin lorries hit the roads in the UK
A company championing the use of ultra-low emission hydrogen fuelled vehicles, has delivered the world’s first hydrogen dual-fuel bin lorries to Fife Council in Scotland. The lorries are converted to run on dual hydrogen/diesel fuels, and will deliver reduced carbon emissions as well as improving air quality for the local community. The new bin lorries are planned for use in densely populated urban areas, where improving air quality is a hu...
Youngsters impress NASA and TI by offering support to Mars mission
The mISSion imaginaTIon design challenge from Texas Instruments has been won by five seventh graders from the Hyde Park Middle School in Las Vegas, Nevada. The national competition asked students from across the country to propose solutions to challenges astronauts would face on a journey to Mars.