MILITARY electronics industry, RAPID prototyping, PROTOTYPES, ELECTRONIC industries, DEFENSE industries, COMMERCIAL products, and NEW product development
Features various products for military electronic industry in the U.S. Purpose of the six module, multifunction and single slot compact PCI, manufactured by North Atlantic Industries; Performance of the upgraded dual-processor PowerPC card, manufactured by Radstone Technology PLC; Applications of the Sentry system, manufactured by Elma Electronic Inc.
Military & Aerospace Electronics. Feb2000, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p1. 2p. 1 Color Photograph.
PROTOTYPES, AEROSPACE engineering, AIRPLANE design, and COMPUTER simulation
Discusses the use of virtual prototyping in aerospace engineering. Better economic profit; Wide range of applications in the design process; Prediction of performance values; Keeping to a minimum the number of physical prototypes that must be built; Basis for setting a system's performance.
PROTOTYPES, REMOTELY piloted vehicles, and WEAPONS systems
Focuses on the use of virtual prototyping techniques in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology for weapons systems research of Silicon Graphics Inc. sponsored by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Approach aimed at optimizing designs; Risks and problems identified with UAVs.
MILITARY vehicle design & construction and PROTOTYPE software
Reports the acquisition of a prototyping software tools for combat vehicles by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command from Mechanical Dynamics Inc. Reference to the Functional Digital Car solution; Specifications of the software; Importance of the technology to the military.
Reports on the virtual prototyping simulation tools developed for high-frequency analog modules for military and commercial applications. Features; Capabilities; Enabling of multichip assembly module producers to a chief first-pass design success.
Military & Aerospace Electronics. Jan96, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p3. 0p. 1 Color Photograph.
CORPORATE reorganizations, TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, and TRANSLATING
Reports on the merger between Virtual Prototypes Incorporated and i-Logix Incorporated to provide a powerful rapid-prototyping tool. Objectives of the tool; Information on both businesses; Significance of the VAPS/Statemate product.
RAPID prototyping, MILITARY hypersonic planes, HYPERSONIC planes, WARSHIPS, and HYPERSONICS
The article focuses on Glide Breaker program to counter enemy hypersonic vehicles of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Topics discussed include hypersonic missiles particularly would be useful to attack large U.S. surface warships like aircraft carriers, Glide Breaker program makes sufficient progress to warrant prototyping and other advanced development and test readiness review to counter enemy hypersonics.
CIRCUIT board manufacturing, RAPID prototyping, CONTRACT manufacturing, and FABRICATION (Manufacturing)
The article reports on the contract manufacturing given by the U.S. Navy to electronic assemblies manufacturer Colonial Assembly and Design LLC. The contract contains manufacturing jobs for Colonial which include fabrication, rapid prototyping and technology integration for the design of circuit board, radio-frequency (RF) distribution assemblies, and mechanical fabrication.
Presents information on a suite of software tools from Virtual Prototypes served as a prototyping tool in building a simulation-based environment to implement avionics for the United States Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft. Advantage of rapid prototyping tools; Uses of the tools.
The article reports that Northrop Grumman Corp. Information Systems and IntegenX Inc. had been chosen by the U.S. Army Biometrics Identity Management Agency in Washington D.C. to supply RapidHIT 200 Human DNA Identification System. The move is said to be part of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Biometrics Operations and Support Services-Unrestricted (BOSS-U) contract. The system is based on microfluidic chip prototyping.
The article presents several military and aerospace technologies including Teledyne Controls' Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit, Spectrum Signal Processing's flex-Comm SDR-3002 IMRDP platforms, VAPS software tool suite for rapid prototyping, designing, testing and deploying human-machine interfaces, S-band Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers from Electron Technologies Inc. and Aerolec's main and auxiliary power unit electric generators.
Military & Aerospace Electronics. Jan97, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p21. 2p. 4 Color Photographs.
Features products for military and aerospace applications. Dense memory stacks from Staktek Corp.; Virtual prototyping approach called SystemLab from CPU Technologies Inc.; MM-11 Octal Sharc peripheral computer interconnect mezzanine card from CSPI.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, FIGHTER planes, and AVIONICS
Presents the result of the study conducted by Texas Instruments (TI) about avionics virtual systems engineering and prototyping (AVSEP) for the US Air Force's Joint Strike Fighter. TI's recommendation on the use of SEM-E printed circuit board; Description of the databus structure chosen for the AVSEP; TI's support for SEM-E modules; Features of the SEM-E modules.
AEROSPACE industries, ARTIFICIAL satellites in telecommunication, TELECOMMUNICATION systems, AERONAUTICS, and AEROSPACE engineering
Reports developments related to aerospace industry in the U.S. Demonstration of capabilities of the Hawkeye 2000 carrier-based airborne early warning aircraft by Northrop Grumman Corp.; Development of the flexComm SDR2000 SRDP, satellite communications rapid-prototyping and platform; Administration of flight test by aerospace engineers at China Lake Naval Air on the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System.
Reports on the use of the Department of Defense's High Level Architecture (HLA) as a design tool for virtual prototyping of ships and other military systems under the Simulation-Based Design (SBD) project of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Project background; Initial phase to evaluate ship design modifications.
Military & Aerospace Electronics. Aug95, Vol. 6 Issue 8, p4. 1/2p. 1 Color Photograph.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, PLASTIC optical fibers, and MILITARY communications
Reports on new developments that could make plastic optical fiber a viable material for military and aerospace high bandwidth data communication. Boston Optical Fiber's prototyping of a new type of plastic fiber with the ability to carry data better than step index plastic fiber; Advantages over glass and copper; Challenges facing implementation of plastic optical networks.