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Secure System Virtualization Software

Green Hills Software (Santa Barbara, CA) recently enhanced its Platform for Secure Networking by adding secure virtualization and new reference platforms. The Green Hills approach to system virtualization enables a complete Linux operating system and its applications ecosystem to securely and seamlessly coexist with the performance, reliability-critical, and realtime portions of networking devices — all on a single general purpose microprocessor. System availability is increased by eliminating the possibility for a noncritical application failure or corruption in the Linux environment to compromise the critical real-time packet traffic applications and services running on the INTEGRITY® RTOS.

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GPU Tools

NVIDIA (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced what it claims is the most powerful and advanced graphics visualization product lineup in the company’s history. Spanning the range from entry-level to standalone visual computing systems, the new series includes:

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Extended Temperature COTS Filters

LCR Electronics (Norristown, PA) now offers a line of single phase COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) filters that operates over an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F). The new RoHS-compliant Single Stage F9100 Filters and Double Stage F9200 Filters are ideal for high ambient environments or in applications with limited temperature rise requirements as found in the military, industrial and medical industries.

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Multiparallel Three-Dimensional Optical Microscopy

Multiparallel three-dimensional optical microscopy is a method of forming an approximate three-dimensional image of a microscope sample as a collection of images from different depths through the sample. The imaging apparatus includes a single microscope plus an assembly of beam splitters and mirrors that divide the output of the microscope into multiple channels. An imaging array of photodetectors in each channel is located at a different distance along the optical path from the microscope, corresponding to a focal plane at a different depth within the sample. The optical path leading to each photodetector array also includes lenses to compensate for the variation of magnification with distance so that the images ultimately formed on all the photodetector arrays are of the same magnification.

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Sub-Aperture Interferometers

Multiple target sub-beams are derived from the same measurement beam. Sub-aperture interferometers — also called wavefront-split interferometers — have been developed for simultaneously measuring displacements of multiple targets. The terms “sub-aperture” and “wavefront-split” signify that the original measurement light beam in an interferometer is split into multiple sub-beams derived from non-overlapping portions of the original measurement- beam aperture. Each measurement sub-beam is aimed at a retroreflector mounted on one of the targets. The splitting of the measurement beam is accomplished by use of truncated mirrors and masks, as shown in the example below.

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Vacuum-Compatible Wideband White Light and Laser Combiner Source System

For the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM) Spectrum Calibration Development Unit (SCDU) testbed, wideband white light is used to simulate starlight. The white light source mount requires extremely stable pointing accuracy ( lights were coupled to a photonic crystal fiber (PCF).

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Stabilization of Phase of a Sinusoidal Signal Transmitted Over Optical Fiber

In the process of connecting widely distributed antennas into a coherent array, it is necessary to synchronize the timing of signals at the various locations. This can be accomplished by distributing a common reference signal from a central source, usually over optical fiber. A high-frequency (RF or microwave) tone is a good choice for the reference. One difficulty is that the effective length of the optical fiber changes with temperature and mechanical stress, leading to phase instability in the received tone. This innovation provides a new way to stabilize the phase of the received tone, in spite of variations in the electrical length of the fiber.

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