Topics

Defense

White Papers : Defense
Using Standard Isolators to Control Unwanted Machine Vibration

From small medical pumps to large diesel engines, vibration is unavoidable. It fatigues and damages equipment over time, increases operating costs and generates unwanted noise. But there are ways to minimize its harmful effects using properly designed isolators and machine...

White Papers : Power
Modular Architectures in Military Power Supplies: The Roadmap for Customer Product Qualification

Gaia Converter is a leading manufacturer of high-reliability DC-DC converter products and front-end modules for input conditioning and protection. These products give the designer a complete toolkit for developing a robust and high-reliability power...

White Papers : Defense
Applying Multi-Discipline Collaboration (ECAD/MCAD) to Reduce Program Risk

Technological advancements and new market demands have contributed to the exponential rise in the complexity of aircraft designs over the last decade.

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
EMP - A Burgeoning Threat in Today’s Technological World

An Electromagnetic pulse or EMP is a burst of radiation created by a high-altitude nuclear explosion. The range and extent of damage this type of destructive event would cause to commercial networks including utilities, 911 responders and transportation hubs is being evaluate globally by...

White Papers : Defense
Architectures for Implementing a Hardware-in-the-Loop System

Safety, availability, or cost considerations can make it impractical to perform all the necessary tests with the complete embedded control system. Using hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation, you can simulate the parts of the system that pose these challenges. By thoroughly testing the...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Stray Energy Indicator for Pyrotechnic Applications

A compact and portable system is used to monitor and store real-time measurements of stray energy through a pyrotechnic firing circuit using infrared technology. The infrared sensor is mated to the NASA Standard Initiator simulator, and is calibrated such that the current input through the...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D-Printed Active Materials for Robots

The Army uses robots that are structurally rigid, making them impractical when performing military operations in highly congested and contested urban environments where covert maneuvering is critical...

Application Briefs : Materials
Specifying Coatings for Military and Aerospace Applications

Optics are employed in virtually every area of military operations, from vision systems and target designators used by troops on the ground, through guidance systems utilized in...

Who's Who : Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of the PHADE Addressing System

Who

PHADE could be used by government agencies to enhance public safety; for example, the government can deploy cameras in high-crime or high-accident areas, and warn specific users about...

Articles : Materials
Air Force Research Laboratory

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, was formed in October 1997 through the consolidation of four former Air Force laboratories and the Air Force...

Blog : Imaging
Engineers Teach Computers to Detect Radiation Damage
Engineers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are teaching computers to quickly detect microscopic radiation damage.
White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Understanding Radar Signals Using Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers

Designing effective modern radars is a difficult and demanding task. Tektronix provides the expertise and innovative solutions to help you meet the challenge. Learn more about how to see aspects of your signals that were previously invisible, and how to recreate stimuli and...

Podcasts : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Here's an Idea: Engineering Real-Life 'Superpowers'

Engineers today are using their creativity to build a variety of superhero-like technologies that enhance our human capabilities, including exosuits, invisibility cloaks, and wall-scaling...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Real-Time Airborne Particle Analyzer

Particle analysis is useful for determining chemical compositions in a wide range of disciplines, from ascertaining the source of a petroleum sample to duplicating a fragrance. The technique is appealing...

Briefs : Energy
3D-Printed Device Produces Nanofiber Meshes

Nanofibers are useful for any application that benefits from a high ratio of surface area to volume, such as solar cells that maximize exposure to sunlight, or fuel cell electrodes that catalyze...

Articles : Imaging
Eyes in the Sky: Using Optical Filters to Observe and Measure Earth From a Different Perspective

“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand...

Application Briefs : Materials
Military Optics Technology

The demand for innovative solutions to enhance the safety of military personnel is continually on the rise. This includes the need to improve the performance of military vehicles and aircraft, in terms of both...

White Papers : Defense
Gain a Competitive Edge Through Test

The competition to win bids in the aerospace and defense industry is intense. The good news is you can use better test strategies that not only mitigate risk but also enable you to proactively leverage your test department to win programs and grow revenue. Download this white paper to see how a more...

Articles : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Army Research Laboratory

In October 1992, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) was activated, consolidating the seven corporate labs of the Laboratory Command (LABCOM) with other Army research elements to form a centralized laboratory...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Cycloidal Reducer Technology Provides High-Precision Motion and Positioning Control

Cycloidal speed reducer technology reduces the speed of a motor’s input shaft by a predetermined ratio, matched to the application and the type of equipment used. These high-precision devices deliver relatively high reduction ratios, even for sizes as small as...

White Papers : Medical
Tuning in to Antenna Design

Using engineering simulation, big compute and 3-D printing, Optisys achieves orders-of-magnitude reduction in antenna size and weight while reducing development time. By leveraging ANSYS electromagnetic and structural simulation tools running on Rescale’s big compute platform, this startup’s engineers take full...

Blog : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Will 3D Printing Get Past the Plastic?
If you think there’s too much hype surrounding 3D printing, perhaps that’s because you’re only thinking about plastic parts.
News : Aerospace
Answering Your Questions: Is This the End of VME?
A reader asked our expert: What technology will spell the beginning of the end for the VME embedded computing platform?
Articles : Nanotechnology
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories — headquartered in Albuquerque, MN, with a principal lab in Livermore, CA — is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (a wholly owned...

News : Defense
Origami is Key to Air Force Concepts

For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory, the prospect of using origami to create complex, multi-functional materials from a two-dimensional substrate is a highly attractive...

INSIDER : Defense
Blockage Detection System Could Prevent Aircraft Accidents

Acoustic methods have been used for detecting blockages in pipes for many years. Researchers set out to discover if similar methods could be used for real aircraft Pitot tubes, which...

News : Imaging
Sharks on a Plane? Skin Scales Lift Aircraft Design

To improve a flying vehicle, sometimes you have to turn to a reliable model that has been operating for hundreds of millions of years.

Articles : Imaging
The MITRE Corporation

The MITRE Corporation was chartered in 1958 as a private, not-for-profit organization to provide engineering and technical guidance for the federal government. Today, with locations in McLean, VA and Bedford, MA, MITRE...

INSIDER : Software
Drones Learn Autonomous Flying by Imitating Cars and Bikes

The algorithm DroNet allows drones to fly completely by themselves through the streets of a city and in indoor environments. It produces two outputs for each single input image: a...

White Papers : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Integrated Epoxy Feedthroughs Improve Fuel Pump Reliability

Of all the design decisions that affect the operation of an in-tank fuel pump, the way you seal the pump housing may top the list. A bad seal will allow liquid fuel to work its way into the housing, which will eventually corrode the electronics and potentially cause a risk of fire.