Military Embedded Systems
Open source software company Kitware is implementing “computer vision” into their military video surveillance programs, bringing only events of interest to the attention of human video analysts.
VITA 65 in record time - Interview with Dr. Ian Dunn, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Computing Solutions, Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Editor’s Note: Gone are the days when a VITA spec takes years to become a reality. The following interview is a behind-the-scenes look at why OpenVPX was born and how it achieved rapid ANSI approval. Editor Chris Ciufo interviewed Ian Dunn shortly after ANSI blessed the spec. Edited excerpts follow.
Bringing more good things to life: Industry consolidation, ISR, and GPGPUs - Interview with Rob McKeel, General Manager of GE Intelligent Platforms' Military and Aerospace Embedded Computing business
Editor's note: GE Intelligent Platforms comprises SBS, Radstone, ICS, Ramix, VMIC … and, of course, a healthy dose of General Electric DNA. So when VP Rob McKeel shares his thoughts on the market, technology, and the competition – it's time to listen up.
Tactical Data Links: Decades old, but still talking with the Big Boys - Interview with Marty McDonough, Founder, President, and CEO of Tactical Communications Group
Editor's note: Tactical Data Links such as Link 11, Link 16, CDL, and others might date back some 30 years, but their utility and battlefield reach continues to this day. Here's an expose of Link 16, in use by America's allies and bolted into some 41 countries' mission profiles. The modern capabilities of this digital pipe might surprise you.
Telecom equipment nets big benefits on the battlefield: Q&A with Anthony Ambrose, VP and GM of Radisys
"We know ATCA products work, we know the products fit a need in the mil/aero industry, and we’re going forward on that basis. "
Designers are demanding end-to-end sensor processing, right out of the box: An interview with Dipak Roy, Chairman of D-TA Systems
During the next several years, it might be possible to connect the data converters (ADCs and DACs) directly to the antenna. This will require not only very high-speed converters but also faster FPGAs and processors to handle the very high data rate.
With its Cold War-planted roots recently hoed by SECDEF Gates' recommendations, nothing (except possibly FCS) elicits the same collective sigh of disappointment as saying goodbye to the F-22. But was it really a bad move for our Armed Forces?
Q & A with Thomas Nygaard, cofounder and CTO of VMETRO, Inc., on the topics of 3U versus 6U, defense programs, and FPGAs.