Military Embedded Systems E-letter - April 2015
 
 
E-letter April 2015
Three Steps to Accelerating Your Migration from Windows Server 2003
By Microsoft
Windows Server 2012 R2, Azure, and SQL Server 2014 are key building blocks to creating an incredibly productive infrastructure.
SECTION: Defense Tech Wire
Military investment in unmanned systems technology is still strong
By John McHale, Editorial Director
Military's commitment to unmanned aircraft systems continues to be strong.
SECTION: University update
National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition highlights cybersecurity skills and opportunities
By Sally Cole, Senior Editor
The U.S. military says that it wants 6,000 new “cyberwarriors” by 2016; the Pentagon has requested a $5.5 billion cybersecurity budget for FY2016, and the Obama administration is seeking $14 billion. Cybersecurity has clearly emerged as a national imperative.
SECTION: Mil Tech Trends
Architecting unmanned systems: How suppliers can adapt to disruptive requirements changes
By David Barnett, RTI
Beyond the normal course of advancing technology, additional factors are driving change in UAS development that necessitate the adoption of open architectures and increased UAS operation in civilian airspace that requires support of commercial safety standards. Software developers who wish to supply the military with UAS technology must quickly respond by adopting a new approach to the way they develop UASs.
SECTION: Industry Spotlight
OpenRFM: A proposed open architecture to support EW and SIGINT applications
By Lorne Graves, Mercury Systems
OpenRFM is an affordable, modular open systems architecture that standardizes the electromechanical interfaces and control planes to drive affordability, ease of integration, and interoperability within the radio frequency (RF)/microwave domain and is ideally suited to electronic warfare (EW) applications. Its modular approach and leverage of commercial technology enables scalability, adaptability, high channel density, and exportable features.
Multicore processor-based 3U architectures reduce SWaP for UAS ISR platforms
By Aaron Frank and Jacob Sealander, Curtiss-Wright
Traditionally seen in the ISR application space are complex, specialty-built systems which tended to be very large, very high-powered, and difficult to cool. Many of these systems were ground-based; over time, a larger number have moved into the air and into a variety of different platforms such as UASs. Today's systems need to be deployed on smaller platforms, making it even more challenging to meet the SWaP targets.
SECTION: Sister Publication Article
PC/104 and Small Form Factors magazine
Flexible military radios balance SWaP, cost specs
By Paul Dillien, Lime Microsystems
Over the last decade, engineers working to create software-defined radio (SDR) systems have found it challenging to design a very flexible wireless system that meets the military requirements for space, weight, and power (SWaP) at an affordable cost.

SECTION: Upcoming E-Casts.  An E-cast is a live webcast that may have a single or multiple vendors. E-cast events are used to educate audiences about a problem/solution, from the vendor's perspective. The presentation is typically 45 minutes in duration with a 15-minute moderated Q&A session.
SYNOPSIS: A one-hour, live, moderated problem/solution technical webcast.

Where is COTS technology today?

April 21st 11:00 AM EDT
Presented by: GE Intelligent Platforms, North Atlantic Industries, Pentek, United Electronic Industries

Leveraging Commercial Signal Processing for Unmanned ISR Sensor Payloads

April 30th 11:00 AM EDT
Presented by: Curtiss-Wright, Mercury, Pentek

Avoid the Pitfalls in Designing a Multi-core Safety-Critical Avionics System

May 7th 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Wind River
For additional E-casts, check out the Broadcast Archive.
Curtiss-Wright
Rugged Ultra-miniature 8-Port GbE Switch
LCR Embedded Systems
LCR Embedded Systems LSF-02 small form factor computing and communication platform
TECA Corporation
Ruggedized enclosure coolers with Pivot Clean for easy access: For NEMA-12/4/4X & CID2, variety of sizes.
HARTING Technology Group
We have your solution – DIN 41 612 connectors
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Artesyn Centellis® ATCA® Systems for Military Deployment
Aerospace Optics
ARINC 429 to Discrete Signal Converter
ACCES I/O Products
Rugged Mini PCI Express Isolated RS232 Serial Communication Cards with Tru-Iso™ Isolation and Extended Temperature
TEWS Technologies
Reconfigurable FPGA PMC with 64 TTL I/O / 32 Differential I/O
VPT
Rugged MIL-COTS DC-DC Converters
North Atlantic Industries
75PS4 75/150 Watt DC/DC Converter w/Holdup
Aitech Defense Systems
VME and VPX based Single Board Computers
Esterel Technologies
Production-Proven Critical Systems and Software Development Solutions
Pico Electronics
Low Profile Transformers & Inductors
Elma Electronic
Elma SureLock Expanding PCB Card Retainers
Data Device Corporation (DDC)
Avionics Interface Computer, Simplifying 1553/429 Test & Development
X-ES
Extreme Engineering Solutions' XPand6103 Rugged and Compact Intel® Core™ i7-Based Fanless Embedded Box PC
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
Excalibur Systems
Dragon ruggedized PC104/PC104+ system from Excalibur
Advanced Micro Peripherals
H264ULL-Decoder – Ultra Low Latency Quad H.264 Decoder
Innovative Integration
Compact Standalone COM Express CPU with Dual XMC Sites & Integrated Timing. Download Data Sheets & Pricing Now!
Pentek
Dual Channel Adaptive IF Relay Board for Commercial and Military Communications
Intel Embedded Innovator
Maximize value from IoT data

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