Military Embedded Systems E-letter - October 2014
E-letter October 2014
The Benefits Of Integrated Video Management
By Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
Curing the video management systems (VMS) headache: A better approach is provided by a fully integrated VMS.
SECTION: Defense Tech Wire
Getting fit for your jet fighter helmet
By John McHale, Editorial Director
Anyone who has been fitted for a suit, a tux, or even a set of golf clubs knows the difference the fitting can make. It's no different for warfighters. As technology gets more sophisticated it's essential that pilots, Marines, soldiers, and sailors be properly fitted for their gear.
Special Report
Cognitive radio's fate 'uncertain' as the spectrum battle plays out
By Sally Cole, Senior Editor
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is attempting to find a regulatory fix – striking a balance between national defense and economics – to eliminate electromagnetic spectrum inefficiencies. For now, this is making the exact role cognitive radio technology will play in the U.S. military's future unclear.
Vetronics: Three key challenges
By Simon Collins, GE Intelligent Platforms, Inc.
The concept of the VICTORY intra-vehicle networking architecture is well understood, and will deliver real benefits. However, that's not to say that the implementation of the architecture does not represent some tough challenges.
SECTION: Field Intelligence
FPGA or GPU? - The evolution continues
By Charlotte Adams, GE Intelligent Platforms, Inc.
Designers of high performance embedded computing (HPEC) systems for the military and aerospace market have some options when choosing the primary processor for signal- and image-processing applications. Designers can cast field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) or graphics processing units (GPUs) in the starring role.
SECTION: Mil Tech Insider
Leveraging COTS to lower the cost, risk of safety-certifiable avionics hardware
By Gregory Sikkens, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
In today's cost-constrained, competitive environment, aircraft system designers are increasingly pushing down new requirements to integrators, encouraging them to invest in hardware development. New approaches for the design and verification of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modules can reduce the cost of safety-certifiable aircraft electronics.
SECTION: Mil Tech Trends
High-precision multichannel PXIe systems realize more efficient wind-tunnel testing
By Andre Hsieh, ADLINK Technology
Simulation tests of aerodynamics are conducted to improve the physical designs of a variety of products so as to enhance overall safety, comfort, and performance. The larger the object being tested, the more complicated the test will be. Test and measurement solutions based on PXI Express (PXIe) architecture can help to simplify and speed up system installation.
SECTION: Industry Spotlight
A volatile supply chain: What is in your future?
By Kaye Porter, GDCA
In 2010, the United States stopped being the world's leading high-technology exporter, and as a result more manufacturing now occurs overseas. This shift puts the supply chain for both defense and commercial technology at risk from threats that designers have limited control over, such as natural disasters, obsolescence, and counterfeit electronics.
SECTION: Sister Publication Article
VITA Technologies magazine
Autonomous system scenarios
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director
The day of unmanned aircraft is already here, and autonomous automobiles and trucks are not too far away. The safety benefits of removing or minimizing the human element and replacing it with technology will far outweigh the disadvantages. The biggest obstacles will be in dealing with the fears and concerns that humans have in letting technology have control of the vehicles.

The Unmanned Systems E-mag

The Unmanned Systems E-mag brought to you by Military Embedded Systems targets the trends and technology in autonomous vehicles, from SWaP-constrained UAS payloads and software certification to the disruptive regulatory and market impact of unmanned systems outside the defense sector.

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Advanced Micro Peripherals
Rugged 4 Channel, H.264 Codec for mini PCI
Evans Capacitor Company
Evanscaps – Energy Dense Supercapacitors for Military and Aerospace Applications
Parvus Corporation
Rugged Ethernet switches from Curtiss-Wright available standalone or with integrated Cisco router
LCR Embedded Systems
LCR Embedded Systems LSF-02 small form factor computing and communication platform
Fanless -40° to +85°C 1.66GHz Atom™ PC/104-Plus SBC
TTI, Inc.
TTI stocks Ruggedized Optical Backplane Interconnects from TE Connectivity
Rugged MIL-COTS DC-DC Converters
Diamond Systems
Raptor Hardened COTS Systems with Embedded SBC or Gigabit Ethernet Switch
Esterel Technologies
Production-Proven Critical Systems and Software Development Solutions
Data Device Corporation (DDC)
Space Level, High-Reliability Data Bus & Motion Control Solutions!
Elma Electronic, Inc.
Integrated Rack Level Systems
TEWS Technologies
8 CH Async RS232/RS422/RS485 Programmable Serial Conduction Cooled XMC
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
Intel Embedded Innovator
Shrinking Time & Cost for IoT Solutions
ADL Embedded Solutions
ADLMES-8200 – High-Ingress Protection (IP) Modular Enclosure Systems
ACCES I/O Products
104I-COM-8SM Series: 6 New PCI-104 RS-232/422/485 Serial Communication Boards with Extended Temperature Operation
Innovative Integration
The FMC-10GE provides two 10 Gb Ethernet ports on a custom FMC module for a powerful, stand-alone, FPGA-based IF transceiver
AXC1553 – MIL-STD-1553 XMC Modules for Embedded Applications
GE Intelligent Platforms
ADEPT4000 SWaP optimized HD digital video tracker and image processing
Astronics Ballard Technology
New rugged multi-protocol avionics databus interface cards
WDL Systems
WDL Systems distributes ADLINK Technology’s Extreme Rugged™ HPERC-IBR system
ALPHI Technology
Ultra-small footprint and lightweight 1553 Data Logger
Bring proven expertise to your design with our reliable cable assemblies
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.

Virtualization Redefined: Carrier-Grade Embedded Linux Virtualization with Docker

October 28th 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: MontaVista Software

Managing Avionics Safety Certification in UAS Platforms

November 19th 2:00 PM EST
Presented by: AdaCore, DDC-I, IBM

Managing SWaP in ISR Systems

December 4th 2:00 PM EST
Presented by: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Curtiss-Wright, GE Intelligent Platforms, TE Connectivity
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