CHELMSFORD, MA. Mercury Systems, Inc. has received a $3.2 million follow-on order for high-performance Digital Signal Processing (DSP) modules for unmanned Surveillance Aperture Radar (SAR) applications. The DSP modules are expected to be shipped by the third quarter in fiscal 2015.
NEW MEXICO. Google has successfully acquired Titan Aerospace, a start-up manufacturer of solar-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Google will use these drones to connect remote users to the Internet.
PALO ALTO, CA. Lockheed Martin engineers and experts at the University of Arizona deployed the primary imaging instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The new Near Infrared Camera, or NIRCam, is now integrated within the heart of the telescope, which is known as the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM).
SPRINGFIELD, VA. Boeing is set to exhibit scale models of the 502 Phoenix and Wideband Global SATCOM satellites at the GEOINT Symposium in Tampa, FL, April 14-17 at booth 5007.
OSHKOSH, WI. A division of Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh Defense, demonstrated the TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) at the AUVSI “Hill Day” at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The TerraMax is designed to reduce military troops’ exposure to Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and to optimize the number of troops needed to complete ground missions.
SAN DIEGO. Northrop Grumman engineers have been tasked to build five more U.S. Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters. The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) enable ship commanders to extend ship intelligence-gathering capabilities well beyond the typical horizon.
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. Engineers at Lockheed Martin and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) completed a demonstration of an unmanned rotorcraft completing an autonomous approach and landing in an unprepared environment via the OPTIMUS mission system from Lockheed Martin. The system improves the aircraft's onboard intelligence enabling it to have advanced mission planning capability that can then be applied to current and future unmanned rotary wing aircraft. It does so by using an open architecture set up for Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) compliance.
MONTREAL, CANADA. Haivision has announced the Kraken High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) baseband encoding and H.264 transcoding solution, which provides better video quality for backhaul over constricted networks for enterprise and government applications.
ST. LOUIS. Boeing is set to feature a variety of new technologies, including advances in Electronic Warfare (EW) and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) at the 2014 Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition on April 7-9 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.
SAN JOSE, CA. LynuxWorks, Inc., announced at the EE Live! conference the upcoming availability of LynxOS-178 v2.2.3, which is an FAA Level A certified Real-Time Operating System (RTOS). This updated RTOS offers many new features for avionics developers of Power Architecture-based platforms.