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Verifying safety critical software systems
Verocel: VeroTrace
Verocel experts developed a commercial version of their VeroTrace tool, which is an advanced lifecycle management environment that develops, verifies, and certifies multiple software systems. The new commercial version has an enhanced architecture, an Eclipse IDE, and other capabilities so...
Mobile ad hoc networking in a small form factor
Persistent Systems: Wave Relay Mobile Ad Hoc Networking System
The Mobile Ad Hoc Networking System (MANET), Wave Relay, from Persistent Systems in New York, NY, is designed to maintain wireless connectivity on the go, in a variety of environments. It is a scalable, wireless network that provides data, video, and voice from peer-to-peer, and provides u...
Rugged, 1.25 mm connectors save space in embedded systems
Harwin PLC: G125 Series
Engineers at Harwin in Salem, NH, are meeting reduced size requirements from their aerospace customers with their Gecko high-reliability connector family based on a 1.25 mm pitch. The low profile G125 series’ 1.25 mm pin spacing enables a 35 percent space saving over other high-perfo...
Rugged display functions in heavy debris environments
Z Microsystems, Inc.: Hydra-21
Military personnel operating vehicles in extreme, heavy debris environments need ultra rugged displays to resist the elements. The Hydra-21 from Z Microsystems in San Diego, CA is designed for these types of applications. It comes with a 1600 by 1200 (UXGA) Light Emitting Diode (LED) displ...
Big, rugged cabinet for use in rough seas
Schroff Pentair: VARISTAR
Pentair engineers have designed a ruggedized version of their Schroff VARISTAR cabinet platform that has enhanced vibration resistance – meeting MIL-STD-901D – for protecting sensitive electronic systems during extreme operating conditions often encountered during sea operation...
Concurrent streaming and recording in high resolution
RGB Spectrum: DSx 300M
The DSx 300 codec from RGB Spectrum in Alameda, CA can record, stream, and replay signals at as much as 1920 x 1200 and 1600 x 1200 in resolution. It can record signal streams to locally connected USB storage devices and also to external network storage devices such as RAIDs. The DSx 300 s...
Small-sized SAASM inertial navigation system
Spectracom Corp.: Selective Availability Anti-spoofing Module (SAASM)
The Geo-iNAV Selective Availability Anti-spoofing Module (SAASM), designed by engineers at Geodetics Incorporated in San Diego, CA, and distributed by Spectracom in Rochester, NY, is a GPS-aided inertial navigation system used for UAV and Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) navigation and tracki...
Rugged LED lighting for military vehicles
Truck-Lite: 27290C and 27291C LED Headlamps
Engineers at Truck-Lite in Falconer, NY, developed a round LED headlamp that uses a light delivery method that adopts parabolic reflector technology to generate a smooth, even light output. Truck-Lite’s 27290C and 27291C LED Headlamps utilize metalized reflector optics to enable a cl...
SPARC-based microprocessors for space applications
Aeroflex : UT699E and UT700 SPARC V8/LEON 3FT Processors
Engineers at Aeroflex Colorado Springs improved performance in a 130 nanometer CMOS process with their new microprocessors – the UT699E and the UT700. The UT699E is an enhanced version of the company’s UT699. It was migrated from .25 micron CMOS to 130 nm CMOS, resulting in a f...
Rugged display computer enables synthetic aperture sonar
GE Intelligent Platforms, Inc.: MAGIC1 Rugged Display Computer
The MAGIC1 rugged display computer from GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, AL, provides processing capability for signal processing intensive applications such as radar, sonar, and image processing. Engineers at the Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) used the boar...
Spacecraft radiation monitoring enabled by Teledyne device
Teledyne Microelectronic Technologies: P/N UDOS001
The Micro Dosimeter (P/N UDOS001) from Teledyne Microelectronic Technologies in Los Angeles is a compact hybrid microcircuit that directly measures Total Ionizing Dose (TID) absorbed by an internal silicon test mass. The test mass simulates silicon die of ICs onboard a host spacecraft in m...
Managing FAA DO-178B/C, 278A, and 254 with one system
LDRA: LDRA Compliance Management Services (LCMS)
Certifying to FAA applications is an expensive, time-consuming process, but required for any software or hardware that is flight-critical on aircraft that travel through civil airspace. LDRA engineers in Wirral, United Kingdom, have found a way to make that process more manageable by creat...
ISR and big data applications enabled by high-density server
Themis Computer: RES-XR4 High Density (HD) Server
Limited server Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP), high-performance cluster computing environments are enabled by the RES-XR4 High Density (HD) Server and its Intel-based architecture from Themis Computer in Fremont, CA. The system can double the compute density of a stack of 1U servers with a...
ARM-based SBC enables high-performance graphics
WinSystems, Inc.: SBC35-C398
WinSystems engineers in Arlington, TX, are enabling high-performance graphics processing with their new line of Multi-core ARM Single Board Computers (SBCs) based on the Freescale i.MX6 family of Cortex-A9 multicore processors. ARM cores coupled with readily available software tools help m...
Object-oriented tool provides enhanced realism for military simulation and training
Disti: GL Studio
Military training and simulation systems need high-fidelity graphics avionics displays, communications equipment, maintenance systems, and automotive dashboards. The GL Studio designed by engineers at DiSTI Corp. in Orlando, FL, provides enhanced realism through its reusable 2D or 3D graph...