Aerospace & Defense Technology

February 2022

    • What system Designers Should Know About MOSA Standards
    • Microtube Technology
      A Catalyst for Next-Gen Aerospace Thermal Control
    • Space Industry Test Challenges
    • Advancing Metrology at Mach Speed
      Drone Mounted Inspection Breaks Barriers for F-35
    • RF Technology Helps Connect Avionics Systems
    • Using Open-Cavity Plastic Packages in Avionics Applications
    • Electronic Prognostics - A Case Study Using Global Positioning System (GPS)
      Prognostic health management (PHM) of electronic systems presents challenges traditionally viewed as either insurmountable or not worth the cost of pursuit, but recent changes in weapons platform acquisition and support requirements has spurred renewed interest in electronics PHM, revealing possible applications, accessible data sources, and previously unexplored predictive techniques.
    • Development of a 94 GHz Radar System for Dedicated Bird Detection at Airports and Airfields
      Utilizing a state-of-the-art 575 mW solid state millimeter-wave power source, the system, called BIRDAR™, the system successfully detected small birds at distances of 1.2 to 1.3 km and large birds, such as geese, at distances of 2.3 to 2.6 km during testing.
    • The Effect of Failing to Recapitalize the B-52H Defensive Avionics System on Future Operations
      The B-52 is an important component of the Air Force arsenal because of its unique ability to carry a tremendous payload of over 40 different types of munitions, and its ability to strike anywhere on the globe with aerial refueling on short notice, but the escalating costs of supporting the legacy B-52 ECM system requires a comprehensive structured approach if the airframe is to remain a viable platform until its projected retirement in 2040.
    • Infrared Systems for Tactical Aviation: An Evolution in Military Affairs?
      Understanding how the chaotic evolutionary development of infrared (IR) systems for tactical aviation compares to the more traditional development of radar systems could result in flexible development systems that more easily adapt to uncertain security conditions.
    • FPGAs and HPC
      A study conducted to determine how suitable Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), which are well suited for applications involving bit manipulations performed on a continuous stream of data, are for for use in high performance computing (HPC) applications.