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April 2011

Special Feature

Unified Approach Paves New Path for Military Data Storage

Data storage is an increasingly important component of many military embedded systems. In particular, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems generate large volumes Read More...

Slot-Card and Box-Level Solutions Jockey to Meet UAV Payload Needs

A trend has been building in the past couple years where traditional embedded board vendors are adding stand-alone rugged box-level systems to their military market offerings. These comRead More...

System-Level Approach Wins for UAV Radar Payload Designs

Over the last decade the use of UAVs has grown from a rarity—strictly in support of high-risk military operations—to virtually commonplace, supporting border security, drug Read More...

System Development

Rethinking Shock and Vibration Testing Procedures

Military systems developers are tasked with delivering rugged electronics with superior durability within increasingly tight schedules. To meet these demanding requirements, engineeringRead More...

Tech Recon

Complex Systems Pose Tricky Thermal Management Challenges

Today’s military applications routinely push the limits of size, weight and power (SWaP) restrictions while at the same time performing with the utmost reliability in intense enviRead More...

Advanced Composite Technology Boosts Chassis Thermal Performance

The push for increased capabilities and performance in manned and unmanned military vehicles is driving a need for reduced Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C)—to be able to add Read More...

Technology Focus

Ethernet Emerges as Mature Choice among High Speed Interconnects

Ethernet could arguably be called the military’s favorite interconnect fabric in compute-intensive applications like sonar, radar or any application that networks sensor arrays toRead More...

Ethernet Switch Boards Roundup

10 Gbit Ethernet XMC Provides Dual Front-Panel Interfaces The military has completely embraced Ethernet both as a network technology and as a fabric interconnect scheme. With that in mRead More...