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May 2011

Special Feature

Ground Vehicle Modernization Looks to Modular Solutions

Changes by the DoD and U.S. Army to vehicle requirements have spawned a rethinking of previously planned electronics. A few years back, the DoD scrapped the vehicle portion of the Army&Read More...

Open Standards and Phased Approach Benefit Ground Vehicle Modernization

Interconnection and interoperability of systems within the vehicle is a challenging task. As operational requirements, technologies and missions change, vehicle equipment and functions Read More...

System Development

Display Tech Advances Overhaul Command Control Systems

Command and control for the U.S. military is evolving as it transforms itself to Network-Centric operations. The grand scheme of a networked military means that every vehicle, every aRead More...

Open Approach Enables Cost Reduction for Naval Radar Displays

A modern military command and control display system typically combines the graphical elements of a user interface with the need for complex mapping and real-time sensor display suRead More...

Military Display Systems Leverage PCI Express Backplane Architectures

Many factors are at play in both training and live combat situations, but Situational Awareness (SA) continues to be a defining factor in executing successful battlefield missions. The Read More...

Tech Recon

CompactPCI and MicroTCA Secure Their Roles in Net-Centric Designs

High-bandwidth communications that need to be managed across secure environments is a common theme in military computing. Driven largely by requirements of WIN-T, the Army’s corneRead More...

Technology Focus

FPGAs Push the Signal Processing Envelope Further Still

As the signal processing capabilities of FPGAs continue to climb, they’ve become key enablers for waveform-intensive applications like sonar, radar, SIGINT and SDR. Faster FPGA-baRead More...

FPGA Processing Boards Roundup

VPX Boards Marry Virtex-5 FPGA with PCI Express Acromag’s new VPX FPGA boards deliver maximum performance for accelerated algorithm processing or execution of complex logic routiRead More...