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April 2014

Marching to the Numbers

Marching to the Numbers

100 HOURSNumber of flight hours a MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter surpassed after a test flight at Point Mugu, CA on March 10. It will continue to undergo testing at Point Mugu thiRead More...

Special Feature

Embedded Technologies Tackle Video Processing Challenges

Even in this era of tighter budgets, the move to more advanced video display technologies continues to be strong. There are two main reasons for that. On the one hand there’s a fuRead More...

Relaying Video to Ground Poses Bandwidth Hurdles

The change in emphasis to a more avionics approach to the military theater has introduced a new set of challenges in terms of technological feasibility. It is often requested to have anRead More...

System Development

Synthetic Instrumentation Eases ATE Obsolescence Woes

Between 1980 and 1992, the U.S. DoD spent over $50 billion on Automated Test Equipment (ATE) and Systems (ATS) procurements. During that time period, and until relatively recently, ATS Read More...

Tech Recon

Major DoD Programs Budget Emphasizes Cost-Effectiveness

With a budget deal in place, there’s at least the promise of more certainty in the year ahead. But many advanced programs are likely to see some shifts in funding, and tech refresRead More...

Technology Focus

FPGA Processing Boards Roundup

Virtex-7 Boards Offered in XMC and VPX Form Factors Two highly configurable modules feature advanced digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities and multiple I/O options and are availRead More...

FPGA Processing Boards Ride Signal Processing Wave

Because several military applications have an insatiable appetite for more digital signal processing muscle, the role of FPGAs in such systems is huge as they beef up their signal proceRead More...