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May 2014

Marching to the Numbers

Marching to the Numbers

44,971 long tons The amount of water that the future USS America (LHA 6) displaces. The Navy accepted delivery of the ship from Huntington Ingalls Industries April 10. America, the leaRead More...

Special Feature

Torque-Limiting Card-Lok Retainers Ease Field-Level Repairs

Military equipment—such as shipboard, surveillance, mobile artillery and control stations, combat aircraft and unmanned air vehicles—often consists of highly technological aRead More...

Military Vehicle Upgrades Take a C4ISR Focus

As obviously the most ground-vehicle focused of the military branches, the U.S. Army is the place to look for trends in military vehicle technology. However, the constraints are many. FRead More...

System Development

Integrating of PCIe Switching and SSD Storage

The multiple sensors used in modern battlefield and surveillance systems produce tremendous amounts of data (Figure 1). This leads to increasing challenges in processing, storing and exRead More...

Tech Recon

Ruggedized Servers Revamp Data-Centric Military Environments

The world of computing has evolved over the past 20-30 years, but in the area of “big metal” servers it has been a circular path. In the early period of server computing in Read More...

PCI Express Lane Shifting Enhances PCIe/104’s Capabilities

PC/104 has been the standard for the stackable PC for over 20 years, started by providing a rugged stackable version of the ISA bus that was used in desktop personal computers of the daRead More...

Technology Focus

Small Non-Standard Boards Solve Tricky SWaP Challenges

At first blush it’s easy to think that the idea of non-standard implementations flies contrary to the military’s usual preference toward standard and open architecture form Read More...

Small Non-Standard Boards Roundup

Fanless Mini-ITX Sports Dual Core 1.86 GHz Atom Processor Acrosser Technology provides a Mini-ITX mainboard, AMB-D255T3, which carries the Intel dual-core 1.86 GHz Atom Processor D2550Read More...