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August 2014

Marching to the Numbers

Marching to the Numbers

  $170 million - Amount Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems plan to invest from 2014 to 2016 in affordability measures, to directly achieve a lower-priced F-35 LightRead More...

Special Feature

Filling the Need for Formal Methods in ATR Thermal Testing Part 2

When ambient operating temperatures increase or decrease, chassis thermal figures display variations of similar magnitude in payload temperatures. In fact, plotted thermal figures show Read More...

Pre-Integrated Systems Accelerate Test and Deployment

Computing technologies and platforms integrated into today’s military systems represent an amalgamation of more than 25 years of successful experience working with technology advaRead More...

Development Solutions Ease Path to Deployment

With budgets and schedules more compressed than ever, the pressure is on to move from development to deployment as smoothly as possible. An ability to do so can make or break the chanceRead More...

System Management for VPX Beyond VSO Specifications

Essentially all VPX systems need management functionality. VITA 46.11, which was adopted as a draft standard for trial use in late 2013, defines a standardized approach that can allow tRead More...

System Development

Single Event Upsets on ICs Cause Safety Challenges

Single Event Upsets (SEUs) are a major reliability factor for military electronics systems, whether they are used in ground-based or airborne applications. SEUs can cause SRAM-based fieRead More...

Tech Recon

Laptops and Tablets Meet Military HMI Needs

Today’s networked military has a multitude of platforms that require sophisticated graphical user interfaces. Often in the form of rugged laptops, workstations and display systemsRead More...

Technology Focus

COM Express Feeds Modular Computing and Graphics Needs

While the Computer-on-Module (COM) concept has been with us for some time, the emergence of COM Express was an important milestone for multiple reasons. COM Express adds high-speed fabrRead More...

COM Express Boards Round Up

  Rugged Modules Offer Core i7/i5 4th-Gen CPUs and Conduction Cooling A Type 6 Basic COM Express module offers a choice of Intel's fourth-generation Core i7 or i5 (Haswell) CPU aRead More...