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June 2016

Marching to the Numbers

Marching to the Numbers

  Figure 0 Figure 1 2,000 - Number of nautical miles range between which the MQ-4C Triton UAV can perform persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and relay collRead More...

Special Feature

Divergent Advantages of 1553 and Etherent form Fruitful Marriage

The expression "if it works don't fix it" seems to apply the MIL-STD-1553 bus interface more than any other technology used in the defense and avionics. With over three decades of use fRead More...

Synthetic Instrumentation Aids Tactical Radio Testing – Part II

Part I of this article appeared in the May issue of COTS Journal. It explored the concept of SI, the levels of maintenance as known in the military applications and how they specificallRead More...

System Development

Airborne Platforms Embrace Open Standards

The U.S. DoD has fully embraced the idea that the reduction of costs and complexity of the open approach are just too attractive to ignore. Particularly in the past couple years open stRead More...

Security/Safety Analysis Tools Smooth Path to MISRA-C Compliance

WEB EXCLUSIVE: This article was selected as a special web exclusive preceding its print debut. It will also appear in an upcoming print issue of COTS Journal. Today's military embeddedRead More...

Tech Recon

Digitally Controlled Power Factor Correction Solution Meets Radar Needs

Gone are the days when military power supplies technology was exclusively dominated by costly custom-designed solutions. Today there's a rich variety of off-the-shelf solutions are avaiRead More...

Technology Focus

PC/104 Keeps Space-Constrained Systems on Course

Ever since the birth of the PC/104 specification in March of 1992, the technology's open design provides the power and flexibility of a PC compatible computer in a size ideally suited fRead More...

Data Sheet PC/104 and PC/104 Family Boards Roundup

Figure 1 PCIe/104 SBC Boasts Improved Graphics and TPM The ADLQM87PC from ADL Embedded Solutions is claimed to have the industry's highest GIPS per square inch and the most densely-paRead More...