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June 2006

Main Feature

New Technologies Vie to Close the Battery Power Gap

As the amount of electronic gear carried by modern Warfighters continues to grow, escalating power and energy requirements can cause real challenges in the operation of these devices anRead More...

High-Power Lithium Technology Proves Ripe for Mil Apps

The U.S. DoD recently identified the need for a reliable high-power battery for single-use military applications as a “critical problem” demanding significant attention. DemRead More...

Extreme Temps Pose Battery Pack Design Challenges

With the modernization of military armament, soldiers are becoming reliant on mobile power sources. Modern soldiers carry wireless electronic systems to improve situational awareness anRead More...

Program Briefing

DD(X) Program Leads Navy’s Voyage toward Cost-Efficient Computing

Consideration for the “big picture” is a theme that runs deep among all of the Military’s advanced programs. The push is on to leverage technologies, common computing Read More...

System Development and Test

Reliability Issues Stir Up the ESS Waters

Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) has proven an effective tool for evaluating the ruggedness of electronics-based systems. ESS exposes products to various environmental conditions toRead More...

Tech Recon

2006 a Critical Year for FCS Program

This year continues to be a busy and important year for the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program. FY06 will be a critical execution year with 52 major reviews scheduled, broRead More...

Technology Focus

VITA Standards Update

The following is an update on the standards under development by the VITA Standards Organization (VSO). Accredited as a Standards Development Organization (SDO) in June 1993 by the AmerRead More...