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November 2009

Special Feature

SSPC Advancements Enhance Vehicle Power System Designs

Developers of electrical power management and distribution systems for current and future force ground vehicles face several challenges. As new applications increase the number and sizeRead More...

Power Conversion Solutions Toughen Up for Military Duty

With more and more computing stuffed into smaller spaces, power has direct implications on the size, cooling and mobility of a system. Selecting power supplies and power conversion elecRead More...

Modular Approach Wins for VME Power Systems

Military electronics continue to push the performance envelope in all directions. With each new system design come the same challenges: more processing power, tighter specs and shorter Read More...

Meeting MIL-STD-810 for Batteries Presents Challenges

The military standard MIL-STD-810, "Department of Defense Test Method Standard for Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests" specifies the equipment's environmentalRead More...

System Development

Signal Simulation Aids Testing of Advanced Radar Designs

When characterizing the performance metrics of modern military radar system designs, a variety of test signals are required to accurately simulate the operational environment. In the caRead More...

Tech Recon

Data Distribution Service and MILS: A Powerful Combination

There are some unique benefits to using Data Distribution Service (DDS) publish-subscribe middleware within the Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) architecture. Both MILS anRead More...

DO-178B Provides Certification Safety Net

Safety-critical avionics software has been evolving for decades, providing increased functionality while becoming more complex. In response, regulatory authorities and commercial avioRead More...

Growing Complexity Drives Need for Emerging DO-178C Standard

  The size and complexity of avionics software is projected to grow geometrically. Boeing and Airbus measure the current rate of software growth as 400 percent every two years (FiRead More...

Technology Focus

Rugged Box Systems Tighten Their Military Focus

Over the past couple of years, traditional embedded board vendors have been adding stand-alone rugged box-level systems to their military market offerings. These complete system boxes-wRead More...

Rugged Stand-Alone Box System Roundup

Rugged System Features Military Connectors The stand-alone rugged box trend has touched nearly every corner of the military embedded computer market. ADLINK Technology, for its part, hRead More...