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February 2010

Special Feature

UAV Payloads Focus on Autonomy, ISR and Comms

As the use, design and planning of military UAVs matures, the DoD has adopted a strategy of closely pairing its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) programs with its UAVRead More...

Ethernet Switches Connect With Military Needs

The success of net-centric warfare is dependent on fast, secure communications technology—specifically Ethernet. To meet the military’s demands for Ethernet-enabled vehiclesRead More...

System Development

Revamping Methods for Rugged Equipment Testing

Consider any electronic or mechanical piece of equipment intended for military use. Stating that the equipment is “rugged” is not sufficient. There’s no neat category Read More...

Memory Allocation Strategy in Safety-Critical Mil Systems

Developers of embedded software for military and aerospace projects often lack the luxury of knowing the exact amount of memory that program variables will require at runtime. In C/C++,Read More...

Tech Recon

Case Study: Li-Ion Polymer Battery Approach Meets Mobile Military Needs

Due to IEDs, RPGs and the penetrating power of the AK47, the military is installing a higher level of armor on vehicles to offer as much protection for the soldier as possible. This makRead More...

Power Supplies and Converters Tackle SWaP Issues

In tandem with the military's drive toward greater compute density, there's a growing demand to reduced size, weight and power (SWaP) of system electronics. And the two go hand in hand.Read More...

Technology Focus

Conduction-Cooled cPCI Lands a Secure Place in Military Systems

Now with over eighteen years of experience under its belt, CompactPCI can claim to offer all the factors that attract military decision makers. An expanding set of conduction-cooled CRead More...

Conduction-Cooled cPCI Board Roundup

6U cPCI Blade Does Extended Temps and Conduction Cooling The Core2 Duo processor quickly became the most widely used multicore processor, and the military embedded space was quick toRead More...