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Hardware Assets

The hardware assets are the backbone of any military / aerospace system. Hardware Assets, and archived section of COTS Journal explores the hardware technology essential to the stability and reliability of mil/aero systems.

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Display and Control Subsystems

Display Subsystems Feed the Network-Centric Push

As the military migrates toward its goal of Network-Centric Operations, all the many end-nodes of the networked military–tanks, aircraft, ships and man-portable gear–will need toRead More...

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FPGAs in Radar and SIGINT

FPGA Boards Revamp the Radar and SIGINT Landscapes

Waveform-intensive applications like sonar, radar and SIGINT seem to have an endless appetite for signal processing power. Faster DSPs coupled with a broader range of IP cores andRead More...

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Data Recording System Architectures

Video Distribution: The Big Picture

Today, video distribution in aerospace and defense applications–such as on ship–involves physically connected or wireless analog video signals. This is less than ideal because theRead More...

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Evaluating Mil Networks

Predictability a Challenge in Net-Centric Warfighter Systems

Today’s network-centric military relies heavily on mobile ad-hoc networks. Net-centricity is a force multiplier that relies on adaptive communication technologies and dynamic networkRead More...

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SDR and JTRS Starting to Get in Tune

C OTS Journal first started reporting on Software Defined Radio in its January/February 2000 issue and, since then, has continued to update developments in the field with numerousRead More...

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Power Conversion

Fuel Cells Invade Next-Gen Mobile Equipment

The modern soldier relies on an increasing array of sophisticated electronic equipment. Soldiers and commanders alike have improved capability to gather intelligence, to communicate,Read More...

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Power Conversion

Rugged System-Level Solutions Streamline Prime Supplier Costs

Cutting costs is a way of life for most military suppliers, yet that practice can hurt rather than help if it is not done correctly. An adept supplier would do well to focus on theRead More...

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VME SBCs

VME SBC Designs Wrestle with Fabrics, I/O Issues

Still holding a firm grip on its position as the leading embedded board form-factor in the military market, VME boasts a longevity few bus standards can claim. Although approaching itsRead More...

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VME SBCs

InfiniBand Technology Connects Onboard

The U.S. Navy faces many of the same communications requirements that face commercial enterprises, like support for voice, data, video and imaging as well as security and Quality ofRead More...

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VME SBCs

VME’s Tipping Point

It’s no secret that we’re now in the middle of tremendous technological change and turmoil today. Buses have reached their performance limits, and everyone seems to be enchanted withRead More...

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Sensors in the Military

Sensors in the Military: From Battlefield to Barracks

As the data acquisition needs of today’s military expand, sensors are being used in a variety of new and different ways, especially to help improve performance and meet the goals ofRead More...

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Sensors in the Military

Acquiring Data Using New Sensor Technologies

Sensors are normally components of larger electronic subsystems, such as computer control and measurement systems. Analog sensors usually produce a voltage or current proportional toRead More...

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Sensors in the Military

Data Converters and DSPs Getting Closer to Sensors

The data converters used in military applications, such as defense communications and radar systems, must operate at ever-increasing speeds and higher resolutions. As a result, theRead More...

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