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Lockheed Martin delivers eCASS aircraft electronics test system to increase U.S. Navy aircraft fleet readiness

Lockheed Martin delivers eCASS aircraft electronics test system to increase U.S. Navy aircraft fleet readiness

ORLANDO, Fla., 23 Jan. 2015. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has delivered the first electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS), designed to maximize aircraft readiness, to the U.S. Navy.

Kannad Aviation to provide emergency locator transmitter distress beacon shipset for Embraer E2 jets

Kannad Aviation to provide emergency locator transmitter distress beacon shipset for Embraer E2 jets

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France, 22 Jan. 2015. Embraer officials have selected McMurdo Group, maker of end-to-end search and rescue (SAR) and maritime domain awareness (MDA) solutions, to provide complete Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) shipsets for its second-generation E-Jet aircraft, the E-Jets E2.

AirAsia flight climbed too fast, Airbus jet stalled before fatal crash

AirAsia flight climbed too fast, Airbus jet stalled before fatal crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 21 Jan. 2015. AirAsia Flight 8501 (QZ8501) ascended at a speed of 6,000 feet (1,828 meters) per minute before crashing into the ocean and killing all 162 people on board, Indonesian Transport Minister Ignasius Jonan reveals.

Aerospace community partners to advance SpaceVPX industry standard, sensor open systems architecture

Aerospace community partners to advance SpaceVPX industry standard, sensor open systems architecture

PHOENIX, 20 Jan. 2015. Aerospace platform and systems designers partner to advance SpaceVPX standard and Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) for current and future space and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) programs, explains Patrick Collier, senior electrical research engineer and deputy program manager, Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) in Albuquerque, N.M.

Aerospace and defense engineers stress need for open standards, modular hardware and software

Aerospace and defense engineers stress need for open standards, modular hardware and software

PHOENIX, 20 Jan. 2015. “Modular hardware and software subsystems enable timely integration of emerging capabilities while minimizing platform integration issues,” says Benjamin Peddicord, chief, Intel Techology and Architecture Branch, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., with activities at Fort Belvoir, Va., and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

Aerospace engineers need to look at liquid cooling, Curtiss-Wright technical fellow advises

Aerospace engineers need to look at liquid cooling, Curtiss-Wright technical fellow advises

PHOENIX, 20 Jan. 2015. High-density, high-performance processors can create thermal management challenges. Extended temperature operating environments and long life exacerbate system design issues. VITA is helping to solve a lot of these problems, admits Ivan Straznicky, technical fellow, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions in Ottawa, Canada.

Interconnect speeds essential in embedded mission computer designs, says Creative Electronic Systems

Interconnect speeds essential in embedded mission computer designs, says Creative Electronic Systems

PHOENIX, 20 Jan. 2015. Interconnect speed is an important element in modern system designs, enabling “a fast network data pipe and getting faster,” according to a representative of Creative Electronic Systems (CES) in Switzerland. “PCI Express (PCIe) connections provide low latency, no overhead, and atomic operation,” he adds.

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