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Open-systems architecture for airborne electro-optical sensor pods offered by Northrop Grumman

Open-systems architecture for airborne electro-optical sensor pods offered by Northrop Grumman

WASHINGTON, 27 July 2015. Electro-optical sensor experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. are introducing a new sensor architecture to enable aircraft sensor technicians to swap sensors in theater using the same sensor pod.

AdaCore GNAT Pro development environment supports Wind River VxWorks 7 RTOS

AdaCore GNAT Pro development environment supports Wind River VxWorks 7 RTOS

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 22 July 2015. AdaCore has extended its Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) support with the GNAT Pro development environment on VxWorks 7. AdaCore engineers worked closely with Wind River professionals on this new product, ensuring that it would support both single- and multi-core systems, as well as other architectures.

Army considers multispectral and radar sensor fusion for helicopter pilots

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 20 July 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to develop multi-spectral sensor fusion with a distributed aperture system (distributed aperture system) to help helicopter pilots fly fog, dust, smoke, darkness, and other degraded visual environment (DVE) conditions.

Northrop Grumman to enhance MQ-4C Triton UAV air-to-air radar

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 20 July 2015. U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft experts are asking Northrop Grumman Corp. to correct deficiencies in the air-to-air radar system aboard the MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone before making a production decision on the Triton by the end of this year.

How can high tech generate more service revenues?

How can high tech generate more service revenues?

By Christian Kelly
Many high tech companies, such as aerospace and software manufacturers, are looking for ways to grow their businesses. Growth may be attainable by managing their information technology in new ways.

XMC computer for mission- and safety-critical avionics applications offered by CES

GENEVA, Switzerland, 13 July 2015. Creative Electronic Systems (CES) in Geneva, Switzerland, is introducing the MFCC-8557 XMC single-board computer based on the Freescale QorIQ P3041 processor for mission-critical and safety-critical aerospace and defense applications.

Wind River harnesses LDRA tool suite to meet DO-178 compliance and certification needs

Wind River harnesses LDRA tool suite to meet DO-178 compliance and certification needs

WIRRAL, England, 10 July 2015. Wind River personnel in Alameda, Calif., sought the ability to test and verify the quality of its software internally, as well as to assist customers in qualifying and certifying solutions for aerospace and defense applications. They found their solution at LDRA, maker of standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis and test tools in Wirral, England.  

AdaCore Co-founder/President Robert Dewar loses battle with cancer at 70

AdaCore Co-founder/President Robert Dewar loses battle with cancer at 70

The global computer science community lost a pioneer on 30 June 2015 with the passing of AdaCore President and Co-founder Dr. Robert Dewar. Dr. Dewar served as the company’s CEO until 2012 and as its President until he succumbed to cancer at his home near Bennington, Vermont. 

Low-profile MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal for avionics uses offered by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 6 July 2015. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-2130 low-profile MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal for military and commercial avionics applications. The device contains MIL-STD-1553 protocol logic, dual transceivers, and dual transformers in a low-profile compact package.

General Dynamics upgrades Marine Corps AV-8B jump jet avionics computers

FAIRFAX, Va., 29 June 2015. Avionics software experts at General Dynamics Corp. have delivered the third software release involved in a program to upgrade the mission systems computer (MSC) systems aboard the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II jump jet.

Line driver to convert TL/CMOS input to ARINC amplitudes introduced by DDC

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 22 June 2015. Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the DD-4107X ARINC 429 line driver to convert TL/CMOS serial input data to ARINC-specified amplitudes in avionics applications.

Verify presents supplier performance management services at the Paris Air Show

Verify presents supplier performance management services at the Paris Air Show

PARIS, 15 June 2015. Verify Inc., a global provider of supplier performance management (SPM) services, is providing current and potential customers the opportunity to assess both their supplier quality and delivery assurance needs at Paris Air Show using Verify’s Supplier Performance best practice criteria. After assessing a customer’s supply chain needs, key services with various levels of oversight are selected to create a tailored SPM solution designed to maximize the customer’s supply chain performance.

Navy developing swarms of cooperating drones to launch overwhelming attacks

ARLINGTON, Va., 11 May 2015. U.S. Navy researchers have demonstrated swarming unmanned aerial systems (UAS) designed to overwhelm an adversary autonomously as the UAS fly together like flocks of birds.

Boeing to provide flight training and weapons tactics simulators for P-8A crews

ORLANDO, Fla., 11 May 2015. Training and simulation experts at the Boeing Co. will build and install several kinds of flight simulators for crews of the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jet at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Wash.

Multi Wheel Encoder for aviation cockpits and transportation offered by Elma

FREMONT, Calif., 11 May 2015. Elma Electronic Inc. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing the Multi Wheel Encoder for aviation cockpits, transportation, construction, and test and measurement applications in outdoor environments.

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