The tools used to acquire, store and transmit flight test data – flight test instrumentation (FTI), data acquisition networks and telemetry – are a vital part of the aerospace sector. These tools require a high level of maturity because they must be reliable and accurate.
This collection of articles, originally published by Military & Aerospace Electronics, covers a variety of Trusted Computing topics such as trusted boot, cyber security, quantum computing, cryptography and more, with a specific focus on the defense and aerospace industries.
This article discusses the problem of inefficient maintenance, lack of access to the right data, and how aircraft can be retrofitted with instrumentation to more quickly identify impending failures, rapidly repair them, and minimize aircraft downtime and maintenance time.
Additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, is having an influence on military logistics, and helps supply personnel get replacement parts where and when they’re needed — even on the front lines.
The wave of commercially developed communications and remote-sensing satellites seeks to balance costs, capability, size, weight, and power consumption in the latest new space designs.
In the defense industry, AI is on the path to becoming a loyal companion to the warfighter and manufacturers alike. As technology progresses, so does the range of defense capabilities that AI could not only supplement, but eventually manage.
In support of the Australian Army’s Project Land 400 Phase 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV), Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions’ Switzerland-based Drive Technology business is supplying its modular Turret Drive Servo System (TDSS) and hand controller technologies to Rheinmetall...
Prototype designs for the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program, one of the U.S. Army’s most important and game-changing initiatives, are fully embracing the open architecture design philosophy for the next-generation helicopters that will replace its fleet of OH58 Kiowa Warrior, AH64...
Missile testing programs rely on the telemeter, a costly system that captures flight-test data. Bringing off-the-shelf modular architectures to missile telemeter design lowers costs, enables more tests, and reduces program and schedule risk.
Contested space, where nations compete for military dominance outside Earth’s atmosphere, is driving many military space platforms.