This case study reveals how "ruggedizing" a commercial Ethernet switch can provide a cost-effective networking solution for demanding military applications.
Meeting the challenges for ruggedizing systems designed for the commercial market can enable them to bring the latest technology advances into the harshest environments where they can operate reliably.
PCIe-to-SRIO bridges leverage Intel processors for faster, smaller, and lower power DSP designs.
Existing thermal management techniques are helping military electronics survive in severe environments. To ensure system robustness, thermal management technologies must keep pace with newer heat-producing systems.
Defense Tech Briefs
Seventy-one degrees C is the temperature of a steak done medium-well. It is also the temperature of an oven used to test thermal characteristics of military electronics. Electronic components in the COTS industry often have temperature limits of 85°C,...
As the military demands wearable computers that reduce SWaP without compromising performance, durability and reliability, engineers must provide innovative design solutions to meet these requirements. This article examines how creative approaches in designing SFF boards and leveraging...
Army National Guard pilots from four states are now training on the new Security and Support variant of the Lakota helicopter. The UH-72A S&S Mission Equipment Package is the newest helicopter to enter service with the Army.
High performance computing comes to the military embedded market
The COTS proposition, taking state-of-the-art commercial semiconductor technology and deploying it on open-standard military board architectures, is rapidly migrating up the technology food chain to the preconfigured subsystem level. Packaged COTS (PCOTS) subsystems are being driven by...
Connecting Industry - Electronics
Curtiss Wright Controls Defense Solutions, considers how next generation Network Attached Storage devices are ideally suited to the defence market, to provide speed and capacity for data intensive needs.