Aerospace, Military & Defence

Space applications scaled with COTS-to-radiation-tolerant and radiation-hardened Arm Core MCUs

Microchip announces the space industry’s first Arm-based microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine the low-cost and large ecosystem benefits of Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) technology with space-qualified versions that have scalable levels of radiation performance. Based on the automotive-qualified SAMV71, the SAMV71Q21RT radiation-tolerant and SAMRH71 radiation-hardened MCUs implement the widely deployed Arm Cortex-M7 …

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Marine electronics – And why it goes wrong

Water is easy to keep out of things – seals and plastics are excellent barriers. However, water vapour can permeate right through those same plastics and barriers almost as if they were not there and in large volumes. Once inside the vapour condenses, causes problems and is kept in the …

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Three steps to powering defence

In many ways, the Internet of Things (IoT) embodies the spirit of the defence industry, with a unit of devices working harmoniously to achieve one common goal in the most effective and efficient way. It makes sense, then, that the military and security sectors are seeing increased adoption of IoT …

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Silver Atena – system supplier for air taxis

Silver Atena, supplier of safety-relevant electronics systems and performance electronics, is increasingly positioning itself in aerospace in the areas of electric and autonomous flying. The company has been a sought-after system supplier for the aerospace industry for decades and is intensively engaged in the new technical challenges for vertical take-off …

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Lincad receives Bronze Award in the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme

Lincad, a leading UK manufacturer of batteries, chargers and power management systems for military and industrial applications, has been given a Bronze Award in the Employer Recognition Scheme run by the Armed Forces Covenant. A long-standing signatory to the Covenant, Lincad has pledged to support members of the armed forces …

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DSEI 2019 – with the full backing of the Royal Navy, the DSEI 2019 maritime proposition is going from strength to strength

Originally established as the British Army and Navy Exhibition, DSEI is known for its unrivalled naval heritage and showcase for the most cutting-edge maritime technology. This includes the impressive array of warships that traditionally visit DSEI, providing a unique opportunity for DSEI audience to see first-hand the remarkable vessels in …

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Commercial launch of e2E’s innovative communication terminal for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

e2E Services Limited (e2E), the provider of communications engineering and technical consultancy services to the satellite communications market,has launched a low-cost, low power, compact and lightweight satellite communication terminal, called e2Eaccess UAS-I, for enhancing communications connectivity of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) e2Eaccess UAS-I is a revolutionary product that will …

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RPI rotary table enables major European aerospace manufacturer to save up to 40 per cent in inspection time

RPI UK, the world’s leading specialist developer and manufacturer of precision positioning devices for high accuracy rotary and angular inspection systems, has supplied Wenzel’s Bulgarian distributer with a QuadSlimLine rotary table. This will be integrated into a Wenzel CMM machine to enable a European aerospace giant to measure aero engine …

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Parker Chomerics’ booth at DVD2018 to display the latest conductive elastomer technology for use in military land vehicles

The Chomerics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has announced that visitors to the Defence Vehicle Dynamics 2018 exhibition (Millbrook, Bedfordshire, UK, 19-20 September) can see displays of the latest EMI shielding and corrosion-prevention technologies for defence electronics equipment at the Parker UK …

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Powering the Army

The power requirements of military equipment differ to those of many other devices. To guide design engineers when choosing a battery for their military device, global military battery specialist, Ultralife Corporation, has published a checklist highlighting the important considerations. The checklist, which can be downloaded from Ultralife’s website, consists of …

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