This off-calendar magazine department allows the editors to provide detailed coverage of areas that do not necessarily fit into any of the predefined calendar article series. This can include significant new technology not considered when the editorial calendar was assembled.
Military UPS Trends
Michael A. Stout, Falcon Electric
The process of finding, selecting and qualifying commercial off-the-shelf Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) for military applications can be an exercise in frustration.Read More...
RoHS Two Years Later
Doug Patterson, Aitech Defense Systems
Now that the European Union’s RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives are in place, it’s vital to understand theRead More...
Willie Brown, Director of Obsolescence Management Services, MTI, an MTC Technologies Company
For some time now, the U.S. Military has faced many of the constraints long familiar to commercial businesses including competition for scarce resources—in this case a share of theRead More...
Arun Subbarao, V.P. of Engineering, LynuxWorks
High levels of complexity and real-time responsiveness rank high as priorities in military and avionics system designs. In the past, the solution for these demanding environmentsRead More...
Michael Toland, Aerospace and Defense Marketing Manager, International Rectifier
Today’s manufacturers of manned and unmanned military aircraft are under pressure to achieve improved performance while at the same time lower operating costs. In those efforts,Read More...
Paul McLellan, Vice President of Marketing, Virtutech
Over the past few decades, the number of lines of code in a typical military electronic system has increased a hundredfold. Take, for example, a 1960s-era jet fighter, which containedRead More...
Dave Wood, Aonix
The ongoing rapid evolution of hardware capabilities and capacities presents a double-edged sword for mission-critical applications. Hardware advancements boost functionality andRead More...
Stephen Wenner and Myron A. Semack, RTD Embedded Technologies
Long gone are the days when data acquisition involved a person manually monitoring and writing down the status of some process to be analyzed later. Today, complex processes requireRead More...