Unmanned Systems // White paper

  • Surveillance
     → May 2010
    White Paper: Any Image Anywhere: Advancements in Full-Motion Video for Military UAS Surveillance Applications

    White Paper: Any Image Anywhere: Advancements in Full-Motion Video for Military UAS Surveillance Applications

    Jack Wade (Z Microsystems, Inc.); Pauline Shulman (Z Microsystems, Inc.)
    As warfare moves into a new era, military strategists are relying on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones to provide the visual surveillance required by the new combat environment. This new white paper by Z Microsystems, a leading provider of mission-ready computing systems, provides a detailed o... [read more]

    Video
     → December 2012
    White Paper: Effective Video Handling on Unmanned Vehicles

    White Paper: Effective Video Handling on Unmanned Vehicles

    Tim Klassen, Video Technology Lead Consultant, GE Intelligent Platforms (GE Intelligent Platforms, Inc.)
    This paper describes and illustrates some of the many applications for which the GE Intelligent Platforms ICS-8580 rugged video processor is an ideal solution for unmanned vehicle platforms -- in the air, on the ground and in the water.

    Timing and synchronization
     → January 2013
    White Paper: Leading Edge Technology Enables a Chip Scale Atomic Clock

    White Paper: Leading Edge Technology Enables a Chip Scale Atomic Clock

    Staff (Symmetricom Inc.)
    The Symmetricom(r) QUANTUM(tm) Chip Scale Atomic Clock (SA.45s CSAC) delivers the accuracy and stability of an atomic clock to portable applications for the first time. That means that when it comes to the next era in atomic timekeeping, the clock is already running.

    COM Express
     → April 2015
    White Paper: Powerful Enabler of Modern Military Systems

    White Paper: Powerful Enabler of Modern Military Systems

    Staff (Kontron)
    Small form factor design has become a powerful enabler in the modern military, allowing defense system developers to meet increasing integration requirements for a growing group of unmanned and portable systems.

    3D printing
     → May 2016
    White Paper: Prototyping for defense tech via additive manufacturing reduces time costs

    White Paper: Prototyping for defense tech via additive manufacturing reduces time costs

    Staff (Stratasys)
    Engineers can streamline design of unmanned aerial vehicles thanks to 3D printing.

    UAV/UAS
     → July 2012
    White Paper: Automated Target Tracking -- Closing the gap between the Predictable and the Unpredictable

    White Paper: Automated Target Tracking -- Closing the gap between the Predictable and the Unpredictable

    Michael Grumbine (GE Intelligent Platforms, Inc.)
    While there are several methods of detecting movement and measuring the direction and the velocity of motion, the method that most resembles those human capabilities of visual input is the use of imaging sensors and automated target tracking hardware. Most autonomous or remotely piloted systems alre... [read more]

    COTS
     → December 2013
    White Paper: COTS Impact on U.S. Defense Spending

    White Paper: COTS Impact on U.S. Defense Spending

    George Karalias (Rochester Electronics)
    U.S. Department of Defense funding is likely to be one of the ongoing casualties of the U.S. government's budget restraints. Uncertainty around how the government will operate now that the 2013 fiscal year is over has many program managers pulling back on important battlefield management systems (BM... [read more]

    10 GbE
     → January 2013
    White Paper: Enabling 10 Gbit-Ethernet in Miniature I/O Connectors for Aerospace and Defense Applications

    White Paper: Enabling 10 Gbit-Ethernet in Miniature I/O Connectors for Aerospace and Defense Applications

    Earle Olson (TE Connectivity)
    The CeeLok FAS-T connector, a new high-speed circular I/O, combines the ruggedness of a MIL-C-38999-style design with an insert specifically configured for 10 Gbit-Ethernet transmission. Additionally, it is a small-form-factor connector system that is field repairable and supports data rate requirem... [read more]

    HPEC
     → July 2016
    White Paper: Open standard middleware enables new classes of HPEC solutions

    White Paper: Open standard middleware enables new classes of HPEC solutions

    Staff (Abaco Systems)
    The military is unquestionably deriving enormous benefit from commercial technologies such as location-aware cell phones, IoT's connected sensors, high performance computing in data centers, because it needs exactly what the commercial world needs.

    Avionics
     → December 2013
    White Paper: Thermal management challenges and solutions for avionics systems

    White Paper: Thermal management challenges and solutions for avionics systems

    Staff (Mentor Graphics Corporation)
    Many industries have need for high reliability systems but in Avionics an unreliable system becomes a safety issue as well as exposure of the system supplier to significant warrantee, recall and reputation costs. And as the demand for more functionality and higher performing systems, squeezed into s... [read more]

    Ethernet
     → August 2010
    White Paper: Deploying Industrial Ethernet in Military & Defense Applications

    White Paper: Deploying Industrial Ethernet in Military & Defense Applications

    Staff (Ethernet Direct)
    Information system integration plays a crucial role in military operations. To allow the command center to have every piece of information needed for analyzing, decision-making, and command-delivering processes, Ethernet connectivity is required to process the information from remote sites to the co... [read more]

    Counterfeit devices
     → February 2013
    White Paper: Counterfeit and Substandard Semiconductors: The Solution to the Threats

    White Paper: Counterfeit and Substandard Semiconductors: The Solution to the Threats

    George Karalias (Rochester Electronics)
    The counterfeiting of semiconductor components is escalating at an unprecedented rate. With increasingly sophisticated methods, counterfeit components are produced in many areas of the world and distributed globally. Additionally, unauthorized distributors render genuine parts substandard through im... [read more]

    Supercomputing
     → October 2016
    White Paper: Replicating human reasoning with sensor-driven mobile supercomputing

    White Paper: Replicating human reasoning with sensor-driven mobile supercomputing

    Staff (Abaco Systems)
    As learning algorithms break free from the confines of the computer rooms of research institutes and into the real world, the evolution of these algorithms is expected to progress rapidly, allowing classifiers to distinguish between an ambulance and a delivery truck, or a school bus and a van, for e... [read more]

    Situational awareness
     → September 2013
    White Paper: Situational Awareness

    White Paper: Situational Awareness

    Staff (GE Intelligent Platforms, Inc.)
    This white paper examines the utilization of image processing, high performance computing and networking to create systems that enhance situational awareness while reducing SWaP (size, weight and power) to increase the availability of the SA data for timely consumption and dissemination.

    uAV/UAS
     → September 2011
    White Paper: Video Tracking Developments Afford Greater Range of Deployed Platforms

    White Paper: Video Tracking Developments Afford Greater Range of Deployed Platforms

    Jeff Hoch (GE Intelligent Platforms, Inc.)
    Processors, algorithms and small form factor devices allow for deployment of video tracking and target detection on virtually any type of military and aerospace platform.

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