Eglin AFB, FL--A Danish F-16B, in the first launch of an Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air missile (AMRAAM) by an international operator of the aircraft, downed a maneuvering target in only the second overland firing at the base. Typical European winter weather--rain, a scattered cloud deck at 12,000 ft, and low-level icing--added realism for the joint Danish/Dutch crew, which also scored a simulated hit on a companion target with a captive-carry missile. The test aircraft is one in the Mid-Life Update program to upgrade the radar, mission computer, and software on early F-16s, providing for interceptions.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.