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Aerospace & Defense Technology: September 2020

  • Magazine Issue
  • 20AERP09
Published September 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
  • English
  • Radiation-Tolerant FPGAs Solve Spacecraft Design Challenges
  • Thermal Management for Directed Energy Weapons
  • New Diamond Super-Material Enhances Aircraft Survivability
  • Development of a Secure Private Neural Network Capability
  • From DC to Daylight - How Innovations in Microwave Absorbers Shield the Warfighter
  • Army Advances Materials for New Low-Profile Antenna
  • Directed-Energy System to Defeat Small Unmanned Aircraft System Swarms
    New weapons technology is needed to combat the proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), miniaturization of sensor technology, and advancement of UAS swarm logic that will enable swarms of sUAS to threaten US airbases by the 2025 timeframe.
  • WIAMan Technology Demonstrator Sensor Codes Conforming to International Organization for Standardization/Technical Standard (ISO/TS) 13499
    The Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin (WIAMan) Project is in the process of developing anthropomorphic test devices specific to the underbody blast environment and requires ISO Channel Codes specific to this test dummy.
  • Beam Propagation Model Selection for Millimeter-Wave Directed Energy Weapons
    Comparing the relatively simple Fraunhofer or "far field" (FF) approximation commonly used in radar and high-powered microwave systems with the more complex near field (NF) propagation model based on the field equivalence principle demonstrates which approach achieves reasonable modeling fidelity with minimal compute power.
  • Experimental Design of a UCAV-Based High-Energy Laser Weapon
    Until now, unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV) have used only conventional missiles (i.e., Hellfire), but the rapid growth of laser weapon technology suggests that the day of the first deployable UCAV armed with a high-energy laser (HEL) weapon is not far away.