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IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine

Issue 10 • Date Oct. 1996

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  • Potential starter/generator technology for future aerospace application

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):17 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (24)
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    This paper presents a search and comparative review of the literature available on variable speed constant frequency (VSCF) technologies. In particular, most of the progress made in the past ten years, using power electronics and electric machines for VSCF systems is reported. Two VSCF systems, based on induction and switched reluctance machine technologies, are presented. The research on the sing... View full abstract»

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  • Electronically steerable plasma mirror based radar-concept and characteristics

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):38 - 44
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    An alternative to using a phased array to steer a radar beam is to electronically control the orientation of an inertialess broadband microwave reflector. Recent experiments have demonstrated that a planar plasma mirror immersed in a magnetic field can be formed with electron densities high enough to reflect X-band microwave beams. A plasma mirror performs like a metal mirror, but it is inertiales... View full abstract»

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  • MMW scanning antenna

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):29 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (6)
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    Cost reduction is one of the most important considerations in millimeter-wave (MMW) radar development. Hardware, especially the phase-shifters, for electronic beam scanning in the MMW band presents very complex fabrication challenges that dramatically raise the device cost. A typical mechanically-scanning antenna contains one or more hinged parts (lenses, mirrors or feeds). In operation they exper... View full abstract»

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  • Surveillance through walls and other opaque materials

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):6 - 9
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    The Department of Defense (DoD) has funded a dazzling array of “high tech” solutions for many of the problems facing our military forces. Many of these “solutions” have been effective for long range mass destruction but have not been applicable for the close-in hand-to-hand combat that is on our streets. Our goal at the Hughes AET Center has been to convert “high tech... View full abstract»

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  • The ELDORA/ASTRAIA airborne Doppler weather radar: results from recent field tests

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):34 - 37
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    The ELDORA/ASTRAIA airborne Doppler weather radar was recently placed in service by US and French atmospheric sciences research laboratories. The ELDORA/ASTRAIA radar is designed to provide high resolution measurements of the air motion and rainfall characteristics of atmospheric storms which are too large, remote or fast-moving to be adequately observed by ground-based radars. This paper discusse... View full abstract»

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  • High speed plastic networks (HSPN): a new technology for today's applications

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):10 - 13
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    Decades ago, glass fiber promised to be the future of communications offering large bandwidth, low attenuation, and electromagnetic compatibility. For the long haul applications, this promise has been fulfilled. Today, glass fibers have yielded simple, reliable, and economic means of communicating worldwide. However, when it comes to shorter distances and rugged environments, glass fiber optics ha... View full abstract»

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  • Crew station measurement methodology: a quantitative approach

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):14 - 16
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    An investigation of the difficulties associated with analyzing the geometric constraints placed upon the human operator in a work setting was conducted. Many workstations, such as a cockpit, have limited data available for creating the CAD models required for human performance analysis. To create a model, a time-consuming, labor-intensive process of collecting measurement data by hand must be perf... View full abstract»

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  • Developing the next generation cockpit display system

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):25 - 28
    Cited by:  Patents (35)
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    The goal of advanced cockpit display systems is to present large amounts of information quickly and in an understandable format, enabling the aviator to improve mission performance. Current front-line cockpit display systems utilize low-resolution analog video to present two-dimensional (2-D) images on many separate displays. The future cockpit will be capable of integrating large picture digital ... View full abstract»

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  • Adept, adapt, adopt: three hurdles for new products

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):3 - 5
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    New commercial products based on military technology face a series of hurdles as they progress from customer needs to final product. This article looks at three significant hurdles. How can the company become adept at the technology involved? Can they adapt the technology to market needs? Will the company adopt the new technology into it's culture? From the examples given, we see a need for adding... View full abstract»

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