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Issue 1 • Date Jan. 2003

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  • Use of service history for certification credit for COTS [avionic software]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):24 - 28
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    Much has been written in the last ten years about how the use of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components would revolutionize the aerospace industry avionics, communication, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) as well as global air traffic management (GATM). Civil aviation authorities around the world have been faced with numerous requests to certify aircraft containing inc... View full abstract»

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  • GRS 2002: German Radar Symposium in Bonn, Germany

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):29 - 30
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  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory Journal: Fifty years of radar

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):37 - 38
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    This review assumes that many non-US readers may not be well-informed about the steps and work in radar development in the US after WW II to the present. Many know MIT by name and recall the famous Radiation Laboratory Series. But the more recent technical history has been less in the "public domain." In an attempt to correct this, one of the key institutions in the field, the MIT Lincoln Laborato... View full abstract»

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  • Safety testing of lithium ion batteries for navy devices

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):17 - 20
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Lithium ion battery technology is being introduced into power supplies used by our armed forces for a variety of applications. In many cases, the same cells and design parameters that support commercial battery packs are being used in military battery packs. This approach is expected to result in a major decrease in the total life cycle cost of the equipment these batteries support. On June 13, 19... View full abstract»

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  • High reliability lithium rechargeable batteries for specialties

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):21 - 23
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    Since their development in the late 1980s, lithium rechargeable batteries have enjoyed rapid growth and wide use as a commodity battery known for its higher energy density storage and lightweight convenience. These same attributes are emerging as a strong platform in power source development for the medical and aerospace sectors with highly customized applications and narrowly defined criteria. Ac... View full abstract»

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  • Hubble Space Telescope at twelve years of age

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):31 - 36
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    The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery into a 380-mile high Earth orbit on April 25, 1990. It subsequently made outstanding astronomical discoveries with its 8-foot (2.4-meter) telescope and other scientific instruments. Critical to the successful observations was continuous availability of power from its solar arrays during sunlit periods, and from nickel-hydroge... View full abstract»

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  • The stretched lens array (SLA) [spacecraft solar power]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):3 - 9
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    At IECEC 2001, this team presented a paper on the new stretched lens array (SLA), including its evolution from the successful SCARLET array on the NASA/JPL Deep Space 1 spacecraft. Since that conference, the SLA team has made significant advances in SLA technology, including component-level improvements, array-level optimization, space environment exposure testing, and prototype hardware fabricati... View full abstract»

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  • Hybrid power source for manportable applications

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):13 - 16
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (7)
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    In this paper, we present the results of work with a hybrid power system made of a fuel cell and rechargeable battery with pulse power capability. This hybrid power source successfully ran pulse power load based on the power profile of the present and future manportable military electronics and communications equipment. The hybrid consisted of a 35 W proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) stac... View full abstract»

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  • Is the need for a new ATM operational concept a strategic necessity?

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):10 - 12
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    We must face the fact that conventional methods of air traffic management (ATM) that have served us well cannot continue to cope indefinitely. We need-therefore, to decide what the new operational concept should be and agree on the transition path. Air traffic management is the term we apply today to the totality of the activities involved in the handling of air traffic. The quest for a new concep... View full abstract»

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