Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

December 2020
Army Research into Effective Training Model for Robots

New Army research reduces the unpredictability of current training reinforcement learning policies so that they are more practically applicable to physical systems, especially ground robots. These learning components will permit autonomous agents to reason and adapt to changing battlefield conditions.

Multi-domain operations, the Army's future operating concept, requires autonomous agents with learning components to operate alongside the warfighter. New Army research reduces the unpredictability of current training reinforcement learning policies so that they are more practically applicable to physical systems, esp
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12/31/2020

Ultra compact 12 Watt DC/DC converters for industrial use
The design purpose of these series was to miniaturized low power DC/DC converters to the maximum without sacrificing high efficiency. They solidify the new standard for power density with 3,61 W/cm3 and effectively double the power density compared to 12 Watt converters in DIP-24 package. The TEL 12 and TEL 12WI off
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12/28/2020
Stewart Connector Expands Cable Applied Connector Series
Stewart Connector, a Bel group company, expands the SealJack Cable Applied Connector series to support Cat 6a applications. The SealJack Cable Applied Connector series now supports Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6a performance levels through IP67 plug kits, cable assemblies, and cable applied jacks. The SealJack Cable App
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12/21/2020
Rugged 14 to 110 GHz Waveguide Horn Antenna

The model DRH110 waveguide horn antenna from Impulse Technologies and developer RF SPIN features a broad 14-to-110-GHz frequency range, accessible at a 1.0-mm female coaxial connector.

Wireless technologies are consuming increasing amounts of frequency bandwidth, requiring electronic systems and their components to reach higher in frequencies. One of the key components for transmission and reception of high-frequency signals and for testing at high frequencies is the antenna. The newest wave
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12/21/2020
Extended Pulse TVS for Heavy Duty Motor Circuit Protection
ProTek Devices has introduced a high-energy extended pulse transient voltage suppressor module ideal for heavy duty remote DC power supply, base station and microwave protection, military-grade power bus, and other similar circuit protection applications. The two modules from the company are the unidirectional PNH1275 a
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12/15/2020
Parallel Memory Family Designed for Space Systems
To reduce the time, cost and risk of developing spaceflight-qualified systems, designers may start with Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) devices that can later be replaced by their space-qualified, radiation-tolerant equivalent parts available in plastic or ceramic packages featuring the same pinout distribution. Mi
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12/15/2020
Texas Instruments Makes High-Reliability Products Available
Texas Instruments (TI) announced that it is making most of its high-reliability (HiRel) semiconductor products immediately available for online purchase on TI.com, helping aerospace and defense companies quickly get the authentic TI products they need for their next-generation space-grade and military-grade de
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12/09/2020
Electrolytic Capacitors Withstand 150°C and 80g Vibration
Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) has expanded its line of high performance flat electrolytic capacitors with the NHR Series. Able to withstand operating temperatures from -55 °C to 150 °C, NHR capacitors are constructed with rectangular stainless-steel cases and laser-welded covers and have near-hermetic se
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12/07/2020
Goodbye to 2020
I don’t think many of us will be sad to see the back of the year, and hopefully 2021 is a much better year for everyone. It looks like several effective vaccines for COVID-19 will be available fairly soon and life can at least return to some kind of normality. 2021 certainly has some potential. Wide band
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12/03/2020
A Remote Automotive Showcase
One of the latest trade show casualties of COVID-19 was November’s Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo (rebranded as The Battery Show & EV Tech Digital Days). So instead of making the pilgrimage to the Motor City, we followed the lead of weddings, graduations, parties, and funer
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Date:
12/03/2020