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Oxley Group Ltd
Oxley specialises in the design and manufacture of advanced electronic and electro-optic components and systems for air, land and sea applications within the military sector. Established in 1942, Oxley has manufacturing facilities in the UK and USA and enjoys representation worldwide. The company’s products include night vision and LED lighting, data capture systems and electronic components. Oxley has pioneered the development of night vision compatible lighting. It offers a total package incorporating optical filters, equipment modification, cockpit and external lighting along with fleet wide upgrade services including engineering, installation, support, maintenance and training. The company’s long experience of manufacturing night vision lighting and LED indicators, coupled with advances in LED technology, has enabled it to develop LED solutions to replace incandescent and fluorescent lighting in existing applications as well as becoming the lighting option of choice in new applications such as portable military hospitals, UAV control stations and communication shelters.
15 Dec 09. Pentek is introducing two beamformer PCIe modules to its expansive product line. Each is a high-speed software radio board for processing baseband RF or IF signals and incorporates unique and powerful beamforming functions. Created to accelerate system level design and lower system cost, the boards bring high-performance built-in features and connectivity to PC platforms. Key features include programmable gain and phase for each channel, on-board power meters, multi-channel summation, and gigabit serial connectors for daisy chaining the summation across boards. These boards deliver a powerful, highly-scalable solution targeted for a wide range of beamforming applications in communications and radar. This approach saves development time and still provides the flexibility system engineers need.
Dec 09. Moog’s Industrial Group has delivered an aerospace test rig to the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) that will perform a wide range of structural and fatigue tests for helicopters. This system is part of a multi-billion dollar procurement project by the South Korean Ministry of National Defense to develop and build 245 utility helicopters over a 16-year period. Moog’s previous experience with similar test rig installations, knowledge of helicopter test techniques and on-the-ground technical support from its Korean engineering team were key reasons for KARI’s selection of Moog for this project. That system, which was installed in just three days in 2008, now runs full-scale structural tests and has potential for 12 independent helicopter tests. Key deliverables of this highly customized test rig installation include:
* Six cabinets with 16 control channels each
* A 256-channel HBM Data Acquisition System
* New software functionality that allows Real-Time Ethernet-based data transfer between the command generator (Real-Time Front End) and the localized control loops
* A dedicated Ethernet interface for the transfer of the load cell, position and spectrum data from the Moog Test Controller to the CatMan data acquisition unit and activation of commands (e.g. Take Snapshot) from the Test Controller System to the Cat-Man System.
15 Dec 09. BAE Systems, in concert with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, scored four hits in four shots during the final phase of integrated testing of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), a technology that adds low-cost precision laser guidance to 2.75-inch airborne rockets. Integrated testing seeks to confirm the production readiness of the APKWS system against the full spectrum of system requirements specified by the Navy and Marine Corps. In tests during the week of Nov. 23, four guided rockets fired from a U.S. Marine Corps Cobra helico