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15 Nov 12. US Army installs AtHoc IWSAlerts emergency mass notification system. The US Army has installed the AtHoc-built IWSAlerts emergency mass notification system (EMNS) for force protection and personnel accountability at Fort Hunter Liggett and Camp Parks in California, US. Using Fort Hunter Liggett’s existing internet protocol (IP) network, the EMNS will provide alerts and associated emergency communications to all personnel across smartphones, mobile devices and desktops, as well as laptops and landline phones. (Source: armytechnology.com)
19 Nov 12. Advanced, high-performance airborne acoustic processing is now fully operational on Canada’s CP-140 Aurora aircraft with the final delivery and operational validation of the Modular VME Acoustic Signal Processor (MVASP). General Dynamics Canada, a premier provider of defence electronic systems and a leading systems integrator of complete command, control, communication, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions, has delivered the MVASP as part of the Aurora Incremental Modernization Project (AIMP). The AIMP is the mid-life upgrade of the Aurora aircraft operated by the Canadian Department of National Defence for surface and undersea surveillance roles. The MVASP is the primary underwater detection system on the aircraft and is used to locate and track underwater threats. These capabilities were validated in several national and international exercises this year.
15 Nov 12. As design miniaturization evolves, mobile instruments, military, surveillance, and medical devices are being asked to go smaller and retain very high reliability. Miniature circuits and instruments are often highly portable and must fit into extremely tight spaces that require quick and easy cable connections in very rugged environments. Higher speed digital signals must be accommodated with additional pin count in reduced diameter cables. Omnetics nano-connectors with pin spacing at one-thousands of an inch, reduce size and weight by three times when compared to micro-circular connectors. The new nano-circular connector series is designed with military quality elements and tested to levels that assure high performance over a long life span.
16 Nov 12. STK 10 AGI. Systems Tool Kit (formerly known as Satellite Tool Kit) version 10 is now available. With this release, Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) has changed the product name to better reflect the software’s ability to model, analyze and visualize complex land, sea, air and space-based systems, along with their behavior and performance. For the first time, one of STK’s most popular features, 3D visualization, is available in the free version. Unlike other 3D offerings, STK uses the actual time standard as its foundation. This allows users to dynamically view their systems in simulated historical time, simulated future time or in real time, with assets updating based on real global conditions.
In addition to the free 3D view, STK 10 has been significantly enhanced to provide broader applicability and availability across aerospace, defense and intelligence markets. Features include:
* Data – Easily search a catalog of cities, facilities, satellites and aircraft; access a cloud-based data repository; stream free Bing™ Maps imagery; drag-and-drop KML files or GIS map data right onto globe.
* Customization – Import and export data from common tools; build an HTML interface for a common workflow; create custom user interface plugins; produce a custom application with STK as the foundation.
* Parallel computing – Spread STK computations across multiple processors to perform larger computations faster.
* Value-added products – New products for more robust system modeling of position and orientation.
“The inclusion of our full 3D capabilities with Bing Maps streaming imagery i