SIGNAL Connections

April 15, 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

For a few moments during the Super Bowl, viewers caught a glimpse of U.S. Marines at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, ready for the game. The clip marked only the second high-definition shot broadcast out of the country.

March 15, 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Connections

Chem-Bio Contingency Planner

March 15, 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

March 15, 2011
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Connections

Military and private-sector participants are attempting to replicate the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)-led Afghanistan Mission Network (AMN) for CWID 2011 with an emphasis on joint fires and coalition interoperability.

March 15, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower, SIGNAL Connections

Commercial smart phone capabilities have found their way into the classroom and the battlefield, and the U.S. Army’s Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications initiative is using pilot programs to determine how these mobile platforms will change the way soldiers communicate and access information in the next 10 years.

February 16, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

After some growing pains and a shake out period, will a true democracy with all its flaws and opportunities emerge, or will it be hijacked by a small core group of extremists? Or will it just be more of the same old story?

February 15, 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

February 15, 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Connections

February 15, 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Connections

Commanding generals at major U.S. Air Force commands are being briefed on a plan to provide standardized, cross-domain command and control training. Beginning this summer, the Air Force will likely begin standardized training courses on command and control of air, space and cyber resources.

February 15, 2011
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Connections

It’s been talked about and in the planning stages for years. But for the first time, the “dial tone in the sky” has been advanced into use with enhanced capabilities via a software upgrade. Industry predicts that this step will lead to the ubiquitous use of communications via satellite.

January 18, 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Connections

Pill Bot

January 18, 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

January 18, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower, SIGNAL Connections

The Allied Command Transformation’s virtual training game Boarders Ahoy! took home top honors at a showcase for the latest in modeling, simulation and virtual worlds. Developers say it’s just one step toward a more inexpensive and efficient way to prepare sailors and airmen for challenges in the field.

January 18, 2011
By Jordan Garegnani, SIGNAL Connections

The Air Force Tactical Air Control Party is upgrading its Close Air Support System software and installing it on a wearable computer that is 75 percent lighter than the previous computers TACP teams used.

January 18, 2011

ARCON Corporation Product Announcement

December 15, 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Connections

Threat Detector

December 15, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Connections

Troops now have a secure means to share videos. With the unveiling of milTube, the latest addition to milSuite, the military work force no longer needs to turn to YouTube—a practice the higher echelons frown upon—to share training or professional development clips.

December 15, 2010
By Jordan Garegnani, SIGNAL Connections

A groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) project seeks to have sensors accepting and transmitting information in a method similar to the human brain.

December 15, 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Connections

November 15, 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Connections

Hybrid Helicopter Concept

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