July 2007

July 2007
By Catherine Imperatore

 
Four British service members take part in a simulated attack on a village during exercise Lion Sun 2005. The Ministry of Defence Grand Challenge is designed to yield a system that would protect U.K. troops as they conduct urban warfare.
U. K. contest calls on entrants to build the perfect tool to protect British troops.

July 2007
By Henry S. Kenyon

 
The U.S. Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) will integrate sensors and weapons platforms such as this Patriot missile battery into a single battalion-level network.
Command and control tool weaves sensors, weapons into an integrated network.

July 2007
By Cmdr. Gregory E. Glaros, USN (Ret.)

It is not often that government leadership discusses the importance of system engineering or complex system management, but major setbacks for the U.S. Coast Guard’s $24 billion Deepwater program are casting a shadow over the use of lead system integrators on other U.S. Defense Department acquisitions. These setbacks also are highlighting the lack of government system engineering knowledge.

July 2007
By Col. Alan D. Campen, USAF (Ret.)

Technology that connects anybody also connects everybody.

July 2007
By Clarence A. Robinson Jr.

July 2007
By Maryann Lawlor

 
The unmanned sea surface
vehicle–high tow force (USSV-HTF), one of the unmanned surface vehicles being developed at the Carderock Division Detachment, Naval Surface Warfare Center, takes part in an operation off the east coast of the United States.
Designers take on maritime operational environment challenges.

July 2007
By Rita Boland

 
The unmanned sea surface vehicle–high tow force (USSV–HTF) is designed to work specifically with the littoral combat ship (LCS). It is intended to tow various sensors and effectors.
Boats will operate in littoral waters and rivers to protect people and assets.

July 2007
By Robert K. Ackerman

July 2007
By Maryann Lawlor

 
District of Columbia emergency personnel have been using the Wireless Accelerated Responder Network, a pilot program, for three years. The equipment comprises a PC card inserted in a laptop computer and antennas.
Area’s public safety personnel exhibit unprecedented cooperation to set system in motion.

July 2007
By Rita Boland

 
OrderOne Networks performed a test of its mesh network with 720 nodes at Wireless Information Network Laboratory’s Open Access Research Testbed for Next-Generation Wireless Networks at Rutgers University.
Individuals, vehicles and other platforms may connect while leaving capacity for user needs.

July 2007
By Rita Boland

 
L-3 Communications Systems–East is introducing the L-3 Guardian, a secure mobile environment portable electronic device (SME PED) that provides wireless voice transmission up to Top Secret level and data communications up to Secret level.
Tool sends information at a variety of classifications and fits in a pocket.