Optical packet router could facilitate ultrafast terabit computing.
The Integrated Router Interconnected Spectrally (IRIS) program aims to create an optical packet routing system. Lucent Technologies’ Bell Labs is leading the team that is researching a photonic router.
Tough, lightweight materials offer designers power and space savings.
Integral Technologies’ Plastenna product is an electrically conductive polymer. This application can turn the entire outer case of a handheld wireless device, such as a cellular telephone, into an antenna.
Military and industry must design response and recovery tactics.
Polish communications students examine the technology displayed at one of the booths in the Product Pavilion at TechNet Europe 2004.
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Rule paves way for programmable high-capacity equipment.
The software communications architecture (SCA) being developed by the Raytheon Company will allow U.S. Navy ships and ground facilities to communicate with high-bandwidth next-generation satellites. The SCA also creates guidelines for the development of new waveforms for software programmable radios.
Concept delivers tomorrow’s naval network-centric capabilities today.
Operations Specialist 1st Class Tim Martin, USN, monitors surface contacts in the Tactical Flag Command Center aboard the USS Enterprise. Naval vessels support current operations; however, the FORCEnet Engagement Packs (FnEPs) concept proposes a way to extend the combat reach of the battle groups.
Military turns to nonprofit organization for advanced systems groundwork.
Alan Huffman, research engineer, Microelectronics Center of North Carolina Research and Development Institute (MCNC-RDI), examines an experimental silicon wafer for a U.S. Defense Department project being conducted at the institute.
North or south may point the way to a new generation of small systems.
Researchers at a national laboratory have discovered a way to construct microelectrical systems using magnetic fields to arrange internal structures. The technology already is opening the door to breakthroughs in sensor and magnetic identification systems, and yet-undiscovered capabilities such as realistic artificial limbs and more esoteric applications may lie on the horizon.
Flies, fish and the inferior olive help improve unmanned undersea vehicle design.
University and military researchers are developing technologies based on biology that would allow unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) to be agile enough to dock in submarine tubes.
The U.S. Navy has reached a significant milestone in its drive for transformation. For the first time in my experience, the Navy has stated that intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) stovepipes are detrimental to successful warfighting. Considering them as two separate entities is the road map to failure.
Technology alters the face of the force for both materiel and personnel.
The USS Tarawa sails under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay. The U.S. Navy’s transformation will network legacy systems and next-generation platforms in an architecture that brings to bear the full value of network-centric warfare.
It’s not just information; it’s a warfighting system.
A U.S. Navy F-14B Tomcat launches off the deck of the USS John F. Kennedy in support of operation Iraqi Freedom. Navy personnel in theater are requesting more elements of FORCEnet as they learn to exploit some of its capabilities.