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EN4165: A New Generation of Production Break Connectors

The use of production breaks in aircraft minimizes weight, size, and power consumption. The primary purpose of production-break connectors is to facilitate the ease of installation for long, heavy, complex, multi-leg cable harness assemblies. Without the use of production breaks in the aircraft, it would be virtually impossible to build, repair, or upgrade today’s complexRead More

Electrical Interconnect Applications for Carbon Nanotubes in Military Aerospace Systems

Flexible, lightweight, and versatile CNTs are becoming a valuable material in conductor applications for the military and a host of other markets.   Carbon nanotubes are one of the most unique and interesting materials developed in the last decade. These products, widely known as CNTs, can be manufactured by various methods, but are most commonlyRead More

10-Gigabit Ethernet Solutions for the Next-Gen Military Platforms

In the early 1970s, a revolutionary architecture known as 1553 Data Bus was introduced. Based on a bussing concept that uses a bus controller to communicate with the various systems, this robust and reliable architecture transfers speeds at 1MHz. Although still in use today on many avionic platforms and weapons systems, replacement strategies utilizing 10GbRead More

UAV Market Trends

Over the next decade, combined sales of UAVs are expected to top $90 billion dollars, with annual sales rising from $8 billion in 2015 to between $12 and 14 billion in 2025.   The military market will continue to lead the way, with an anticipated dollar market share of around 70%. The remaining market shareRead More

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