DONALBA receives the U.S. Department of State Registered company code in brokering products and services for defense, according to the "Arms Export Control Act" ( AECA).
Have you ever wondered what is a vibration test for the airplanes? Jim, from Crystal Group, explains in detail how they perform in their company.
Before starting to develop the test itself it is necessary to be clear about the objective pursued. This test looks for wires that might chafe or circuits that could crack weld joints or have data. In essence, They look for either loose parts in the box or breaks, to be
In the test, which is called MIL-STD-810, several methods of vibration are included, specifically 4, but throughout the information will talk about the first two, which refer to the operating vibration.
In the case of Crystal Group, they have combined several different categories, among the 25 different categories with their corresponding tests, so they achieve a higher standard of quality, besides obtaining a great amount of information about it.
This information is used to manufacture more rugged products and to ensure safety in all its variants, since this point must be paramount when it comes to airplanes.
If you want to know more about this technique do not miss the explanatory video of Jim, from Crystal Group.
MIL-STD-1553 standard was published and coined over 30 years ago and is still used to test the quality standard in the avionics industry.
This standard was initially intended to be used only in military avionics but has gradually been used in spacecraft with on-board data systems as well as military and civilian issues.
DDC fully complies with this standard, so that MIL-STD-1553 is integrated in its assortment of cards and components in order to improve data conversion needs and its interface.
DDC's data bus board systems, in relation to MIL-STD-1553, are dedicated entirely to integral elements of avionics, military and industrial applications. Within the broad line of military components can be highlighted microprocessors, PCI buses and simple systems. In addition, these solutions are designed to be applied globally in aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and missile programs.
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It is becoming more common to see how weight, size and power (SWAP) demands proliferate within the aeronautical sector. Small aircraft with limited space available have made it possible for micro data link systems to go more and more, but now, in addition to these features, a low price is also required. COMMTACT Ltd. has put on the market a system of micro links (MDLS Micro Data Link System) that perfectly fulfills all these requirements.
The MDLS system is cataloged as ultra compact and ultra light, and adapts to the smaller aircraft. Moreover, as a bonus, it has low energy consumption and is incorporated with interfaces for digital signal processing. Finally, this system meets the most demanding environmental conditions for applications where resistance to shock, vibration, etc. is required.
For all these reasons, the MDLS system is suitable for small UAVs, as well as for a large number of platforms that require a small tactical communications system.
Learn more about this product and its features here.
Do you know the differences between industrial and military servers? Jim, from Crystal Group, tells us.
These two types of servers are very similar, so they share the same essence, although the military server is considered more resistant than the industrial one because of the challenges it faces.
Another similarity is the temperature range in which they operate, both from -40°C to +55°C. However, the industrial server is designed to operate in favorable environments while the military server is designed to work perfectly in critical and hostile environments.
The last difference between the two servers is the type of standards used to rate each one. Industrial servers receive IEEE or IEC specifications or FCC qualification, while the military server is regulated byMIL-STD-461 for EMC and MIL-STD-810 for environmental testing.
To know more about the differences and similarities between both servers do not miss this explanatory video.
DDC has recently announced its alliance with North Hills, a partnership created with the aim of improving the capacity of transformers.
DDC is a company that is known for its high reliability connectivity, power and control solutions for sectors such as aerospace, industrial and defense. For its part, North Hills is a leading provider of connectivity and measurement solutions, as well as being the leading manufacturer of MIL-STD-1553.
Since 1953, North Hills has been recognized as a leading business in broadband video and RF transformer, offering superior performance in its products to other manufacturers in the market. Thanks to this know-how, the collaboration between the two companies enables DDC to greatly expand its technology portfolio and improve the capacity of its transformers.
North Hills will become part of BTDC-Beta, a subsidiary of DDC, providing the best solutions for transformer signal for defense, civil aeronautics and industries. This extensive and improved product offering will include, among others, new MIL-STD-1553 couplers, newest transformers, broadband transformers, power transformers...
If you want to know more about how the alliance between DDC and North Hills will affect the industry, do not miss the next press release.
To improve communication between man and machine within avionics, the company Elesia has designed a very novel human-machine interface.
Under the name of HMFLI, this system is designed to improve man's relationship with aircraft and / or helicopter applications thanks to the ability to interact through multiple functions with the console and other subsystems.
This unit is fully designed to meet the needs that are demanded in avionics because it is designed taking into account shock, vibration, possible extreme changes of environmental conditions.
This solution is based on COTS and is completely cusomized, there being no other similar in the market. Elesia's HMFLI has a CPU card, an Ethernet switch, memory and 2 properly separated power supplies.
To know more about this interface for avionics created by Elesia take a look at the product details.
When looking for a rugged mobile computer, there are three elements that have to be taken into account to choose one or the other: the weight, the performance and its ruggedness.
Aware that these three points make the difference within this type of computer, Mildef has designed the Mildef RW11 computer, a computer that excels in each of the three areas mentioned above.
Based on its predecessor, the RV11, Mildef has designed a much stronger and more powerful computer, so it is possible to state that this new version fulfills the expectations set in it. With a size of 15.6" and a line of fine design, this version owns desirable features, like a smaller size or a lower weight, all without giving up the excellent performance that we commented. In addition, it has the corresponding MIL certifications, these being the MIL-STD-810G and IP65. Thanks to all these characteristics, the computer is slightly more transportable and it is thought to be used in missions of very extreme environments.
If you want to delve more into the technical specifications of the product do not miss the data sheet in the following link.
HOMSEC, the International Trade Fair of Technologies for Security and Defense, opens its doors again in Madrid. The Spanish capital will host the latest developments in the defense and security sector from 14 to 16 March at the IFEMA fairground.
This fair, which is considered one of the most important in the sector at international level, enjoys a large influx of public and national and international exhibiting companies, all with an aim: to know the latest technologies that have appeared within the security and defense in all its aspects, both public and private level and also to make contacts between customers and suppliers. Such is the magnitude of the event that from Donalba we do not want to lose it. For this reason, we will attend the fair as visitors in order to create professional synergies, keep abreast of the latest innovations and thus offer more accurate solutions and products.
What topics are covered in Homsec?
Beyond what one may think, Homsec deals with themes of very different nature, which makes it one of the most representative fairs in the sector.
Military and defense sector
Undoubtedly the defense and the military sector are the strengths of this fair. Many companies are working to improve the defense of countries as this field covers a great number of different disciplines In Donalba, we have in our line card diverse companies that collaborate in it and that cover much of the needs of defense. One of them is Commtact, with its datalink solutions for the military sector. On the other hand, we have the power supply solutions from Market Power and batteries and military loaders from the company Bren Tronics.
Security and surveillance
One of the highlights of this fair is security and surveillance issues, such as intrusion detection, border surveillance or security in a specific perimeter. One of the companies that makes all this type of products to improve the surveillance is our represented Controp. CoreAvi (which is also in our line card) collaborates in the field of surveillance thanks to its know how in real time graphical controllers, a service that helps with security and detection in the present.
UAVs are becoming more and more fashionable, and their scope of action is increasing, so they deserve special mention. UAVs, beyond the particular use that can be given to them, can be used for defense and security issues, all of which are adapted to the small size they have and the autonomy they need. One of the leading companies in this sector is Commtact, one of our represented. The core of its business is the manufacture and distribution of communications systems for unmanned vehicles.
Throughout these three frantic days, IFEMA will be filled with exhibiting companies that will present their latest advances and there will be talks that will help to create awareness and the need to invest in defense products and services. If you want to know the program of HOMSEC and go to the fair, do not miss the information that you can find in the official website of the fair.
CGC is a company whose core business is in the tracking antennas.After research and testing time came up with the XY technology, a technology particularly suitable to improve the capacity and performance of the tracking antennas.
This high precision technology is linked to ground station systems that have a wide range of radio frequency optics including both main approaches as a frequency selective. All this is integrated by COTS to the equipment and can be fully customized to adapt to the needs of each base.
There are many and varied benefits and applications of this technology: monitoring and control software with a wide variety of interfaces to use, image processing, network and data storage systems, product dissemination software ... all in order to give support to all kinds of missions and, the best thing, being these very simple to apply and to use.
Within the X/Y technologies for tracking antennas that CGC has created, there are several varieties that are more adapted to the needs of users in each situation, one of them being the antennas for full monitoring of the hemisphere, with openings up to 7.6 meters.
To find out more about this technology read the full article on this link.
United States Navy, in order to strengthen itself, has acquired a new battery charger especially suitable for the military sector.
This investment is part of the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) 2016, a strategy with which the Navy wants to be acquiring new material to enhance their skills.
In this case, the acquisition of this advanced battery for the military environment promises to transform the operative capacities of the energy that users use in the field. To achieve this battery, the Navy has relied on Bren-Tronics, a company with which it has signed a four-year contract for a total value of up to 38 million euros.
There are several reasons why Bren-Tronics has become part of the US Navy providers:
To find out more about this charger, take a look at this news.
The term UAV is increasingly on everyone's lips but really, what is meant by UAV?
UAV stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, also known as dron.
There are two features that define the UAVs. The first is their ability to be reused because, unlike missiles, these may have more than one use. The second feature, and probably the most defining UAVs, is the autonomy they have to maintain a controlled and sustained flight.
You've probably heard a lot about UAVs, because use of drones has exploded in recent years. Whether for business and commercial purposes, more and more users surrender to the benefits that can be obtained with the use of UAVs, but the truth is that there is a field in which its use is fundamental: the field of Defense and security.
In this broad field of defense and security of a State, all help is always well received. It is here where UAVs can reach their full potential, achieving many safety benefits. Its utilities are multiple, but some of the most used are:
These are some of the activities that UAVs can perform for the security and order of a state. In order to do all this without any problem and with the best accuracy, the UAVs have to be developed with materials and systems tested to the millimeter that can give the aircraft a great reliability. For this, the best thing to do is to have the best service providers, in at least three key aspects: optical sensors, power supplies and communications, three points that we will analyze below.
The optical sensors, or payloads of the UAVs, are responsible for taking, storing and transmitting the images that are captured from the UAVs. Its importance is very high, thanks to them; the UAVs can perform tasks that have to do with search, security and recognition. One of the companies that stands out in this field is Controp.
Controp has designed camera payloads that allow focusing on short, medium and long distance, thus adapting to the needs that each UAV should cover. In addition, these payloads are different from the rest because of their low weight and high effectiveness, two features that make them essential to be part of a UAV. Quite recently, Controp used these payloads in a UAV for monitoring the Olympic Games in Rio.
A UAV is obviously autonomous but, despite this autonomy, it is necessary to recharge energy and for it, nothing better than a power source. In charge of giving enough energy, power supplies are another of the main points to consider in a UAV. To be really efficient, power supplies must allow charging anywhere and in any situation, even if it is complicated. A benchmark company in this field is Bren-Tronics, a company which specializes in power supplies in difficult situations. Besides, Bren-Tronics is a trusted supplier for defense departments, so it meets all the standards expected to include its batteries in UAVs for defense.
All that we have mentioned is not very useful if you cannot get reliable communications that manage to transport all the information quickly and, most importantly, without errors. For this, it is necessary a powerful data link that transports the information collected by the UAVs to a control point where this information is studied. Currently, one of the most recognized and reliable manufacturers in Data Link is Commtact. Its Data Link solutions are specially designed for the military sector and border surveillance, among others and they can be used in UAVs. To ensure that communication is fully effective, they have everything you need: x / Rx, RF modules and antennas.
Controp Inc., one of our represented companies specializing in electro optics, has recently introduced its new gyro-stabilized camera: ISEA – 10U.
This camera is specially designed to be transported in different types of marine systems, from special operations units to speedboats, not to mention the USV's (Unnamed Surface Vehicles) that are so fashionable. This product line has much acceptance because of its light weight, gyro-stabilized camera and good performance, in addition to competitive prices.
Although all these characteristics are highly valued, the gyro-stabilized camera is the most outstanding. This camera can detect really small boats, something very useful in the naval field for observation and surveillance. Another one of the strengths of this camera is the possibility of including a video tracker. It can also improve video images frame by frame, something that previously could only be done with larger camera systems and more charge.
Donalba family of represented companies grows with the incorporation of CGC Space.
CGC Space is located in the UK and its main business focuses on tracking antennas. With a high level of specialization, the company is responsible for the whole process: from the construction of the antennas to its installation, in addition to its full support. With this, CGC Space offers a complete solution all over the world, even in extreme environments such as the Arctic and the Middle East.
The high precision antennas highlights among its products. These antennas have a size of 1,8 to 10 meters and complete ground stations specially designed for communications and “Remote Sensing”.
To know more about CGC and its activity, take a look at the official website.
Donalba family of companies grows with the incorporation of Commtact Datalink Solutions.
Commtact is a company specializing in the development of systems for the military, the border surveillance and even the commercial applications. Its systems can also be used in piloted aircrafts, UAVs, ships and land vehicles.
The company offers a wide range of products that provides a large number of solutions to different fields. Among its most prominent solutions, Commtact includes complete solutions for Data Link:Tx/Rx, RF modules and aerials.
If you want to have full knowledge about our new represented company and know its products and the services that provides to meet market needs, visit its official website.
DDC, a leading company in Connectivity and Motion Control solutions, has recently announced that it expands its activity with the acquisition of Maxwell Technologies, Inc.
Maxwell Technologies is a company that provides microelectronics solutions for satellites and spacecrafts. Besides, Maxwell has a proven record of providing solutions and radiation-shielded products, an important issue for DDC, a well known supplier to NASA for years.
According to Vicente Buffa, CEO of DDC, this acquisition complements and expands DDC’s solution capabilities for the space industry. By this, both Maxwell Microelectronics and DDC customers will benefit from an expanded portfolio of products and services and greater engineering support to carry out all the projects. With all this, joining forces both companies form a successful combination for the space industry.
If you want to get more details, read the information about the acquisition at DDC website.
Recently, Mildef presented two new products from the category mobile devices: the PC Panther DS11 tablet and the Rocky RV11 laptop.
Just as its predecessor, the RS11, the Rocky RV11 laptop is a highly reliable rugged system. The enhanced features of this new version make Rocky RV11 an all-round laptop. Up to 8 GB RAM, it has an Intel CPU and graphics. With all this features the user has a thin, durable and rugged system which provides a qualitative navigation experience.
The tablet PC Panther DS 11 follows the path of the RS11, but it totally improves its predecessor and makes this new tablet one of the most desired on the market because of its features. The low weight, the i7 CPU and rugged design make it a great option to consider.
Crystal Group Inc., the company dedicated to the design and manufacture of rugged COTS, has launched “Jim on Engineering”
Next June 11 we have the honour to hold a seminar day dedicated to tech horizons in aviation together with Curtiss-Wright company.
The seminar will be held in Madrid, at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (Superior Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering), at the Auditorium in ground floor of Building C.
Throughout the day, leading experts in the field of technology and aerospace industry will offer several presentations.
From 8:30 AM to 5 PM, you can hear presentations about COTS, data systems, SWaP and other subjects. In addition, there will be discussions about how to deal with technological challenges in the future and the solutions to emergent issues.
Also, we will have live demonstrations about the operation of rugged systems.
If you want to sign up to the seminar, you only need to fill in the following form by clicking here.
Crystal Group Inc., an employee owned small business, designer and manufacturer of rugged, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and custom-designed computers, displays, networking devices, embedded systems, and storage devices is pleased to announce the release of their 1U Carbon Fiber Server, the first in Crystal's new line of Carbon Fiber servers.
The New RS114PS18- Rugged 1U Carbon Fiber Server features an ultra-light weight carbon fiber chassis, weighing in at 12-14 pounds. This 18" deep server provides the latest Intel processing capabilities, offering single or dual Socket 2011 CPU options. The RS114PS18 is versatile offering up to six removable 2.5" drive bays and one full height, 3/4 length expansion slot.
Link: 1U CARBON FIBER SERVER
From 21 to 23 June 2013, we will attend the 50th International Paris Air Show.
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Donalba will attend ADM Seville 2014 event as exhibitor, where we will show the solutions of the represented manufacturers in Aerospace and Defense markets.
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE MEETINGS will be held in Seville from 3 to 6 June in the city exhibition and conference center (FIBES).
Manufacturer of batteries and chargers for military applications requiring high reliability.
PMC adapter card in PCI format
DONALBA receives the U.S. Department of State Registered company code in brokering products and services for defense, according to the "Arms Export Control Act" ( AECA).
Seven companies in Madrid's main aerospace exhibition China Thursday 18.11.2010
Madrid. - PromoMadrid accompanies Madrid seven aerospace companies to the fair Airshow China 2010, an international showcase in which he is expected to attend over 90,000 business visitors related to civil and military aviation.
Also, take the opportunity to teach PromoMadrid entrepreneurs Madrid aeronautical industrial base Shaanxi, dedicated to research and development of this industry.
Primer terminal1553 totalmente integrado con transceiver y transformadores incorporados.