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72 SMT007 MAGAZINE I OCTOBER 2019 BAE Systems' RAD750 Single Board Computer Powers GPS III Satellite E The U.S. Air Force today launched its sec- ond GPS III satellite, the most powerful Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite ever built. BAE Systems' RAD750 Single Board Computer (SBC), part of Harris Corporation's navigation payload for GPS III prime contractor Lock- heed Martin, will provide radiation-hardened, high-performance onboard processing capabil- ity for the satellite's mission. DARPA Making Progress on Miniaturized Atomic Clocks for Future PNT Applications E DARPA's Atomic Clock with Enhanced Sta- bility (ACES) program is exploring the devel- opment of next-generation, battery-powered CSACs with 1000x improvement in key perfor- mance parameters over existing options. Autonomy Pivotal for a Future-ready Australian Army E Locally developed autonomous technologies will enhance the Australian Army's current armored personnel carriers in a demonstration project that could take soldiers off future bat- tlefields. Data Rate Increase on the International Space Station Supports Future Exploration E NASA recently doubled the rate at which data from the International Space Station returns to Earth, paving the way for similar future upgrades on Gateway, NASA's upcoming outpost in lunar orbit, and other exploration missions. All Flex Gains NASA Heater Qualification E All Flex has recently been added to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's Qualified Parts List (QPL) for Thermofoil Heaters built in accordance with GSFC S311-P-079E specifica- tions. NASA Asks American Companies to Deliver Supplies for Artemis Moon Missions E In another major step toward landing American astronauts on the lunar surface by 2024, NASA is asking industry to respond to a Request for Proposals to deliver cargo, science experiments and supplies to the Gateway to support Arte- mis missions to the lunar surface. BAE Systems to Enhance F-35 Electronic Warfare Capabilities E BAE Systems has received a Block 4 Modern- ization contract award from Lockheed Martin to enhance the offensive and defensive elec- tronic warfare (EW) capabilities of the F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft. Automated Conformal Coating of CCAs Using Polyurethane E In the manufacturing of Class 3 circuit card assemblies, conformal coating can be critical to the lifespan of the circuit card. For circuit cards to withstand environmental factors in the field, they must be properly protected, which typi - cally requires the use of conformal coating. UTA and Lockheed Martin Team up on Unmanned Vehicle Project E A pair of University of Texas at Arlington researchers are teaming with Lockheed Martin Corp. to optimize how unmanned vehicles use sensors to gather information. MilAero007 Highlights

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