MercuryNOW

MercuryNOW

MercuryNOW takes you inside our company, a leader in making trusted, secure mission-critical technologies profoundly more accessible to aerospace and defense, and features conversations with experts on issues that matter most to making the world a safer, more secure place for all. Topics covered include technology, strategy, leadership, operations and our team and are inspired by our Purpose of delivering Innovation That Matters® by and for People Who Matter.

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July 14, 2021 13 min

Memory solutions matter for mission-critical applications. High-quality, high-reliability and ruggedness are key for aerospace and defense industry applications. Hear how Mercury and Micron partner to deliver trusted memory modules using a focus on environmental and quality testing, product longevity and availability, and product design to create memory solutions that meet performance and functionality requirements across extreme e...

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Develop once. Deploy anywhere. In a first of its kind, Mercury Systems introduces a new framework to enable the open and reusable development of open hardware, open software and now, open firmware applications. Hear more about how the breakthrough Rappid platform is bringing a new standard of flexibility to missions.

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Jammer training systems are used to test and train radar and communications operators using realistic attacks. On this episode of MercuryNOW, learn more about Mercury’s newly released JTS0100—a turnkey, portable and ruggedized system that can be set up in less than one hour.

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The ARES3100 is here—an advanced radar environment simulator for testing, training and comprehensive performance evaluation that leverages decades of technological innovation and is a proven, more affordable alternative to flight testing. In this MeruryNOW podcast, we discuss how Mercury is bringing custom capabilities to a standard system with a new advanced radar environment simulator.

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An IPC-1791 Qualified Manufacturers Listing is quickly becoming a necessity for manufacturers who are committed to delivering the most trusted and secure manufacturing capabilities. Listen as Joe Scalfani, Mercury’s senior manager of quality systems, and Randy Cherry, IPC director of validation services, discuss mitigating risk with IPC-1791 certifications and the value it brings to businesses and customers alike.

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What’s in store for the future of artificial intelligence (AI)? How is AI currently being used in the aerospace and defense industry to gain operational advantages? How is AI affecting all our daily lives? Mercury’s Karen Haigh, fellow chief technologist, provides answers to these questions and more. Karen, who is currently writing a book about the relevance of AI to electronic warfare, has made it her mission at Mercury to help cu...

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November 13, 2020 7 min

Joint All-Domain Command and Control, or JADC2, is the DOD’s vision to connect sensors from all the military services—Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force—into a single network by providing a cloud-like environment for the Joint force to share intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data, transmitting across many communications networks, to enable faster decision-making. Listen in as Matthew Alexander, fellow ...

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The explosion of big data has driven the need for utilizing artificial intelligence to break through “data noise,” process and analyze data efficiently, and return actionable information. In addition, there is a growing demand to take this processing out of the data center and bring it to the edge for faster critical insights. Listen in to find out how Mercury and NVIDIA are working together to deliver the latest commercial technol...

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One year after acquiring Syntonic Microwave, Mercury Mixed Signal group’s Neal Austin and Jay Goodfriend join the MercuryNOW podcast to discuss how merging Syntonic’s domain expertise in flexible RF technology has supported Mercury’s position as a leading provider of high-performance, SWaP-optimized EW subsystems. Their expanded portfolio of frequency synthesizers, phase-coherent tuners and microwave frequency converters for signal...

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Almost one year after Mercury’s strategic investment in custom microelectronics capabilities, the first in a family of trusted, secure system-in-package products has been announced. The RFS1080 RF SiP brings onshore, trusted 2.5D capabilities to the A&D industry, greatly impacting the speed and success of radar and electronic warfare (EW) processing. Listen as Tom Smelker, VP and general manager, Microsystems, discusses Mercury...

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September 3, 2020 18 min

Innovation That Matters? – it’s what Mercury Systems is all about. With a commitment to its customers’ missions, a goal to always develop new technologies, and a drive to be innovative, the engineering group at Mercury has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Listen to Jim Gallagher, Global VP of Engineering, as he discusses how his team is working to build a single, cohesive team across business units with a shared vision of ...

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Sensor modernization over the last decade has created an explosion of high-quality data and a need for AI algorithms to close the gap between receipt of data and the ability to act on it. Breakthroughs in software and hardware technologies are supporting the complex neural networks to run those AI algorithms. Hear from Mercury’s Devon Yablonski and Intel’s John Brynildson how Mercury and Intel collaborate, bringing their own unique...

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Mercury delivers highly specialized active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCD) to address the mission-critical needs of military vehicles (vetronics) and military and commercial aircraft (avionics). Listen in as Jamie Boulet, business development manager for Mercury Mission Systems, discusses how Mercury uses LG technology to tackle challenges in both the development of new AMLCDs and the adaptation of commercial AMLCDs to extre...

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August 24, 2020 10 min

Data sharing across a global analytic community provides an understanding of how the Covid-19 virus spreads, a geographic understanding of the current infection densities, and its efficacy in helping end the pandemic spread of the virus. Listen in as Dr. William Conley, Chief Technology Officer for Mercury Systems, discusses how he is using this data to support the crisis response at Mercury.

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With recent testimony before Congress signaling an increased focus on defense microelectronics and the stability of its supply chain, Mercury Systems CEO Mark Aslett joined the MercuryNOW podcast to share his thoughts about the importance of addressing the entire microelectronics capabilities ecosystem critical to the nation’s defense.

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August 24, 2020 15 min

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of the supply chain and the need to minimize risk. Listen in as Mercury’s supply chain experts, Ash Hall and Ping Maltbie, discuss the risks associated with offshore management, ownership and manufacturing, and how Mercury is working to control supply integrity with more robust central sourcing strategies.

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Discover how safety-certifiable computing is evolving to meet the application requirements of next-generation platforms. Dr. Amela Wilson, senior vice president and general manager of Mission Division at Mercury Systems, discusses the increasing demands placed on safety-critical solutions to solve the challenges of the future battle space and aerospace.

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August 24, 2020 10 min

As technology scales, traditional AI processing in facilities away from the battlefield is no longer a solution. Listen as Tom Smelker, Vice President and General Manager of Custom Microelectronics Solutions and Advanced Microelectronics Solutions, discusses how Mercury Systems is using new 2.5D SiP technology to enable edge processing applications and answering needs for digitization closer to the sensor.

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August 24, 2020 10 min

With continued growth and a demand for people who want to answer “why” they do their jobs instead of “what” their job is, Jamie Durkin, head of Talent Attraction at Mercury Systems, joins the MercuryNOW podcast. Listen as he discusses a broad range of topics including the synergy between talent attraction and growth, adjusting to hiring challenges due to Covid-19, creating a successful pre-boarding process, hiring from virtual inte...

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August 24, 2020 17 min

The ability to target, flex, optimize, and scale. These are the four principles guiding the development of a new companywide operating system at Mercury after Covid-19. Join Ian Dunn, SVP of Sensor and Mission Processing and leader of the Mercury Return-to-Workplace taskforce, as he discusses the return to healthy facilities and employee wellness and prevention.

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