The Simulation Concept – How to Exploit Tools for Computing Hybrids (SCHETCH) project is exploring the design modeling and simulation (M&S) process for developing advanced computing...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Asymmetric Core Computing for High-Performance Applications

High-performance computing (HPC) users have traditionally relied upon two things to supply them with processing power: speed of the central processing units (CPUs) and the scalability of the system. There are problems with this approach. Physical limitations are curtailing clock speed...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Novel Wavelength Standards in the Near Infrared

The goal of this work was to develop a new class of portable optical frequency references based on sub-Doppler spectroscopy inside gas-filled, hollow-core photonic bandgap (PBG) optical fiber. The change in line width with core size, and narrower transitions inside a new “kagome” structured...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Power Enhancement of a Rubidium Vapor Laser with a Master Oscillator Power Amplifier

The concept of alkali lasers was first suggested by Schalow and Townes in the late 1950s. In the 1970s, photo-dissociation of several of the alkali salts produced lasers with wavelengths ranging from the visible to the far infrared. Thirty years later,...

The objectives of this research are to examine the feasibility of real-time sensing of chemical and biological species by using the unique materials and...

Reactive nanoparticles as energetic materials have received much recent attention for a variety of existing and/or potential applications. Among more extensively...

Supersonic combustion has been of interest for many years in order to support future Air Force hypersonic missions. The current generation of...

Current chemical-protection gear for warfighters on the ground inhibits electronic communication via keyboards, cell phones, and remote-control devices. To improve communications capabilities...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
GigE Advanced Imaging Sensor

The Wide-Field Dynamic Range (WFDR) camera is a high-sensitivity, wide-field-of-regard sensor of importance to future military surveillance and survivability systems. It is intended to be used in harsh, noisy...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Liquid-Crystal-Based Optical Phased Array for Steering Lasers

A paper describes the basic design and concepts of tunable liquid-crystal polarization gratings with a nematic liquid crystal (LC) optical phase plate, with a large, continuous in- plane gradient that is variable, and its application to a beam steering device with high efficiency.

A wireless transmission system provides high-quality video transmission over severely impaired wireless links between nodes that are connected within airborne networks. The target bit rate...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Clock Oscillator

Crystek Crystals (Fort Myers, FL) has released the CCSO- 014-1090, a 1.090-GHz surface acoustic wave (SAW) clock oscillator that produces low-noise, low-jitter performance with true SineWave output, and -138 dBc/Hz...

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Gain Horn Antennas

The 600 Series standard gain horn antennas from Narda, an L-3 Communications company (Hauppauge, NY), are suitable for EMI and EMC testing applications covering waveguide bands from 2.6 to 40 GHz. Seven models cover 2.6...

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Microwave Power Sensors

Anritsu (Morgan Hill, CA) offers MA24108A/ MA24118A microwave USB power sensors that provide average power measurements from 10 MHz to 18 GHz over 60 dB of dynamic range. Employing a dual-path architecture, they can...

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Compact Antennas

Antenna Factor (Merlin, OR) offers the HW Series 1⁄2-wave center-fed dipole antennas and 1⁄4-wave monopole antennas that attach using an FCC-compliant RP-SMA connector or standard SMA connector. The 1⁄2-wave dipoles...

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Microwave Signal Generators

The 2500B series of microwave signal generators from Giga-tronics (San Ramon, CA) covers 100 kHz to 50 GHz with low phase noise, high rejection of harmonics, sub-harmonics, and spurious, high output power level....

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Antenna Design Simulation

Magus (Stellenbosch, South Africa), in conjunction with FEKO (Hampton, VA), offers Antenna Magus, a design simulation software solution for antenna design and placement analysis. It offers a searchable collection...

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Compact Antennas

ETS-Lindgren (Cedar Park, TX) offers two compact-sized, open-boundary, quad-ridge horn antennas. The 3164-06 (300 MHz – 6 GHz) covers the main wireless bands and the entire UHF band common in tapered chambers, while the...

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Power Transistor

RF Micro Devices (Greensboro, NC) offers the RF3931, a 48-volt, 30-watt gallium nitride (GaN) power transistor in a hermetic, flanged, ceramic package. It enables the development of high-efficiency HPAs for a range of...

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Multilayer Capacitor Chips

The UQ Series multilayer capacitor (MLC) chips from AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) are suitable for RF/microwave applications ranging from 10 MHz to 4.2 GHz. With precious metal electrodes and a fine-grained,...

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Signal Analyzer

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced the N9030A PXA signal analyzer, which provides frequency coverage up to 26.5 GHz and features up to 75 dB spurious-free dynamic range at 140-MHz analysis bandwidth. It...

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Chip Attenuator

International Manufacturing Services (Portsmouth, RI) offers the VGX-3725WA high-power 0.375 x 0.250" aluminum nitride chip attenuator that includes wraparound terminals for solder or epoxy attachment. It dissipates 100W at a...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF Switch Matrices

Pickering Interfaces (Clacton on Sea, UK) offers 60-730 and 60-770 RF matrices that are designed for switching signals to frequencies up to 2.5 GHz. The 60-770 is a 50Ω RF matrix available in 32×8, 24×8, 16×8, and...

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DC-DC Converters

VPT (Blacksburg, VA) has introduced the VPT100+ 2800 Series DCDC converter modules that offer up to 100W of output power per unit and parallel operation of up to five units. They are available in single output versions of...

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Rugged Computer Servers

ZX 1-2-3 Series rugged computer servers from Z Microsystems (San Diego, CA) are available in 1.70", 3.45", or 5.15" heights for mission- ready applications. The system architecture supports any extended ATX...

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Gold-Plated Toggle Switches

Toggle switches from C&K Components (Newton, MA) feature 50 μ-inch selective gold contact plating and are rated for logic level to 5A resistive loads and 2A inductive loads. They feature a mechanical life to...

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GPS-Enabled Mobile Computer

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech (Cincinnati, OH) has introduced the PWS-8033M handheld computer that features an XScale PXA270 624-MHz processor with 3.7" transflective VGA TFT LCD, GPS, 802.11 WiFi,...

Macro Sensors (Pennsauken, NJ) offers HSTAR 750 Series hermetically sealed, high-temperature, rugged LVDT linear position sensors that can be used to monitor fuel/oil and control flight surfaces of airplanes and rudder...

Products: Electronics & Computers
PXI Interface Modules

National Instruments (Austin, TX) has introduced AIM PXI interface modules for military and aerospace avionics applications as well as real-time and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) avionics solutions. They offer single-,...

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