International Microwave Symposium Preview

The 2016 International Microwave Symposium (IMS2016), organized by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society (MTT-S), is the annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. Held in San Francisco from May 22-27, IMS is part of Microwave Week, which incorporates technical symposia and an exhibition focused on RF, microwave, millimeterwave, and THz frequencies.

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Developing an Auto-Synchronized Multi-Avionics Protocol Data Bus Acquisition System

A modern aircraft includes multiple intelligent subsystems that aid in communication, navigation, and surveillance. These subsystems, called line replaceable units (LRUs), are modular and easy to replace in the field. Typically, independent teams design and develop LRUs. It is important to test the LRUs with a test rig on the ground before integrating them on the aircraft. A ground-based LRU integration rig (LRUIR) facility uses state-of-the-art hardware and software in a distributed architecture to help completely integrate the process of verifying the functionality of the avionics subsystems. An LRUIR provides a platform to test the LRUs in an integrated environment on the ground.

Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Defense, RF & Microwave Electronics, Architecture, Avionics, Communication protocols, Computer software / hardware, Data management, Test facilities

Design Software

Collier Research Corporation
Newport News, VA

When announcing the completion of the Bell V-280 tiltrotor fuselage at a press conference, Bell Helicopter leadership applauded the Bell Helicopter/Spirit AeroSystems team for a job well done, ahead of schedule and within budget. This event marked the culmination of a successful first-time collaboration between the two companies.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aviation, Defense, Software, Computer simulation, Composite materials, Fatigue

Night Vision Displays

Daisy Data Displays
York Haven, PA

United States Coast Guard officials required night-vision goggle compatibility for the flat panel display systems used in the Lockheed C-130 military aircrafts. To meet the requirement, they recently purchased Fleetmate 7171CA Series thin client flat panel displays with night-vision technology manufactured by Daisy Data Displays.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Aircraft displays, Imaging, Light emitting diodes (LEDs)

Fuel Flow Meters

Hoffer Flow Controls
Elizabeth City, NC

Hoffer Flow Controls, Inc. recently received a new contract to supply 575 fuel flow meters as a part of the U.S. Navy’s H-53 heavy lift helicopter fleet upgrade. The most powerful helicopter in the U.S. Military, H-53 helicopters perform many tasks within the U.S. Military including heavy lifting, transport of supplies, combat search, rescue missions and mine sweeping to clear vital shipping lanes. The current H-53 helicopter fleet is slated to remain in service until mid-to-late 2020’s.

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Military Wide Band Amplifier

Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) has announced the continued availability of the ML1590/BGA military wide-band RF amplifier, National Stock Number (NSN) 5962-01-280-2203. The ML1590 is supplied in (8) lead metal cans to Standard Microcircuit Drawing (SMD) 5962-876570 integrated circuits (ICs), originally designed and built by Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

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50 GHz Handheld Combination Analyzer

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA) has added six millimeter-wave models to its family of FieldFox handheld analyzers. The flagship model is the industry’s first handheld combination analyzer to provide coverage to 50 GHz. Three combination-analyzer models cover 32, 44 or 50 GHz and provide spectrum analysis, vector network analysis, and cable and antenna testing in a rugged, portable unit. The three spectrum analyzer models cover the same frequency range.

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Axial and Radial Seals

Morgan Advanced Materials’ (Windsor, UK) Seals and Bearings business offers quality axial and radial seal components for applications with severe service conditions. Morgan’s components are highly thermally conductive and resist corrosion due to their rugged construction from carbon, graphite, and silicon carbon- based materials. They perform reliably under stress and can be tailored to best fit individual applications.

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31–36 GHz Receiver

Richardson RFPD (Geneva, IL), Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new receiver from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. The XR1020-QH is a 31–36 GHz receiver with a noise figure of 3 dB and 14 dB conversion gain. It integrates a low noise amplifier, image reject mixer and LO buffer amplifier within a fully-molded, lead-free, 4-millimeter, 24-lead PQFN package. The image reject mixer eliminates the need for a bandpass filter after the LNA to remove thermal noise at the image frequency. I and Q mixer outputs are provided, and an external 90° hybrid is required to select the desired sideband. The XR1020-QH is suitable for point-to-point radio, SATCOM and military applications.

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720W AC-DC Switching Power Supplies

Acopian (Easton, PA) announced that the 1U Switching Regulated 720W ACDC Power Supply family is now RoHS Compliant and certified to UL Safety Standards UL 60950 (Information Technology Equipment), and UL 508 (Industrial Control Equipment). The power supplies feature single output voltages from 1V-135V, wide-adjust output voltages from 0V-5V to 0V-135V and current capabilities up to 70A. They offer 720W of output power and are available with an optional auxiliary output (to 180 watts). The Acopian power supplies accommodate the universal AC input voltage of 95 to 265 VAC, 49-420 Hz, single phase. They feature active power factor correction (PFC) of 0.99 typical at 115VAC, 60 Hz and full load to ensure operation in challenging AC environments and compliance with EN61000-3-2.

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