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Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Rocket Engine Technology
This effort will mark the first representative flight of an aerospike engine after many decades of research and abandoned flight efforts.
Learn about the different FPGA technologies that are available for space applications, and the process for developing the components.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Remotely Piloted Aircraft
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems recently flew its SkyGuardian in the skies above Southern California as part of a joint flight demonstration with NASA.
Find isolators that operate optimally under cryogenic conditions.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Detection with Quantum Radar
A new radar prototype utilizes quantum entanglement as a method of object detection.
Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
Learn about the challenges that arise when you try to reverse-engineer the console configuration for a NATO E-3 AWACS.
More and more companies are designing rockets, satellites, and reusable space vehicles that require thruster valves to position, maintain, or change vehicle orbit in space.
New multi-material 3D printers that can print both metal and dielectric materials enable the additive manufacturing of antennas and RF components.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Battle Command System
Three companies demonstrated rapid and functional integration during simulated threat scenarios that included simultaneous engagements.
Research demonstrates that a surveillance mission is still achievable by unmanned vehicles while performing autonomous soaring.
A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
High-Speed Data Cables for Fighter Aircraft
Harbour Industries will manufacture low-loss coax and high-speed data cables used on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II 5th generation fighter aircraft.
Field Aerospace recently completed an avionics upgrade on the sixth of 10 SD3-60 Sherpa aircraft 17 days ahead of schedule.
Investigating algorithmic approaches to create scalable, robust, multi-scale, and effective urban surveillance and crowd control strategies using UAVs and UGVs.
Characterizing uncertainty in estimating the state of a resident space object is one of the fundamentals of many space surveillance tasks.
RTK/GNSS Receiver

ACEINNA (Andover, MA) announced the availability of the new ACEINNA OpenRTK330L, a low-cost, state-of-the-art, high-performance triple-band RTK/GNSS receiver with...

Application Briefs: AR/AI
Anti-Drone Remote Weapon System
Weighing only 70 kilograms, the Pitbull-3 delivers Point & Shoot technology
A raft of companies have emerged to provide counter-UAS technologies, but challenges remain.
The sky’s the limit for utilizing the higher ends of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.
Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling
NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
Learn about the communications system being installed on the first three units of the Royal Navy's planned class of eight Type 26 frigates.
AeroVironment, Inc. recently announced the launch of Puma LE.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Implementing an Aerospace Factory of the Future
Companies are introducing "Industry 4.0" technology at a rapid pace, turning the next-generation vision of manufacturing into reality.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Automatic Drone Detection System
Tektronix partnered with Erisys RF Solutions to release an automated drone detection solution.
Wireless communications is a broad market and PAs fill a wide array of those applications.
Application Briefs: Defense
Electronic Warfare Weapon
Powered by a turbojet engine, the SPEAR missile offers over double the range.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products: February 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Flexible testing systems; mission-defense tech; high-speed comparators; and more.

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