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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Counter-Drone Technology

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) experts created and tested 3D-printed antennas and arrays to advance radar technology and enable new applications for the U.S. Navy. The...

A vector network analyzer (VNA) extension unit can support a wide range of measurements in a compact, individually configurable design.
See how a nanocomposite thermoplastic called HX5 can stop EMI.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products: April 2021 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Conductive gaskets, an explosive atmosphere test branch, and hydraulic aircraft sealing systems.
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software estimates the trajectory of separation between the aircraft and the store. But how reliable is the CFD model in real-life situations?
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Frequency Agile Plasmonic Antennas and Sensors
A new way of assembling individual nanostructures will facilitate better design principles for plasmonic photonic devices.
Application Briefs: Defense
Targeting Pod Maintenance
LITENING pods carry out targeting, surveillance, intelligence, search and rescue, and humanitarian relief missions.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Missile Protection System
The AMPS-MLRD missile protection system provides enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of ground to air missiles.
Low-impact sensors close a gap in the U.S. space weather observation network.
Application Briefs: Defense
Missile System Team Trainer
Latvian National Armed Forces have completed the installation of a new state-of-the-art team trainer for SPIKE missiles.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Perimeter Security Sensor System
Silent Sentinel Inc., a U.K.-based surveillance company, has been selected as a provider for the US Department of Defense.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Mobile Howitzer
The "Iron Sabre" will be tested out in the U.S. Army’s 155mm Mobile Howitzer Shoot-Off Evaluation.
Is RF engineering a form of black magic? Learn about the challenges in developing a low noise amplifier (LNA) for the aerospace market.
Modeling software, Fiber-optic adhesive, warfighter cameras, and more.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Counter-UAS Technology
SRC recently demonstrated its Silent Archer® counter-unmanned aircraft system at Eglin Air Force Base.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
CubeSat Spacecraft
The Space Dynamics Laboratory will build six spacecraft for NASA’s Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment mission.
The "RadCNT" program use carbon-based transistors to study the interactions between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
Devices created using this technology could be used for control and sending of qubit/quantum memory states to remote locations.
To maintain longer-range wireless communication, a new controller deploys robots that form antenna arrays.
There is a new way to design penetrators and projectiles: Composites.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Light Tactical Vehicle
The MRZR Alpha is the newest light tactical vehicle from the military provider Polaris Government and Defense.
Application Briefs: Defense
Weapon Fire Control System
Smart Shooter increases the accuracy and lethality of small arms.

A new machine learning approach could improve radar performance in congested environments. Researchers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, now known as...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Air Force Technology Tracks “Sporadic E”
A phenomenon called “Sporadic E” naturally occurs in the upper atmosphere and disrupts radio waves.
Channelization has made it possible to use one radio receiver to listen to many different radio stations simultaneously.
Position sensors, surveillance systems, microwave tuners, and more.
For SOSA/HOST systems, there are chassis platforms for development that provide relatively cost-effective, versatile, and powerful solutions.
Optical adhesives, radar test equipment, welding positioners, and more.

Air Force Research Laboratory scientists recently patented a new tunable radio frequency (RF) filter design. The new design is for a smaller, lighter, less expensive...

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