RF & Microwave

Avionics

Products: Data Acquisition
Coaxial connectors, tactical servers, test benches, surge protectors, and more.
Articles: Aerospace
UAV designers need to understand the current and anticipated requirements to make an informed decision on incorporating transponders into an aircraft.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The subsystems enable the development and deployment of electronic warfare and signal intelligence.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
New weapons technology is needed to combat the proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Army scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind antenna that could change how ground vehicles and airborne systems communicate, transmit, and receive radio frequency communications.

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This effort will mark the first representative flight of an aerospike engine after many decades of research and abandoned flight efforts.
Briefs: Communications
Research demonstrates that a surveillance mission is still achievable by unmanned vehicles while performing autonomous soaring.
Application Briefs: Defense
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.
Products: Electronics & Computers
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...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The sky’s the limit for utilizing the higher ends of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.
Application Briefs: Defense
Learn about the communications system being installed on the first three units of the Royal Navy's planned class of eight Type 26 frigates.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Companies are introducing "Industry 4.0" technology at a rapid pace, turning the next-generation vision of manufacturing into reality.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Wireless communications is a broad market and PAs fill a wide array of those applications.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Integrating different types of devices and materials could increase their functional density, improving the performance of electro-optic systems for sensor applications.
Articles: Aerospace

NASA spacecraft typically rely on human-controlled radio systems to communicate with Earth. As collection of space data increases, NASA looks to alternative radio technologies to...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

The aerospace sector places some uniquely challenging demands on electronics designers. For a start, the environments that the electronics are exposed to are much harsher...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

For decades, military aircraft have relied on electronic warfare (EW) solutions to protect assets and dominate airspace. The ability of the United States to detect and track...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) switches are active components in most electronic equipment. Radio frequency (RF) MEMS are used in wireless personal communication devices, satellite...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

The performance of avionics systems is dictated by the timely availability and usage of critical health parameters. Various sensors acquire and communicate the desired parameters. In...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

The maturity of RF photonic components has reached the point where fiber optic links are being system-tested to replace traditional copper coax links on avionic platforms. Many demonstrations of RF...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

As a vertical market, “defense electronics” encompasses a huge range of systems, from portable communications to transportation, avionics, and shipborne radar. While the power...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Prognostic health management (PHM) of electronic systems presents challenges that traditionally were not worth the cost of pursuit. Recent changes in weapons platform acquisition and...

Briefs: Unmanned Systems

AFRL scientists are working on SkyTote, a novel unmanned air vehicle (UAV) that will take off and land vertically like a helicopter (see figure) but also transition into horizontal flight like a...

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