RF & Microwave

Satellite/​Spacecraft Communications

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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Low-impact sensors close a gap in the U.S. space weather observation network.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
The subsystems enable the development and deployment of electronic warfare and signal intelligence.
Application Briefs: Defense
The Space Dynamics Laboratory will build six spacecraft for NASA’s Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment mission.
Articles: Aerospace
To maintain longer-range wireless communication, a new controller deploys robots that form antenna arrays.
Application Briefs: Defense
The plan is to deploy the Protector aircraft in a variety of wide-ranging Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) operations.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
See the trends today that are helping satcom design engineers meet the data demands of their military and aerospace clients.
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.

Products: Test & Measurement
Docking stations for satellite phones; aircraft wiring; spectrum analyzers; and more.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
While the flashiest military innovations like new fighter jets attract the most attention, advancements in RF/microwave absorbers are crucial enablers of these larger innovations.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Learn about the different FPGA technologies that are available for space applications, and the process for developing the components.
Articles: Aerospace
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Learn about the challenges that arise when you try to reverse-engineer the console configuration for a NATO E-3 AWACS.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
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.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Characterizing uncertainty in estimating the state of a resident space object is one of the fundamentals of many space surveillance tasks.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Research demonstrates that a surveillance mission is still achievable by unmanned vehicles while performing autonomous soaring.
Products: Data Acquisition
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: Photonics/Optics
NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
Articles: Connectivity
Companies are introducing "Industry 4.0" technology at a rapid pace, turning the next-generation vision of manufacturing into reality.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Learn how to protect electronics from the extreme environment of space.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

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: Software

As satellites and astronauts travel further out in space, the more communication challenges they face. NASA launched the InSight Mission on May 5, 2018 from Vandenberg Air Force...

Articles: Aerospace

Within the aerospace industry, 2016 and onwards could be looked upon as the tipping point for direct metal printing (DMP), as the technology increasingly made the jump beyond...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Transmitting and receiving radio signals between spacecraft in deep space is a snap compared with getting those signals back to Earth, especially when the spacecraft is 120 billion miles away.

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program is on the countdown clock to advance communications and proximity maneuvering capabilities for CubeSats with the Integrated Solar Array and...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Over 7000 satellites have been placed in Earth-orbit since the beginning of the space age. 3000 are currently in orbit, of which 1000 are active, making our near space neighborhood a...

Articles: Defense

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

In order to transmit communications through Earth’s atmosphere, satellites and space vehicles need radio equipment that can operate at higher frequencies than on Earth. These higher frequencies, until...

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