RF & Microwave

Satellite/​Spacecraft Communications

INSIDER: Defense

After being forced to go virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SMi Group's 23rd annual Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition returns to being an in-person event on November 2-4, 2021, in...

INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics

The first day of Global MilSatCom 2021 will primarily focus on the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) SATCOM needs and capabilities, with particular emphasis on their SKYNET Enduring Capability ( SKEC )...

INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics

Officially formed in December 2019 as a separate and distinct branch of the United States armed forces and organized under the Department of the Air Force, the United States Space Force is...

INSIDER: Communications

If you're interested in what the US and UK's allies around the world are doing in the MILSATCOM arena, Day 3's presentations should answer many of those questions.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

The Defense Department relies on nuclear-armed bombers, submarines and intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as space-based sensors, to provide a strategic deterrence...

Articles: Energy
The Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module is the first orbital experiment designed to convert sunlight for microwave power transmission for solar power satellites.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Microwave radiometers on current satellites are about the size of a washing machine. On TROPICS’ small satellites, the radiometers are about the size of a coffee mug.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Army research is determining if afloat availability of satellite ISR has fundamentally changed naval operations.
Application Briefs: Propulsion
Marotta’s patented approach starts with a 3D CAD model of choice that can meet varying ranges of end application specifications.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
There’s a better way to use light to communicate over long distances: lasers.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
ThinKom Solutions, Inc., has been selected to supply phased-array satellite terminals for "communications on-the-move."
Application Briefs: Aerospace
This contract paves the way for the mass production of navigation units for subsequent launches of VEGA-C and other space missions.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Numerica announced the development of a new U.S.-made, short-range surveillance radar for counter unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS).
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Abaco Systems will support the Space Force’s Protected Tactical Satellite (PTS) Communication Program (SATCOM).
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Trophy Active Protection Systems have been delivered to the U.S. Army for installation on Abrams main battle tanks.
Briefs: Aerospace
Low-impact sensors close a gap in the U.S. space weather observation network.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The subsystems enable the development and deployment of electronic warfare and signal intelligence.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The Space Dynamics Laboratory will build six spacecraft for NASA’s Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment mission.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
To maintain longer-range wireless communication, a new controller deploys robots that form antenna arrays.
Application Briefs: Imaging
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: Aerospace

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: Materials
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: RF & Microwave Electronics
Articles: Software
Learn about the challenges that arise when you try to reverse-engineer the console configuration for a NATO E-3 AWACS.
Articles: Propulsion
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.

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