RF & Microwave

Threat Location, Targeting, & Surveillance

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A new quantum sensor analyzes the full spectrum of radio-frequency and real-world signals, unleashing new potential for soldier communications, spectrum awareness, and electronic warfare.
Low-impact sensors close a gap in the U.S. space weather observation network.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Counter-Drone Technology
The U.S. Government and Department of Defense will use Citadel's Titan systems to defeat drones.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Counter-UAS Technology
SRC recently demonstrated its Silent Archer® counter-unmanned aircraft system at Eglin Air Force Base.
There is a new way to design penetrators and projectiles: Composites.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
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 plethora of new, dynamic threats flood the EW spectrum, pushing threat detection and analysis to keep pace.

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.
Position sensors, surveillance systems, microwave tuners, and more.
Learn about a technology designed to safely locate, identify and recovering buried munitions.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Aircraft Protection Systems
Learn about the Counter-Rocket Artillery and Mortar (CRAM) system .
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Remotely Piloted Air Systems
The plan is to deploy the Protector aircraft in a variety of wide-ranging Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) operations.
Application Briefs: AR/AI
Virtual Environment System
Charles River Analytics Inc. received funding from the US Army to build the "VECTOR" augmented and virtual reality system.
Radar receiver sensitivity is critical for electronic warfare (EW) applications.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Damage & Repair Tracker
The UK's fleet of Merlin Mark 2 helicopters has been testing the tlmNexus' Damage & Repair Tracker (DaRT).
New weapons technology is needed to combat the proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Army Advances Materials for New Low-Profile Antenna

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: Data Acquisition
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.
Advanced thermal management is one of the keys to bringing directed energy weapons online and to allow them to operate at peak performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Characterizing uncertainty in estimating the state of a resident space object is one of the fundamentals of many space surveillance tasks.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Practical 3D Printing of Antennas and RF Electronics
New multi-material 3D printers that can print both metal and dielectric materials enable the additive manufacturing of antennas and RF components.

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