Keyword: Air traffic control

Articles: Unmanned Systems
A raft of companies have emerged to provide counter-UAS technologies, but challenges remain.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A growing safety concern for pilots and aircraft passengers is laser strikes, or the aiming of high-power laser pointers at aircraft. To address the present lack of effective...

Articles: Communications

A single antenna can be used for both transmission and reception. To accomplish this, the transmission must be isolated from the reception. In Figure 1, a radio frequency...

Application Briefs: Defense

In air navigation, a flight transponder (transmitter-responder) is a device that emits an identifying signal in response to an interrogating received signal. Transponders are used as...

Application Briefs: Defense

When Malaysia Air Flight 370 disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean in 2014, it had flown far beyond radar range. Under a new space-based air tracking system — starting with a...

Articles: Aerospace
A modular, building-block approach brings greater design flexibility to Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar technology, simplifying system integration, and permitting rapid first-line repair with no...
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Future trends for military radar require multifunction systems that combine radar, communications, and electronic warfare. This higher level of functional integration...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

There are power supplies in virtually every military electronic system. These ubiquitous devices come in all sizes and power ratings. And just like their commercial counterparts, they are...

Articles: Aerospace

Current practice in certification of avionics systems (e.g. DO-178B1) is centered on testing. The testing process has been prescribed to incorporate a...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Synthetic radar image recognition and classification are areas of interest for both the military and civilian communities. These tasks have significance in automatic target recognition, air traffic...