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RF & Microwave Electronics

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Two of Georgia Tech's software-defined, electronically reconfigurable Agile Aperture Antennas (A3) were demonstrated in an aircraft during flight tests. The low-power...

Articles: Aerospace

Radar is used to detect and/or track target objects and their attributes, such as range, speed, and other information obtained through signals at RF and microwave frequencies. The...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

When a missile is launched against an enemy target, it would be nice to have a lot of good information about that target. But when "decision makers push the fire button, they may have...

Articles: Defense
A dynamically reconfigurable, wideband programmable RF FPGA transceiver will provide reduced lifecycle cost, reduced redesign cost, and service for multiple DoD platforms, while maintaining near-optimal...
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

To keep soldiers safe and the lines of communication open, frequent testing of radios used on the battlefield is imperative. That testing is becoming more automated and efficient with...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

This article introduces the rationale and techniques involved with MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output)-based communication systems. The communication impairments due to...

Articles: Aerospace

Consumers have shown that they are eager to be rid of cabling and wires connecting them to devices situated or worn near or on the body. From athletic monitoring devices to...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Researching fault location techniques for the oil industry requires data on the complex permittivity of the polyamide Rilsan at microwave...

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: RF & Microwave Electronics

The recent tragic events at the Boston Marathon illustrate the growing and critical need for the detection of person-borne improvised explosive devices (PBIEDS). Such systems, in...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

For the capable RF engineer, continuous- wave (CW) and predictably repeating signals are no great challenge. However, design and troubleshooting become difficult when dealing with...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a state-of-the-art combat aircraft. BAE Systems has been working with other leading aerospace companies to make sure the Eurofighter Typhoon...

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

An automated simulation-based design cycle has become a fundamental part of the success of one of today’s leading designers of traveling wave tube (TWT) microwave...

Articles: Test & Measurement

The rapid evolution of commercial technologies such as Long Term Evolution (LTE) is becoming more attractive for Software-Defined Radio (SDR) and public safety...

Articles: Aerospace

Successful integration of an antenna onto a vehicle platform poses many challenges. Vehicle features impact antenna performance by blocking, reflecting,...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Several techniques are now being employed to ensure efficient communications across the chaotic radio spectrum. Chief among them is Software Defined Radio (SDR), which uses software to dynamically control communications...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

With its international headquarters in Germany, IAV Automotive Engineering is one of the leading engineering and design providers for the automotive industry, working for...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

Imagine an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit on a routine scouting patrol deep in the notorious “Triangle of Death” south of Baghdad, where marines, sailors, and soldiers...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

During the Apollo Program, astronauts on the Moon encountered a small menace that created big problems: lunar dust. Similar to how tiny bits of Styrofoam behave on Earth — adhering to...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics

AR Modular RF (Bothell, WA) has received JITC certification for its KMW2030 tactical radio amplifier system when used with the Harris PRC-117G tactical radio. It has been previously certified for use with the PRC 117F and the...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics

Times Microwave (Wallingford, CT) offers the Times-Protect® LPGPX- 05-T high-performance lightning protector for RF communications networks. The DC pass design enables protection of GPS receivers requiring up to 5Vdc power to...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics

Hittite Microwave Corp. (Chelms ford, MA) has introduced three power amplifier die products for microwave and millimeterwave radios, Ka-band VSAT, and military and space applications from 27.5 to 46.5 GHz. The HMC1014 is a...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics

Integrated Microwave Technologies (Mt. Olive, NJ) offers the PSRX6-D Portable Surveillance Receiver, a portable ruggedized, six-way COFDM (DVB-T compliant) diversity receiver/monitor. The unit displays COFDM video...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics

TDK Corporation of America (Irving, TX) has introduced the DEA102450BT-1278A1 multilayer bandpass filter in size 1005 with dimensions of 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.37 mm. The filter is designed for the 2.4 GHz band, and is...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics

Narda Microwave-East, an L-3 Communications company (Hauppauge, NY), has introduced the Model 769A family of bidirectional coaxial fixed attenuators for general-purpose and test and measurement applications. They operate from DC...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (St. Augustine, FL) has announced the TMP® and WMP® series push-on connectors. The TMP family is designed to provide higher power handling capacity, similar to an SMA connector, for use...

Application Briefs: Data Acquisition

Avalanches pose a significant threat to human life and settlements, so studying them is key to formulating risk zones. Previously, validating models in order to predict avalanche behavior...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Radio detection and ranging (RADAR) systems, as they were originally called, have blossomed into a wide array of indispensible equipment for...

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Articles: Test & Measurement

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