A new generation of smaller, highly capable radar systems in the Dallas/Fort Worth area is able to track with more accuracy the location of tornadoes and other severe weather conditions, such as heavy rain and ice storms, compared to other systems.
NIST, NTIA, DOD Agree To Facilitate Testing And Evaluation Of Wireless Spectrum-Sharing Methods
The Department of Commerce (DOC) and Department of Defense (DOD) have signed a memorandum of agreement that establishes a new collaborative framework to facilitate access to a wide range of laboratory and test facilities that support development of improved methods for sharing wireless communications channels or “spectrum.”
Tern Continues Progress Toward Enabling Small Ships To Host Their Own Unmanned Air Systems
DARPA has awarded prime contracts for Phase 2 of Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR).
New Stanford Manufacturing Process Could Yield Better Solar Cells, Faster Chips
Computer chips, solar cells and other electronic devices have traditionally been based on silicon, the most famous of the semiconductors, that special class of materials whose unique electronic properties can be manipulated to turn electricity on and off the way faucets control the flow of water. By Tom Abate
Proving Installed Performance Of Airframe Microwave Assemblies
A study conducted on military aircraft manufacturers by the Penton Design Engineering & Sourcing Group revealed that 29% of its participants claimed that RF/microwave cable failure that occurred in airframe microwave assemblies was caused due to damage incurred during assembly installation. Damaged airframe microwave assemblies result in system failures, re-testing, delayed production, increased maintenance downtime, and eventual replacement of the entire setup.
Network service providers are deploying more fiber cables than ever to keep up with bandwidth demands. While that’s good news for those who want more bandwidth, it’s not so good for the technicians needing access to existing circuits or the ability to install new ones. In order to help central offices, headends, and other areas of a service network, a microcable patchcord was developed to slow the rate of cable pile-up and ease congestion in fiber-management systems.
Electronic Warfare (EW) comes in the forms of Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Protection (EP), and Electronic Support (ES). The tightening of the DOD’s budget has made the already complex simulation of the spectral environments encountered by EW systems in field settings even more of a challenge.
This white paper covers the history of simulation flow through the first two waves of CFD (computational fluid dynamics) technology, from the beginnings of commercially available CFD software through its entering of R&D departments. Lastly, it outlines the paradigm shift occurring in CFD technology as it has now become an essential element of the product design process as simulation-driven design is more prominent now than ever.
Medical device designers and manufacturers who don’t understand the unique requirements for ensuring success in a WLAN (wireless local area network) deployed solution run the risk of their device having adverse performance, potential regulatory recalls, the need for a product re-design, revenue loss, and competitive market positioning.
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Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components
On July 25, Amazon released its first smartphone, and it didn’t take long for the internal components of the device to get leaked.
4 Electronic Design Requirements Of The System-Integrated Soldier
Perhaps most famously portrayed in Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers (1959), the idea of the “future soldier” has been around for decades. As rehashed in countless science fiction films and video games, the stereotypical future soldier is equipped with a protective exoskeleton, enhanced sensory equipment, seamless communication systems, and advanced weaponry. While the concept once seemed implausible, there are many real-world projects under way focused on realizing those seemingly fictitious warfighter capabilities — by integrating a plethora of diverse electronic subsystems into a cohesively operational suit.
7 Noteworthy Technologies From IMS2014
At the 2014 IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak with the event’s general chair, Dr. Larry Dunleavy, about the state of the RF and microwave design industry. While he acknowledged that it is a time of relative uncertainty — due in large part to constrained military budgets and conservative fiscal forecasts for 2014 — he also pointed out that there are plenty of emerging markets where RF and microwave technology is making a significant impact. With the Internet of Things (IoT) driving innovation in burgeoning markets like automotive and healthcare and the development of 5G pushing wireless technology to further heights, there was good reason for nearly 600 companies to flock to the IMS2014 exhibition in Tampa, Fla.
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MACOM Extends Leading Optical Portfolio With New Dual Channel Linear Transimpedance Amplifier
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance analog RF, microwave and optical semiconductor products, recently announced the new MATA-003806, a dual channel linear transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for next generation coherent receiver applications.
A Graphene Solution For Microwave Interference
Graphene provides an effective shield against microwaves, say researchers from Europe’s Graphene Flagship. The finding could see this two-dimensional material used to reduce microwave pollution and enhance the electromagnetic compatibility of future nanoscale electronic devices. By Francis Sedgemore
Harris Corporation Receives $25M Order From NATO Nation For Tactical Wideband Radio Communications
Harris Corporation has received a $25M order from a NATO nation for Falcon III manpack and handheld tactical radios. The radios will provide the country's armed forces with a secure, field-proven wideband tactical communications solution.
Solid-State RF Power Amplifier Module Is Ideal For Counter-IED Systems
Now available in the UK from Link Microtek is the first of MtronPTI’s new line of solid-state RF power amplifier modules, the PA1016, which uses linear GaN technology with fast switching to deliver an output power of 35W across a wide frequency band of 2 to 6GHz.
New R&S ZNrun Software Optimizes Automated Testing Using Network Analyzers
The new R&S ZNrun software from Rohde & Schwarz assists users in configuring measurements specifically for multiport DUTs using Rohde & Schwarz vector network analyzers (VNA).
A UC3M Patent Can Multiply Mobile Devices’ Uploading Speed By Tenfold
A patent held by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) makes a jacket able to increase by tenfold the speed at which mobile devices can upload content. This is the MIMO HUB patent, which enables its jacket, in which numerous antennas are camouflaged, to connect to any mobile terminal in order to increase its data transfer speed, reduce its energy consumption and improve its reliability.
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