Newsletter | January 16, 2014

01.16.14 -- VNA Advances Meet Challenges Of Advanced Radar Systems

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This white paper provides a more detailed view of radar waveforms for aerospace and defense and commercial radar systems. Waveforms such as pulse and pulse-Doppler signal, continuous wave, and frequency shift keying waveforms are described. It also shows continuous waveform trends designed for specific needs and application differences of continuous wave radar compared to pulse radar systems. Download the paper to learn more.

Guest Column

VNA Advances Meet Challenges Of Advanced Radar Systems
By Walt Strickler
Our first column in this series (Testing Modern Radar System Signals: A Primer) focused on the advances made in radar systems and the traditional measurements made with a vector network analyzer (VNA) to verify their design. In this second installment, the focus will be on improvements made to VNA architectures and their importance in testing today’s more advanced radar systems.

Spotlight On Radar Technology

EM Simulation Software For Defense
This case study explains how CST STUDIO SUITE electromagnetic simulation software can be used to help with antenna placement and co-site interference, electromagnetic environmental effects, and other factors that should be considered when designing or specifying an antenna for use in a defense-related application.


400-MHz, Ovenized Voltage-Controlled SAW Oscillator
This ovenized, voltage-controlled SAW oscillator is extremely effective and reliable in applications involving the use of analog signal processing, such as radar, communications, and electronic warfare. The addition of a micro-oven to the design yields superior temperature stability.


High-Fidelity RCS Simulation Of A Turbine Blade
Radar scattering from a turbine’s moving blades can interfere with Doppler radar systems, producing ghost images. Understanding the scattering properties of a blade can provide radar manufacturers with the information necessary to mitigate any potential issues.


Magnetrons
Magnetrons are high-power microwave oscillators that take the potential energy of an electron cloud near its cathode and convert it into RF energy. Their application areas are fairly diverse and can run the gamut from cooking to cancer therapy.


Radar Signature Analysis Software
Signa is a type of high frequency EM software that is used for advanced radar signature analysis. It can generate monostatic radar signatures for complex geometries and features a ray-tracing engine for electrically large, high-fidelity models.


Amplifiers For Electronic Attack, Radar, Test And Measurement, And Communications
Empower RF designs and manufactures amplifiers for use in markets involving electronic attack (force protection, manpack, vehicle, fixed site), test and measurement (EMI, EMC scientific), communications (military, government agency, tactical radios, networks), and radar (ground-based, shipborne, and airborne, including UAV).

Industry News

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Narda Microwave-East Announces Expansion Of Attenuator Product Line

Ultra-Low Consumption Chip Developed

Agilent Software Release Brings Wireless Standard-Compliant Design To RFIC Designers

Fairview Microwave Announces New Line Of Variable RF Switch Attenuators

RFMD Expands Product Portfolio For The Growing Automotive Wi-Fi Market

Pasternack Unveils New Lines Of RF Isolators And Circulators

M/A-COM Introduces Low Power Quad-Channel Modulator Driver For 100G Applications

4 New Ceramic, Low-Noise MMIC Amplifiers Hermetically Sealed And Nitrogen Filled
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Featured Downloads

Low-Noise Rugged Crystal Oscillators Datasheet
Precision Devices’ low-noise rugged crystal oscillators deliver the demanding frequency stability required in next-generation airborne, ground, shipboard, and space radars. These voltage and temperature compensated oscillators can be custom designed to accommodate any radar application.

Broadband Beamformer Datasheet
This broadband beamformer is used in military radar warning receiver designs and early warning and countermeasure control systems. Internally, it incorporates eight 0-degree dividers, four 0-degree combiners, four 180-degree combiners, and 50-ohm coax delay lines.

Condensation Preventing Polymer Sheet Datasheet
G-Breathe protects surge protectors, aerial closures, and outdoor electrical devices from condensation. It is a water-absorbent polymer sheet that can be attached directly to the equipment chassis for easy installation.
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Orientation To XFdtd
February 6, 2014 | 2:00 p.m.

In this webinar, Remcom will demonstrate how to get up and running in XFdtd. This webinar is useful if you've recently downloaded a free trial and are getting started with the tool. It is also beneficial for anyone interested in learning about the product's capabilities.
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API Technologies Announces New Multiplexer For Radar, EW, And ELINT
The NF29525 is a multiplexer with an integrated low-noise amplifier. It covers the 2- to 18-GHz frequency range and has been specifically designed for agile receiver front ends and directional finding systems. Learn more.

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