Newsletter | November 14, 2019

11.14.19 -- Special Edition: Electronic Warfare | Week In 5G

 
Special Edition: Electronic Warfare
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From The Editor
The Week in 5G: 11/12/2019 — Apple AR Headset by 2022, T-Mobile to Launch 5G in U.S., Chinese Govt. Kicks Off 6G Research
 
By Ed Biller

Plus, Microsoft helps Singapore's 5G rollout, Brazil likely to welcome Huawei, a slew of activity from Ericsson, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G. 

Featured Article
Power Combiner, Directional Coupler, Crossguide Coupler, And Waveguide To Coax Adapter
 
By SAGE Millimeter, Inc.

Historically, limited CW power was available in the millimeter-wave frequency range. Therefore, power handling was not a major concern for most customers. As semiconductor advancement and applications of such increase in scope, technology such as the GaN enables the expansion of 5G, IoT, small satellite, and many other commercial, aerospace, and military systems. Due to this, the specification for higher power handling capacity is required for even high frequency devices.

Focus On Electronic Warfare
High-Power Switched Filter Bank Options For RF Communications And Electronic Warfare (EW) Applications
Article | By Justin Wells, NuWaves Engineering

Switched filter banks are beneficial to radio frequency (RF) communication systems and are utilized in both receivers and transmitters to reduce signal interference from harmonics, spurious emissions, strong signal interferers, and to limit noise power for optimized system performance.

Highs And Lows Of Electronic Warfare
Article | By Mike Lee, dB Control

The next chapter of electronic warfare is all about precision and low visibility. Col. Mark Dotson said the Army’s new EW strategy is centered on, “using low power to affect the signal and to affect it in such a way that it may not even be detectable that you’re interfering with what they’re doing.”

Reimagining The Role Of Connectivity In Communications, Sensing, And Protection Of Ground Forces
Article | Fischer Connectors

The U.S. and several NATO countries have been working to reduce the size and weight of soldiers’ equipment while increasing its functionality and power. For engineers dealing with connectivity issues, this has brought about smaller and smaller connectors, cables, and devices. 

How New DAC Technologies Are Changing Radar & EW Signal Generation
Article | Tektronix

Application areas in radar and EW system, sub-system, assembly, and component design work have complex signal generation needs, leading to the use of custom-designed solutions for analog signal generation that are expensive and inflexible compared to COTS alternatives.

Pentek Microwave And RF Radar E-Book
E-Book | Pentek, Inc.

This e-book by Pentek offers a number of articles covering the topic of radar technology. This includes the history and future of radar systems, the use of radar in military and commercial applications, and the measurements of pulsed radar signals.

Resources
Electronic Warfare And Direct Energy Weapons
Brochure | TMD Technologies

TMD has been involved for many years in all aspects of electronic warfare, directed energy weapons (DEW), and associated systems, where the generation of RF power is required. They offer an array of broadband, narrow band, CW, and pulsed systems with operative power ranging from watts to megawatts.

Sensor Systems For EW/ISR Applications
Brochure | D-TA Systems Inc.

D-TA Systems develops and manufactures a variety of sensor systems ideally suited for demanding EW/ISR applications. Their products may also be used for signal intelligence, radar, EW simulation, electronic attack, sonar, and sonobuoy processing applications. 

Electronic Warfare Solutions
Brochure | Empower RF Systems, Inc.

Empower RF offers a versatile product line of GaN power amplifiers for airborne, ground, manpack, and shipboard platforms. Empower’s extensive power amplifier products span the frequency range from 20 to 6000 MHz.

Radar Signal Collection And Analysis System
Brochure | Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

The radar signal collection and analysis system is an advanced search, collection, measurement, and analysis system that can be used on almost any platform in any signal environment; the system is focused on operator usability and functionality.

Featured Multimedia
FEKO Webinar: Taking Radar Cross Section (RCS) Simulation To The Next Level
 

This webinar from Altair covers computational methods to determine radar cross section (RCS), from objects measuring just a few wavelengths to those measuring a thousand wavelengths. It also presents asymptotic and rigorous methods used for an aircraft with engine inlets that contain fans, as well as the application of an inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) script to a tank for identifying and eliminating scattering centers.

Benefits Of GaN Technology For Electronic Warfare And Radar Applications
 

GaN technology brings countless possibilities to military, radar, and electronic communities, especially from a performance standpoint in active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems. This webinar will address how GaN components are influencing radar and EW designs, and how best to leverage the technology in the RF and microwave industry.

Bulletin Board
Electronic Warfare (EW) Capabilities
 

Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) offers a collection of vertically integrated product lines for the global electronic warfare (EW), electronic counter measures (ECM), and improvised explosive device (IED) markets. 

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