Newsletter | September 3, 2020

09.03.20 -- Spotlight On Military Applications | Week In 5G

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Spotlight On Military Applications
Phased Array Antenna Patterns—Part 1: Linear Array Beam Characteristics And Array Factor

As phased arrays begin to include more mixed-signal and digital content, many engineers could benefit from a much more intuitive explanation of phased array antenna patterns. 

Shielding Effectiveness Test Guide

Many products incorporate electronics and wireless communications and need RF interference testing. This requires shielding enclosures that need proper testing to ensure their correct operation.

The Benefits Of A Tunable RF Filter

When you’re only concerned about a single frequency, it’s relatively easy to add in a fixed-tuned filter. However, it becomes slightly more difficult when you need to cover multiple frequencies and can’t just utilize a roofing filter. 

Radar Simulation With Modern Vector Signal Generators

Testing radar warning equipment in realistic scenarios is critical to reliable field performance. In the past, this typically involved dedicated instruments or test systems. Commercial vector signal generators (VSG) from Rohde & Schwarz have become a very effective alternative, thanks to increased available bandwidth and processing power.

Keep Military Pilots Safe With Towed Decoys

Military pilots must be able to operate aircraft in very harsh environments. Towed decoys are one way to help them do that. From behind the aircraft, these products are designed to mimic a target, hence the term “towed decoy.” This diverts incoming ballistics away from the actual aircraft, and potentially increases pilot survivability rates — even in very hostile conditions.

KRYTAR Directional Coupler Primer

Directional couplers are passive devices used for sampling incident and reflected microwave power, conveniently and accurately, with minimal disturbance to the transmission line. They are used in many testing applications where power or frequency needs to be monitored, leveled, alarmed, or controlled.

Understanding The Limitations Of Modern Military Radio Testbeds

Use of military radios has increased dramatically, as has the need to test those radios. In part, this increase stems from the advent of military-based communication applications like the land mobile radio system and tactical networks. 

PCB Solutions For High-Reliability Applications

Dynconex is a division of MST that provides flex and flex rigidized, rigid-flex, and rigid printed circuit boards (PCBs) and packaging substrates for high-reliability medical implants like pacemakers, implantable monitors, infusion pumps, and defibrillators. 

Design Considerations To Meet Demand For Miniaturization Of Electronics In Military Applications

It is imperative for military organizations to lighten the loads that soldiers carry into battle. Every piece of equipment must be able to improve communications, agility, and lethality for soldier reliability. Connector and cabling solutions have been identified as one place to make such improvements. 

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Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) E-Book

This SOSA e-book holds a compilation of technical articles regarding the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA). SOSA is chartered with creating a common framework for transitioning sensor systems to an open-systems architecture.

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High-Power RF Pin Diode Switches

Corry Micronics' new RF pin diode switches operate in the 100 MHz to 12 GHz range. The CMSW-SPDTR-1G-5K is a single-pole double-throw (SPDT) hermetically sealed reflective switch, while the CMTRSW-1G1R1G-2K5 is a high-power transmit/receive (T/R) switch designed to be used in IFF applications.

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2 To 8 GHz 8-Port Transceiver Test System

JFW’s Model 50PMA-151 is an 8-port transceiver designed to operate from 2 to 8 GHz in a 19” rack-mount enclosure. These systems can be used to simulate static or dynamic environments for testing radio-to-radio communication.

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C-Band, Liquid-Cooled Hot Swappable SSPA

Empower RF Systems offers the SKU 2225 long duty cycle pulsed amplifier operating from 5.2 to 5.9 GHz for EW, radar, directed energy, and satcom applications where tens and hundreds of kilowatts of CW and pulse power are required. With new modern architecture, this SSPA offers scalability for affordable upgrade paths to future power needs by adding hardware to an existing system.

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Integrated Single-Stage PIN Diode Limiter Module

This PIN diode limiter module covers the 0.5 to 6 GHz frequency range and features 0.1 dB insertion loss and low distortion (IIP3 = 32 dBm). It comes in an MLP 2L 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.75 mm package and is ideal for broadband receiver protection in microwave communications systems.

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Programmable Noise Generator

The Noisecom RFX7000B is a broadband AWGN noise generator designed with a powerful single board computer and flexible architecture for creating complex custom noise signals for advanced test systems. This platform features precision components that provide high output power with superior flatness, and the computer architecture allows control of multiple attenuators and switches.

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Military Radar Products

Communications & Power Industries military radar products are found in militaries around the globe. These products are integral to the protection of war´Čüghters worldwide by providing consistent reliable components for airborne, shipboard, ground, and decoy applications.

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C-Band Cavity Diplexer/Splitter Assembly

MtronPTI offers the UFDX9999-002 C-band cavity diplexer/splitter assembly designed to support rugged, high-performance communication links that require full duplex operation in airborne, land, maritime, and deep space applications.

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30 MHz To 512 MHz, Multiband Automatic Booster Amplifier With Co-Site Filter

AR Modular RF offers the new Model AR-50X booster for the AR-50 series. It is designed to provide the same performance of standard AR-50 models with the addition of full-duplex MUOS support over the dedicated satellite communications antenna port.

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Broadband Microwave Power Module

TMD Technologies offers the PTXM9754 ultra-compact modular microwave power module (MPM) with an integrated “super-mini” traveling wave tube (TWT), solid state preamplifier, and an optimized high-density switch power supply to produce a single “drop-in” microwave amplifier block.

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