Feature Articles

  1. Radar Cross Section Simulation: Air, Land, And Sea
    8/11/2017

    A platform’s radar cross section is a key concern in designing aircraft, vehicles, and ships, as well as a key parameter in planning a strategy or mission.

  2. Detecting Explosives Utilizing mm-Wave Radars
    8/11/2017

    The integration of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms and machine learning in radar systems has enabled exploration of radar’s uses in new applications.

  3. Improving Accuracy And Throughput In Transmit/Receive Module Testing
    8/11/2017

    The latest radar systems employ active electrically scanned array (AESA) antennas to provide a faster scan rate, as well as more versatility in detecting and tracking multiple targets across a wider area.

  4. How To Meet EW Power And Efficiency Requirements With MPMs
    8/11/2017

    The first MPM, developed in the early 1990s, used a solid-state driver amplifier, based on MMICs or discrete RF power transistors, to drive a mini traveling-wave tube (mini-TWT), and combined these devices with a power supply and control circuits in a very compact enclosure.

  5. Overcoming Spectrum Challenges For Radar, EW, And Communication Technologies
    8/11/2017

    Today’s sparse spectrum environment, dealing with a data tsunami across military and commercial applications, necessitates tighter requirements for improved spectrum management.

  6. Benefits Of Low-Inductance Hybrid Cables
    8/9/2017

    Installation of remote radio systems presents many challenges for mobile radio operators, installers, and system integrators. Challenges include considerations for how the higher power requirements affect the inductance of newly integrated hybrid cycles, and how inductive voltage drops can be reduced. 

  7. Leading The Way In The Broadband Component And Testing Industry
    8/9/2017

    Krytar’s product line meets the needs of a diverse, growing customer base and relies on partners who share a commitment to service. This case study discusses Krytar’s partner, Sunstone, and the advantages of working with them to deliver the highest quality customized products every time.

  8. Testing Fischer Fiber Optic Connectors At Cryogenic Temperatures
    8/9/2017

    Fischer Connectors tested the performance of a Fischer Fiber Optic Series connector at 1.9 Kelvin at CERN’s cryogenic facility (SM18) under the EuCARD-2 Transnational Access program. The test objective was to measure the robustness of the connector in the cryogenic environment. The Fischer connector was lined inside the sealed cryostat with the outside environment, and temperature was slowly reduced in the cryostat, cooling the helium inside to superfluid helium phase at 1.9 K.

  9. Fiber Optic Sensing
    8/9/2017

    The two types of sensing include local measurement points and distributed sensing. This paper presents the technical basics behind sensing over fiber technologies, its main applications, and the cabling solutions involved.

  10. High-Speed Communication Protocols For The Fischer MiniMax Series And Fischer UltiMate Series
    8/9/2017

    Types of communication protocols include signaling, authentication, and error detection and correction. This white paper outlines the most relevant parameters that determine whether a connector and/or a cable assembly can withstand a defined data protocol.