Recent Features From The Editor

  1. Who Really Benefits From Spectrum Auctions?
    10/30/2017

    How much do the FCC’s RF spectrum auctions foster competition, benefit consumers, or spur development of new components and technologies?

  2. Keeping Warfighters “In The Know”
    8/11/2017

    Knowledge is power, as the saying goes. The days of shock-and-awe warfare have given way to a more subtle, quick-and-precise strike mentality enabled by almost unimaginable amounts of battlefield data. Reconnaissance balloons have become unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), advanced aiming optics are preferred to iron gun sights, and “bigger” no longer is equated with “better,” but more often is associated with “power hungry” or “cumbersome.”

  3. Location, Location, Location: How Trade Show Settings Are Built For (Your) Success
    7/12/2017

    Each potential trade show location comes with its own unique pros and cons for show attendees and exhibitors, as well as the entity organizing the event. 

  4. IMS 2017 Night Life: Plenary Session & 5G Executive Forum
    7/5/2017

    Some of the most fascinating discussions at IMS2017 occurred after show hours, when several of the RF and microwave community’s top players gave a peek behind the curtain at their own work and shared their thoughts on the industry's future.

  5. Continuing Education At IMS 2017
    6/21/2017

    Every year, the International Microwave Symposium provides ample opportunity to further one’s industry and technological knowledge. Let's look at some of the educational events that shaped IMS 2017, as well as the rationale behind starting or continuing those initiatives. 

  6. How Far Away Are Non-Lethal, Weaponized EMPs?
    3/27/2017

    An non-lethal electromagnetic pulse would be invaluable on the modern battlefield, crippling an enemy while minimizing civilian casualties. But just how vulnerable is the United States to such an attack, and far away are weaponized EMPs from effective, affordable deployment? 

  7. RFID Innovation Proves Technology Is Never Too Mature For A “Growth Spurt”
    3/6/2017

    Miniaturization across numerous components, ever-improving computing capability, and novel power sources are just a few of the advances enabling RFID creators and users to employ the technology for previously unheard-of applications.