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Photonics/Optics

Deep Image Prior Amplitude SAR Image Anonymization

Synthetic Aperture Radar images are a powerful tool for studying the Earth’s surface. They are radar signals generated by an imaging system mounted on a platform such as an aircraft or satellite. As the platform moves, the system emits sequentially high-power electromagnetic waves through its antenna.

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Communications

Transforming Battlespace Communications

The Russian invasion in Ukraine has certainly raised the security stakes and intensified the need for simultaneous communications streams over a single platform.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Pushing the Boundaries of RF Passive Hardware with Additive Manufacturing

Following significant impacts from COVID-19, the demand for satellite telecommunications services is rebounding to its historical trajectory of strong growth. With...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Homing in on STEM Innovation

Constraints are sometimes just new ways to open doors. High school senior Victor Cai (above), an 18-year-old from Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, learned this lesson working on a short-range, narrow-bandwidth...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Solar-Powered Satellite Hardware in Orbit

The Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module is the first orbital experiment designed to convert sunlight for microwave power transmission for solar power satellites.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Satellite Antennas

ThinKom Solutions, Inc., has been selected to supply phased-array satellite terminals for "communications on-the-move."

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Frequency Agile Plasmonic Antennas and Sensors

A new way of assembling individual nanostructures will facilitate better design principles for plasmonic photonic devices.

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Aerospace

Army and Universities Deploy New Warfighter Communication Technology

To maintain longer-range wireless communication, a new controller deploys robots that form antenna arrays.

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Materials

Army Advances Materials for New Low-Profile Antenna

Army scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind antenna that could change how ground vehicles and airborne systems communicate, transmit, and receive radio frequency communications.

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Unmanned Systems

Lunewave Promises Low-Cost Radar with High-Performance 360-Degree View

Radar sensing has been used for various functions in passenger vehicles for more than two decades. Like all sensors intended an automated vehicle (AV), radar has...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Radar Testing with an O-Scope

A new generation of compact radar sensors with long range and high resolution is under development for automated driver assistance systems (ADAS) and future fully autonomous vehicles. Operating in the...

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Weapons Systems

Practical 3D Printing of Antennas and RF Electronics

New multi-material 3D printers that can print both metal and dielectric materials enable the additive manufacturing of antennas and RF components.

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Aerospace

NASA Prepares for the Moon and Mars with Expanded Deep Space Network

NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.

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Aerospace

Shape-Shifting Origami Could Help Antenna Systems Adapt On-the-Fly

Conventional reconfigurable electrical and radio frequency (RF) structures commonly used in applications involving real-time reconfigurability in response to fast varying...

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Materials

Hybrid Ultra-Low VOC and Non-HAP Rain Erosion Coatings

Numerous military aircraft and shipboard surfaces, such as radomes, antennas, gun shields, wing leading edges, and helicopter blade leading edges, are coated with a specialized...

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Defense

Raytheon to Upgrade B-52 with AESA Radars

The Boeing Company has chosen the Raytheon Company to supply modernized radar equipment for the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress radar modernization program. Under the contract, Raytheon will design,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Multi-Agent RF Propagation Simulator

A desirable interface between multi-agents is through over-the-air RF connections that include not only the intended direct RF communications paths but also highly variable multi-ray propagation, range...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Kepler Communications Will Flight Test a Transmission Optimizing “Smart Radiator Device” on Its Next Satellite Mission

Kepler Communications, Inc.’s (Kepler’s) TARS six-unit cubesat – the company’s third satellite scheduled...

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Semiconductors & ICs

Nano Dimension Creates the First Printed Circuit Boards with Side-Mounted Features

Nano Dimension Ltd., an additive electronics provider based in Ness Ziona, Israel, has developed the world’s first side-mounting technology for printed...

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Electronics & Computers

Filtering out Common Mode Noise with Monolithic EMI Filters

Strong electromagnetic waves can create unwanted electrical currents in electronic devices. Sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI), also known as radio-frequency...

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Communications

Hardware Design of a High Dynamic Range Radio Frequency (RF) Harmonic Measurement System

Radio frequency (RF) circuit elements that are traditionally considered to be linear frequently exhibit nonlinear properties that affect the intended...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Merging Antenna and Electronics Boosts Energy and Spectrum Efficiency

By integrating the design of antennas and electronics, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have boosted the energy and spectrum efficiency for a new class...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Communicating from Space: The Front End of Multiscale Modeling

As satellites and astronauts travel further out in space, the more communication challenges they face. NASA launched the InSight Mission on May 5, 2018 from Vandenberg Air Force...

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Aerospace

Persistent Systems Auto-Tracking Antenna Adds Aircraft to Network, Enhances Data Sharing

The Auto-Tracking Antenna System, a new portable, ground-to-air antenna from Persistent Systems LLC in New York, incorporates aircraft into the Wave...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Validation of Ubiquitous 2D Radar

Seastema SpA, a company owned by Fincantieri (Genova, Italy), designs, develops, and supplies integrated automation systems for different areas of the marine industry. The company established an Innovation...

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Imaging

Digital Radar Warning Receiver

Northrop Grumman Corporation
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

Northrop Grumman Corporation recently received a $124.7 million award for production of AN/APR-39D(V)2 digital...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Co-Prime Frequency and Aperture Design for HF Surveillance, Wideband Radar Imaging, and Nonstationary Array Processing

A co-prime array uses two uniform linear subarrays to construct an effective difference coarray with certain desirable...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

NASA CubeSats: Pushing the Boundaries of Technology

NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program is on the countdown clock to advance communications and proximity maneuvering capabilities for CubeSats with the Integrated Solar Array and...

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Aerospace

Topology Control in Aerial Multi-Beam Directional Networks

In multi-beam directional networks, nodes are able to simultaneously transmit to all neighbors or receive from all neighbors. This spatial reuse allows for high throughputs, but in dense networks can cause significant interference. Topology control (i.e., selecting a subset of neighbors...