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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Five Missile-Tracking Satellites Launched

Five missile-tracking satellites designed and manufactured by L3Harris Technologies launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida in February, as part of the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) program and the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) Tranche 0 (T0) Tracking Layer program.

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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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Road Ready
Imaging

Vinfast Needs to Stop Digging

Startups are famous for moving quickly. Vinfast may want to slow things down.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Solving Military Satellite, Radar and 5G Communications Challenges with GaN-on-SiC MMIC Power Amplifiers

Systems need to meet higher gain targets but not if it comes with any increases in cost and complexity, or size and weight.

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Application Briefs
Test & Measurement

Real-Time Signal Analyzer

Jamming and spoofing, two types of intentional disruption of communications, are ever-increasing threats, and getting ever more difficult to combat.

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Power

The Sky is No Longer the Limit Celebrating 75 Years of Air Force Technology

Since its inception, the mission of the United States Air Force has been to fly, fight, and win — delivering airpower anytime, anywhere in defense of our nation.

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Information Technology

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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Aerospace

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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Briefs
Data Acquisition

Modeling Space-Based Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) in Combat Simulations

During the 2021 Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Gap Forum, space intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) modeling was identified...

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Application Briefs
Defense

Electric Satellite Thruster

IVO Ltd.
Bismark, ND
+1 701-390-9567
https://ivolimited.us/

IVO Ltd., a company that specializes in capacitive based technologies, recently unveiled the IVO Quantum Drive, the first pure electric...

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Aerospace

Machining Beryllium

Because beryllium is extremely expensive, the learning curve for potential competitors is costly.

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Small UAV Satcom System

Honeywell’s Small UAV SATCOM system weighs just only 1 kilogram.

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Ultraviolet Detector

Teledyne e2v has been contracted by the European Space Agency (ESA) to enhance its previously supplied CCD69 detector.

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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 Paves the Way for Improved Storm Tracking

Microwave radiometers on current satellites are about the size of a washing machine. On TROPICS’ small satellites, the radiometers are about the size of a coffee mug.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Impact of Satellite Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance on Modern Naval Operations

Army research is determining if afloat availability of satellite ISR has fundamentally changed naval operations.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Radar Recording Proves Next-Level System Performance

As radar and electronic warfare systems contend with an increasingly crowded environment, recording tests, interactions, and conflicts provide valuable insight.

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Application Briefs
Communications

Satellite Antennas

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

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Photonics/Optics

Communicating Via Long-Distance Lasers

There’s a better way to use light to communicate over long distances: lasers.

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Test & Measurement

Space-Qualified Crystal Oscillators

Learn the performance parameters that must be considered when choosing the optimum quartz crystal oscillator for a space application.

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Application Briefs
Defense

Navigation Unit

This contract paves the way for the mass production of navigation units for subsequent launches of VEGA-C and other space missions.

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Satellite Ground Control Interface

Abaco Systems will support the Space Force’s Protected Tactical Satellite (PTS) Communication Program (SATCOM).

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Test & Measurement

Improving Transmit/Receive Module Test Accuracy and Throughput

A vector network analyzer (VNA) extension unit can support a wide range of measurements in a compact, individually configurable design.

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Communications

Four RF Technology Trends You Need to Know for Satellite Communication Device Design

See the trends today that are helping satcom design engineers meet the data demands of their military and aerospace clients.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Thrust in Space - The Nuances of Thruster Valve Design

More and more companies are designing rockets, satellites, and reusable space vehicles that require thruster valves to position, maintain, or change vehicle orbit in space.

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

Battle Tank Protection Systems Outfit Four Brigades of Army Tanks

Trophy Active Protection Systems will ultimately outfit four brigades of tanks.

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Implementing an Aerospace Factory of the Future

Companies are introducing "Industry 4.0" technology at a rapid pace, turning the next-generation vision of manufacturing into reality.

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Electronics & Computers

RAD-HARD Microelectronics for Space Applications

Learn how to protect electronics from the extreme environment of space.

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Electronics & Computers

A New Network Design for the “Internet from Space”

Satellites do not play a major role in the world’s Internet infrastructure...yet.

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