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Design

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Defense

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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Photonics/Optics

The Next Generation of Mission-Critical Communications Infrastructure is Here

The critical role of spectrum superiority in the success of battlefield campaigns is evidenced by the enormous investments being made in electronic warfare (EW)...

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Communications

What is Pulse Shaping?

Pulse shaping, as it is done today, is an effort to fix fidelity issues caused by the transmitting amplifier and is accomplished by a combination of imperfect methods, most external to the amplifier. This article...

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Materials

Molded RF Materials for Hypersonic Sensors and Seekers

Hypersonics and the materials needed therein are critical to both our nation’s defense and our national economy, says one feature writer.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF Technology Helps Connect Avionics Systems

A modular connector system provides smaller, lighter interconnections for denser, more tightly packed avionics systems.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Jamming Unit

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal jamming unit supports bomb disposal squads.

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Communications

Addressing Electromagnetic Compatibility in the Context of Aircraft Electrification

In the current context of aircraft electrification, the aerospace industry needs to address increased design complexity and higher levels of integration,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Monitor Your Spectrum for Signs of Threats

Spectrum monitoring can detect signs of threats and provide insight into mitigating them.

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Design

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Weapons Systems

Migrating Advanced Signal Processing Technology to Rugged SFF Platforms

By enabling distributed system architectures, SFF systems and subsystems solve many of the toughest problems facing embedded system designers.

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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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Data Acquisition

Facing 5G New Radio (NR) Test Challenges

The use of CA, MIMO, and beamforming technologies will lead to more antennas and radio ports that need to be tested.

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Photonics/Optics

Nonlinear Effects in Transformation Optics-Based Metamaterial Shields for Counter Directed Energy Weapon Defense

Applying an iterative solution to the Maxwell equations may accommodate the nonlinear effects produced by directed energy weapons.

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Communications

Software Enables New-Age, Flexible Test Solution for Analog and Digital Radios

Radios are a staple of naval operations but their standards must change to keep up with the times.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Defeating Commercial Drone Threats with Software Defined Radio

Drones are useful technology; however, some seek to exploit the technology with bad intent.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

A Comprehensive Way to Use Bonding to Improve RF Performance of Low Noise Amplifiers

Is RF engineering a form of black magic? Learn about the challenges in developing a low noise amplifier (LNA) for the aerospace market.

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Communications

Vehicle Safety Communications Landscape Clarified with Controversial FCC Ruling

After years of transportation-industry tussle over competing technologies to enable communications between vehicles and a “connected” environment, the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Replacing Multiple RF Receivers with Just One Using Channelization

Channelization has made it possible to use one radio receiver to listen to many different radio stations simultaneously.

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Electronics & Computers

The Role of Prototype/Test Systems in Next-Generation C5ISR Development

For SOSA/HOST systems, there are chassis platforms for development that provide relatively cost-effective, versatile, and powerful solutions.

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Weapons Systems

Air Force Technology Tracks “Sporadic E”

A phenomenon called “Sporadic E” naturally occurs in the upper atmosphere and disrupts radio waves.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

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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Aerospace

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Designing Battery Packs for Harsh Environment Mission-Critical Devices

Learn about design considerations for manufacturing a battery pack that operates in extreme temperatures, absorbs shock and vibration, and maintains a watertight seal.

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Photonics/Optics

Photonic Microwave Generation Using On-Chip Optical Frequency Combs

A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

90° Hybrid Coupled Power Amplifier – Pros and Cons

Wireless communications is a broad market and PAs fill a wide array of those applications.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Software-Defined Analog Filters: A Paradigm Shift in Radio Filter Performance and Capability

In many applications, conventional filters fall short.

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Defense

Solid-State Microwave Power Module

The MPM has uses in military aerospace applications.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...