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RF & Microwave Electronics

Army Begins Satcom as a Service Evaluation

The U.S. Army has started fielding commercial satellite communications equipment, bandwidth and services to several units around the globe, under a new pilot that will inform leadership on a...

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Electronics & Computers

Leonardo to Design Next Generation Atomic Clock for Galileo Satellites

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a €12 million contract with Leonardo S.p.A (Italy) and Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica to design a new atomic...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Revolutionizing Electronic Warfare: Unleashing the Power of High-Performance Software-Defined Radios

In the ever-evolving landscape of electronic warfare (EW), the imperative for technological prowess has never been more pronounced. At the vanguard of this evolution stands a technological marvel — high-performance software defined radios (SDRs).

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Communications

Advanced Satellite Communications Research

New algorithm strategies and diverse communication techniques are constantly emerging in the telecommunications realm that consumers, commercial, government, and military demand in order to push the boundaries of data throughput to receive information as quickly as possible.

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Regulations/Standards

Managing the Evolution of the EV Charging Standard

Grayson Brulte, host of SAE’s Tomorrow Today podcast, interviewed Christian Thiele, Director, Global Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International, and Dr. Rodney McGee, P.E. Chairman, SAE J3400 NACS Task Force, regarding the work of the J3400 Task Force. This Q&A is an abbreviated portion of that interview.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

LEO Satellites Complete First Ever Link 16 Broadcast From Space

The Space Development Agency (SDA) recently demonstrated the first ever Link 16 network entry from space, connecting tactical messages from low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

‘Electronification’ of Working Hydraulics in Compact Machines

Compact off-highway machines should be as maneuverable, versatile and energy-efficient as possible. Key to achieving these goals is the electronification of the working...

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Aerospace

European KC-135s Get Real Time Cockpit System Upgrades

Aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing are the first tankers in U.S. Air Forces in Europe to be equipped with a new data link system, allowing them to communicate and...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

100 Satellites Under Development for the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 2 Transport Layer

The Space Development Agency (SDA) on Oct. 30 announced a new $617 million agreement with Denver, Colorado-based York Space Systems to...

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Data Acquisition

Provizio Eyes Safety with Radar, Not LiDAR

"Safety first” is more than a catchphrase. For sensing company Provizio, it’s the only way the transportation industry should introduce autonomous vehicles. In Provizio’s view, using AV...

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Test & Measurement

The ‘Framework’ for AV Development

Over the last 100 years, the transportation industry has been developed primarily around human operators. For example, roadway signs were designed to be easily seen, read and interpreted by humans....

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RF & Microwave Electronics

More Airports Test RF as Counter Measure for UAS in Restricted Airspace

More airports are starting to adopt and test the use of radio frequency (RF) mitigation techniques to counter the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in violation of civilian airspace rules.

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Next Generation Aerospace Communications

For the first time in 30 years, NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland opened the doors to a brand-new mission-focused facility that will support the agency’s Artemis and Advanced Air Mobility missions.

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Regulations/Standards

Managing the Evolution of the EV Charging Standard

SAE International announced in late June, 2023, that it intended to standardize the Tesla-developed North American Charging Standard (NACS) EV charging connector for North America. SAE...

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Defense

Optoelectronic Analog Signal Transmission Takes Center Stage Amidst Aerospace and Defense Innovation

RFoF has emerged as a game-changing technology for A&D communication. Its ability to extend communication ranges, immunity to electromagnetic interference, enhanced security, low latency and high bandwidth make it indispensable for modern A&D operations.

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Electronics & Computers

How Thunderbolt 4 Helps Bring Fault-Tolerant, Distributed Systems to Market

Thunderbolt 4 is more than USB operating at 40 gigabits per second (Gbps). While USB 3.2 Gen 2 is 10 Gbps and USB4 is 20 Gbps, Thunderbolt 4 also provides DisplayPort alt mode, PCI Express 3.0, networking up to 10 Gbps, and Power Delivery up to 100 watts.

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Application Briefs
Communications

Rosetta Echo Advanced Payloads (REAP) Pod

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has completed a flight demonstration of the Rosetta Echo Advanced Payloads (REAP) pod on an MQ-9A remotely piloted aircraft (RPA).

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Articles
Connectivity

Assure 5G NTN Performance Before Launch

Simulation and emulation support NTN exploration and testing, verifying current performance while supporting next-generation evolutions.

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Multi-Orbit Space Relay Communications

The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate selected Viasat to provide on-orbit space relay connectivity for its ARBALEST program, which aims to support a future space-based demonstration of operational capabilities for the Department of Defense.

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News
AR/AI

NXP Processors Evolve to Enable Software-Defined Vehicles

As efforts to develop software-defined vehicles (SDVs) intensify, the technology that powers vehicles loaded with increasingly sophisticated computing, networks, connectivity,...

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

Common Tactical Edge Network

L3Harris Technologies received a U.S. Air Force task order award to develop a Common Tactical Edge Network (CTEN), providing an aerial military Internet of Things (IoT).

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

SHARE Software Enables Reliable Tactical Edge Communications Between US, Allied Partners

The Defense Advanced Project Research Agency’s (DARPA’s) Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge (SHARE) program...

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Briefs
Data Acquisition

ADS-B Classification Using Multivariate Long Short-Term Memory

The increase in available data has resulted in the study of identifying trends becoming more and more prevalent in multiple facets of society to include commerce and government.

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Briefs
Software

Physics-Guided Neural Network for Regularization and Learning Unbalanced Data Sets

Directed energy deposition (DED) is a method of metal additive manufacturing (AM) by which parts are built layer by layer from 3-D computer-aided design models.

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Briefs
Imaging

Context-Aware Visual Search Using a Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera

Introduced here is the formal PTZ Search Problem. In the PTZSP, a fixed PTZ camera starts at a given PTZ position and must move through the continuous 3D space of PTZ coordinates to detect as many objects of interest as possible as quickly as possible.

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Briefs
Communications

Automated Atmospheric Correction of Nanosatellites Using Coincident Ocean Color Radiometer Data

Researchers present a machine-learning-based method for utilizing traditional ocean-viewing satellites to perform automated atmospheric correction of nanosatellite data.

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Unmanned Systems

Characterizing Motion Prediction in Small Autonomous Swarms

Prior investigations of swarm robot control focus on optimizing communication and coordination between agents, with at most one human control scheme, or with discrete (rather than continuous) human control schemes.

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Technical Innovation
Design

ZF Premieres AxTrax 2 Electric Axle Platform at ACT Expo

ZF unveiled its all-new AxTrax 2 electric axle platform at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Anaheim, California. The fully integrated and modular e-powertrain...

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Communications

MQ-25, H-1 Test Next-Gen Satellite Communications

The Marine Corps' UH-1Y helicopter completed an initial flight to test the data transmission of the new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) Satellite Communications (SATCOM) capability...

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