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RF & Microwave Electronics

Blocking Electromagnetic Radiation with the Flip of a Switch

Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering have developed a thin film device, fabricated by spray coating, that can block electromagnetic radiation with the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Northrop Grumman Developing Next Generation F-35 Radar Upgrade

Northrop Grumman is developing AN/APG-85, an advanced Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for the F-35 Lightning II. The radar will serve as an upgrade to the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Ball Aerospace Starts Final Assembly of Space Force's Next Generation Operational Weather Satellite

Ball Aerospace completed the spacecraft bus for the Weather System Follow-on-Microwave (WSF-M) satellite, the U.S. Space Force's...

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Electronics & Computers

Microelectronics and Castings Remain Supply Chain Challenges for Raytheon

Raytheon Technologies Chief Executive Officer Greg Hayes and Chief Operating Officer Christopher Calio said microelectronics and engine castings were among the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Airbus Developing New Laser Communication Terminal for Military Aircraft

Airbus and VDL Group have signed a partnership agreement for the development and manufacturing of a laser communication terminal for aircraft, known as UltraAir....

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Diamond Transistors

Researchers at Arizona State University and Northrop Grumman are working on a new project to create power transistors from diamond. The results could yield efficiencies that significantly shrink the size of electrical...

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Aerospace

Rapidly Adaptable Standards-Compliant Radio

RASOR™, L3Harris’ new Modular Open System Approach (MOSA) solution, delivers next-generation JADC2-enabling capability to the U.S. military.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

A Drone to Protect Bats from Wind Turbines

A study has perhaps solved the wind-turbine issue of causing harm to bats.

Technology & Society
Robotics, Automation & Control

Sharp-Shooting Farm Robot

SprayBox can target individual weeds and crops at a 20-per-second rate and then spray them at a millimeter’s accuracy.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Using Laser Transceivers for LEO Satellite Links

Organizations in both the public and private sectors are currently racing to launch large numbers of satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO).

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Designing Multi-Channel Microwave Radio Systems Using Optical Interconnects

Imagine if it was possible to build multi-channel microwave radio systems leveraging optical rather than copper interconnects.

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Communications

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

Automated RF Interference Mitigation System

Innovators from the NASA Glenn Research Center developed a software-based automated RFI mitigation system to increase communication reliability.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Energy-Saving Technique for Faster Communication Systems

Researchers have developed a technique that will allow for faster communication systems and better energy-saving electronics.

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Unmanned Systems

Robot Overcomes Uncertainty to Retrieve Buried Objects

A new robotic system fuses visual information and radio-frequency signals to efficiently find hidden items buried under a pile of objects.

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Power

Beaming Clean Energy from Space

Once considered science fiction, technology capable of collecting solar power in space and beaming it to Earth to provide a global supply of clean and affordable energy is moving closer to reality. Through...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Army Aviation Team Achieves Software Success in Live Fire Test

Less than one second. That was how long it took for an Apache helicopter in Europe to transmit a call for fire to ground forces while operating forward of the fire line. A...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Conference to Focus on Counter-Drone Technology

In 2021, SAE Media Group, which publishes this newsletter, launched a new high-level technical conference called Counter UAS Technology devoted to, as the name implies, examining current...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Computer-Guided Drawing Machine Fabricates Paper Metamaterials

Scientists have developed a new technique for fabricating metamaterials from sheets of paper, using a computer to guide the movement of conductive ink pens and mechanical...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Army Gets a Clearer View of Multi-Domain Battlefield

The Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space Cross-Functional Team (APNT/Space CFT) takes a multi-dimensional approach to understanding and preparing for future warfare. The...

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Communications

RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2022

From battlespace communications to deep space missions, RF electronics are at the heart of new advances in a variety of fields. Read about the latest innovations in this compendium of articles from...

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Connectivity

Paving the Way for the Next Wireless Breakthroughs

The pace of wireless innovation is accelerating to enable faster, more responsive, and more reliable connections worldwide.

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Electronics & Computers

New Products

The new products for October 2022.

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Imaging

Making Measurements with a Fine-Toothed Comb

Enter the frequency comb, a Nobel Prize-winning device and the result of decades of research from NIST and others. The comb generates a billion pulses of light per second, which bounce back and forth inside an optical cavity.

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Imaging

5G Strobe Light: NIST Imaging System Spotlights the Tiny Mechanical Hearts at the Core of Every Cellphone

The new NIST instrument captures waves in action by relying on a device known as an optical interferometer.

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Materials

Solving Signal Interference Challenges in Aerospace and Defense Electronics

As the complexity of signal challenges in aerospace and defense technology increases, design engineers need to creatively combine materials to solve multiple problems at once.

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Test & Measurement

5G Cellular to 5G.MIL® Pilot Network Data Transfer Demonstrated

Lockheed Martin and AT&T securely and rapidly transferred UH-60M Black Hawk health and usage data through an AT&T 5G private cellular network and Lockheed...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

How to Specify and Select RF Filters

Selecting a filter for an A&D application requires an understanding of available RF filter responses, physical formats, and technologies, with a good idea of necessary functional goals, such as separating channels or rejecting interference.

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Imaging

New on the Market: September 2022

New on the market in September 2022.