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The new products for October 2022.

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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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RF & Microwave Electronics

Meeting the Challenges for Space to Earth Optical Communication

Satellite radio communication is widely used in industry and government for high-bandwidth data transfers.

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Electronics & Computers

Rugged Computing & Electronics - June 2022

From the battlefield to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. Keep pace with the latest developments in this compendium of recent...

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Unmanned Systems

RF & Microwave Electronics - May 2022

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in avionics systems,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Test & Measurement - February 2022

From space vehicles to the modern battlefield to the human body, test innovations are improving device and system reliability while speeding time to market. Read about the latest advances – including the...

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Weapons Systems

What System Designers Should Know About MOSA Standards

To rapidly respond to new threats, the DoD has a mandate to adopt a Modular Open Systems Approach.

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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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Imaging

JADC2: Building the U.S. Military’s Internet of Things

The U.S. military's "Joint All Domain Command and Control" initiative wants to bring quick, seamless access to intelligence from any system in the battlefield.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Robot Locates and Retrieves Buried Items

This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items buried under piles and completely out of view.

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Imaging

Rugged Computing & Electronics - November 2021

From the battlefield to the oceans to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we...

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Test & Measurement

RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2021

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in satellite and...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

New Products

Data recorders, conduction-cooled chassis, robot chargers, and more.

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Photonics/Optics

Radio Signals Image Hidden and Speeding Objects

This method could help firefighters find victims inside buildings and could track hypersonic objects such as missiles and space debris.

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Electronics & Computers

New Products

Mezzanine modules, voltage-controlled oscillators, cold-weather servo motors, and more.

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Automotive

Test & Measurement - September 2021

An automated CT system “sees” deep inside electronics to spot hidden defects...a NASA moon mission spinoff now monitors forest fire emissions...a novel way to test bonded structures in critical...

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Electronics & Computers

Wireless, Wearable Transmitter

The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

A folded zoom lens, miniature rotary encoders, starter generator control, and more.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

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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Test & Measurement

Spectrum Processing Subsystems

The subsystems enable the development and deployment of electronic warfare and signal intelligence.

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Photonics/Optics

Electronic Warfare: Vying for Control of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

A plethora of new, dynamic threats flood the EW spectrum, pushing threat detection and analysis to keep pace.

Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Cascaded Offset Optical Modulator

This subsystem is used in free-space optical communications and fiber-optic communications.

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Aerospace

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

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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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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RF & Microwave Electronics

SDR Interface for the NeXtRAD Multistatic Radar System

Learn about the multistatic data that can be collected on maritime targets.

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Communications

Defeating Commercial Drone Threats with Open-Source SDR

With the emergence of highly capable, low-cost, wirelessly controlled drones, bad actors can easily execute disruptive operations.

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Electronics & Computers

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Ruggedized Software Defined Radio Solutions

Pixus Technologies (Waterloo, Ontario) has developed ruggedized versions of commercial software defined radios. The RX310, the first in the series of small form factor...