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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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Internet of Things

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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Photonics/Optics

James Webb Space Telescope Enters New Era of Universal Infrared Imaging in Cycle 1

It began full scientific operations July 11, following six months of instrumentation cool-down, calibration, and other commissioning activities.

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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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Communications

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

New Products

The new products for October 2022.

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Manned Systems

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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Communications

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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Data Acquisition

New Combat Pod System Wakes Up with Software Updates

The operational assessment of the Angry Kitten Combat Pod electronic attack system demonstrated rapid reprogramming between flights. This combat pod, an updated version of the Georgia...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Army Cross-Functional Team Tackles Modernization of Air and Missile Defense

The U.S. Army Futures Command Air and Missile Defense Cross-Functional Team (AMD CFT) based in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, is coordinating and accelerating Army efforts...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Receiver Testing: Noise, Interferers and Channel Simulation

At home, at work, or on the go, our daily activities depend on many types of receivers. Developers and manufacturers test receiving devices to ensure their performance and behavior...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Special Report: Optics & Photonics Innovations - July 2022

The most powerful telescope ever launched, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will peer back in time to the birth of the universe's first stars. Learn about its highly advanced optics...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Test Strategies to Track Hypersonic Threats

Hypersonic weapons, unlike ballistic missiles, take unpredictable paths and can evade missile defense systems. To counter hypersonic technologies, radar engineers must build systems that have no...

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Test & Measurement

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Time of Flight vs. FMCW LiDAR Systems

An expert compares Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR systems with Time of Flight tech.

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Electronics & Computers

New Products

Spectrometers, digital microscopes, high-speed imaging, and more.

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Energy

Wirelessly Power Multiple Wearable Devices Using a Single Source

Researchers successfully demonstrated the use of the human body as a medium for transmitting and harvesting energy to power wearables.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Low-Cost Radio System Could Help Trace Disease Spread

In efforts to limit the spread of disease while preserving privacy, an interdisciplinary research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has designed and...

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Aerospace

Development of a 94 GHz Radar System for Dedicated Bird Detection at Airports and Airfields

BIRDAR™ detected small birds at distances of 1.2 to 1.3 km and large birds.

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Weapons Systems

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Jamming Unit

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal jamming unit supports bomb disposal squads.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

New on the Market: January 2022

Microwave measurement receivers, oscilloscopes, longwave infrared cameras, and more.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

High-Sensitivity Microwave Radiation Sensor

Better detection of microwave radiation will enable improved thermal imaging, electronic warfare, radio communications, and radar.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Products of Tomorrow

Breath-regulating garments, humidity sensors, thin-film antennas, and more.

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Defense

DoD Increases Order for Hardened Military GPS Modules

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has executed a $316 million contract option for BAE Systems’ advanced M-Code Global Positioning System (GPS) modules, raising the contract funding...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Designing, Developing and Deploying CubeSats

Learn all about the miniature satellites orbiting the Earth.

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Software

Vote for Tech Briefs Product of the Year 2021

These 12 products are the nominees for the 2021 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.

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Energy

Method Recharges an Electric Car as it Drives

This practical technique uses magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots, or drones.