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RF & Microwave Electronics

Black Hawk Helicopter Achieves Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Airworthiness Release

The UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter, enabled by the Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed OpenLift architecture, has been granted an Instrument Flight Rules...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Removing Aircraft Paint Using Laser-Equipped Robots

Hexavalent chromium is not a term frequently associated with engineers. Residents of Hinkley, California, however, know all about it. So do workers tasked with the labor-intensive...

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

How to Test a Cognitive EW System

Cognition in EW systems is an important element in achieving dominance of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Electronics & Computers

Microtube Technology: A Catalyst for Next-Gen Aerospace Thermal Control

Intergalactic, an aerospace thermal management company, has an inventive approach to heat exchangers.

Articles
Materials

RF Technology Helps Connect Avionics Systems

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

Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

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.

Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Infrared Systems for Tactical Aviation: An Evolution in Military Affairs?

See why the military is trying to understand the chaotic evolutionary development of infrared (IR) systems

Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Airborne Early Warning and Control Sensor

The 737 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system provides a long-range picture of the battlespace.

Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Maritime Drone

The MQ-9B is the first remotely piloted aircraft to be allowed to fly so extensively in UK-controlled airspace.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

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.

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Long Range Uncooled Thermal Cameras

The Jaegar provides high levels of camera positioning accuracy.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Monitor Your Spectrum for Signs of Threats

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

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Testing EMI Materials for Battlefield Applications

The testing of EMI materials must be rigorous and designed to predict performance over the lifetime of a material.

Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Cylindrical Array Radar: Comparison to Multi-Faced Systems for Horizon Surveillance and Application to Ubiquitous Radar

Small platforms play a pivotal role in the modern Navy.

Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Small UAV Satcom System

Honeywell’s Small UAV SATCOM system weighs just only 1 kilogram.

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Ultraviolet Detector

Teledyne e2v has been contracted by the European Space Agency (ESA) to enhance its previously supplied CCD69 detector.

Briefs
Imaging

Coastal Lidar and Radar Imaging System (CLARIS) Lidar Data Report

The Army analyzed shoreline change, dune volume, beach volume, beach slope, and cumulative elevation change along the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Articles
Test & Measurement

Satellite Paves the Way for Improved Storm Tracking

Microwave radiometers on current satellites are about the size of a washing machine. On TROPICS’ small satellites, the radiometers are about the size of a coffee mug.

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

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.

Articles
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.

Briefs
Test & Measurement

The Purpose of Mixed-Effects Models in Test and Evaluation

While Defense Test and Evaluation (T&E) is different from agriculture, data attributes can be surprisingly similar.

Products
Weapons Systems

New Products: August 2021 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Coaxial connectors, tactical servers, test benches, surge protectors, and more.

Products
Test & Measurement

New Products: June 2021 Aerospace & Defense Technology

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

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Making Fully Digital Beamforming for Radar and Electronic Warfare Applications a Reality

Learn how passive components inside arrays have evolved to enable fully digital beamforming.

Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Through-Wall Imaging System

The Xaver™ LR80 (XLR80) system detects live objects behind walls, at distances of over 100 meters.

Articles
Unmanned Systems

Developing New Anti-Drone Radar Technology

IRIS was designed to be easily lifted, transported and deployed and redeployed as needed, which is pretty unusual for most radar systems.

Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

3D Radar

Numerica announced the development of a new U.S.-made, short-range surveillance radar for counter unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS).

Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Portable Diver Detection Sonar System

DSIT Solutions Ltd., recently supplied a NATO country with its PointShield Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) system.

Application Briefs
Materials

Sonobuoy Dispensing & Remote Processing System

GA-ASI recently completed development and testing of the world's first self-contained anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability for an unmanned aircraft system.