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RF & Microwave Electronics

Qualification of Multi-Channel Direction Finding Radar Receivers in The Lab

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace selected a radar test setup from Rohde & Schwarz based on the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator for multi-channel phase-coherent radar signal generation.

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Design

Ghoul Tool: The Weapon-Mountable Counter UAS Transmitter

As commercial drone technology continues to expand, small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) are making it increasingly difficult to secure battlefields and military installations.

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Aerospace

Tomahawk Robotics to Develop Flexible Cyber-Secure Radio Systems for US Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $55 million full-rate production contract for its Flexible Cyber Secure Radio (FlexCSR) program to Tomahawk Robotics.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Air Force Forecasts 2040 Operating Environments in Global Futures Report

The Air Force published its Global Futures Report April 12, assessing four potential operating environments Airmen may have to navigate in before the turn of the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

What Today’s Advances in Radar Technology Mean for Testing and Training

Technology advancements in RF, digital hardware, active electronically scanned arrays, synthetic aperture radar and cognitive electronic warfare have necessitated advances in test and training systems.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Tackling Ruggedization Challenges for RF Communications in Software Defined Radios

Software Defined Radios or SDRs are used in a wide variety of design requirements.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

US Army Approves Common Infrared Countermeasure Systems for Early Fielding

Northrop Grumman’s Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) system has achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) with the U.S. Army. With IOC, the U.S. Army...

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Research Lab

Airbus Launches European Defense Fund Research and Development Projects

Airbus has launched two defense research and development projects that it is coordinating as part of the 2021 European Defense Fund (EDF). In July 2022, the European...

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Electronics & Computers

Heterogeneous Integration and SiPs Benefit SWaP-C Reduction

Aerospace and defense (A&D) electronic systems are being made smaller but more functional.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

The Future of Automated Guided Vehicles for Aerospace and Defense

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the first automated guided vehicle, and AGVs have been moving things around on humans’ behalf ever since.

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Unmanned Systems

New Products

See the new products for February 2023, including nanocomposite material, a V8 microprocessor, machining software, and more.

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Imaging

Using an Open Architecture Approach to Military Avionics

The system was developed to reduce the high number of controlled flight into terrain accidents in the southeast region of Alaska.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

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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Electronics & Computers

New Products

The new products for October 2022, including radial bearings, a collision avoidance kit, bandpass filter, and more.

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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

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Jamming Unit

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal jamming unit supports bomb disposal squads.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

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

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

New Products

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

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Software

New Products

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

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RF & Microwave Electronics

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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Photonics/Optics

New Products

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

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Robotics, Automation & Control

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

Spectrum Processing Subsystems

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

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Weapons Systems

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.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

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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Electronics & Computers

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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Electronics & Computers

Software-Defined Analog Filters: A Paradigm Shift in Radio Filter Performance and Capability

In many applications, conventional filters fall short.

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