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Aerospace

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.

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Test & Measurement

Monitor Your Spectrum for Signs of Threats

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

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RF & Microwave Electronics

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.

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Data Acquisition

Facing 5G New Radio (NR) Test Challenges

The use of CA, MIMO, and beamforming technologies will lead to more antennas and radio ports that need to be tested.

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Electronics & Computers

New Products: August 2021 Aerospace & Defense Technology

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

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Electronics & Computers

Shielding Aerospace Systems from Electromagnetic Interference

See how a nanocomposite thermoplastic called HX5 can stop EMI.

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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

Army Detects Broadest Frequencies Ever with Quantum Receiver

A new quantum sensor analyzes the full spectrum of radio-frequency and real-world signals, unleashing new potential for soldier communications, spectrum awareness, and electronic warfare.

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Electronics & Computers

New Products: December 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Position sensors, surveillance systems, microwave tuners, and more.

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Test & Measurement

How Solid-State Technology Impacts A&D Equipment Testing

Learn how to provide accurate power sources with adjustable voltages and frequencies during the test cycle.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

New Products: October 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Network analyzers, FPGAs, mobile surface measurement, and more.

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Test & Measurement

New Products: September 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Docking stations for satellite phones; aircraft wiring; spectrum analyzers; and more.

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Photonics/Optics

Photonic Microwave Generation Using On-Chip Optical Frequency Combs

A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Advances in Millimeter-Wave Isolator Design Launch Manufacturers into Stratospheric Operating Frequencies

The sky’s the limit for utilizing the higher ends of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.

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Aerospace

Automatic Drone Detection System

Tektronix partnered with Erisys RF Solutions to release an automated drone detection solution.

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Test & Measurement

Multi-Agent RF Propagation Simulator

A desirable interface between multi-agents is through over-the-air RF connections that include not only the intended direct RF communications paths but also highly variable multi-ray propagation, range...

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Test & Measurement

Hardware Design of a High Dynamic Range Radio Frequency (RF) Harmonic Measurement System

Radio frequency (RF) circuit elements that are traditionally considered to be linear frequently exhibit nonlinear properties that affect the intended...

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Test & Measurement

New Pulse Analysis Techniques for Radar and EW

Pulsed signals are widespread in radar and other electronic warfare (EW) applications, and they must be accurately measured for manufacturing, design of countermeasures, and threat assessment;...

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Photonics/Optics

Identifying and Isolating Signals Using Radio Frequency Photonics

A single antenna can be used for both transmission and reception. To accomplish this, the transmission must be isolated from the reception. In Figure 1, a radio frequency...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Combining Software and Hardware for Highly Specialized Multichannel Spectrum Monitoring

Systems specifically designed for spectrum monitoring applications typically acquire RF signals from a reference antenna or downlink, analyze the shape...

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Test & Measurement

50 GHz Handheld Combination Analyzer

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA) has added six millimeter-wave models to its family of FieldFox handheld analyzers. The flagship model is the industry’s first handheld combination analyzer...

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Aerospace

Enhance EMC Testing with Digital IF

Modern electromagnetic interference (EMI) receivers and spectrum analyzers used for compliance and precompliance testing employ digital intermediate-frequency (digital IF) processing technology for signal...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Testing Modern Radios

Several techniques are now being employed to ensure efficient communications across the chaotic radio spectrum. Chief among them is Software Defined Radio (SDR), which uses software to dynamically control communications...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Using Software Defined Instruments to Address the Mixed-Signal Test Challenges of Today’s Software Defined Radios

Software Defined Radio (SDR) represents an important move forward for mobile and personal communications, promising a major...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Low Noise Advances in RF & Microwave Signal Analysis Platforms

Spectrum measurements are essential to RF and microwave testing. The newer signal analyzers available today deliver performance far better than those of just a few years ago. The...

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Test & Measurement

RF/IF Digitizer

ZTEC Instruments (Albuquerque, NM) and Astronics DME Corp. (East Aurora, NY) have developed the ZR8441 RF/IF digitizer. The digitizer comes standard with a full-featured, on-instrument spectrum analyzer. Technical...

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Test & Measurement

Effect of Laser Noise on an Analog RF/Photonic Link

Aset of equations has been formulated to enable quantification of several aspects of the performance of an analog photonic communication link as affected by laser noise. A procedure for...