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White Papers: RF & Microwave Electronics
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The importance of Radio Frequency Filters in Today’s Challenging U.S Frequency Spectrum

The US frequency spectrum regulated by the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) for Non-Federal use, and NTIA (National Telecommunication and...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
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RF & Microwave Electronics - May 2024

RF and microwave technologies are critical in a range of mil/aero applications including electronic warfare, space communications, and counter‐UAS measures. Read about the latest innovations in this...

On-Demand Webinars: RF & Microwave Electronics
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In today's competitive manufacturing landscape, efficiency and speed is paramount. For those who work with industrial equipment, on a factory, or in the...

Q&A: RF & Microwave Electronics
NIST Physicist Franklyn Quinlan leads one of a group of teams working to shrink a table-top system of precise timing technology down to a single integrated chip. This will significantly increase the stability of timing signals used for applications such as GPS, phone and internet connections, and radar.
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Technology Leaders: Imaging
Microwave sensing and imaging (MSI) technology, which has been in for many years, has now improved to the point that it may usefully supplement or even replace MRI machines and CT scanners in certain applications, including stroke detection and breast cancer detection.
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Articles: Information Technology
Ultimately, the success of the 5G Open Radio Access Network (5G O-RAN) deployments hinges on a multi-pronged approach involving a blend of collaboration, standardization, and advanced automated testing tools.
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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The global market for automotive LIDAR is expected to grow from $332 million in 2022 to more than $4.5 billion by 2028. We interviewed Eric Aguilar, co-founder and CEO of Omnitron Sensors, Los Angeles, CA, to learn about a new MEMS scanning mirror that could accelerate the market adoption of LIDAR.
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Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Astroparticle Physicist Dr. Rasha Abbasi, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Loyola University Chicago, works with the Telescope Array project. Located west of Delta, Utah, the project is an international collaboration between universities to observe high-energy cosmic rays. Abbasi and her team study how TGFs originate from the Earth’s atmosphere and propagate. In particular, the team hopes to answer key questions.
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Technology Leaders: Data Acquisition
The Copernicus program is a European Union (EU) initiative for Earth observation and environmental monitoring. Its primary objective is to provide accurate, timely, and reliable information for environmental and security purposes.
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Briefs: Aerospace
Ice build-up on aircraft and wind turbines can impact the safety and efficiency of their systems. Microwave sensors were developed that can identify in real time these accumulations while calculating the rate of melting. This is crucial data for aviation.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Innovators at the NASA Glenn Research Center have developed the PLGRM system, which allows an installed antenna to be characterized in an aircraft hangar. All PLGRM components can be packed onto pallets, shipped, and easily operated.
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Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
See the new products, including TDK-Micronas' further extended Micronas 3D HAL® position sensor family, AW-Lake’s TRICOR Coriolis Flow Meters, Kistler's new accelerometer series 8740A and 8788A, Melexis' MLX90830, and more.
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Briefs: AR/AI
Researchers from Japan have developed DPPFA–Net, an innovative network that overcomes challenges related to occlusion and noise introduced by adverse weather.
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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See what's new on the market, including igus' iglide i230 3D printing material for selective laser sintering (SLS); Evident Corporation's advancements in operability and versatility; high-tech stainless steel measuring tape; PI Americas' series of air bearing-based optical delay line stages; and Emerson's DeltaV™ Edge Environment integrated software.
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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2024

The world's first long‐range radio communications with an atomic quantum sensor…a sensor material 10x stronger than Kevlar…a microchip combining two Nobel Prize‐winning techniques to monitor...

Q&A: Data Acquisition
Aditya Arun and his team from the Wireless Communication Sensing and Network Group (WCSNG) at the University of California San Diego have developed an asset localization system that uses wireless signals to track physical objects with centimeter-level accuracy in real time, and then generates a virtual representation of these objects.
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Special Reports: Imaging
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Optics & Photonics Innovations - April 2024

How to turn a mobile phone into a high–resolution microscope…hyperspectral imaging technology spots pipeline leaks from space…a MEMS solution to self–driving cars' LiDAR challenges. Read...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new type of high-performance “phase shifter” using a liquid gallium alloy — which varies the phase angle of microwave and millimeter-wave radio signals — for use in advanced phase array antenna systems.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This new technology — developed by engineers at Delft University of Technology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and VSL, and which can achieve an accuracy of 10 centimeters — is important for the implementation of a range of location-based applications, such as automated vehicles, quantum communication, and next-generation mobile communication systems.
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INSIDER: Data Acquisition

A few years ago, MIT researchers invented a cryptographic ID tag that is several times smaller and significantly cheaper than the traditional radio frequency tags (RFIDs)...

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Special Reports: Aerospace
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Simulation & Digital Twins - March 2024

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, discover how new digital tools are advancing product design in the aviation, automotive, and power...

White Papers: RF & Microwave Electronics
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RF & Microwave Test: What is the Optimum Strategy?

The design and construction of automated test equipment can significantly burden the engineering resources of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Our new white paper discusses the...

Quiz: RF & Microwave Electronics
Development of new Counter UAS technologies is expanding across the global Aerospace and Defense industry. Test your knowledge of counter UAS technology with this quiz.
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Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
The technology can hide the approach of an existing car, create a phantom car where none exists, or even trick the radar into thinking a real car has quickly deviated from its actual course. Plus, it can do these things in the blink of an eye without having any prior knowledge about the specific settings.
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Briefs: Aerospace
Northrop Grumman Corporation is developing AN/APG-85, an advanced Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for the F-35 Lightning II.
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Articles: Energy
See the products of tomorrow, including: a new wireless smart textile technology that can boost hand mobility of stroke patients, a metal-free magnetic gel, and a new fuel cell that harvests energy from microbes living in dirt.
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Podcasts: Unmanned Systems
Jeffrey Starr, Chief Marketing Officer, D-Fend Solutions, is the guest on this episode of Season 1 of the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast.
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Briefs: Communications
Researchers have created a device that enables them to electronically steer and focus a beam of terahertz electromagnetic energy with extreme precision. This opens the door to high-resolution, real-time imaging devices that are hundredths the size of other radar systems and more robust than other optical systems.
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Quiz: RF & Microwave Electronics
How much do you know about the history of space telescopes? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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