Defense Electronics Magazine http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/rss.xml en Bandpass Filter Screens 0.7 to 6.0 GHz http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/bandpass-filter-screens-07-60-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A digitally tunable filter provides adjustable passbands from 0.7 to 6.0 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/bandpass-filter-screens-07-60-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/bandpass-filter-screens-07-60-ghz#comments Communications Components Test & Measurement Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:46:00 +0000 9781 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Frequency Synthesizer Tunes 3 to 6 GHz http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/frequency-synthesizer-tunes-3-6-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A compact frequency synthesizer combines multiple source techniques for excellent spectral purity from 3 to 6 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/frequency-synthesizer-tunes-3-6-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/frequency-synthesizer-tunes-3-6-ghz#comments Communications Components Radar Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:24:00 +0000 9771 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Frequency Dividers Tackle 0.5 to 18.0 GHz http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/frequency-dividers-tackle-05-180-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A line of high-reliability frequency dividers has been developed for applications from 0.5 to 18.0 GHz in different division configurations. </div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/frequency-dividers-tackle-05-180-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/frequency-dividers-tackle-05-180-ghz#comments Communications Components Electronic Warfare Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:58:00 +0000 9761 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Amplifier Boosts Forward and Backward http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/amplifier-boosts-forward-and-backward <div class="node-body article-body">A bidirectional solid-state amplifier provides 3 W output power from 30 to 3,000 MHz in a compact housing. </div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/amplifier-boosts-forward-and-backward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/amplifier-boosts-forward-and-backward#comments Communications Components Electronic Warfare Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:46:00 +0000 9751 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Coupler Passes DC, Power Levels to 200 W http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/coupler-passes-dc-power-levels-200-w <div class="node-body article-body">A bidirectional coupler can channel 200 W power from 225 to 450 MHz. </div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/coupler-passes-dc-power-levels-200-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/coupler-passes-dc-power-levels-200-w#comments Components Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:39:00 +0000 9741 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Rockwell Collins Demonstrates Wideband HF from Airborne C-17 http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/rockwell-collins-demonstrates-wideband-hf-airborne-c-17 <div class="node-body article-body">A complex air-to-ground data link was performed from an airborne C-17 aircraft to a ground station using wideband high-frequency (WBHF) technology.</div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/rockwell-collins-demonstrates-wideband-hf-airborne-c-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/rockwell-collins-demonstrates-wideband-hf-airborne-c-17#comments Communications Systems & Subsystems Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:28:00 +0000 9731 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com <p>An airborne C-17 aircraft was part of a test examining the capabilities of performing air-to-ground communications using wideband high-frequency (WBHF) communications equipment. (Photo courtesy of the Boeing Co.)</p> Strong Growth Expected for Military Aerostat Markets http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/services/strong-growth-expected-military-aerostat-markets <div class="node-body article-body">Strong growth is expected in markets for military aerostat systems, including UAVs and UGVs, over the next 10 years. </div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/services/strong-growth-expected-military-aerostat-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/services/strong-growth-expected-military-aerostat-markets#comments Avionics Services Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:53:00 +0000 9721 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com <p>Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin</p> Navy Picks Lockheed Martin for Frigate Combat Management http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/navy-picks-lockheed-martin-frigate-combat-management <div class="node-body article-body">The Aegis CSL code has been adapted for use in the COMBATSS-21 system. </div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/navy-picks-lockheed-martin-frigate-combat-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/navy-picks-lockheed-martin-frigate-combat-management#comments Electronic Warfare Systems & Subsystems Fri, 07 Oct 2016 14:17:00 +0000 9711 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Sidewinder Missile Tests Hit the Mark http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/test-measurement/sidewinder-missile-tests-hit-mark <div class="node-body article-body">Testing verified the effectiveness and reliability on aircraft communications to, and control of, AIM-9X Block I Sidewinder missiles.</div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/test-measurement/sidewinder-missile-tests-hit-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/test-measurement/sidewinder-missile-tests-hit-mark#comments Communications Test & Measurement Tue, 04 Oct 2016 20:52:00 +0000 9701 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com German Security Relies on R&S Scanner http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/german-security-relies-rs-scanner <div class="node-body article-body">Security scanners based on millimeter-wave signals at 70 and 80 GHz will be used for security at German airports. </div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/german-security-relies-rs-scanner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/german-security-relies-rs-scanner#comments Systems & Subsystems Surveillance Tue, 04 Oct 2016 20:02:00 +0000 9691 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Deciding on DSPs and FPGAs for EW http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/semiconductors/deciding-dsps-and-fpgas-ew <div class="field-deck"> Digital components like DSPs and FPGAs can provide the signal processing needed in modern radar and electronic-warfare systems, all the while helping to save size, weight, and power. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">DSPs and FPGAs are two of the key components recruited for signal-processing chores in defense electronics systems.</div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/semiconductors/deciding-dsps-and-fpgas-ew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/semiconductors/deciding-dsps-and-fpgas-ew#comments Communications Semiconductors Radar Space Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:38:00 +0000 9671 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Deciding on DSPs and FPGAs for EW (.PDF Download) http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/datasheet/deciding-dsps-and-fpgas-ew-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Signal processing is often the difference between missing and identifying a radar target, delivering an effective electronic-warfare (EW) response, or maintaining secure communications. A number of digital components perform...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:55:00 +0000 9681 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Radar Technology Continues to Advance http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/radar-technology-continues-advance <div class="field-deck"> Military radar systems are moving away from vacuum tubes, embracing GaN semiconductors and solid-state amplification for improved power efficiency and long-term reliability. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Markets for military radar systems continue to grow, as radar emitters are increasingly designed around GaN solid-state amplification. </div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/radar-technology-continues-advance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/radar-technology-continues-advance#comments Radar Systems & Subsystems Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:31:00 +0000 9651 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Radar Technology Continues to Advance (.PDF Download) http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/datasheet/radar-technology-continues-advance-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Radar technology has been the backbone of the electronic military for many decades. Even as the technology continues to extend as the basis for numerous collision-avoidance systems...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:23:00 +0000 9661 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Radar Embraces Remote Control http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/radar-embraces-remote-control <div class="node-body article-body">Radar technology is teaming with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to provide remote vision for military surveillance.</div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/radar-embraces-remote-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/radar-embraces-remote-control#comments Radar Systems & Subsystems Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:51:00 +0000 9631 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Radar Embraces Remote Control (.PDF Download) http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/datasheet/radar-embraces-remote-control-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Radar has long been the &ldquo;backbone&rdquo; technology of military electronics. It is the means by which an adversary&rsquo;s troops and their movements can be detected...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:42:00 +0000 9641 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Matched-Impedance Splices Save Aerospace Cables http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/matched-impedance-splices-save-aerospace-cables <div class="node-body article-body">A matched-impedance splice allows in situ replacement of coaxial cables in aerospace applications. </div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/matched-impedance-splices-save-aerospace-cables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/matched-impedance-splices-save-aerospace-cables#comments Communications Components Space Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:59:00 +0000 9521 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Radar Technology Tightens Border Patrol http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/radar-technology-tightens-border-patrol <div class="node-body article-body">A radar-based system helps monitor border crossings between countries.</div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/radar-technology-tightens-border-patrol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/radar-technology-tightens-border-patrol#comments Radar Systems & Subsystems Surveillance Mon, 11 Jul 2016 20:41:00 +0000 9511 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com <p>A radar-based system helps monitor border crossings between countries.</p> VadaTech Targets DRFM with RFSS Acquisition http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/vadatech-targets-drfm-rfss-acquisition <div class="node-body article-body">A long-time supplier of DRFM has been acquired by a radar board house. </div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/vadatech-targets-drfm-rfss-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/vadatech-targets-drfm-rfss-acquisition#comments Electronic Countermeasures Radar Systems & Subsystems Sat, 09 Jul 2016 02:13:00 +0000 9481 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com <p>Richard Damon, president and CEO of RFSS (right), is welcomed by Saeed Karamooz, CEO of VadaTech.</p> Raytheon To Aid Aegis Missile-Guidance System http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/raytheon-aid-aegis-missile-guidance-system <div class="node-body article-body">Raytheon Co. has been awarded a $365 million contract by the U.S. Navy, Korea, and Japan for work on the Aegis Weapon System.</div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/raytheon-aid-aegis-missile-guidance-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/raytheon-aid-aegis-missile-guidance-system#comments Electronic Warfare Radar Systems & Subsystems Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:36:00 +0000 9451 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com <p>Aegis is a missile-guidance system deployed aboard U.S. Naval vessels and ships for allied troops.</p> Particle-Filled Silicones Satisfy EMI Shielding Needs http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/materials/particle-filled-silicones-satisfy-emi-shielding-needs <div class="field-byline"> Dominic J. Testo, Specialty Silicone Products, Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Silicone materials filled with conductive particles provide high levels of shielding and ease of use compared to traditional shielding solutions in a wide range of applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Silicones filled with conductive particles can provide generous EMI shielding without need of complex manufacturing processes.</div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/materials/particle-filled-silicones-satisfy-emi-shielding-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/materials/particle-filled-silicones-satisfy-emi-shielding-needs#comments Communications Materials Electronic Warfare Radar Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:00:00 +0000 9431 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Particle-Filled Silicones Satisfy EMI Shielding Needs (.PDF Download) http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/datasheet/particle-filled-silicones-satisfy-emi-shielding-needs-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can disrupt military electronics systems and endanger the lives of war-fighters who depend on those systems. The causes of EMI are many, occurring wherever ...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:21:00 +0000 9441 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Predicting the Performance of Defense Electronic Systems http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/predicting-performance-defense-electronic-systems <div class="field-deck"> High-level software programs can simulate the performance of tactical communications and radar systems, as well as how they behave under changing environmental conditions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">System-level simulation software is often employed by military users not only for modeling performance, but also for training new operators on systems.</div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/predicting-performance-defense-electronic-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/predicting-performance-defense-electronic-systems#comments Communications Electronic Warfare Radar Systems & Subsystems Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:08:00 +0000 9391 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Predicting the Performance of Defense Electronic Systems (.PDF Download) http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/datasheet/predicting-performance-defense-electronic-systems-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Computer simulations have enhanced the efforts of RF/microwave circuit designers for many years, providing precise models for many of the active and passive components comprising high-frequency circuits. Simulation software can even account for the effects...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:27:00 +0000 9401 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com A Soldier’s Place on an Unmanned Battlefield http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/soldier-s-place-unmanned-battlefield <div class="node-body article-body">Countless video games portray battle scenes and sophisticated adversaries. These video games may well be providing a glimpse of future battlefields. </div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/soldier-s-place-unmanned-battlefield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/systems-subsystems/soldier-s-place-unmanned-battlefield#comments Avionics Radar Robotics Systems & Subsystems Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:15:00 +0000 9371 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com A Soldier’s Place on an Unmanned Battlefield (.PDF Download) http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/datasheet/soldier-s-place-unmanned-battlefield-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Countless video games portray battle scenes and sophisticated adversaries, challenging players to outwit and overcome their programmed foes. Perhaps because they are modeled on real life, these video games closely...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:12:00 +0000 9381 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Get the New 3-Part Series of Radar Measurement Resources from Keysight Technologies http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/test-measurement/get-new-3-part-series-radar-measurement-resources-keysight-technologies <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Radar Measurements Part 1: A Framework for Understanding: Deriving the Radar Range Equation - This application note is the first in a series that delves into radar systems and the associated measurement challenges and solution.</div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/test-measurement/get-new-3-part-series-radar-measurement-resources-keysight-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/test-measurement/get-new-3-part-series-radar-measurement-resources-keysight-technologies#comments White Papers Test & Measurement Thu, 12 May 2016 15:40:00 +0000 8831 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com VNA Test Cables Reach 67 GHz http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/test-measurement/vna-test-cables-reach-67-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A line of flexible test cables supports test applications to 50 and 67 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/test-measurement/vna-test-cables-reach-67-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/test-measurement/vna-test-cables-reach-67-ghz#comments Communications Test & Measurement Mon, 09 May 2016 19:32:00 +0000 8801 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Amplifier Module Drives X-Band Radar http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/amplifier-module-drives-x-band-radar <div class="node-body article-body">An amplifier module provides 1000 W pulsed output power from 9.2 to 10.0 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/amplifier-module-drives-x-band-radar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/amplifier-module-drives-x-band-radar#comments Components Radar Mon, 09 May 2016 13:38:00 +0000 8791 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com Amplifier Boosts 57 to 66 GHz http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/amplifier-boosts-57-66-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A compact waveguide power amplifier has 30-dB gain from 57 to 66 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/amplifier-boosts-57-66-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://defenseelectronicsmag.com/components/amplifier-boosts-57-66-ghz#comments Communications Components Fri, 06 May 2016 20:21:00 +0000 8711 at http://defenseelectronicsmag.com