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October 20, 2011

Solutions for Wideband Radar and SatCom Measurements

This application discusses using wide-bandwidth oscilloscopes to directly measure and analyze X, Ku, and Ka-band radar and SatCom transmitter outputs up to 32 GHz -- helping to eliminate the use of custom down-converter hardware and preventing calibration and system impairment issues.

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Industry News

Harris Corp. Receives $16 M Order for Multiband Manpack Radios

COM DEV USA to Supply Equipment for a MIL SATCOM

Raytheon Installs Cobra Judy Replacement's X- and S-Band Antennas

AWR and Antenna Magus to Accelerate Antenna Design

ITT Receives $27 M Contract to Equip Norwegian Armed Forces

Crane TRUs Fly on Gulfstream G650

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Reactel's Low-profile Discrete Component Filters
The Flat Pack Series of Discrete Component Filters are available in the frequency range of 100 to 5000 MHz. These versatile units are available in profiles as low as 0.12" utilizing a wide array of circuit designs to realize extremely complex designs. Visit us online or contact us directly with your requirements.

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A&D Technologies

The Spy Who Loved Microwaves
David Vye, Richard Mumford and Patrick Hindle, Microwave Journal Editors

US Army SBIR Programs Spur Microwave Innovation
Patrick Hindle, Technical Editor, Microwave Journal

Fluoropolymer Composite Substrate Technology for RF and Microwave Integration
Crane Aerospace and Electronics

Military Hardware/Software

Intuitive Phase Noise Analyzer
Holzworth Instrumentation

Holzworth Instrumentation has developed a fully automated phase noise analyzer with an integrated, cross correlation engine that responds to the most common issues of modern phase noise test systems. The HA7062A provides ease of use, fast measurement speeds, high reliability, high stability and pricing that makes an easy decision of implementation into the manufacturing environment.
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Ka-Band Rotary Joint for SATCOM Applications

SPINNER introduces the new BN 153130 dual-channel Ka-Band rotary joint that completes the SPINNER product portfolio at the upper frequency range.
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High Performance 600 MHz Oscilloscope
Rohde & Schwarz

The R&S® RTO oscilloscopes, with 1 and 2 GHz bandwidth, appeal to users with its high measurement accuracy, operating convenience and speed. These features are also in very high demand for applications at bandwidths below 1 GHz. This is why Rohde & Schwarz has added a 600 MHz model to its high performance oscilloscope family.
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Expert Insights

Jim Fallon, Corporate Business Development, Military Systems, Hittite Microwave Corp., discusses how the services and several DoD agencies are initiating a new Advancing Product & Technology Program to develop hardware and system prototypes to reduce system development risks, including how microwave companies can benefit from this shift in policy.
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Asif Anwar is a Program Director within the strategic technologies practice at Strategy Analytics. In this month's column, Anwar provides a review of the defense technologies exhibited at the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi 2011) show as AESA radar, wideband technologies and the expanding mission envelope of UAV platforms were highlighted.
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Educational Webinars

Interference Analysis Using Handheld Spectrum Analyzers

Innovations in Signal Analysis Series

Now on Demand
Agilent Technologies

Replacement of Obsolete Instrumentation in A&D Test Systems

Technical Education Webinar Series

Now on Demand
Agilent Technologies

Replacing obsolete instruments in A&D test systems
Overcoming test equipment obsolescence is paramount in military and aerospace applications. Rohde & Schwarz offers signal generators and spectrum and network analyzers that understand the existing code written for your A&D test system. Just check online to determine which of your products can be replaced and download interesting application notes about replacement for free.

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European Defence Conference
Warsaw, Poland
October 20-21, 2011

Baltimore, MD
November 7-10, 2011

AOC 2011
Washington, DC
November 13-16, 2011

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