Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and a leading proponent of using the millimeter wave spectrum for wireless communications, discusses the FCC's recent rulemaking actions and technology developments that are paving the way to 5G.
L-3 Communications announced that its Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) business has been awarded a position to compete under the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Training Systems Acquisition (TSA) III contract. L-3 is one of 12 large company contractors to compete for future TSA III task orders over the next 10 years, which, collectively, could have a potential value of $20.9 billion.
Alcatel-Lucent has provided TIM (Telecom Italia Group's unique brand) with a microwave link that will ensure continuous ultra-broadband connectivity between the Sicilian islands of Pantelleria and Lampedusa.
NEC Portugal, a subsidiary of NEC Corp., has installed a microwave radio link between the islands of Sao Tome and Principe, providing twenty 2 Mbps channels for GSM mobile communications and a minimum of 300 Mbps for IP data communications using the 4 GHz band with a modulation of 64QAM.
Cubic Corp. announced it has been awarded a contract valued at $1.8 million from Idaho National Laboratory to perform Phase one of a two-phase program to provide a common data link (CDL) for unmanned platforms, specifically Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS).
The highlight of the Link Microtek stand at EuMW 2013 will be a new broadband dual-channel coaxial rotary joint that employs special contacting technology to give it long life in commercial and military satellite communications applications.
Optenni Ltd. announces a new link between ANSYS® HFSS™ and Optenni Lab™ for designing matching circuits for antennas and other RF components based on 3D models simulated using the HFSS electromagnetic field simulation software.
Linx Technologies' new DP1203 Series radio-only RF transceiver module is designed for the wireless transmission of digital data at data rates of up to 152.3 kbps. Operating in the 433, 868 and 915 MHz license-free ISM (industrial scientific and medical) frequency bands, this module series is ideal for applications that require full-control of the radio channels and configuration, without having to go through the effort and expense of a discrete RF design.
The MADL waveform developed by Northrop Grumman was successfully demonstrated in a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program flight test, validating an eight-year development effort to advance communication among fifth-generation aircraft.