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.
Mercury Systems Inc. a best-of- breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced it received $4.6 million in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance signal processing subsystems for a ship-borne radar application. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2014 first quarter and are expected to be shipped within the next 24 months.
According to a report by Market Research Reports Inc., Global C2/C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) market is expected to grow at a CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) of 0.32% in the next 10 years. This will lead to increase in overall C2/C4ISR market from US$91.5 billion in 2013 to US$94.4 billion by 2023.
AWR Corp., the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, exhibits at COMCAS 2013 and IME 2013 in Israel and China the week of October 21, 2013. At each show, the latest release of Microwave Office®, Visual System Simulator™(VSS), Analyst™, AXIEM®, and Analog Office® for the design of MMICs, RF PCBs, RFICs, microwave modules, communication systems, radar systems, antennas and more will be showcased.
Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded the Communications and Transmission Systems (CTS) contract by the U.S. Army. The contract enables the company to compete for a wide range of communications systems and services projects supporting the ongoing upgrade and maintenance of the Army's terrestrial network infrastructure. Harris was one of 12 prime contractors selected for the five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, which has a total potential value of $4 billion.
General Dynamics C4 Systems received the first production order from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for new software-defined, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) CM-300/350 UHF and VHF air traffic control (ATC) radios, related accessories and training materials. The $25 million order will begin a new chapter in ground-to-air communications as the next-generation radios deliver crisp, clear communication between pilots and air traffic controllers.
Computer Simulation Technology AG (CST) and Optenni Ltd (Optenni) are collaborating to provide engineers with design tools for MIMO antenna optimization. These tools for multiport matching will be demonstrated at European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2013, booth #103, and in a free webinar on October 24.
Exelis has been awarded a foreign military sale contract valued at $115 million to provide an existing international customer with additional communications equipment, spare parts, ancillary devices and operator training.
Bird Technologies, a leading provider of radio frequency based products, systems, and services, announced that is has acquired DeltaNode from Scandinavian Health Ltd. (SHL Group) for an undisclosed amount of cash. The transaction was completed on September 1.
On the modern battlefield, the use of electronic warfare (EW) is essential to deceiving and jamming enemy radar. As part of a program known as Adaptive Radar Countermeasures (ARC), BAE Systems will develop technology for a next-generation EW algorithm suite that will enable existing EW systems to operate against emerging radar threats, providing an essential capability to achieve air dominance. The company was awarded phases 1A and 1B of a three-phase, $34.9 million five-year effort.