The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Nevada has been selected as one of six locations to be a center for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) development in the United States. As a UAV development site, the most likely economic forecast shows that there could be thousands of jobs for UAS direct employees with an average wage of approximately $62,000; an estimated $2.5 billion in economic impact in present dollars; and an estimated $125 million in annual state and local tax revenue.
Integrated Microwave Technologies LLC (IMT), a business unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for MAG (military, aerospace & government) markets, is pleased to announce that Brian Rowe has been appointed business development manager for its Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) programs.
AWR Corp., the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, announces that it will sponsor the Best Paper Award at the upcoming as well as future Automated RF & Microwave Measurement Society (ARMMS) Conferences in memory of the late AWR European business development manager Steve Evans-Pughe. The ARMMS Best Paper Award titled as “Steve Evans-Pughe Award” will honor the memory of this UK and pan-European RF and microwave industry pioneer.
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.
Themed “Communications: The Centrepoint of the Digital Economy,” the next annual IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) will be held June 10 – 14 in the dynamic cultural hub of Sydney, Australia. Known as the Harbour City, Sydney is also recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world with widespread amenities ranging from miles of ocean coastline and sandy surf beaches to structural icons such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
With the Federal Budget under review, major defense contractors across the country await Pentagon decisions that will affect more than a dozen new major weapon systems. A variety of innovative programs are potentially on the chopping blocking including the MEADS anti-missile system, the Navy’s missile-cruiser modernization and the C-27 Joint Cargo Aircraft.
Aeris Communications, the only cellular carrier built exclusively for machines, announced that it is providing network services to the automotive industry on the GSM network in North America, in addition to its long established position with CDMA technology.
Molex Inc. recently launched an online RF Assembly Builder for distributors, customers and prospective customers. Available now at www.molex.com/molex/family/RF_Configurator.jsp, the free configurator tool simplifies the design process and allows the user to build a complete assembly and instantly submit an RFQ, without downloading any application or software.
The IEEE MTT-S 2013 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is set to debut Wireless Industry Day, which will be held on June 5 at the Washington State Convention Center as part of Microwave Week. Wireless Industry Day is designed to showcase both emerging technologies and provide practical, application-oriented information to attendees and the regional wireless community.