Objects in space will soon be monitored by a radar array for the U.S. Air Force’s Space Fence as part of Lockheed Martin’s new test site representative of the larger system under construction on the remote Kwajalein Island.
Romania will gain greater situational awareness with two new TPS-77 radars under a contract agreement with Lockheed Martin. Like all next-generation radars made by Lockheed Martin, the company is planning to include innovative new Digital Array Row Transceivers (DART), which lead to energy efficiency and greater performance for the Lockheed Martin suite of radars.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. announced that following the successful field trial of the Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR) prototype system, it has received an order for Scalable Planar ARray (SPAR) Tiles from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory for use in the first full-scale MPAR system.
Comtech PST proudly introduces another new gallium nitride (GaN) amplifier for X-Band applications. This class AB linear design operates over the full 9 to10 GHz frequency range and is ideal for use in phase array radar applications, as a TWT replacement or for a microwave communication link.
Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced two photovoltaic array simulators, the N8937APV and N8957APV, to help engineers develop, verify and maximize the performance of inverter maximum power point tracking algorithms and circuits.
TowerJazz and The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) announced they have collaborated to demonstrate the first 256-element (16 x 16) wafer-scale phased array transmitter with integrated high-efficiency antennas operating at 56 to 65 GHz frequency range.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Raytheon Co. two contract modifications totaling a combined $5 million in support of the Arrays at Commercial Timescales (ACT) program. ACT is focused on developing technology that enables rapidly upgradable and widely deployable radar array architectures. The awards are the result of a competitive down select process after which DARPA chose Raytheon for the next phase of both programs.
IKE Micro announces the completion of its in-house air cavity array packaging capability. The line includes automatic 01005/0201 SMT placement, die attach from wafer and waffle pack, wedge wire/ribbon and ball bonding, coil attachment, lid marking, lid attachment and dicing of array assemblies.
Two downlink antennas that are the fastest of their kind to operate in space are being integrated into the protected communications payload built by Northrop Grumman Corp. for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite.
Raytheon Co. announced today that under the DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Program, the company has systematically matured Gallium Nitride (GaN) from basic material to transistors, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs), Transmit/Receive (T/R) Modules and finally Transmit/Receive Integrated Multichannel Modules (TRIMMs), enabling game changing system performance for the DoD.