Internationally renowned British microwave engineer Professor Peter Clarricoats is to receive one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s highest accolades, the Sir Frank Whittle Medal, for his influential achievements spanning more than half a century.
The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Co. a $36 million contract to fund the certification and testing of a significant upgrade to the AN/ARC-231 Multi-Mode Communications System. The upgraded systems will provide the highest level of security for voice and data communications for more than 7,000 rotary, fixed wing and unmanned Army platforms – including Apaches, Blackhawks, Chinooks and Gray Eagles.
Cohort has agreed to acquire Empresa de Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Electrónica, S.A., (EID), a Portugal based supplier of advanced electronics, communications and command and control products and systems for the global defense market.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the availability of real-time spectrum analysis (RTSA) as an option for its standards-compliant MXE EMI receiver. Adding RTSA to an MXE enables test labs to observe and diagnose transient and wideband emissions during electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance and precompliance testing.
A new development center will advance satellite sensing and communication technologies, broadly known as Radio Frequency (RF) payloads, at the Lockheed Martin facility in Denver. The RF Payload Center of Excellence will focus on developing reconfigurable payloads and advancing satellite systems that many already rely on, from high-def television broadcasts to GPS transmissions and secure government communications.
In recent years, LTE has emerged as a challenger to existing public safety communication protocols. Continual refinements from 3GPP Releases and commercial collaboration between TETRA and P25 vendors with LTE vendors are turning First Responder and Public Safety LTE into a reality. ABI Research estimates the total number of public safety LTE user subscriptions to reach 11 million worldwide by 2020, with a market size of $5.1 billion.
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.
The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Nanosatellite Program, or SNaP, will be a small satellite communications, or SATCOM, constellation. This will allow communication across great distances using existing UHF tactical radios.
The Wireless Telecommunications Symposium Committee named Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, as the outstanding educator of the year and honored him with the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Wireless Communications.