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Siemens Answers Emergency Call in Norway

The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and the Police has named Siemens as its turnkey contractor for the installation of a new countrywide emergency call network over the next five years and for the operation of the network for 20 years. The new network is based on Terrestrial Trunked Radio...
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Cobham Secures US Military Microwave Antenna Award

Cobham Defence Electronic Systems Division has been awarded with the supply of its COM-231 vehicle mounted microwave antennas to the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, over a five-year period. While the award is on an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) basis with an initial one-year contract...
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White Oak Partners Funds Auriga Measurement Systems

Auriga Measurement Systems LLC announced that it has accepted additional funding from White Oak Partners Inc. in order to develop and launch its next generation of products for RF microwave modeling, characterization and test industry customers. After achieving world-wide acceptance in its first two-years, Auriga is now refining its...
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RF to Light Update - January 16, 2007

The RF to Light 100 rose 2.3% last week, YTD + 2.7% at 2525. The RF Semiconductor market segment jumped 7% in the first 2 weeks with double digit share price increases for Agere, LSI Logic, MEMC Electr. Materials, Atheros, Hittite, Anadigics and Maxim. Space & defense stocks did...
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Dual-band Assembly of Integrated Short Backfire Antennas

A dual-frequency assembly of two short backfire (SBF) antennas, one large for low frequencies (LF) and one small for high frequencies (HF), is described in this article. The two antennas are located on the same axis and, since they have a common reflec...
The short backfire (SBF) is a highly effective aperture antenna of simple and compact construction. Basically, it consists of three elements: two parallel reflectors, large and small, spaced a half-wavelength apart, which form a leaky resonant cavity, and a cavity feed (half-wave dipole, 1–3 waveguide or horn, 4,5 or...
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Broadband Design of a Small Non-symmetric Ground λ/4 Open Slot Antenna

The broadband design of a small size, λ/4 open slot antenna is investigated. By properly choosing the dimensions of the open slot and of the rectangular conducting plate, which is connected to the end of the 50 Ω microstrip-line feed, a broad...
The wireless communication industry is developing rapidly and wireless communication products, PDAs, laptops and cell-phones are becoming a necessity of life. Communication systems need a wide frequency bandwidth to transmit and receive multimedia information at high data rates. Mobile wireless communication products must be easily portable and cheap to...
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Northrop Grumman Expands Radar Role in Missile Testing

In the fall, Northrop Grumman-developed C-band radar for the US Navy participated in the successful test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, marking the first time a Navy Strategic Systems Program radar has been used by the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to optimize data collection and enhance...
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Raytheon Achieves Satellite Communications Milestone

Raytheon Co.’s Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT) is the first advanced, next-generation satellite communications (SATCOM) system to successfully log on to and communicate with the US Government’s Milstar SATCOM system, using low and medium data rate waveforms. The system will provide naval commanders and sailors with greater data capacity, as...
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Lockheed Martin’s Compact Kinetic Energy Missile Successful in Flight Test

Lockheed Martin successfully conducted a guided test flight of its Compact Kinetic Energy Missile (CKEM) against a main battle tank recently at Eglin Air Force Base, FL. All objectives for this test were achieved. In addition to demonstrating CKEM’s capability against an armored target, the test also gathered missile...
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Triumvirate Awarded Multi-role in R&D

On behalf of the armed forces of Italy and Sweden, FMV, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, has awarded Saab Microwave Systems AB, Selex Sistemi Integrati S.p.A and Elettronica S.p.A the second phase of a three-phase research and development programme supporting the development of the next generation of microwave multi-function, multi-role...
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