Industry News

GaAs in Space

The use of Microwave frequencies enables high gain antennas to beam the signal back to base where even more powerful ground based antennas reject cosmic noise and background noise generated by the Earth itself.
Satellites are regularly launched into Earth orbit to provide TV signals, communications services, geographic location services or to scan the planet for geological data. Some are sent to investigate neighboring planets, which just like those on timeless missions into remote corners of our solar system send data about their...
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Generating Advanced Radar Signals

Radar signal generation and processing techniques are growing ever more advanced. These advances are being driven by the need to improve resolution (the ability to detect targets that are very close together) and reduce radar spectrum occupancy.
Radar signal generation and processing techniques are growing ever more advanced. These advances are being driven by the need to improve resolution (the ability to detect targets that are very close together) and reduce radar spectrum occupancy. Reducing spectral occupancy can serve two goals: reduce interference and minimize the...
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New for 2009

Last month marked the conclusion of our 50th anniversary celebration. I hope that you enjoyed the special monthly features, including the “Then and Now” cover stories and Editor David Vye’s series titled “A Microwave Journey.” I would like to thank our esteemed authors who committed their time and expertise...
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State-of-the-Art Antenna Technology: The 2008 Antenna Applications Symposium

The Antenna Applications Symposium and its predecessor, the Air Force Antenna Symposium, have for more than 50 years provided a unique forum for exchange of ideas and information about the practical aspects of antenna design, development and use in systems. The Antenna Applications Symposium is held annually at the...
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Harris Corp. Urges Adoption of Multiband Radio Technology

Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, called for the adoption of software-defined, multiband, multimission radios as a principal solution for interoperable public safety communications among first responders. During a presentation titled “Enabling First-Responder Interoperability through Multiband, Software Defined Radios,” Kevin Kane, director of business development for...
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European Space Centre at Harwell

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the UK government have signed an agreement in principle to develop an ESA research centre at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus (HSIC) in Oxfordshire, UK. The aim is for the research centre to be up and running within a year. Keith Mason,...
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Cambridge Broadband Networks Joins NGMN Alliance

Cambridge Broadband Networks Ltd. is the first backhaul-focused technology vendor to join the Next Generation Mobile Network Alliance (NGMN). The NGMN is a group of world leading operators such as AT&T, China Mobile, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone as well as technology vendors, including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia...
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