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Northrop Grumman Wins AF Mission Planning Contract for Precision Guided Munitions

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Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Integrated System sector has been awarded a $49 M, nine-year contract by the US Air Force to provide Precision Guided Munitions Planning software (PGMPS). This program will give the Air Force a common, integrated personal computer-based mission planning application for all current and future USAF PGMs...
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Surrey Aids Nanotechnology Research with UHV STM/SEM

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The University of Surrey's (Guildford, Surrey, England) acquisition of an Ultra High Vacuum Scanning Tunnelling Microscope/Scanning Electron Microscope (UHV STM/SEM) is being billed as a central figure to a £1.2 million future nanotechnology research project that is headed up by the institution's Professor of Solid-State Electronics, Ravi Silva. Built...
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Philips Opens New Semiconductor Design Centre

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On 8 October 2002, Netherlands contractor Royal Philips Electronics announced the opening of the Philips Delft Design Centre (PDDC) at Delft, Holland. A cooperative venture with Delft University of Technology (DUT), Philips cites the new facility as a symbol of its commitment to investing in the future of standard...
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Sweden Starts Automobile Radar Interference Tests

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Sweden's National Testing and Research Institute has launched a programme to provide a capability whereby it can test the impact of radar-generated electromagnetic interference on processors used to control automobile functions such as throttle control, gear (shift) changing and braking. While not yet as common as potential risks from...
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Portugal Selects Italian Radar

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> Portugal has selected Italian contractor Galileo Avionica's APS-717 search and navigation radar for installation aboard the 12 EH.101 utility/search and rescue helicopters it is procuring from the Anglo-Italian AgustaWestland joint venture. Operating in the I-band (8 to 10 GHz), APS-717 is described as being suitable for both fixed-...
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BAE Systems Wins Kuwaiti HIDAS Order

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UK-based BAE Systems Avionics has announced that Kuwait has selected the company's Helicopter Integrated Defensive Aids System (HIDAS) for installation aboard its AH-64D Longbow Apache battlefield attack helicopters. Alongside the equipment itself, the deal involves a comprehensive training and support package that includes integration of the system into a...
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MEMS Moves Stealthily into the Wireless Sector

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Driven by innovation, pushed by legislation, and pulled by market need, wireless MEMS will experience strong growth in the next couple of years. In-Stat/ MDR reports that worldwide revenues for wireless MEMS (in the form of RF MEMS components and wireless MEMS sensors) will experience a 32.2 percent compound...
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New Ultra Wideband Report

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Ultra Wideband (UWB) is a wireless technology that is trying to fill a void for extremely high data rate wireless connectivity, beyond what 802.11a/b and Bluetooth are capable of. Until February 14, 2002, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved commercial use of the technology, the military and the...
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Smart Appliances: Bringing the Digital Home Closer to Reality

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Smart appliances cover a diverse range of products by both small and large companies. According to a report from In-Stat/ MDR, most segments have been affected by the economy and many smaller companies have been forced out of business or have been acquired by larger ones. However, there are...
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CDMA Leads the Pack in the Race to 2.5G and 3G Networks

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The race to deploy more advanced wireless networks is in high gear in North America, with next generation CDMA networks currently leading, says Allied Business Intelligence (ABI). While both TDMA/ GSM and CDMA operators have picked up the pace in recent months, it is the CDMA operators who currently...
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