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IEEE P802.11g™ Extension to 802.11b Gains Working Group Approval

The IEEE P802.11g™ standard for wireless local area networks (LAN), which will extend the data rate of the IEEE 802.11b™-1999 to 54 Mbps from its current level of 11 Mbps, has been approved by the IEEE 802.11 Working Group. Two approval steps remain within the consensus process followed by...
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Research Cluster Comes Together in Finland

Micronova, the new microelectronics and nanotechnology centre for Finland, has been inaugurated in Espoo. A joint project of the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT) the centre houses three research areas of VTT Information Technology, units of various HUT departments and five...
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Anritsu Gets Moving on 3G Mobile Availability

During the Global Certification Forum (GCF) meeting held in London in March, Anritsu Corp. set the pace by becoming the first company to obtain approval for 3GPP RF Test Cases as defined in the 3GPP Terminal Conformance Specification. In addition, the company received GCF approval for an industry leading...
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China Finds Its Range Thanks to Astrium and EurasSpace

Clearly hitting the commercial target, the European space company Astrium and its subsidiary, EurasSpace - Gesellschaft für Raumfahrttechnik mbH (Munich) - has signed a contract with the Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST) to deliver the world's largest antenna measuring range to China. The system, worth approximately €12 M,...
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BAE Systems Keeps British Forces in Touch

For today's military good communication is vital and the reason why BAE Systems C4ISR has completed an urgent requirement from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to refurbish communications containers previously used by British Forces in theatres such as the Balkans and Sierra Leone. The facilities include PABX telephone...
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LGP Telecom and Allgon Merger Creates a Major Player

Giving the two companies the opportunity to enter a different league, LGP Telecom Holding AB and Allgon AB have merged, creating a big hitter in mobile telecom equipment with a strong presence in Europe, North America and Asia. The combined Group will have an annual turnover pro forma of...
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Raytheon Awarded Contract for Eight US Navy Reconnaissance Pods

Raytheon Co. has been awarded a contract with a not-to-exceed value of $19.2 M by the US Navy to produce low rate initial production of Shared Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP) systems. Under this contract, Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC will produce eight SHARP systems for delivery in 2004. Work will...
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Lockheed Martin Team Selected for FAA Satellite Navigation Program

A national team led by Lockheed Martin has been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide ground stations and broadcast services that will support satellite navigation signals for aviation use in the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS). The award, with an initial amount of $38 M, has...
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Northrop Grumman to Supply Army with Additional Firefinder and Fire-direction Radars

Northrop Grumman Corp., Electronic Systems sector, has been awarded a contract valued at $24 M for follow-on production of its improved AN/TPQ-36(V)8 Firefinder radar system that provides better performance and reduced life-cycle costs. The continuation of a sole-source contract was awarded by the US Army's communications and electronics command...
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Harris Corp. Team Produces First 3D Airborne Laser Radar Images of Hidden Targets

Harris Corp., along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lincoln Labs (MTT/LL) and Sarnoff Corp., announced that it has demonstrated the technology and operational concept of identifying potential military targets obscured by natural and camouflage cover. The project, called JIGSAW, is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA),...
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