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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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Mixer Spur Analysis with Concurrently Swept LO, RF and IF: Tools and Techniques

RF/microwave system design engineers must be able to predict mixer spurs that may be detrimental to their system’s integrity. These spurs can be estimated using industry standard frequency ratio spur charts. However, this method is cumbersome and overw...
Assessing mixer spurs reliably can enable first-cut success in communication hardware design with reduced development time and product cost. The tools used to determine these spurs must be able to manipulate LO, RF and IF frequencies concurrently over their continuous bandwidths. These tools can be either standard graphical charts...
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An Intelligent Microwave Tuner

The latest line of Focus Microwaves’ tuners features a completely redesigned control electronics based on a powerful real-time microprocessor that is capable of controlling up to six motors simultaneously. The iTuners are programmed via a TCP/IP interface, thus no dedicated external hardware is required and any computer with a...
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New Products

COMPONENTS Elliptical Waveguide Assemblies The HELIAX® WJ380 elliptical waveguide assemblies are for terrestrial microwave systems. Assemblies are available in many lengths, giving system designers and engineers a high performance, cost-effective transmission line option for 38 GHz system configurations. Maximum frequency range for the HELIAX 380 series elliptical waveguide is...
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Around the Circuit

INDUSTRY NEWS Spacek Labs Inc. lost its founder and president, George C. Spacek , on December 3rd, 2002, at the age of 80 after a long battle with cancer. He leaves a legacy of his patented designs, innovations and a thriving business. His talented and dedicated staff, including three...
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