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Capability Brochure This eight-panel folding brochure highlights the products and capabilities of the American Microwave family of companies. Products include solid-state switches, attenuators, DLVAs, phase shifters, amplifiers, filters, switched filter banks and integrated assemblies. Machine shop and clean room facilities are also detailed. Handy pocket panel houses the latest...
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Internet Technology Improves Air Combat Capabilities

An Electronic System Center (ESC) capability, demonstrated in a “proof-of-concept” flight at Eglin AFB, FL, could translate into more effective information-sharing and better overall situation awareness. Flexible Access Secure Transfer, or FAST, is a technology concept managed by ESC’s Global Information Grid Systems Group, which delivers critical near-term operational...
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CORDA Centres on Maritime Research

A programme that could be instrumental in shaping military thinking over the next 20 years will be overseen by the Centre for Operational Research & Defence Analysis (CORDA). The wholly-owned subsidiary of BAE Systems has been awarded the enabling contract by the UK MoD Research Acquisition Organisation to lead...
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Wireless Design Centre Thinks Twice

Ember’s Cambridge, UK-based IC design facility is set to double in size by the end of 2006, following the announcement of the company’s development partnership with STMicroelectronics on ZigBee projects. Its 11-strong hardware design team has already developed two ICs at the site, including the ZigBee industry’s first single...
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Columbus Heads for US

At a ceremony to mark the delivery of the European laboratory for the International Space Station (ISS), Columbus, by EADS SPACE Transportation to the European Space Agency (ESA), German Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasised the international cooperation aspects of Columbus and the ISS, as an example for a world with...
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Project MESA on Track

At a meeting of the MESA Project attended by over 50 participants from Europe, the US, Canada and China, important steps were taken to bring broadband mobile communications to the public safety communities in both Europe and North America with five new proposals by manufacturers being received. These technical...
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It Pays to Integrate Toll Solutions

Within the scope of a large-scale test, the Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) Group in Australia has proven that the previously separate technologies for the collection of road toll fees — microwave-based Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) and satellite-based Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) — can be integrated...
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