Aerospace and Defense Channel

SATELLITE 2017 Reflects Healthy, Optimistic Industry

The SATELLITE 2017 conference, held March 6-9 in Washington, reflected the optimism of an industry chasing the promises of broadband and the IoT, fueled by the investments of wealthy entrepreneurs. To wit, Jeff Bezos, who became rich on the success of Amazon, is parlaying that success into his reusable rocket venture Blue Origin and a vision of renewed space exploration. Microwave Journal attended SATELLITE 2017 to see what role the RF/microwave industry is playing.


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SAGE Millimeter Releases V-Band, Dual Polarized Antenna Horn Assembly

Dual Polarized Horn Antenna: SAR-5037531530-15-S1-DP

SAGE Millimeter has released a V-Band, dual polarized horn antenna assembly covering 50 to 75 GHz. The antenna features an integrated orthomode transducer (OMT) that provides high port isolation and cross-polarization cancellation, enabling the antenna to separate a circular or elliptical polarized waveform into two linear, orthogonal waveforms. At the center frequency, the horn antenna has 15 dBi nominal gain and a typical half-power beamwidth of 28 degrees on the E-plane and 33 degrees on the H-plane.


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New Tech Brief: How Phase Noise Affects Radar and Communications Systems

Custom MMIC has published a free technical brief, “Addressing Your Phase Noise Challenges in Radar and Communication Systems,” illuminating key aspects of how phase noise impacts signal quality in radar and communication systems. The tech brief provides insight into product solutions that can be used in radar and communication systems that are phase noise constrained.


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Opportunities for Semiconductor Companies in the Changing Landscape of Global Defense

The increased focus on smaller platforms, more autonomous systems as well as a drive to faster time to deployment is creating a new paradigm in the defense industry.  The established ecosystems and traditional product development roles and responsibilities are unlikely to enable the most effective future solutions.


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