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Articles by Microwave Journal Staff

Lockheed Martin Successfully Launches 6th Modernized GPS Satellite

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A US Air Force modernized Global Positioning System Block IIR satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II launch vehicle. The satellite, designated GPS IIR-19M, is the sixth in a line of eight GPS IIR...
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Raytheon Missile and Radar Play Critical Roles in Satellite Intercept

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Raytheon Co. played a pivotal role in the February 20 th successful intercept of a non-functioning satellite. The company’s Standard Missile-3 was specially modified for its unique operation, performing beyond its intended capabilities to intercept the target 153 miles over the Pacific Ocean. Much engineering and technical expertise went...
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Northrop Grumman Wins US Army Missile Interceptor System Contract

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Northrop Grumman Corp. is one of two companies awarded a contract by the US Army to design and demonstrate a prototype missile interceptor weapon system that will defend warfighters against rocket, artillery and mortar (RAM) threats. As part of the first phase of a multi-phase program spanning five years,...
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ESA and EC Commit €624 M to Space Sentinels Project

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The European Space Agency’s director general Jean-Jacques Dordain and European Commission director general for Enterprise & Industry, Heinz Zourek, have signed an agreement, which establishes the allocation of an EC budget of €624 M to ESA as a contribution to the implementation of the GMES Space Component (GSC). This...
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MicReD Plays Major Role in NANOPACK Research

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Flomerics’ MicReD subsidiary will play a major role in the recently announced European-funded NANOPACK project, which aims to address thermal barriers to continued performance increases in semiconductors and power electronics by developing new technologies and materials for low thermal resistance interfaces and electrical interconnects. The NANOPACK consortium, which is...
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TASL and EADS Partner for Indian Army Bid

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TATA Advanced Systems (TASL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Industries, along with leading Tata technology companies (TATA Consultancy Services and TATA Power SED) is joining forces with EADS Defence & Security (EADS DS) to form a high tech team partnership to bid for the Indian Army’s $1 B...
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Anglo/German Partnership on LTE Base Stations

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UK company picoChip is collaborating with German counterpart, mimoOn, to deliver the industry’s first complete Long Term Evolution (LTE) base station reference design. The new PC86xx family of LTE reference designs cover the full range of eNode Bs from femtocells to multi-sector macrocells and is supported on the same...
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UK Scientists Investigate Cosmic Rays and Microchips

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UK neutron scientists are tackling the challenge of cosmic radiation and its damaging effect on sensitive microchips in the aviation industry in the drive to develop more robust electronic equipment. Accelerated testing of microelectronic components at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) ISIS neutron research centre replicates the...
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Base Station Standardization: The New Innovation

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One oft-cited maxim in the communications world states that standardization is the enemy of innovation: its premise is that once something is standardized there is, by definition, no room to alter or improve it and hence no remaining freedom in which to innovate. Indeed, this is frequently cited as...
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Ultra-wideband Equipment Shipments Will Exceed 400 Million

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In 2006, it appeared that the market launch of ultra-wideband (UWB) was imminent. Several factors conspired to delay that, but ABI Research now expects UWB to see very strong growth starting in 2008, finding its first success in laptops and computer peripherals and eventually in mobile handsets. Forecasts indicate...
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