iRobot Corp., a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Defense and Security business to Arlington Capital Partners for up to $45 million in total consideration, including a contingent payment based on achieving certain milestones. This transaction enables iRobot to solidify its position as the leader in diversified Home Robots and focus on technologies for the connected home.
A Raytheon Co. Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) successfully completed a data-gathering mission during a Missile Defense Agency flight test. The mission's objective was to observe in-flight performance of redesigned components and gain valuable information on evolving threat classes.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) has received a Supplier Appreciation Award from Space Systems Loral (SSL) Palo Alto, Calif., the leading provider of geostationary commercial satellites, in recognition of Gore’s dedication in supporting SSL programs.
After successful trials on Halcyon Unmanned Surface Vehicle, Thales and ASV have signed an agreement to develop autonomous USV technology and capability for maritime, civil, security and military domains.
The Boeing Co. has awarded ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, a contract for the production of approximately 90 Link 16 Small Tactical Terminals (STT) for the Lots 5 and 6 of the AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopter production line.
Mercury Systems, Inc. announced it received a $3.7 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance digital signal processing modules for a manned airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) application. The order was booked in the company’s fiscal 2016 second quarter and is expected to be shipped by its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter.
Norsat International Inc., a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications,announced the launch of the MEDIAN series of Ku-Band block up-converters (BUCs) that are ideal for VSAT, broadcast, maritime, and portable terminal applications.
Mercury Systems Inc. announced it received a $3 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance microwave subsystems for an electronic warfare application. The order was received in the company’s fiscal 2016 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.
We will first present an overview of phased-array antenna fundamentals and basic Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) principles and challenges, and then we will explain how planar solutions can help with form-factor issues. We will also show how planar solutions at frequencies at or above X-band require increased integration, as well as highlighting some associated challenges.
Electronic Warfare Fundamentals Poster.Â This poster contains a radar warning receiver and DRFM based jammer block diagrams, a compare and contrast of Radar versus EW, basic equations, cross-eye jamming, modern jamming techniques, three areas of EW; common acronyms and the latest hardware and software for electronic warfare test and measurement.
Pulse signals are widespread in radar and other EW applications and must be accurately measured for manufacturing, design of countermeasures, and threat assessment. However, pulse measurements are an especially challenging area for signal analysis due to a combination of factors such as wide pulse bandwidth, pulses that are difficult to detect, and increasingly complex signal environments. This application note discusses the best tools for different types of pulse analysis, along with display and analysis techniques for various signals and measurement goals.
For decades, spectrum analyzers have been used to develop and characterize radar and electronic (EW) warfare systems. However, traditional swept measurements are rapidly becoming insufficient because most modern radar systems are adaptive. Learn about methods for monitoring EW scenarios, identifying unwanted events in the transmitted waveform, and accurately measuring found signals.Ã?Â
This White Paper provides a view on radar waveforms for Aerospace and Defence and commercial radar systems. Waveforms such as pulse and pulse-Doppler signal, continuous wave and frequency shift keying waveforms are described. It also shows continuous waveform trends designed for specific needs and application differences of continuous wave radar compared to pulse radar systems.
The Defense Industry is facing many challenges. From shrinking budgets to Better Buying Power 2.0 to increased competition for program wins. And, for applications that rely on RF and microwave technologies, the supply base is highly fragmented resulting in increased costs and risks for prime contractors. Mercury is pioneering open architectures for RF/Microwave solutions and has implemented a concept around Advanced Microelectronics Centers (AMC) to provide the design, manufacturing and testing capabilities needed to deliver on key program needs. This whitepaper discusses why open architectures will be a game changer in RF/Microwave and what makes the AMCs unique and relevant.
This application note describes typical satellite applications that require power measurements and recommends power measurement solutions. It also explains how these solutions can help simplify your work, and improve accuracy, reliability and test coverage. Also covered are new sensor functions such as built-in Gamma and S-parameter corrections and real time measurement uncertainty calculations for improved accuracy.
This application note provides an overview of field testing radar systems and Line Replaceable Units (LRU) using high-performanceÃ?Â FieldFox combination analyzers having multiple measurement modes including a peak power analyzer, vector network analyzer, spectrum analyzer and vector voltmeter. This application note will show several measurement examples of pulsed and secondary radar signals and also reviews the basics ofÃ?Â monopulse radar.