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IMT Receives $450,000 Order for Airborne Video Downlink System

xG Technology Inc. (xG) business unit Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the law enforcement, broadcast, sports and entertainment markets, announced it has received a $450,000 order from a state investigation bureau located in the South Atlantic region (“ the Bureau”) for the IMT Airborne Video Downlink System (AVDS).


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Microsemi Unveils Six New Wideband, High Performance MMIC Products

Microsemi Corp. announced six new monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) products, including four wideband low noise MMIC amplifiers (MMA040AAMMA041AA, MMA043AA and MMA044AA) and two wideband GaAs MMIC switches (MMS006AA and MMS008AA). The new MMIC products are ideally suited for test and measurement, electronic warfare and radar applications.


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Pentek Introduces Rugged and Lightweight Portable Talon RF/IF Signal Recorder

Pentek Inc. announced a new member of its popular family of Talon® RF/IF signal recording and playback systems. The Model RTR 2727A rugged portable recorder targets applications needing to record and reproduce high-bandwidth signals. A complete PC workstation, the RTR 2727A provides high data capacity and aggregate recording rates of up to 4.0 GB/s in a four-channel system.


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Lockheed Martin Awarded $1.2B to Modernize Republic of Korea F-16s

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.2 billion contract to upgrade 134 F-16 aircraft for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF). Among the enhancements are an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, a modern commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based avionics subsystem, a large-format, high-resolution center pedestal display and a high-volume and high-speed data bus.


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CPI Awarded Contract To Support New Generation Of Meteorological Satellites

The Communications & Medical Products Division of Communications & Power Industries (CPI) has been awarded an €8.7 million, or approximately $9.5 million, contract by Airbus Defence and Space to support a new generation of satellites that is expected to provide global advanced meteorological data from 2021 until after 2040.


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IMAGE GALLERIES

AUVSI 2014

Unmanned vehicles, Orlando, FL

MILCOM 2013

San Diego, CA

AOC 2013

Washington DC

EVENTS

Trade Shows

GOMACTech 2017

3/20/17 to 3/23/17
Reno, NV
United States

         2017

Government Microcircuit Applications & Critical Technology Conference

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Trade Shows

Space Tech Expo 2017

5/23/17 to 5/25/17
Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, CA
United States

DOCUMENTS AND FILES

An AESA Revolution Utilizing the Disruptive Technology of Highly-Integrated Silicon ICs

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.

Radar and Electronic Warfare Systems Design Resources

Electronic Warfare Fundamentals Poster. 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.

New Pulse Analysis Techniques for Radar and EW

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.

Four Signal-Identification Techniques to Characterize Complex Systems & Environments

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.� 

Radar Waveforms for A&D and Automotive Radar

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.

RF/Microwave Technologies - A Better Alternative In Defense Electronics

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.

Long-Term, Remote Monitoring of Satellite Performance Using an Agilent High-Frequency USB Power Sensor

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.

Techniques for Precision Validation of Radar System Performance in the Field Using Agilent FieldFox Handheld Analyzers

This application note provides an overview of field testing radar systems and Line Replaceable Units (LRU) using high-performance� 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 of� monopulse radar.

TriQuint Presentation

TriQuint 2013 Defense Forum presentation

R&S Presentation

Rohde & Schwarz 2013 Defense Forum presentation

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