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News From Washington Lockheed Martin Successfully Fires LOSAT Guided Missile The Line-of-sight Antitank (LOSAT) system developed by Lockheed Martin successfully completed engineering development flight test-1 (EDF-1) at White Sands Missile range, NM. The LOSAT system fired a kinetic energy missile (KEM) more than three kilometers down range and intercepted...
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International Report

International Report International Cooperation is Set to Raise Standards Within the framework of the @LIS programme, the European Commission has signed a 3.8 M contract with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for the promotion of cooperation between Europe and Latin America in the standardisation field. The main objectives...
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The Commercial Market

The Commercial Market IEEE P802.15.3 Standard Gains Sponsor Ballot Approval The IEEE P802.15.3 standard for high rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN), designed specifically for consumer electronic and portable multimedia devices, has completed IEEE 802.15 working group and sponsor ballot approval. One approval step remains within the consensus process...
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Navy Uses RFID to Track Wounded in Iraq

The US Navy, working with system developer ScenPro Inc. of Richardson, TX, is using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology from Texas Instruments to more efficiently track the status and location of hundreds of wounded soldiers and airmen, prisoners of war, refugees and others arriving for treatment at Fleet Hospital...
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The Book End

Electromagnetics Explained: A Handbook for Wireless/RF, EMC and High Speed Electronics Ron Schmitt Elsevier Science 359 pages; $34.99 ISBN: 0-7506 7403-2 This book is mainly intended as an introductory guide and reference for engineers and students who need to apply the concepts of electromagnetics to real-world problems in electrical...
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High Frequency Prescalers for Advanced Synthesizer Applications

Modern digital communications, instrumentation, electronic warfare and radar systems require high frequency and/or broadband synthesizers that are stable in frequency and exhibit low phase noise at frequencies up to 50 GHz. Prescalers are typically used in phase-locked loop circuits for these synthesizer applications. A prescaler converts the RF input...
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