Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales and Leonardo has signed a 772M EUR contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide six satellites part of the Second Generation of Galileo constellation.
Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded an approximately $300 million contract by a country in Asia to provide Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The contract will be performed over a period of five years.
Teledyne e2v HiRel Electronics announced a new high reliability partnership with California-based Integra Technologies, Inc. Under the new agreement, Teledyne will leverage Integra’s portfolio of GaN on SiC RF power transistor products to deliver optimized power solutions for the space market.
BAE Systems has received a $58 million contract from Boeing to start Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) for the U.S. Air Force.
Hypertac hyperboloid contacts will help explore the Red Planet and seek signs of ancient microbial life
March 1, 2021
Smiths Interconnect provides the Mars Perseverance Rover with high performance ruggedized cPCI 2 mm connectors addressing NASA’s need for a high reliability connector solution to meet the mechanical, electrical and environmental performance requirements.
Smiths Interconnect has been involved in the F-35 Lightning II programme for over 20 years, supplying hundreds of different interconnect devices including high reliability technologies, from RF components and high speed/power/density/filtered connectors to integrated microwave assemblies.
Leonardo, through its subsidiary Vitrociset, has been awarded two tenders to upgrade the Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT) infrastructure, managed by the Astronomical Observatory of Cagliari of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF).
Modular design with easy-to-use graphical interface minimizes radar testing time and cost
February 24, 2021
Mercury Systems Inc. announced the ARES3100 Advanced Radar Environment Simulator (ARES), ideal for testing demanding radar applications ranging from anechoic chamber and open-air range (OAR) to laboratory-based production testing and comprehensive radar performance evaluation.
Pentek, Inc. announced the newest member of its highly popular Jade® family of high performance XMC FPGA modules. The Jade Model 71891 XMC module is an L-Band RF tuner with two 400 MHz A/Ds based on the high density Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA.
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.