Systems http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en Switch Matrices Control DC to 40 GHz http://mwrf.com/systems/switch-matrices-control-dc-40-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A line of switch matrices includes models with as many as 24 switch matrices in rack-mount housings operating as high as 40 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/switch-matrices-control-dc-40-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/switch-matrices-control-dc-40-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:48:00 +0000 27321 at http://mwrf.com <p>Switch matrices in the FlexMatrix family are available in a variety of input/output configurations at frequencies to 40 GHz.&nbsp;</p> Method Eases Monopulse System Jamming http://mwrf.com/systems/method-eases-monopulse-system-jamming <div class="field-byline"> Dianfei Pan, Naiping Cheng, and Yanshan Bian, Department of Optical and Electrical Equipment, Academy of Equipment, Beijing, China </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An adaptive monopulse radar technique helps cancel interference from composite mainlobe and/or sidelobe jamming while preserving target angle estimation accuracy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/method-eases-monopulse-system-jamming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/method-eases-monopulse-system-jamming#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 27291 at http://mwrf.com Signal Analyzer Merges FFT With Swept-Spectrum Capabilities http://mwrf.com/systems/signal-analyzer-merges-fft-swept-spectrum-capabilities <div class="field-byline"> Curtis Ellzey &amp; Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Agilent Technologies recently showcased its fast-Fourier-transform (FFT)-based PXI signal analyzer, which has the ability to “sweep” a FFT window over multiple gigahertz frequencies much like swept spectrum analyzers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/signal-analyzer-merges-fft-swept-spectrum-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/signal-analyzer-merges-fft-swept-spectrum-capabilities#comments Systems Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:02:00 +0000 27281 at http://mwrf.com Interference-Free Millimeter-Wave Radios Promise Security http://mwrf.com/systems/interference-free-millimeter-wave-radios-promise-security <div class="node-body article-body">Using unlicensed millimeter-wave bands may be the next step toward higher-bandwidth and higher-security commercial communications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/interference-free-millimeter-wave-radios-promise-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/interference-free-millimeter-wave-radios-promise-security#comments Commercial Systems Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:13:00 +0000 27231 at http://mwrf.com Missile Defense System Uses Dual Radars To Optimize Tracking http://mwrf.com/systems/missile-defense-system-uses-dual-radars-optimize-tracking <div class="node-body article-body">The ground-based midcourse defense (GMD) system, in conjunction with an exoatmospheric kill vehicle (EKV) device, successfully tracked and destroyed a targeted threat during testing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/missile-defense-system-uses-dual-radars-optimize-tracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/missile-defense-system-uses-dual-radars-optimize-tracking#comments News Active components Defense Systems Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:18:00 +0000 27241 at http://mwrf.com <p>In development since 1998, the GMD system incorporates features such as early detection and tracking during the boost phase, midcourse target discrimination, and precision intercept and destruction of inbound intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMS). (Images courtesy of Boeing)</p> Proving Installed Performance of Airframe Microwave Assemblies http://mwrf.com/systems/proving-installed-performance-airframe-microwave-assemblies <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by W.L. Gore </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Military aircraft manufacturers have accepted the practice of replacing microwave assemblies because they get damaged during installation in airframe platforms. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/proving-installed-performance-airframe-microwave-assemblies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/proving-installed-performance-airframe-microwave-assemblies#comments Systems White Paper Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:03:00 +0000 27221 at http://mwrf.com Selecting Microwave/RF Cable Assemblies for Reliable Performance Over Time http://mwrf.com/systems/selecting-microwaverf-cable-assemblies-reliable-performance-over-time <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by W.L. Gore </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A recent study showed that users of microwave/RF cable assemblies expect high-quality, long-lasting performance; however, more than 75 percent of these users are replacing their assemblies frequently, with the most common cause of failure identified as damage during installation or operation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/selecting-microwaverf-cable-assemblies-reliable-performance-over-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/selecting-microwaverf-cable-assemblies-reliable-performance-over-time#comments Systems White Paper Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:59:00 +0000 27211 at http://mwrf.com Reducing Life Cycle Costs with Reliable Airframe Microwave Assemblies http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/reducing-life-cycle-costs-reliable-airframe-microwave-assemblies <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by W.L. Gore </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Aircraft manufacturers can no longer afford the total costs associated with airframe microwave assemblies that fail because of rigorous installation and the extreme conditions of aerospace. W. L. Gore & Associates evaluated the performance of </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/reducing-life-cycle-costs-reliable-airframe-microwave-assemblies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/reducing-life-cycle-costs-reliable-airframe-microwave-assemblies#comments Systems Test & Measurement - analyzers White Paper Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:55:00 +0000 27201 at http://mwrf.com UPDATE: SBIRS GEO Satellites Track Missiles Using Infrared Data http://mwrf.com/systems/update-sbirs-geo-satellites-track-missiles-using-infrared-data <div class="node-body article-body">Using a multi-level platform of ground systems, satellites, and payloads, the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) helps to build a database of missiles through their infrared characteristics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/update-sbirs-geo-satellites-track-missiles-using-infrared-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/update-sbirs-geo-satellites-track-missiles-using-infrared-data#comments News Systems Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:05:00 +0000 22351 at http://mwrf.com <p>The SBIRS GEO-1 satellite, shown here in an artist&#39;s rendering with the system&#39;s scanning and staring sensors, is exceeding performance expectations. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin.)</p> UAV Antenna Changes Beam Direction in 1/1000th of a Second http://mwrf.com/active-components/uav-antenna-changes-beam-direction-11000th-second <div class="node-body article-body">The Agile Aperture Antenna (A3) is lightweight, low power, software-defined, and electronically reconfigurable, suiting it for UAVs and other vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/uav-antenna-changes-beam-direction-11000th-second" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/uav-antenna-changes-beam-direction-11000th-second#comments News Active components Defense Systems Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 27171 at http://mwrf.com <p>An Agile Aperture Antenna is placed in a window of an aircraft for a recent test flight. (All images courtesy of GTRI)</p>