Systems http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en RF Development Platform Supports Metering Applications http://mwrf.com/systems/rf-development-platform-supports-metering-applications <div class="node-body article-body">Semtech and other members of the Wi-SUN Alliance jointly created an RF development platform, replete with an RF transceiver and MCU, for metering applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/rf-development-platform-supports-metering-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/rf-development-platform-supports-metering-applications#comments News Commercial Systems Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:42:00 +0000 29321 at http://mwrf.com Network-Edge Battery Technology Uses Existing Copper Cables http://mwrf.com/systems/network-edge-battery-technology-uses-existing-copper-cables <div class="node-body article-body">The LPS04 dc-dc converter and Aggregator allow carriers to use their embedded copper cables to power remote devices from central-office power plants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/network-edge-battery-technology-uses-existing-copper-cables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/network-edge-battery-technology-uses-existing-copper-cables#comments News Systems Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:01:00 +0000 29271 at http://mwrf.com <p>With the LPS04 and Aggregator, carriers can use their embedded copper cables to power remote devices from central-office power plants. (Image courtesy of Thinkstock)</p> Advanced Routers to Strengthen Patriot Missile Prowess http://mwrf.com/systems/advanced-routers-strengthen-patriot-missile-prowess <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers from Raytheon and TELDAT will work together to develop and produce advanced militarized routers with expanded controls for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense (AMD) system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/advanced-routers-strengthen-patriot-missile-prowess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/advanced-routers-strengthen-patriot-missile-prowess#comments News Defense Systems Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:39:00 +0000 29261 at http://mwrf.com <p>With more than 200 fire units fielded worldwide, Patriot is the system of choice for 12 nations around the globe. (Image courtesy of Raytheon)</p> Twisted Radio Beams Transmit Data at 32 Gbits/s http://mwrf.com/systems/twisted-radio-beams-transmit-data-32-gbitss <div class="node-body article-body">Similar to twisting light waves for high-speed data transfer, researchers twisted radio beams to achieve 32-Gbit/s data-transmission rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/twisted-radio-beams-transmit-data-32-gbitss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/twisted-radio-beams-transmit-data-32-gbitss#comments News Systems Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:23:00 +0000 29251 at http://mwrf.com Inertial Navigation System Provides Positioning to GPS-Deprived Areas http://mwrf.com/systems/inertial-navigation-system-provides-positioning-gps-deprived-areas <div class="node-body article-body">Ring laser gyroscopes and quartz accelerometers incorporated into Honeywell’s Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator (TALIN) help expand GPS coverage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/inertial-navigation-system-provides-positioning-gps-deprived-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/inertial-navigation-system-provides-positioning-gps-deprived-areas#comments News Active components Passive components Systems Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:02:00 +0000 29241 at http://mwrf.com <p>Initial efforts will focus on the TALIN 2000, with manufacturing/production of the system components expected by 2016. (Image courtesy of Honeywell)</p> Efficient Handovers Help Wireless Sensor Networks http://mwrf.com/systems/efficient-handovers-help-wireless-sensor-networks <div class="field-byline"> TianChi Zhao, Jia Dong, and BoAo Min </div> <div class="field-deck"> Through the use of a new handover scheme for switching between cell sites and base stations, wireless sensor networks can be used more efficiently and at lower power levels. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This new approach to handovers allows wireless sensor networks to operate more efficiency within cellular wireless networks. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/efficient-handovers-help-wireless-sensor-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/efficient-handovers-help-wireless-sensor-networks#comments Commercial Industrial Systems Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:57:00 +0000 28921 at http://mwrf.com F-16 Electronic Scanning Radar Enhances Target Detection, Tracking http://mwrf.com/active-components/f-16-electronic-scanning-radar-enhances-target-detection-tracking <div class="node-body article-body">The Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) will extend the radar capabilities and viability of F-16 aircraft thanks to the implementation of an electronically scanned area (AESA) fire-control radar.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/f-16-electronic-scanning-radar-enhances-target-detection-tracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/f-16-electronic-scanning-radar-enhances-target-detection-tracking#comments News Active components Defense Systems Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:48:00 +0000 28961 at http://mwrf.com <p>Unlike traditional mechanically scanned radars, SABR&rsquo;s electronic scanning eliminates the need for moving parts. (Image courtesy of Northrop Grumman)&nbsp;</p> Airborne Radio in Tune with MUOS Defense Satellites http://mwrf.com/systems/airborne-radio-tune-muos-defense-satellites <div class="node-body article-body">Rockwell Collins claims its ARC-210 is the first airborne radio to operate on the MUOS satellite system, successfully connecting with the communications base station and ground radios.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/airborne-radio-tune-muos-defense-satellites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/airborne-radio-tune-muos-defense-satellites#comments News Defense Systems Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:29:00 +0000 28951 at http://mwrf.com <p>When combined with the MUOS waveform, the ARC-210 expands and essentially modernizes ultra-high-frequency (UHF) beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) satcom capabilities. (Image courtesy of Rockwell Collins)</p> Don’t Trust that Tower http://mwrf.com/systems/don-t-trust-tower <div class="node-body article-body">Rogue cell towers have been linked to potential national security breaches.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/don-t-trust-tower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/don-t-trust-tower#comments Commercial Defense Editor Columns Systems Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:52:00 +0000 28931 at http://mwrf.com UPDATE: MEADS Radar Performs 360-Deg. Rotation For Missile Tracking http://mwrf.com/systems/update-meads-radar-performs-360-deg-rotation-missile-tracking <div class="node-body article-body">Because tactical operations centers act as nodes in the MEADS network, a commander can dynamically add or subtract elements without shutting the entire system down. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/update-meads-radar-performs-360-deg-rotation-missile-tracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/update-meads-radar-performs-360-deg-rotation-missile-tracking#comments News Defense Systems Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:14:00 +0000 20011 at http://mwrf.com <p>The MFCR is an X-band, solid-state, phased array radar using element-level transmit/receive modules. (Photo courtesy of Meads-amd.com.)</p>