Defense http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en 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> Cost-Effective Models Simulate SMT Components http://mwrf.com/software/cost-effective-models-simulate-smt-components <div class="field-byline"> Nils Nazoa and Nick Ridler </div> <div class="field-deck"> Precision vector network analyzer (VNA) measurements needn’t be expensive when using a low-cost PC-based analyzer and FR-4 based test jig. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Careful measurements are instrumental in creating accurate RF/microwave software models of surface-mount-technology (SMT) components. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/cost-effective-models-simulate-smt-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/cost-effective-models-simulate-smt-components#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Software Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:35:00 +0000 27091 at http://mwrf.com Military-Code Receiver Bolsters GPS Capabilities http://mwrf.com/active-components/military-code-receiver-bolsters-gps-capabilities <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Air Force demonstrated a new Raytheon GPS receiver for use in military-code anti-jamming and high-security communications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/military-code-receiver-bolsters-gps-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/military-code-receiver-bolsters-gps-capabilities#comments News Active components Defense Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:59:00 +0000 27181 at http://mwrf.com 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> U.S./China To Garner 40% Of Military-Radar Market In Five Years http://mwrf.com/systems/uschina-garner-40-military-radar-market-five-years <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though the U.S. and Asia Pacific markets are driven by different needs, the military-radar industry will ultimately benefit due to ever-increasing demand. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/uschina-garner-40-military-radar-market-five-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/uschina-garner-40-military-radar-market-five-years#comments News Defense Systems Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 27151 at http://mwrf.com <p>Longbow FCR is mounted to Lockheed Martin&#39;s Apache helicopter.</p> Courtesy of Lockheed Martin Switch Commands 0.5 to 18.0 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/switch-commands-05-180-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This high-speed switch provides signal control from 0.5 to 18.0 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/switch-commands-05-180-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/switch-commands-05-180-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:19:00 +0000 26961 at http://mwrf.com DAC Delivers 14 b at 2.5 GSamples/s http://mwrf.com/systems/dac-delivers-14-b-25-gsampless <div class="node-body article-body">This board level DAC operates with 14-b resolution to 2.5 GSamples/s. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/dac-delivers-14-b-25-gsampless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/dac-delivers-14-b-25-gsampless#comments Analog Devices Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:09:00 +0000 26971 at http://mwrf.com Tunable Filters Screen 0.1 to 3.0 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/tunable-filters-screen-01-30-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">Lines of mechanically tuned bandpass and band-reject filters are designed for applications to 3 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/tunable-filters-screen-01-30-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/tunable-filters-screen-01-30-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:27:00 +0000 26981 at http://mwrf.com Looking Back at the 2014 IMS Exhibition http://mwrf.com/active-components/looking-back-2014-ims-exhibition <div class="field-deck"> This year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS) had a full schedule of technical presentations, as well as a healthy number of new product introductions at ever-higher frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many significant new products across a wide range of technologies were introduced at the recent IMS 2014 exhibition in Tampa, Fla. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/looking-back-2014-ims-exhibition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/looking-back-2014-ims-exhibition#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - generators Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:57:00 +0000 26941 at http://mwrf.com Unmanned Aerial Systems’ Capabilities Soar http://mwrf.com/systems/unmanned-aerial-systems-capabilities-soar <div class="field-deck"> UASs are requiring the highest speed, lightest weight, and most efficient communications technology in footprints that are furthering the industry’s capabilities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the uses for unmanned aerial systems continue to expand, the variety of payloads and technologies incorporated into these platforms is creating industry-changing advances in mobile communications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/unmanned-aerial-systems-capabilities-soar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/unmanned-aerial-systems-capabilities-soar#comments Commercial Defense Systems Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:56:00 +0000 26921 at http://mwrf.com