News http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6700/more en ZigBee Update Brings Mesh Networking to 920-MHz HEMS http://mwrf.com/services/zigbee-update-brings-mesh-networking-920-mhz-hems <div class="node-body article-body">The 920IP ZigBee standard update supports home energy-management systems (HEMS) through the use of wireless mesh networking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/services/zigbee-update-brings-mesh-networking-920-mhz-hems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/services/zigbee-update-brings-mesh-networking-920-mhz-hems#comments News Active components Services Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:38:00 +0000 27381 at http://mwrf.com Military Blimp-Borne Radar Stays Aloft for 30 Days http://mwrf.com/systems/military-blimp-borne-radar-stays-aloft-30-days <div class="node-body article-body">Comprising a system of two radars and helium-filled aerostats, JLENS further enhances missile defense capabilities in current ballistic intercept systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/military-blimp-borne-radar-stays-aloft-30-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/military-blimp-borne-radar-stays-aloft-30-days#comments News Defense Systems Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:26:00 +0000 27371 at http://mwrf.com <p>One JLENS orbit can provide the same 24/7 coverage for a 30-day period that 5 fixed wing surveillance aircraft provide. (Images courtesy of Raytheon)</p> Quick Charge Technology Delivers Up To 60 W http://mwrf.com/active-components/quick-charge-technology-delivers-60-w <div class="node-body article-body">Quick Charge 2.0 features a variety of upgrades to improve charging times and expand adoption rates into a variety of devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/quick-charge-technology-delivers-60-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/quick-charge-technology-delivers-60-w#comments News Active components Commercial Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 27251 at http://mwrf.com <p><em><strong>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</strong></em></p> 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> 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> 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 Vector Reflectometer’s Compact Size Brings Connectivity Advantages http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/vector-reflectometer-s-compact-size-brings-connectivity-advantages <div class="node-body article-body">Copper Mountain’s Planar R54 vector reflectometer, demonstrated by MW&RF Technology Editor Jean-Jacques DeLisle at IMS 2014, measures 117 by 39 by 19 mm and weighs 8.8 oz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/vector-reflectometer-s-compact-size-brings-connectivity-advantages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/vector-reflectometer-s-compact-size-brings-connectivity-advantages#comments News Test & Measurement Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:09:00 +0000 27121 at http://mwrf.com UPDATE: JPSS-1 Weather Satellite Boosts Forecasting Accuracy http://mwrf.com/systems/update-jpss-1-weather-satellite-boosts-forecasting-accuracy <div class="node-body article-body">The JPSS-1 satellite uses five different remote-sensing instruments that will help to monitor and predict weather patterns and climate changes with greater precision.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/update-jpss-1-weather-satellite-boosts-forecasting-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/update-jpss-1-weather-satellite-boosts-forecasting-accuracy#comments News Systems Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:45:00 +0000 24021 at http://mwrf.com