Iliza Sokol

Associate Digital Editor ,
Design, Engineering & Sourcing Group

Iliza joined the Penton Media group in 2013 after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BS in Advertising and Marketing Communications. Prior to joining the staff, she worked at NYLON Magazine and a ghostwriting firm based in New York.

Next-Gen Weather Sensor Reaches Lowest Atmosphere Layers
PlanetiQ’s Pyxis weather instrument uses next-generation sensor technology to penetrate through clouds and storms, producing the highly calibrated data required to improve weather forecasting, climate monitoring, and space weather prediction.
SMAP Instruments Provide Global Soil Moisture Maps
The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft will provide global measurements of soil moisture to help scientists understand climate changes.
LTE Nodes Show Long-Range Communications Promise
General Dynamics Mission Systems and the Public Safety Communications Research Program recently completed long-range communications testing of the Band Class 14 eNodeB.
SBIRS Ground Station Moves on to Testing Phase
A new ground system for the Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) will centralize operations to provide enhanced tactical intelligence.
Legendary Bomber Receives Radar Upgrade
Developed by Northrop Grumman, the Scalable Agile Beam Radar – Global Strike (SABR-GS) active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar offers a variety of enhanced operational capabilities.
NIST to Develop Wireless Platform Manufacturing Guide
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working toward developing best practice guidelines for evaluating wireless-sensor-network performance and selecting the option that best meets a company’s requirements.
Platform Enables Bluetooth to Wi-Fi Audio Re-Streaming
Qualcomm’s AllPlay platform enables a variety of audio options including Bluetooth to Wi-Fi re-streaming of local and cloud-based music.
GPS III Satellite Components Successfully Integrated
Built by Lockheed Martin, the first GPS III space vehicle is now ready for testing in simulated harsh space environments.
Ka-band Technology Speeds In-flight Connectivity
Expectations are that a new flat-panel, Ka-band antenna will help produce faster connectivity within commercial aircraft and business jets.
Qi-Based Kit Converts Any Smartphone for Wireless Charging
The NeverDed Cordless Charging Conversion Cystem (C4) helps bring wireless Qi charging to all smartphones and devices.
RFID Used in…Automatic Vehicle Registration?
The ASTRIA RFID Vehicle Decal from STAR Systems International can be used for a variety of automatic vehicle registration and identification applications.
Satellite Payload to Further Augment GPS-Focused Aviation System
Raytheon has been awarded a contract from the FAA to develop the next Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) payload to help improve GPS signals.
Digital Modular Radio Tunes into MUOS Communications
A four-channel digital modular radio (DMR) from General Dynamics successfully completed data-transmission testing with a Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite.
Streamlined Data Retrieval Boosts Remote Health Monitoring
Cerner Corp. and Qualcomm Life will join forces to bring remote, constant monitoring of patients to healthcare providers.
Nokia to Acquire Alcatel-Lucent in $16.6-Billion Deal
Nokia is set to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion, merging into the IoT- and cloud service-based Nokia Corporation.

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