Systems http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en 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> A New Paradigm for Mid-Lifecycle Design Changes http://mwrf.com/active-components/new-paradigm-mid-lifecycle-design-changes <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Sparton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For decades, replacing key components during the mid-lifecycle design refresh was seen as simply too costly and burdensome. Changes had to wait until the next generation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/new-paradigm-mid-lifecycle-design-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/new-paradigm-mid-lifecycle-design-changes#comments Active components Systems White Paper Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:10:00 +0000 28771 at http://mwrf.com Rectenna Serves 2.45-GHz Wireless Power Transmission http://mwrf.com/systems/rectenna-serves-245-ghz-wireless-power-transmission <div class="field-byline"> Shuai Ji, Hua Qi, and Huifeng Zhang </div> <div class="field-deck"> This fairly simple and straightforward rectenna design can be applied for conversion of energy at RF/microwave frequencies to usable DC power. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This straightforward rectenna design can be used for RF-to-DC power conversion at ISM-band frequencies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/rectenna-serves-245-ghz-wireless-power-transmission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/rectenna-serves-245-ghz-wireless-power-transmission#comments Commercial Industrial Systems Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:16:00 +0000 28491 at http://mwrf.com Satellite Gets into Rhythm with Midsize Black Hole http://mwrf.com/systems/satellite-gets-rhythm-midsize-black-hole <div class="node-body article-body">Discovery of rhythmic pulsations via counters and detectors aboard NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite led to the M82X- black hole’s unusual midsize categorization.</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/systems/satellite-gets-rhythm-midsize-black-hole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/satellite-gets-rhythm-midsize-black-hole#comments News Industrial Systems Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:30:00 +0000 28661 at http://mwrf.com How Great a Gift is a Wireless Prosthesis? http://mwrf.com/systems/how-great-gift-wireless-prosthesis <div class="node-body gallery-body">From environmentally resilient microprocessor joints to direct nerve controlled robotic limbs, getting our wounded back into the action has never been more possible.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/how-great-gift-wireless-prosthesis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/how-great-gift-wireless-prosthesis#comments Active components Defense Systems Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:14:00 +0000 28341 at http://mwrf.com M2M Solution Sends Alerts to Help Prevent Food Spoilage http://mwrf.com/systems/m2m-solution-sends-alerts-help-prevent-food-spoilage <div class="node-body article-body">The D-Mometer and TAM Network work together to track time and temperature of perishable foods, sending alerts to help prevent spoilage and subsequent food-borne illnesses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/m2m-solution-sends-alerts-help-prevent-food-spoilage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/m2m-solution-sends-alerts-help-prevent-food-spoilage#comments News Services Systems Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:09:00 +0000 28381 at http://mwrf.com <p>The D-Mometer and TAM Network is a machine-to-machine (M2M) solution that delivers real-time information on the time and temperature exposure of perishable food items. (Image courtesy of RMD Technologies)</p> Manpack Radio Plus MUOS Satellite Equals Long-Distance Military Comms http://mwrf.com/systems/manpack-radio-plus-muos-satellite-equals-long-distance-military-comms <div class="node-body article-body">A demonstration using two-channel Manpack radios and Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites showed how the technology can deliver secure communications over long distances for military purposes.</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/systems/manpack-radio-plus-muos-satellite-equals-long-distance-military-comms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/manpack-radio-plus-muos-satellite-equals-long-distance-military-comms#comments News Systems Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:56:00 +0000 28371 at http://mwrf.com <p>General Dynamics technicians test the two-channel AN/PRC-155 Manpack radio in production at the Scottsdale facility. (Image courtesy of General Dynamics C4 Systems)</p> Characterization Softwares For Your RF/Microwave Devices http://mwrf.com/systems/characterization-softwares-your-rfmicrowave-devices <div class="field-deck"> Burdened by the challenge of characterizing the latest devices, engineers are looking for solutions to streamline their test processes, analysis, and data management. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Testing RF/microwave/millimeter-wave devices under a wide operation range for characterization can be time consuming and error prone. Fortunately, companies are forging software/hardware solutions to aid and even automate this process.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/characterization-softwares-your-rfmicrowave-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/characterization-softwares-your-rfmicrowave-devices#comments Commercial Defense Systems Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:22:00 +0000 28331 at http://mwrf.com How Would You Automate A Microwave Assembly Process? http://mwrf.com/systems/how-would-you-automate-microwave-assembly-process <div class="node-body gallery-body">Automating the integrated assembly process can provide many cost and fabrication enhancing benefits. The increased consistency and material efficiency of automation also aids in producing more reliable assemblies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/how-would-you-automate-microwave-assembly-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/how-would-you-automate-microwave-assembly-process#comments Commercial Defense Systems Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:38:00 +0000 28271 at http://mwrf.com Is Going Soft A Good Thing? How About Full-Auto? http://mwrf.com/systems/going-soft-good-thing-how-about-full-auto <div class="field-deck"> Compressed design cycles and increasingly complex devices are making software and automation techniques an integral part of an engineer's toolkit. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the design cycles accelerates, the use and reliance on software tools for modeling and simulation is increasing. Automated testing and manufacturing techniques are also used to meet ever-closer design deadlines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/going-soft-good-thing-how-about-full-auto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/going-soft-good-thing-how-about-full-auto#comments Commercial Commercial Defense Systems Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:24:00 +0000 28251 at http://mwrf.com