Systems http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en Triton UAS Passes Flight Tests http://mwrf.com/systems/triton-uas-passes-flight-tests <div class="node-body article-body">The Triton UAS recently completed a series of flight tests. It will now move on to payload testing of its upgraded sensor suite.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/triton-uas-passes-flight-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/triton-uas-passes-flight-tests#comments News Systems Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:44:00 +0000 24421 at http://mwrf.com <p>A MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system makes its approach for landing, marking the conclusion of initial flight testing. (Photo by Alan Radecki, courtesy of Northrop Grumman)</p> GPS III Program Continues to Advance http://mwrf.com/systems/gps-iii-program-continues-advance <div class="node-body article-body">Development of the GPS III satellites continues to push forward as contracts are awarded for the production of eight systems that will improve capabilities for military, commercial, and civilian users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/gps-iii-program-continues-advance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/gps-iii-program-continues-advance#comments News Systems Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:20:00 +0000 24411 at http://mwrf.com QAM Is Rising: 1024QAM And Beyond http://mwrf.com/systems/qam-rising-1024qam-and-beyond <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Habeeb Ur Rahman Mohammed </div> <div class="field-deck"> As demands for more voice, data, and video services rise, wireless communications networks must be configured to handle more complex levels of modulation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Higher modulation levels support more efficient communications, but require receivers with extremely low noise levels. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/qam-rising-1024qam-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/qam-rising-1024qam-and-beyond#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:51:00 +0000 24351 at http://mwrf.com Wireless-LAN Market Enjoys Growth http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-lan-market-enjoys-growth <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">According to Dell’Oro Group, the recent increase in the wireless LAN market is due to IEEE 802.11ac unit shipments, which caused the market to grow 9% in the fourth quarter of 2013. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-lan-market-enjoys-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-lan-market-enjoys-growth#comments News Components Systems Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:12:00 +0000 24251 at http://mwrf.com <p>IEEE 802.11ac devices like smartphone and tablets will continue to grow significantly in 2014.</p> Five Trends Shaping 802.11 WLANs http://mwrf.com/systems/five-trends-shaping-80211-wlans <div class="field-byline"> Amal Ekbal </div> <div class="field-deck"> WLAN technology continues to expand and evolve, with this wireless technology supporting personal and enterprise applications and reaching millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The widespread acceptance and expansion of WLAN technology is expected to find homes even at millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/five-trends-shaping-80211-wlans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/five-trends-shaping-80211-wlans#comments Commercial Systems Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:11:00 +0000 23931 at http://mwrf.com NFC Prepares For Wide Adoption http://mwrf.com/active-components/nfc-prepares-wide-adoption <div class="field-deck"> The inclusion of NFC chips in mobile phones is rapidly increasing the opportunities for companies to enhance user experiences with the latest in digital customer interaction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NFC standards have been evolving to support a wide scope of industry interactions with end-users. Until the recent addition of NFC enabled smartphones, the adoption of technologies like contactless payments were slow. The boom of smartphones with NFC chips, NFC SD cards, and NFC SIM cards is opening the doors for a whole new world of wireless interactions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/nfc-prepares-wide-adoption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/nfc-prepares-wide-adoption#comments Active components Systems Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:32:00 +0000 23921 at http://mwrf.com DMSP Imager Measures Brightness Temperatures to Track Weather http://mwrf.com/systems/dmsp-imager-measures-brightness-temperatures-track-weather <div class="node-body article-body">The Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) aboard the latest Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite utilizes a next-generation sensor suite to study cloud covers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/dmsp-imager-measures-brightness-temperatures-track-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/dmsp-imager-measures-brightness-temperatures-track-weather#comments News Active components Systems Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:26:00 +0000 24071 at http://mwrf.com DASs Bring Capacity Indoors, Outdoors, And Wherever You Need It http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dass-bring-capacity-indoors-outdoors-and-wherever-you-need-it <div class="field-deck"> To solve the demands of high data rates in buildings, stadiums, and on public transportation, distributed antenna systems are bringing the antennas to the people. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distributed antenna systems are being incorporated into more buildings, stadiums, and public transit centers every year. Macrocell congestion and consumer-driven data demands are responsible for this proliferation. There are many different implementations of DAS technology, each with their own tradeoffs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dass-bring-capacity-indoors-outdoors-and-wherever-you-need-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dass-bring-capacity-indoors-outdoors-and-wherever-you-need-it#comments Active components Passive components RF Essentials Systems Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:51:00 +0000 23911 at http://mwrf.com JPSS-1 Weather Satellite Boosts Forecasting Accuracy http://mwrf.com/systems/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/jpss-1-weather-satellite-boosts-forecasting-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/jpss-1-weather-satellite-boosts-forecasting-accuracy#comments News Systems Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:37:00 +0000 24021 at http://mwrf.com Millimeter-Wave Technology Prepares For A Wealth Of Applications http://mwrf.com/passive-components/millimeter-wave-technology-prepares-wealth-applications <div class="field-deck"> Fiber-optic-like data rates, micro-antennas, and high-resolution imagers are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to millimeter-wave technology’s capabilities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Millimeter wave technology benefits from a very narrow transmission beam width and high-bandwidth band allocations. On-chip antenna technology and MMIC integration could place millimeter wave technology at the forefront of the IoT and Big Data boom. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/millimeter-wave-technology-prepares-wealth-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/millimeter-wave-technology-prepares-wealth-applications#comments Active components Passive components Systems Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:40:00 +0000 23941 at http://mwrf.com