News http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6700/more en Development Center Co-Locates RF Payload Production Stages http://mwrf.com/systems/development-center-co-locates-rf-payload-production-stages <div class="node-body article-body">A new development center opened by Lockheed Martin is taking a more integrated approach to building radio frequency (RF) payloads, merging each stage of production into a single facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/development-center-co-locates-rf-payload-production-stages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/development-center-co-locates-rf-payload-production-stages#comments News Commercial Defense Mobile Systems Test & Measurement Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:58:00 +0000 35621 at http://mwrf.com <p>The RF Payload Center of Excellence is located at Lockheed Martin&rsquo;s Advanced Technology Center,&nbsp;which accelerates production for RF technologies and&nbsp;other payload systems. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin).</p> NASA Looks to Nanosatellites for Exploring Small Asteroids http://mwrf.com/systems/nasa-looks-nanosatellites-exploring-small-asteroids <div class="node-body article-body">A research proposal funded by NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program has outlined an approach for exploring asteroids and small solar bodies with a fleet of nanosatellites.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/nasa-looks-nanosatellites-exploring-small-asteroids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/nasa-looks-nanosatellites-exploring-small-asteroids#comments News Passive components Systems Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:30:00 +0000 35581 at http://mwrf.com <p>The &ldquo;Swarm Flyby Gravimetry&rdquo; project&nbsp;involves a main satellite module releasing a swarm of nanosatellites in a diverse range of trajectories around a small asteroid. <a href="/site-files/mwrf.com/files/uploads/2015/06/swarmflybygravimetry_niac_jhuapl.jpg" target="_blank">Click here for larger view.</a> (Image courtesy of NASA)</p> More-Refined 5G Standards on Tap from 5G Lab Germany http://mwrf.com/systems/more-refined-5g-standards-tap-5g-lab-germany <div class="node-body article-body">Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has become the latest big player to invest in the future of fifth-generation (5G) networks. The company has partnered with the 5G Lab Germany, a research group focused on using wireless mobile networks to support “tactile Internet” technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/more-refined-5g-standards-tap-5g-lab-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/more-refined-5g-standards-tap-5g-lab-germany#comments News Commercial Mobile Services Systems Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:18:00 +0000 35561 at http://mwrf.com <p>A new set of standards is required to determine how fifth-generation (5G)&nbsp;networks will manage data to and from advanced device and&nbsp;IoT&nbsp;technology. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Communications-Relay CubeSats Will Play Part in NASA’s Latest Mars Mission http://mwrf.com/systems/communications-relay-cubesats-will-play-part-nasa-s-latest-mars-mission <div class="node-body article-body">NASA is planning to deploy a twin communications-relay CubeSats system - MarCO - with the Mars Insight lander, which is scheduled to land on the red planet in September 2016. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/communications-relay-cubesats-will-play-part-nasa-s-latest-mars-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/communications-relay-cubesats-will-play-part-nasa-s-latest-mars-mission#comments News Active components Components Systems Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:51:00 +0000 35131 at http://mwrf.com <p>The twin-communications relay system, MarCO, is designed to quickly convey status information on NASA&#39;s Insight module as it touches down&nbsp;on Mars. Image courtesy of NASA.</p> GaN-Based AESA Radars Near Full Production http://mwrf.com/systems/gan-based-aesa-radars-near-full-production <div class="node-body article-body">Raytheon is using GaN-based active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs) to upgrade the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System with 360-degree radar coverage against drones, advanced aircraft, and ballistic and cruise missiles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/gan-based-aesa-radars-near-full-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/gan-based-aesa-radars-near-full-production#comments News Active components Defense Semiconductors Systems Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:26:00 +0000 35121 at http://mwrf.com <p>With the addition of GaN-based active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs), the Patriot Missile Defense System will be capable of detecting and tracking&nbsp;airborne threats in a 360-degree radius.&nbsp;Image courtesy of Raytheon.</p> Next-Gen Weather Sensor Reaches Lowest Atmosphere Layers http://mwrf.com/systems/next-gen-weather-sensor-reaches-lowest-atmosphere-layers <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/next-gen-weather-sensor-reaches-lowest-atmosphere-layers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/next-gen-weather-sensor-reaches-lowest-atmosphere-layers#comments News Active components Systems Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:38:00 +0000 34921 at http://mwrf.com SMAP Instruments Provide Global Soil Moisture Maps http://mwrf.com/systems/smap-instruments-provide-global-soil-moisture-maps <div class="node-body article-body">The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft will provide global measurements of soil moisture to help scientists understand climate changes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/smap-instruments-provide-global-soil-moisture-maps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/smap-instruments-provide-global-soil-moisture-maps#comments News Active components Systems Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:11:00 +0000 34911 at http://mwrf.com <p>The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft will provide global measurements of soil moisture to help scientists understand climate changes. (Artistic rendering courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech)</p> LTE Nodes Show Long-Range Communications Promise http://mwrf.com/systems/lte-nodes-show-long-range-communications-promise <div class="node-body article-body">General Dynamics Mission Systems and the Public Safety Communications Research Program recently completed long-range communications testing of the Band Class 14 eNodeB.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/lte-nodes-show-long-range-communications-promise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/lte-nodes-show-long-range-communications-promise#comments News Mobile Systems Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:31:00 +0000 34891 at http://mwrf.com <p>General Dynamics Mission Systems and the Public Safety Communications Research Program recently completed long-range communications testing of the Band Class 14 eNodeB. (Image courtesy of General Dynamics Mission Systems)</p> HetNet Infrastructure Expected to Largely Replace Macrocell Networks http://mwrf.com/services/hetnet-infrastructure-expected-largely-replace-macrocell-networks <div class="node-body article-body">Driven by the growing influx of mobile broadband traffic and increased network coverage requirements, wireless carriers are looking to replace traditional macrocell based networks with Heterogeneous Network infrastructure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/services/hetnet-infrastructure-expected-largely-replace-macrocell-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/services/hetnet-infrastructure-expected-largely-replace-macrocell-networks#comments News Mobile Services Systems Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:16:00 +0000 34881 at http://mwrf.com <p>According to a recent report, wireless carriers are no longer interested in the&nbsp;networks generated&nbsp;by large cellular base station arrays. Heterogeneous Networks are in style&nbsp;and slowly becoming a force in the wireless industry.&nbsp;Image courtesy of ThinkStock.</p> Engineer Honored for Pioneering Air-to-Surface Radar Systems http://mwrf.com/systems/engineer-honored-pioneering-air-surface-radar-systems <div class="node-body article-body">The IEEE is honoring Marshall Greenspan, a retired engineer from the Northrop Grumman Corp., for his innovations in airborne targeting radars and space-time adaptive processing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/engineer-honored-pioneering-air-surface-radar-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/engineer-honored-pioneering-air-surface-radar-systems#comments News Active components Defense Systems Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:34:00 +0000 34871 at http://mwrf.com <p>Greenspan spent his entire career designing radar systems&nbsp;for military aircraft. He will be honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers later this month. Image courtesy of ThinkStock.</p>