Active components http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6841/more en 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="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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> Marking Mixers for the Next Application http://mwrf.com/active-components/marking-mixers-next-application <div class="node-body article-body">RF/microwave mixers based on Schottky diodes offer excellent performance in both single- and multiple-diode configurations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/marking-mixers-next-application" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/marking-mixers-next-application#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:52:00 +0000 35051 at http://mwrf.com Modeling Multipliers through Terahertz Frequencies http://mwrf.com/active-components/modeling-multipliers-through-terahertz-frequencies <div class="node-body article-body">Modeling methods were examined for simulating the performance of Schottky diodes at THz frequencies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/modeling-multipliers-through-terahertz-frequencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/modeling-multipliers-through-terahertz-frequencies#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:38:00 +0000 34991 at http://mwrf.com Scrutinize the Specs to Identify the Right Switch http://mwrf.com/active-components/scrutinize-specs-identify-right-switch <div class="field-deck"> Selecting an RF/microwave switch requires understanding the needs of an application and sorting through different switch types with considerably different performance levels. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Selecting a switch for an RF/microwave application can be simplified by understanding the capabilities of different switch types. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/scrutinize-specs-identify-right-switch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/scrutinize-specs-identify-right-switch#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:10:00 +0000 34971 at http://mwrf.com 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> 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> LO Driver Amp Boosts 1 to 26.5 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/lo-driver-amp-boosts-1-265-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A broadband amplifier boosts mixer LO signals from 1.0 to 26.5 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/lo-driver-amp-boosts-1-265-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/lo-driver-amp-boosts-1-265-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Mon, 08 Jun 2015 21:28:00 +0000 34781 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Marki&nbsp;Microwave.</p> Coaxial Resonator Oscillator Cuts Noise at 3.5 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/coaxial-resonator-oscillator-cuts-noise-35-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This compact coaxial resonator oscillator features low phase at a carrier frequency of 3500 MHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/coaxial-resonator-oscillator-cuts-noise-35-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/coaxial-resonator-oscillator-cuts-noise-35-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:43:00 +0000 34671 at http://mwrf.com