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Microwave power modules for radar will be introduced at DSEI

Microwave power modules for radar will be introduced at DSEI
  At DSEI 2017, on Stand S3-255, TMD Technologies (TMD), a West London based SME in the microwave and RF field, will be introducing two new TWT based Microwave Power Modules (MPMs): The PTX8110, 6-18GHz, 200W unit and the PTX8815, Ka band, 1,100W unit.
15th August 2017

Tactical communications offered to radios designed for combat troops

Tactical communications offered to radios designed for combat troops
  Bittium has expanded its tactical communications by offering a software defined radio based Bittium Tough SDR product family that includes Bittium Tough SDR Handheld, tactical handheld radio for individual soldiers, and Bittium Tough SDR Vehicular, tactical radio for vehicle installations.
9th August 2017

Better satellite communication is on its way

Better satellite communication is on its way
First Sensor Lewicki, part of the sensor specialist First Sensor, will be involved in the construction of one of the antennas for the German communication satellite Heinrich Hertz. A contract was signed on June 28th, 2017 by the DLR (German Aerospace Center), the contracting authority, and OHB System AG, thegeneral contractor, for the construction, testing and launch of the satellite. The multi-feed array antenna is related to the mission objective of a geostationary relay for low Earth orbit satellites (GeReLEO).
2nd August 2017


Exploration telepresence improves communication in space

Exploration telepresence improves communication in space
When Apollo astronauts on the Moon spoke with Mission Control on Earth, there was a noticeable time gap between a statement from Tranquility Base and its immediate acknowledgment from Houston. The gap lasted almost three seconds, or ten times longer than human reaction times would account for. What was happening? The answer is simple: space. The Moon orbits far enough from Earth that light (and radio) take 1.3 seconds each way to travel the distance.
23rd June 2017

Collaboration provides integrated systems for military applications

Collaboration provides integrated systems for military applications
  Building on a longstanding business relationship, Aitech Defense Systems and ADLINK have combined resources to integrate ADLINK’s newest Xeon-based 3U VPX blade into Aitech’s rugged subsystems.
14th June 2017

NuWaves engineering team expands in multipaction performance

NuWaves engineering team expands in multipaction performance
  NuWaves Engineering has announced that the bandpass filter designed for the GPS (Global Positioning System’s) L1 band as part of the AFRL (Air Force Research Lab’s) TANGO (Technologically Advanced N-plexer for GPS III Operation) SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) Phase II project has successfully completed multipaction testing.
5th May 2017

Aiding the testing of satellite communications

Aiding the testing of satellite communications
The launch of the Drone Payload Satellite Simulator, from RF and microwave components manufacturer AtlanTecRF, provides a transmit (Tx) to receive (Rx) loop-back in testing mostly compact and mobile satellite communications systems in-situ and without the need for connection via cables.
24th April 2017

FPGA-based video processing platform developed for DSTL

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) has contracted a team, led by Plextek Services and including RFEL and 4Sight Imaging to tackle the problem of performing rapid evaluations of real time image processing functions and to simultaneously demonstrate the latest adaptive capabilities that modern FPGA-based system-on-chip architectures can deliver to defence and security surveillance applications, all within a minimised size, weight and power footprint.
13th April 2017

How can a VHF radio setup overcome the radio horizon?

How can a VHF radio setup overcome the radio horizon?
For Very High Frequency (VHF) radio communication, range is a crucial consideration. In tactical situations when faced with obstacles and challenges, teams must be able to improvise, adapt and overcome them. The last thing they should have to worry about at those times is a lapse in communication. This is where a technically proven system solution, designed to overcome over-the-horizon communications, plays a crucial role.
12th April 2017

How rapidly can HF radio be deployed for disaster recovery?

How rapidly can HF radio be deployed for disaster recovery?
  When natural disasters knock out crucial communications infrastructure, High Frequency (HF) radio works as an effective fallback solution. By getting the right equipment into place, response teams can establish secure channels for transmitting voice, text and data in and out of a disaster zone.
12th April 2017


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