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DARPA’s ACT program for speedier development RF phased array antennas for communications, radar, and electronic warfare (EW)

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U.S. military researchers in 2014, planned to spend more than $100 million, involve at least seven defense companies, and award at least nine separate contracts in a landmark project to speed development of electronic RF phased array antennas for communications, signals intelligence (SIGINT), radar, and electronic warfare (EW). Phased radio …

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New Antennas breakthroughs enabling 5G, WiFi, Wearables, Military communications, signal intelligence (SIGINT), radar, and electronic warfare.

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Antennas are our electronic eyes and ears on the world. They play a very important role in mobile network architecture, satellite communications system, military communications, radars and electronic warfare by transforming a Radiofrequency ( RF) signal, traveling on a conductor, into an electromagnetic wave in free space and vice versa. The …

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DARPA seeks shared communications and radars to alleviate military spectrum crunch and assured access to contested electromagnetic environment

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Ongoing wireless revolution is fueling a voracious demand for access to the radio frequency (RF) spectrum around the world. In the civilian sector, consumer devices from smartphones to wearable fitness recorders to smart kitchen appliances are competing for bandwidth. Around 50 billion wireless devices are projected to be vying for …

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DARPA developing cognitive radio IC technology for next-gen Communications, Radar, and Electronic Warafre

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The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and British defense firm BAE Systems have developed a new lightweight, handheld tactical sensor that lets U.S. soldiers easily detect and identify enemy electronic jammers on the battlefield.   During Recent ongoing Syrian conflict Russia has demonstrated many advanced weapons, one of …

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DARPA developing collaborative intelligent Wireless Networks and Adaptive Radios to cooperatively share or dominate increasingly congested spectrum

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Ongoing wireless revolution is fueling a voracious demand for access to the radio frequency (RF) spectrum around the world.  In the civilian sector, consumer devices from smartphones to wearable fitness recorders to smart kitchen appliances are competing for bandwidth. Around 50 billion wireless devices are projected to be vying for …

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DARPA’s AMEBA effort developing transmitters that could communicate hundreds of kms in air, hundreds of meters underground and tens of meters underground

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Modern day radio transmitters and receivers, the devices that uses electromagnetic wave signals to communicate through cellphones, radios and television, seem to be present everywhere.  The propagation of these electromagnetic waves has some limitation too,   Key among these is that radio frequency signals hit veritable and literal walls when they …

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As the threat of space warfare is increasing, Militaries are looking to troposcatter systems again as a backup to Satellite communication

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US-based Comtech Systems has received a contract to supply the Swedish Defense Material Administration (FMV) with deployable troposcatter systems for the Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF). The latest $2.2m contract follows the assessment of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Comtech troposcatter products. As part of the evaluation, rigorous field-testing was carried out in …

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Gallium Nitride entering mainstream to enable IoT revolution, Cellular 5G to Military Communications, Radars and Jammers

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Concerns over China gaining access to the secrets of producing Gallium nitride, a powdery yellow compound used in light-emitting diodes (LED), radar, antennas and lasers, appear to be behind the U.S. block on a 670 million-euro ($713 million) Chinese bid for German chip equipment maker Aixtron (AIXGn.DE). Aixtron-manufactured Gallium nitride technology,  has in …

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