RF Military Electronics Featured Articles

  1. Definitive Guide to UAVs

    In the defense sector, unmanned systems have continued to transform military reconnaissance and surveillance missions. In fact, unmanned platforms and capabilities have become so broad that they’ve branched into more than a dozen categories and acronyms. This article provides an overview of the different acronyms associated with unmanned systems.

  2. Reimagining The Role Of Connectivity In Communications, Sensing, And Protection Of Ground Forces

    The U.S. and several NATO countries have been working to reduce the size and weight of soldiers’ equipment while increasing its functionality and power. For engineers dealing with connectivity issues, this has brought about smaller and smaller connectors, cables, and devices. 

  3. Defense Or Civil Radar – It’s A Matter Of Wave Propagation

    This white paper discusses the design challenges faced and the solutions available for today’s radar needs, both for defense and civil applications.

  4. Protecting The Sky: Signal Monitoring Of Radio Controlled Civilian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles And Possible Countermeasures

    This white paper discusses the use, specifications, and impact of radio-controlled UAVs. UAVs intended for recreational use are increasingly being used for other purposes, including observing/disturbing public events, spying in protected areas, smuggling contraband into prisons, and more. 

  5. 28 nm Analog-To-Digital Converters Enable Next-Generation Electronic Warfare Receiver Systems

    This white paper focuses on how 28 nm ADC enable faster sample rates, wider analog input bandwidth, integrated digital functionality, and new receiver architectures, all while reducing power consumption and overall size.

  6. Resource Scaling For Antenna Placement Modeling On A SAAB JAS-39 Gripen Aircraft

    This white paper demonstrates how resource requirements scale for the computational electromagnetic modeling of a modern fighter aircraft when the frequency increases. It also demonstrates how different simulation methods may be applied and how they scale relative to each other.

  7. Development Tactics And Techniques For Small Form Factor RF Signal Recorders

    This paper describes the engineering considerations and design techniques used to develop a small form factor rugged recorder that can handle the extremely high data rates associated with very wide bandwidth RF signal recording. 

  8. Hexadrone Systems Uses Fischer Connectors For Rugged Miniaturization And Modularity

    Robotics and unmanned applications rely on connectivity solutions that combine miniaturization with ruggedness for high performance. Fischer Connectors translates these requirements into innovative custom solutions with the Fischer MiniMax Series connectors.

  9. Countering Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)

    The small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) market has experienced exponential growth with the advent of brushless electric motors and high energy density lithium batteries. However, this accessibility also increases potential for weapon platforms, privacy violations, and interference.

  10. Preparing For The SWARM

    Commercial and government programs aim to employ “swarms” of UAV’s in domestic and overseas operations. These swarms can be controlled through autonomous UAV synchronization and formation flight, requiring minimal sensor operators.