BAE Systems wins $34M DARPA contract
News & Analysis 3/21/2012 1 comment
BAE Systems plc (Bristol, England) announced it has obtained a $34 million contract from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the next generation Multi-Function Radio Frequency Advanced Rotary Wing Multifunction Sensor system for helicopter operations.
Antenna IP looks to slash cost
Product News 3/20/2012 2 comments
Ploughshare Innovations (which licenses intellectual property developed by the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) has introduced an antenna design that operates across multiple frequency bands and features a bill of materials (BOM) cost that is expected to be under 10 cents in volume.
DESIGN West RF preview
Design How-To 3/20/2012 Post a comment
If you are heading out to DESIGN West this year (March 26-29, McEnery Convention Center in San Jose), there are a lot of great things for RF & microwave engineers.
Transmitter/receiver pair serves as antitheft alarm
Design How-To 3/8/2012 3 comments
Simple circuit consists of a transmitter/receiver pair that functions as an automobile antitheft alert system. When the vehicle leaves the area, this circuit sounds an alarm because the distance between the transmitter and receiver increases and the received power level falls below a predetermined threshold.
Product Roundup: Mobile World Congress, part 2
Product News 3/2/2012 Post a comment
Wish you had made it to Barcelona? Never fear, intrepid reporter Larry Desjardin (contributing editor for Test & Measurement World) was on the scene, covering the best and brightest test equipment on display at Mobile World Congress.