As the trend in the development of new radar systems shifts away from dish antennas and towards active electronically steered arrays (AESA), there is a growing need for high-power signal amplification distributed across the array. Whereas mechanically steered dish radars can use a single high-power amplifier to drive the antenna, AESA systems require multiple, compact [...]
Modern electronic warfare (EW) systems, especially those for use in harsh SWaP-constrained environments, must not only include high-performance processing elements, but also the technology to cool these high-power devices. These challenges are particularly relevant in the design of compact FPGA [field-programmable gate array] modules that are at the core of next-generation systems. In order to [...]
From the proliferation of smart phones to the introduction of self-driving cars, the last decade has brought sweeping technological advances across all industries. This new and continually changing reality was on everyone’s mind at the recent Association of Old Crows (AOC) Symposium and Conference held in Washington. The symposium theme, "Winning the Electromagnetic Spectrum Domain: A Culture and Mind Shift," captured the sentiment clearly.