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October 10, 2014 10:12 am
Tony Paese, WDD Staff
Since 1948, 83 aircraft have been reported as officially missing worldwide, and almost all of them (77) have not been found to this day.1 This includes the recent Malaysian Airline Flight 370, which an extended multi-national effort has yet to recover...                   
October 10, 2014 10:25 am
Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor
Some of the most exciting wireless technology applications are currently being implemented aboard unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Where wireless design has traditionally been labeled a niche field, new military applications are now relying on wireless components to take technology where it has never gone before. However, with new demands comes many challenges, as wireless systems are called upon to provide greater versatility...
October 9, 2014 12:08 pm
Meaghan Ziemba, Editor
Many companies specialize in high reliability products that can withstand extreme conditions. The products are often used in military and aerospace applications. As these companies look to grow, they require a way to commercialize the products, making them more applicable and cost effective for other markets where high volume sales are more attainable...         
October 9, 2014 12:18 pm
Phil Linker, Senior Product Manager, FreeWave Technologies
Unmanned vehicles are at the forefront of an evolution, especially with the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT). After decades of serving mission-critical applications in government and defense, the command and control (C2) capabilities of advanced wireless machine-to-machine...             
October 6, 2014 4:19 pm
Evan Baker and Jim Otte, SSOE Group
Wireless connectivity rules just about everything today. To be “connected” is the key for rapid exchange of information, improving communication, and increasing productivity. To prepare a building or campus to provide extensive, uninterrupted wireless connectivity, the installation of physical equipment known as DAS or Distributed...
October 2, 2014 2:30 pm
Robert Andres, Eurotech Chief Marketing Officer
M2M projects present many challenges, even when the hardware is designed exactly to customer specifications. Success can be best assured with effective implementation of the device logic, scalable methods for device and data management...                     
October 1, 2014 10:42 am
Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor
Traditionally, motion capture systems cost between $30,000 and half a million, explains Mike Sutherland, vice president of technology at YEI Technology. That was until his team at YEI developed a fully wireless system for ...   
September 30, 2014 11:50 am
Brad Gilbert, FreeWave Technologies
The quest to understand production and operational factors, distribute this information to business systems and people within an organization, and directly improve business processes and profitability as a result is not new. In fact, it has been embraced by companies for decades...           
August 28, 2014 4:17 pm
Stuart Glynn, Tony Richards, & Liam Devlin, Plextek RF Integration
Most power amplifiers currently used in point-to-point microwave link applications are based on GaAs PHEMT technology, but GaN is now also a contender for this application. GaN technology has a well-proven capability for PAs, especially those requiring very high levels of saturated output power...
August 28, 2014 1:34 pm
Andrew Dugenske & Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology
Around the globe, intelligent and pervasive industrial automation has been catapulted in recent years to a top national or regional priority. Known by different names, e.g., “Advanced Manufacturing”, “Smart Manufacturing”, “Industry 4.0” or  ...
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