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  1. Smart munitions to track and kill sources of RF jamming

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014

    guidance capability against radio frequency threat targets in realistic conditions. The JDAM and SDB smart munitions use radio waves to guide the weapons to their targets, which an enemy can jam to prevent the munitions from hitting their intended targets

  2. Air Force to enable smart weapons to track and kill sources of electronic warfare (EW) jamming

    Online Articles

    Thu, 13 Nov 2014

    guidance capability against radio frequency threat targets in realistic conditions. The JDAM and SDB smart munitions use radio waves to guide the weapons to their targets, which an enemy can jam to prevent the munitions from hitting their intended targets

  1. SWATs, SWEATERs, and ANSWERs: Air Force gets serious about spectrum warfare

    Online Articles

    Tue, 18 Nov 2014

    business networks and computers from hackers. Optical warfare is similar to EW, except that it involves light instead of radio waves . Optical warfare involves simple applications like surveillance with visible-light cameras and infrared sensors, to laser

  2. Raytheon and Northrop Grumman to attack costs and complexity of AESA radar

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 8 Jul 2014

    receivers that are composed of many small solid-state transmit and receive modules. AESA radars aim their beams by emitting radio waves from each module in different phases to focus radar energy in different directions. This kind of radar particularly lends

  3. Air Force picks Raytheon and Northrop Grumman to attack costs and complexity of AESA radar

    Online Articles

    Thu, 5 Jun 2014

    receivers that are composed of many small solid-state transmit and receive modules. AESA radars aim their beams by emitting radio waves from each module in different phases to focus radar energy in different directions. This kind of radar particularly lends

  4. Air Force considering AESA radar upgrades for B-1 and B-52 strategic bomber fleets

    Online Articles

    Tue, 11 Mar 2014

    radar systems to improve bomber surveillance and targeting capability. AESA radars aim their beam by emitting separate radio waves interfering constructively at certain angles off the antenna, Air Force officials say. With this technology change, Air

  5. Air Force officials select Ball Aerospace to develop Ion Velocity Meter to fly on microsatellite

    Online Articles

    Sat, 15 Feb 2014

    the IVM instruments will be used to characterize the ionosphere, providing information related to applications involving radio wave propagation. U.S. agencies led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are now actively partnering

  6. Army revisits troposcatter communications technology as alternative to long-range SATCOM

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 9 Sep 2013

    Troposcatter communications mode scatters radio waves as they pass through upper layers of ..... Only a small portion of troposcatter radio waves can be received, so large high-gain ..... communications typically are secure because their radio waves are difficult for enemies to intercept

  7. Army revisits troposcatter communications technology as alternative to long-range SATCOM

    Online Articles

    Fri, 26 Jul 2013

    Troposcatter communications mode scatters radio waves as they pass through upper layers of ..... Only a small portion of troposcatter radio waves can be received, so large high-gain ..... communications typically are secure because their radio waves are difficult for enemies to intercept

  8. DARPA to brief industry 18 March on program to create common RF phased array building blocks

    Online Articles

    Fri, 1 Mar 2013

    for the antenna to interact with radio waves ; and over-the-air coherent ..... aggregation. Phased arrays steer radio waves without using moving parts. These ..... or phases, to steer beams of radio waves . Building these arrays, however