26 Feb '13, 2pm

Industry Insight: Despite the cost of their components and systems, #satcom continues to grow in popularity:

Industry Insight: Despite the cost of their components and systems, #satcom continues to grow in popularity:

Satcom systems are constructed not only with many different frequencies, but with satellites at many different orbital heights. An excellent introduction to satcom technology is available free of charge from MITEQ , in the form of a PowerPoint presentation prepared by company President Howard Hausman. The presentation covers the different types of satellites used in satcom systems, including fixed-service satellites (FSS) and geostationary versions, as well as how satellite orbital heights affect coverage areas and transmission effects (such as transmission latencies and Doppler shifts that can impact the complexity of a satcom transceiver design). Geosynchronous satellites, for example, orbit 35,800 km (22,300 miles) above the Earth, at about 11,000 km/hour, to remain in the same location orbiting above the earth and providing radio coverage for about one-third of the pla...

Full article: http://mwrf.com/systems/components-help-satcom-systems-fly

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Antifragile Systems

spectrum.ieee.org 26 Feb '13, 6pm

In titling his new book , Nassim Nicholas Taleb has coined a new word: “antifragile.” I was not surprised that such a word...

Product Trends: #Video and high-data-rate requirements are pushing #ISM offerings into the millimeter-wave range:

Product Trends: #Video and high-data-rate requi...

mwrf.com 27 Feb '13, 2pm

Standing in front of a large poster of 60-GHz radio fundamentals, this design and development team is creating ISM applica...