Communications


DOD official: The spectrum should be a domain of warfare

In a recent panel discussion, an Air Force general said the electromagnetic spectrum should be declared a domain, given how important EMS operations are.

A NASA illustration of RestoreL

US looks to expand the range of satellite-fixing robots

DARPA, aiming high in GEO, and NASA, aiming lower in LEO, are preparing to launch robotic satellite repair spacecraft.

DARPA project could double wireless capacity

A full-duplex process developed under the agency’s ACT program could cut the spectrum demands for wireless communications and radars in half.

Army speeds up its battlefield satcom

The Wideband Global Satellite, accessible via portable terminals, delivers a 12-fold increase in communications.

Air Force looks to protect space with new enterprise vision

Gen. John Hyten recently announced the Space Enterprise Vision to counter the ever-emerging threats to the space domain.

Navy lab lends a FRENDly hand to robotic GEO satellite repair

Military laboratories are contributing to a revolutionary program aimed at robotically repairing satellites more than 22,000 miles above the Earth.

Pentagon awards deal for non-GPS precision guidance

DARPA is funding a project that would leverage MEMS technology to develop small inertial sensors.

Unmanned plane for launching satellites goes to Phase 2

Plans call for the Experimental Spaceplane to be able fly 10 times in 10 days, at a fraction of the cost of current launches.

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