A soldier uses a Harris manpack radio. Photo: Harris.Quintech Electronics & Communications recently announced that a government contractor will use its Nexus-4 16 port mesh test matrix switch to expedite development of its Software-Defined Radio (SDR) systems. In an interview with Via Satellite, David Chan, Quintech’s vice president of sales and marketing, explained why SDR is critical to the satellite systems of today and the future, and how Quintech plans to position itself as the technology grows in use and capability.
The KD-5100. Photo: Kaman Precision Products.Kaman Precision Products announced the availability of its KD-5100 differential measurement system, which provides resolution to a nanometer of positional change. According to the company, due to its small size and low power consumption, the KD-5100 is ideal for night vision systems, precision telescope positioning, Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) for space-based and airborne applications, and image stabilization systems.
One of the XA-200K predecessors, XA-60K. Photo: XipLink.XipLink has announced immediate availability for its new XA-200K model, a 1U form factor appliance that supports up to 200,000 simultaneous sessions for Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) acceleration and IP traffic optimization to 1.3 Gbps. In addition, XipLink is offering two sister products using the same scalable technology for TCP acceleration applications only, the XS-SCPS-200K, and a virtual version leveraging high performance hypervisors supporting all XipOS optimization features called the XV-Gig. XipLink also announced future availability for a horizontally scalable platform running multiple Virtual Machines to obtain aggregate capacities of 10 to 15 Gbps and more than one million TCP sessions later in 2017.
Image of the coast of Japan from ArcGIS. Photo: Esri.Esri announced that Airbus Defence and Space WorldDEM4Ortho elevation data will soon become part of the growing ArcGIS Online Living Atlas of the World.
Logo atop Boeing headquarters. Photo: Boeing.Boeing reported a pop in earnings and operating cash flow in the second quarter of this year, driven by improved operating performance, according to the company. Revenue for the its network and space systems division came in at $1.7 billion, with operating margin increasing to 9.1 percent. Backlog for the full defense, space and security division was $58 billion, of which 37 percent represents orders from international customers.
DigitalGlobe’s headquarters set for 2015 in Westminster, Colo. Photo: Griffin CapitalIn its financial results for the second quarter, DigitalGlobe reported a 28 percent increase in overall revenue driven largely by the company’s acquisition of The Radiant Group and strong performance in both the government and civil sectors.
13-kilowatt Hall thruster being evaluated at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. Photo: NASA.