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FTC Seeks Civil Penalties for “Made in USA” Labeling Violations

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On June 22nd, the FTC issued a staff report and a proposed rule that would include the possibility of civil penalties up to $43,280 per violation of unqualified claims on product labels. As a custom US manufacturer of RF Microwave components, Coaxicom is proud to be “Made in the USA”, and we applaud this action.

American Made Manufacturing

Made in USA United States. Ensuring compliance with manufacturing claims is now a high priority for the FTC, enacting stiff penalties for violators.

The FTC Staff Report reflects findings from its workshop reviewing Made in USA labeling policy and enforcement. In particular, Staff cited a 2013 consumer perception study that indicates that Americans “agree that ‘Made in America’ means that all parts of a product, including any natural resources it contains, originated in the United States.” Another study from the University of Chicago cited in the report found that consumers were willing to pay as much as 28 percent more for U.S.-made products. Panelists reported that consumers prefer American made goods due to the “qualify of goods, promotion of U.S. jobs, social responsibility, and, to a lesser extent, general patriotism.”
FTC Chairman Joseph Simons joined Commissioners Rohit Chopra and Rebecca Slaughter in support of the proposed rule, which would prohibit marketers from including unqualified Made in USA claims on product labels unless they can show that: all significant processing that goes into the product occurs in the United States; all or virtually all ingredients or components of the product are made and sourced in the United States or final assembly or processing of the product occurs in the United States;
In particular, Companies working with government contracts should closely monitor these developments and the impact on their supply chain. The RF Microwave industry has been inundated with companies making false claims about the U.S. origin of their products, and many industry leaders anticipate stricter enforcement of the policy. At a minimum, that should review existing supply chain claims, and closely adhere to the country of origin requirements.
As a Florida-based, women-owned manufacturer, Coaxicom looks forward to the increased scrutiny within the industry. “While our Coaxicom line is certified Made in the USA, we also work with clients seeking a commercial grade product at a lower cost of delivery,” says Donna Haas, CEO and Co-Owner of Coaxial Components Corp, the parent company of Coaxicom. “Through Coaxial Components Corp, we work with global manufacturing partners to meet the economic needs for these higher volume, lower precision requirements. Full disclosure in the quoting process is critical to ensure compliance at every level.”

Coaxial Components Corp is your best resource for MIDISCO, Microwave Distributors Company, and Dal-Tech Devices components. Coaxicom’s manufacturing facility is ISO certified and ITAR compliant, offering an extensive line of RF connectors, adapters, attenuators, terminations, torque wrenches and cable assemblies. To speak with an engineering consultant, call 772-287-5000 or view the complete product line at

Unmanned Helicopter

AN/ZPY Radar Planned for US Navy’s Unmanned Fire Safety Helicopter

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According to Everything RF’s June 5th news release, The US Navy, in partnership with leading defense company, Northrop Grumman, has started flight testing of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter equipped with the Leonardo AN/ZPY-8 radar. The radar significantly increases Fire Scout’s detection and tracking of targets. The ability to simultaneously employ multiple modes supports U.S. Navy intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements. This increased capability enables Fire Scout to extend ranges to meet emerging requirements.

The MQ-8C Fire Scout is the Navy’s next-generation autonomous helicopter. Combined with the maturity of Northrop Grumman’s autonomous systems architecture, Fire Scout meets customer requirements for ship-based and land-based autonomous systems. It also has the ability to autonomously take off and land on any aviation-capable ship and from prepared and unprepared landing zones. This enhancement significantly increases range and endurance (more than double) and payload capacity (more than triple).

Operating out of Webster Outlying Field, the MQ-8C’s first flight with the radar was on Feb. 27. Testing began with several weeks of ground testing prior to the first flight and continues to progress as the Navy and Northrop Grumman consider mission expansion opportunities for the platform. To date, Northrop Grumman has delivered 32 of 38 MQ-8Cs to the Navy, all of which will be retrofit with the AN/ZPY-8 radar. The MQ-8C achieved initial operational capability in June 2019 and is scheduled for its first deployment in 2021.

Northrop Grumman is working hard to solve the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of its customers worldwide. Coaxial Components Corp is a trusted supplier for the leading defense industry firm, providing resources for RF connectors, adapters, terminations, attenuators, and coaxial cable assemblies. The company’s Coaxicom precision product lines have been developed in the company’s Florida manufacturing facility since 1983. For more information visit

Coax Cable Assemblies

RF Cable Assemblies for LMR, Flexible and Low-Loss Cables

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A cable assembly is a group of wires that comes packed as a single component. It helps to establish multiple connections without much confusion. RF cable assemblies are made up of coaxial cable with appropriate connectors attached to the cable ends to transfer signal from source to receiver. RF cables are a type of coaxial cable that is used to send radio frequency signals. Moreover, RF cables are used to interconnect function generators, oscilloscopes, transmitters, test fixtures, antenna, and other electronic subsystems. The RF cables transmit electronic signal with great integrity so that there would be no loss of information between connections. In RF cable assembly, RF cable can be identified by the connectors at the end of the cable. RF cable connectors have single pin which is plugged into the RF input on a TV or other electronic devices. The RF cables are majorly used in cable TV and internet connections. RF cable assemblies are used in various applications namely telecommunication, military/aerospace, medical, computer & peripherals, and Test & Measurements.

Flexible Coaxial Cable

Flexible cables, originally designed for military applications, are now also used in many commercial applications including data transmission, video processing and wireless connectivity. Flexible cables can be terminated to a wide range of connector choices including BNC, SMA, N-Type and TNC and are ideal for use for low and mid-frequency applications.

Low Loss LMR Cable

LMR® cables offer high performance and flexibility in 50 ohm configurations, ideal for broadband and wireless applications. These cables are commonly terminated with BNC, TNC, SMA and N-Type connectors.

Semi-Rigid Cable

Semi-Rigid and conformable cables are widely used in precision applications requiring high shielding effectiveness. The below cables can be terminated to a wide range of connector choices including SMA, TNC, or MCX.

Coaxicom Manufacturing

Founded in 1983, Coaxial Component Corp is located in Stuart, Florida, United States. The company is a boutique manufacturer of the Coaxicom line of RF microwave components. Specializes in custom manufacturing with short lead times and high-precision quality, Coaxicom has become an industry leader in the supply of RF interconnect systems for the broadband, automotive, internet, instrumentation, military/aerospace and wireless infrastructure markets.

All-Tech Electronics Expands into RF Microwave Industry with Coaxicom Line

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All-Tech Electronics Brochure

All-Tech Electronics Expands into RF Microwave Industry with Coaxicom Line

HAWTHORNE, NEW YORK – All Tech Electronics and Coaxial Components Corp recently announced a new distribution partnership. The new alliance is All Tech Electronics’ first expansion into the RF microwave industry. All Tech Electronics is now an Authorized Distributor of all products manufactured by Coaxicom, a global provider of RF microwave components for aviation, communications, research, and military & space applications.

Celebrating 26 years as a certified Small Disadvantage Business, All Tech Electronics has developed a nationwide network to supply key military organizations. The company provides its clients with access to comprehensive resources combined with the flexibility and service of an industry-leading small disadvantaged business.

Expanding to Coaxicom’s high-precision line is a timely addition in response to the growing needs for space and satellite development, 5G communications, new drone technology and other military applications. The initial offering includes the many core industry components such as the SMA, SMB, Type N, SSMC, MMCX and SSMA connector lines, and cable assemblies. Many of Coaxicom products are offered in both standard and non-magnetic versions. All Tech offers cross reference assistance to resolve industry matching for quick deliver requirements, made possible by Coaxicom’s extensive inventory of quick-turn components.

As a trusted go-to source, All Tech Electronics will now offer the Coaxicom’s competitive advantages in the RF industry including shorter leads times on custom manufacturing, high-quality US made components, and an extensive inventory of its vast line of adapters, cable assemblies, connectors, terminations, attenuators, resistors and other RF components. Coaxicom, a 36-year-old manufacturer, is well known for its innovation in phase-adjusters, radius connectors, non-magnetic components and high-performance attenuators.

“The focus on American-made quality has been a top priority for supply chain managers and many of today’s top defense industry contractors,” says Frank Berte, All Tech’s Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Principal. “In the midst of the current global trade environment, demand is high for quality US manufacturing in the RF industry.”

All Tech also offers a full range of services to help its customers minimize the impact of rapidly changing technology. To meet your component modification and testing needs, All Tech offers an extensive selection of diodes and transistors, integrated circuits, and electromechanical & passive parts. Their suite of value-added services available to its clients includes affordable BGA reballing and restoration, automated and manual taping, automated tinning and trim and form. The company provides bill of materials management, quality control and component modification.

We’re pleased to secure a trusted relationship with All Tech Electronics,” says Donna Haas, co-owner of Coaxicom. “Their long-standing record of excellent service for many of the military’s top suppliers opens an extensive distribution network for Coaxicom.” As a certified Woman-Owned Small Business, Coaxial Components Corp, parent company of the Coaxicom brand, offers one of the world’s largest inventories of military grade electronic components.

Coaxial Components Corp, headquartered in Stuart, Florida is the manufacturing center for development of Coaxicom’s broad spectrum of precision connectors, inter & intra series adapters; RF connectors; attenuators; terminations; phase adjusters; torque wrenches and cable assemblies. Coaxicom is ISO 9001 AND AS9100 Certified and operates under lean manufacturing principles. Yale University researchers have also applauded the company’s development of a series of non-magnetic connectors utilized by the medical industry for MRI imaging.

Phase Adjuster Connector

Phase Adjustable SMA Adapters & Connectors

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Simple Mechanical Phase Adjustment

These SMA connectors for semi-rigid coaxial cables offer a precise, yet extraordinarily simple means of phase adjustment for microwave instrumentation. Coaxicom phase adjustable connectors incorporate a threaded interconnection of variable length. Turning a phase adjustment nut creates small-incremental changes in cable length and hence phase, up to a maximum of 180 degrees at 18 GHz.

MDC 1089-2

MDC 1089-2 & -3 Phase Adjuster Connector

Coaxicom phase adjustable connectors are available in two standard sizes, MDC 1089-2 for .141″ diameter cable and MDC 1089-3 for .085″ diameter cables. Adapter versions, MDC 189-1 (DC-18GHz) and MDC1089A (DC-4GHz) are also available for in-line applications. For phased array radar, test equipment, ILS & other instrumentation using phase matching techniques, the new connectors substitute the ease of mechanical screw adjustments for laborious cable-trimming. Phase matching may be performed at final production stages, allowing less stringent specifications for equipment components. Once established the proper phase setting for each cable is maintained by a connector locking nut. To compensate for system aging, the locking nut may be released and new phase adjustments made at any time.

MDC 1089A

MDC 1089A Adapter Alternative


Electrical Performance

VSWR Data Chart - Phase adjuster

Phase Adjuster VSWR Data Chart

Unlike other phase-matching techniques with limited frequency ranges which may hamper performance or require use of more than one model, each broadband Coaxicom phase adjustable connector covers the entire range from DC to 18 GHz. Low VSWR is typical (see chart above). Phase adjustment range in degrees is ten times the frequency in GHz (e.g. 100 degrees at 10 GHz, 180 degrees at 18 GHz).

Environmental Performance

Coaxicom phase adjustable SMA connectors are operational at temperatures from -65 detgrees C to +125 degrees C. They also meet the following sections of MIL-Std-202 for environmental conditions. Vibration: Method 204- Test Condition D.


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BNC Adapters

Coaxial Adapters in Demand

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Inter and intra series coaxial adapters and wave guide-to-coaxial adapters are some of the more common components used in RF, microwave and wireless applications. OEM’s and manufacuturing and engineering test facilities are continually required to provide temporary or permanent connections between the many coaxial and waveguide series in use. This is particularly true today where long established connector series (N, TNC, BNC, 8874, 900, SMA,e tc.,) must be mated with interfaces introduced later (3.5mm, 7/16 DIN, SSMB, SSMC, MCX, 7mm, etc.).

Recognizing this need, Coaxial Components Corp maintains a large inventory of MIDISCO and Microwave Distributors components. Some of the most common and some not so common inter and intra series coaxial and coaxial-to-wave guide adapters are available. We can also supply wave guide transitions in standard and double ridge configurations. If you have a requirement not shown in the catalog or our cross referencing tool, simply request engineering assistance through our website or call 772-287-5000.

The user should bear in mind that for best performance, the usable frequency for a given adapter is established by the operating range of the lower frequency interface on the adapter. As a guideline, a table is provided below to summarize the recommended frequency range of the more common coaxial interfaces. These guidelines represent the range for optimum performance. Most adapters are usable at higher frequencies with limitations.

Coaxicom manufactures standard and precision adapters. Standard adapters are usable to frequencies less than 12 GHz for N and TNC, or up to the recommended frequency range for the other series. Precision adapters use an “X” prefix for the part number and feature stainless steel construction for a more precise interface and an extended frequency range for the N and TNC series. In the case of precision N, TNC or SMAs interfaced with lower frequency series (ie: XBM-SM, XNF-BM etc.), the precise construction and stepped internal transition yields improved performance beyond the normal operating range of the lower frequency series.

Expanded InStock inventory of RF Electronics

STUART, FLORIDA – In Q4 2018, Coaxial Components Corp began its quest to substantially grow its market share of the global RF electronics industry. The 30-year old company was purchased by its long-term executive team along through its new partnership with HaasTech Capital. The acquisition also included the assets of Microwave Distributors Company and MIDISCO, two industry leading distributors once owned by Coaxicom’s founder who bundled the assets into the transaction.

Since the December acquisition, the company has secured contracts with a key supplier to major telecom companies in their race to develop a nationwide 5G wireless network. The company’s growth plan also includes increased revenue from the availability of the MDC and MIDISCO inventory, leading to the expansion of the company’s Florida operations.

Electrical engineer David House, joined the Coaxial Components Corp from his most recent post at Elon Musk’s Tesla Energy and Transportation Group. “David’s expertise in engineering will enable us to provide our customers with engineering solutions and product knowledge at the highest level possible,” says Donna Haas, Owner & Managing Director. “He will interface with project engineers at all phases of RF design”.

Scott Arensman relocated to the South Florida Coaxicom division, bringing with him a wealth of corporate sales experience. Haas adds, “Scott brings 30 years of consultative sales experience in working with engineer and design teams. Coaxicom will continue to recruit and retain top industry talent to competitively create value in our customers RF system designs and supply chain challenges.”

According to the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch Report from March 13th, the worldwide market for RF Coax Connector is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 5.4% over the next five years. The growth will reach 4940 million US$ in 2024, rising from 3610 million US$ in 2019.

Coaxial Components Corp’s Coaxicom brand provides the company a competitive edge providing flexibility for quicker turnaround times, higher quality and custom design capabilities. Coaxicom offers US manufacturing of its high precision line of coaxial cable assemblies, rf connectors, adapters, BNC connectors, and other electronic components. The company’s acquisition of the vast Microwave Distributors and MIDISCO inventory makes Coaxial Components Corp a one-stop resource for a wide range of parts from a variety of manufacturers over the past 55 years. Research and cross reference tools are available at the

Coaxicom Ownership


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STUART –   After 55 years in the precision RF connector business, North Palm Beach’s David Leiman announced the sale of Coaxial Components Corp and its affiliated companies on Friday, December 7th. The sale of the privately held global manufacturer based in Martin County completed the transition of leadership to Managing Director Julian Andrews, who has been with the firm since 1989 and has been overseeing daily operations for the past 8 years.  

New owners, Laurie Andrews of Jensen Beach and Donna Haas of Stuart, announced the acquisition of the firm, which also included the assets of three additional affiliated companies previously based in New York and Florida. As a result of the transaction, Leiman resigned from his position of President, ending a prestigious career of nearly 60 years. Leiman, who has been recognized as an industry icon, was pleased to see the company’s legacy continue to evolve as a woman-owned entity. The company offers one of the largest inventories of military grade electronic components due to the merge of Coaxicom, Dal-Tech Devices, Microwave Distributors Company and MIDISCO.

“The demand is high for quality US manufacturing in this competitive industry that has been inundated with low-quality imports over the past decade,” says Andrews.  “The focus on American-made quality has been a top priority for supply chain managers and many of today’s top defense industry contractors.” Andrews previously served as the Director of Operations for Coaxicom.

As CFO Donnas Haas of Haas Tech Capital will bring new financial leadership to the company which has generated revenues in excess of $20 million.  Haas will implement an innovative growth plan, designed to take advantage of the strong manufacturing outlook, while developing new markets for the industry-leading Coaxicom and MIDISCO brands.  Under Haas’ stewardship, Coaxial Components Corp will reposition its sales strategy to focus on capturing greater market share of the rising demand for quick delivery, US-manufactured product lines. “I look forward to working with the team to continue to expand Coaxicom’s global position,” says Haas.

Coaxial Components Corp headquarters in Stuart is also the manufacturing center for development of Coaxicom’s broad spectrum of precision connectors, inter & intra series adapters; RF connectors; attenuators; terminations; phase adjusters; torque wrenches and cable assemblies. Coaxicom received the Import Excellence award from the Martin County Business Development Board in 2013.  Yale University researchers have also applauded the company’s development of a series of non-magnetic connectors utilized by the medical industry for MRI imaging.

Coaxicom proudly serves Customers in industries including the US military, automotive, medical, instrumentation, aerospace, defense, telecom, wireless, alternative energy and more. Coaxicom is committed to providing outstanding service, value and quality with made in the USA RF Connectors and a full menu of other precision components for over 30-years.

Coaxicom delivers the quality and reliability our customers demand including Military specifications MIL-PRF 39012, MIL-A 55339, MIL-C-83517, and MIL-STD-348 as applicable.

Quantum Computing

Light the Way to Quantum Computing

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Since the 1980s, researchers have been chasing after the quantum computer. Such a computer, they believe, could transform the task of information processing by handling data in novel, unprecedented ways. Whereas current computers can only process bits that occupy one of two states (0 or 1), one promising implementation of the quantum computer would rely on arrays of atoms in quantum states, called qubits.
Thanks to the strange nature of the quantum realm, qubits can occupy both the 0 and 1 states simultaneously and can also be entangled with, and thus closely influenced by, one another. Researchers are just beginning to explore the potential processing power that these qubits could unlock.


Yet, the quantum computer has always remained just out of reach because of various fabrication difficulties. For example, researchers are able to manipulate only a small number of qubits — on a scale of tens — as opposed to the required thousands or millions.

“Across all the groups in the world that are working on quantum computing, no one has developed a way to control a very large number of qubits such that you can use them to perform an actual computation of interest,” said Jeremy Sage, a member of the technical staff in Lincoln Laboratory’s Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group. “We can’t yet do anything that is both practical and better than what a classical computer can do.”


Sage and John Chiaverini, a senior staff member in Sage’s group, lead a team that is pursuing scalability by merging photonic integrated circuits (PICs) with a quantum computing method based on charged atoms, or ions, trapped above the surface of a chip. In 2016, in collaboration with MIT, the team demonstrated that PICs could be used to effectively manipulate the quantum states of ions by performing quantum gates. A quantum gate is the quantum version of a logic gate, which processes information by producing output bits (or qubits) based on inputs and a simple set of logical rules. The Laboratory team’s most recent milestone represents a breakthrough in the precise delivery of light from lasers to the trapped ions by significantly extending the range of wavelengths over which the PICs operate.


“We use lasers to rip off electrons, cool the ions down, and perform quantum gates,” Sage said. These changes to the ions that the lasers bring about are what would power the quantum computer. The ions that the team chose to use for their research are strontium and calcium, which react to specific wavelengths of light. “It turns out we need about 12 different laser colors that range from the near-ultraviolet to the near-infrared,” Sage added.

At the moment, most researchers shine lasers through windows in vacuum chambers to

strike the ions, but this approach leaves a lot of room for error. While it’s possible to hit a few individual ions precisely, scaling to the millions introduces a high probability of hitting the wrong one.


“What we’re trying to do is deliver the light in a different way by integrating the required light-delivery optics into the chip itself,” Sage explained.


“Our PICs distribute the light from several input lasers to an array of trapped ions,” said Paul Juodawlkis, assistant leader of the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group, who leads the integrated photonics projects at the Laboratory. “At each trapped-ion site, we use devices called vertical grating couplers to redirect the laser light out of the PIC and focus it on an individual trapped ion.”

The vertical grating couplers are periodic structures that shoot light up and out of the chip, directly aiming it at and focusing it on the trapped ion, ensuring accuracy and mitigating the risk of hitting nearby ions.


Instead of shining lasers through windows, the Laboratory team uses an optical input that is plugged into the chip. The input sends the lasers through the chip to the ion of interest via paths called waveguides that are specific to each wavelength of light. When the light has reached the area on the chip that correlates with the targeted ion, it emerges through the vertical grating coupler out of the chip and triggers the ion to change states.

The PIC technology needed to create this type of chip is already used extensively in the world of tele- and data communications. Yet these PICs are traditionally made of silicon, which absorbs the wavelengths of light required to manipulate the ions rather than allowing them to propagate through the chip.


Therefore, the research team developed alternate materials: silicon nitride and alumina. This year, they demonstrated a low propagation loss, meaning a small diminishment of the light as it is sent through the chip to meet an ion, while delivering light across a wide spectrum, from the near ultraviolet to the near infrared. The team’s work is the first-ever successful demonstration of a low-loss integrated photonics platform with light delivery over such a spectrum.

“We also demonstrated that the [vertical] gratings do indeed work,” said Suraj Bramhavar, another researcher on the team. “We are now working on ways to make these gratings more efficient so that more of the light we inject into the waveguide will reach the ion.”


“I think the ion-trapping field outside of the Laboratory is paying very close attention to what we’re doing here,” Sage said. “We are one of the leaders in this effort.”The Laboratory is uniquely capable of realizing this chip because of its expertise in integrated photonics and quantum computing, and the fabrication capabilities of its Microelectronics Laboratory.


The research team will continue working on refining the chip design and fabrication process.”There are a number of challenges that need to be addressed before a large-scale, useful quantumcomputer can be realized,” Juodawlkis said. “Estimates of when useful quantum computing will be available range from 10 to 20 years. An increasing number of groups around the world are working to solve the scientific and engineering challenges, and good progress is being made.”(July 9, 2018,/, Anne McGovern | Technical Communications Group)

[STUARTCOAXICOM.COM] –  Coaxicom, a recognized aerospace and defense supplier with customers that include NASA, and United States Navy offers innovative design and world-class manufacturing capabilities. Solely owned and entirely based in Florida, Coaxicom, inventories thousands of standard RF/Microwave components for quick assembly and immediate shipment.

And while delivery speed is important, quality is the driving force.

Coaxicom components go through quality control review not just at the end but throughout the manufacturing process. This multi-tier inspection check maintains  consistent quality and product integrity that meets Military specifications MIL-PRF 39012, MIL-A 55339, MIL-C-83517, and MIL-STD-348 as applicable. Learn more about our RF Connectors.

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So how exactly will we hail a flying taxi?

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NASA is working with Uber on its flying taxi’s closer than you think!

  • Uber partnered with NASA on it its flying taxi project called Uber Elevate
  • Uber will be working with NASA to figure out traffic management for flying cars
  • Uber also said that it is aiming to trial the flying taxis in Los Angeles, as well as Dubai and Dallas-Fort Worth in 2020

 Uber signed a deal with NASA Wednesday to help develop traffic systems for its flying car project which it hopes to start testing in 2020.

The ride-hailing service published details of its “on demand aviation” ambitions last year which it has called Uber Elevate.

It is now stepping up its efforts to make the project a reality. Uber said at the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon that it signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA for the development of “unmanned traffic management.” This is NASA’s push to figure out how unmanned aerial systems (UAS), such as drones that fly at a low altitude, can operate safely.

 Uber wants to make vertical take-off and landing vehicles. That will allow their flying cars to take off and land vertically. They will fly at a low altitude.

This is the start-up’s first partnership with a U.S. federal government agency. NASA is also working with other companies to develop traffic management for these low altitude vehicles.

“UberAir will be performing far more flights on a daily basis than it has ever been done before. Doing this safely and efficiently is going to require a foundational change in airspace management technologies,” Jeff Holden, chief product officer at Uber, said in a statement on Wednesday.

“Combining Uber’s software engineering expertise with NASA’s decades of airspace experience to tackle this is a crucial step forward for Uber Elevate.”

The NASA deal is the latest in a series of partnerships Uber has struck to get UberAir — which is what the new service is called — off the ground.

Earlier this year it said it was working with authorities in Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai to bring its flying taxis to those cities. It also signed partnerships with aircraft manufacturers and real estate companies to figure out where the take off and landing sites for the flying cars could be.

Uber said Wednesday that it also plans to trial the project in Los Angeles in 2020 along with the already announced cities. The company expects the price of a trip to be competitive with the same journey if done using UberX. It is aiming to get the flying taxi service up before the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. (content credit: Arjun Kharpal

Coaxicom designs and manufactures an extensive line of standard, as well as custom microwave and RF connectors all available in 50 or 75 Ohm impedance. We have proudly served Customers in industries including the US military, automotive, medical, instrumentation, aerospace, defense, telecom, wireless alternative energy and more. Coaxicom is committed to providing outstanding service, value and quality with made in the USA RF Connectors since 1984. Coaxicom also offers world-class manufacturing capabilities necessary to deliver the quality and reliability our customers demand including Military specifications MIL-PRF 39012, MIL-A 55339, MIL-C-83517, and MIL-STD-348 as applicable. Learn more about our RF ConnectorsEmail: or visit or call 866-262-94526 (COAXICOM).