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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 project..it’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: Sales@Coaxicom.com or visit Coaxicom.com or call 866-262-94526 (COAXICOM).

 

The first footage of Larry Page’s ‘flying car’

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Kitty Hawk will sell the vehicle later this year!

New Weather Wizardry: Thanks to Ball Aerospace & Technologies.

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Weather may be global, but the impacts are local.

Looking for a more accurate weather forecast, especially after some major storms predicted for the Colorado Springs area fizzled while other fierce weather events seemed to come out of no where? A new satellite scheduled for launch in September is expected to help.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects the new satellite to be in operation by year’s end and help the agency’s National Weather Service unit produce more accurate mid-range forecasts, said Stephen Volz, the agency’s assistant director for its satellite and information service.

The first operation of the Joint Polar Satellite System will be to collect weather, climate and other data by year’s end and allow forecasters to generate more accurate and timely forecasts of severe weather three to seven days beforehand, Volz said while in the Springs for the 33rd annual Space Symposium, a four-day gathering of space industry officials at The Broadmoor hotel that attracts more than 11,000 people.

“While there have been flying polar satellites for 40 years, this is the first major generation upgrade since the early 1990s,” Volz said. “Every instrument on this satellite has been upgraded from the previous generation of satellites and is designed to give us better-resolution images in terms of color, spatial and other measurements and will even allow us to do cloud mapping at night, which is something we have never been able to do. It will also give us higher-precision measurements of temperature and atmospheric pressure that measure smaller areas.”

A research-and-development version of the satellite was launched in 2011 by NOAA, the Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and has been providing data and images for about five years. The new satellite, built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp in Boulder, is the first of four that are scheduled to be launched during the next 14 years and will orbit the earth from to pole-to-pole 14 times daily, providing global coverage every 12 hours. The fleet of satellites are expected to cost $20 billion during the 30-year life of the program.

The new satellites replace a fleet that is still operating but is beyond its designed life span. They will allow the agency to identify wildfires sooner and track illegal fishing at night as well as produce more accurate forecasts from more detailed data and images they generate, Volz said.

“I can’t say your weather forecast will be better tomorrow, but the models we are providing are generating increasing better forecasts and will continue to improve,” Volz said. “However the variability in weather systems has increased and severe storms have become more frequent as the atmosphere gets warmer, causing more evaporation and more moisture in the atmosphere. The fact that more severe storms will occur is a virtual certainty, but predicting where they will occur is much more difficult. Weather may be global, but the impacts are local.” (content credit: Updated: April 3, 2017 at 7:15 pm, by Wayne Heilman, http://gazette.com, The Gazette.)


Coaxial Components Corp. (COAXICOM)-Stuart, Florida -A supplier for Ball Aerospace & Technologies for nearly a decade, Coaxicom SMA CONNECTORS are manufactured to have excellent performance up to 18 GHz. Coaxicom also has the broadest range of RF/Microwave connectors that include SMA, SSMB, BNC, N, CMS and many other types that are used on coaxial cable (flexible , ultra-flex and semi-rigid), as launchers into stripline or microstrip, or as receptacles or bulkhead, panel and printed circuit board mounting. Also included are hermetically sealed devices and intra (within) series adapters. Gold plated stainless steel or passivated (stainless finish) versions are standard in order to meet the finish and corrosion requirements of MIL-PRF-39012. Interface dimensions as well as all other applicable requirements are in accordance with MIL-PRF-39012 and other military standards where the need exists. Made in the USA under strictly engineering supervision and quality control review.

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The next 2-weeks can be a very stressful time.

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For buyers who rely on sourcing RF products overseas…the next 2-weeks is a very stressful time.

The disruption caused by the Chinese holiday can often cause headaches here in the United States. And no matter how much you plan and prepare inevitably there seems to always be supply delays, miscommunication or last minute urgencies.

But this year there is no need to worry.  Coaxial Components Corp. (best known as Coaxicom) is located in Stuart, Florida and ready to step in to deliver. Quality RF/Microwave components are in-stock and ready to ship in days. Coaxicom also provides engineering and customer support in a variety of ways via email, phone, fax, online chat, or even a scheduled Skype conference.

Plus Coaxicom.com offers a broad spectrum of components, an easy to use cable builder, and cross reference tools which many engineers and buyers alike find indispensable.

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So no more unanswered emails. No more endless automated phone prompts. No more navigating pages of website clutter.  No more waiting for weeks.

Coaxicom has also skillfully fused technology with talent­ to become a trusted “one-stop-shop” – whether you have a 25,000-piece order or just looking for product advice.

So while your current vendors may be celebrating the new year, maybe it’s time to consider a manufacturer closer to home.

Coaxicom is here to serve you today with competitive pricing, no import fees, same day quoting, low volume orders and superior quality as certified by the NSF-ISR in Quality Management of the Design and Manufacture of Coaxial Components and Cable Assemblies.

For information on Coaxicom’s RF/Microwave products including connectors, phase adjusters, adapters, terminations, attenuators, DC blocks, torque wrenches and pins, or to request a quote, visit www.Coaxicom.com, call 1-866-262-9426 or email us at Sales@Coaxicom.com.  Check out Coaxicom’s special offer on select bulk purchases here.

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An Eye Opener: Lowering Healthcare Costs Starts with the Smallest Component.

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Medical markets demand the highest levels of trust, and quality.

At Coaxial Components Corp. (best known as Coaxicom) the RF and Microwave components ranging the spectrum from SMA Connectors,  Adapters, and Attenuators to Cable Assemblies, Phase Adjusters  and Terminations can be found at some of the most prestigious national labs, research centers and medical facilities in the US and internationally.

Coaxicom parts are all made in the USA under a microscope of engineer and quality control oversight to ensure precise use in select medical devices aimed to improve globe healthcare.  Of course, this is especially important for medical equipment that perform critical functions such as those that are life-supporting as well as telehealthcare, helping physicians work with patients who have geographic limitations.

The results of these technologies improve patient care, diagnostic speed, cure deliveries and subsequently lowers cost. 

Certified by the NSF-ISR in the Quality Management of the Design and Manufacture of Coaxial Components and Cable Assemblies, Coaxicom not only conforms but exceeds the ISO-9001 & AS9100 standards.  Click for certifications.

Both engineers and customer support specialists at Coaxicom work intensively with each firm, on each project to determine the best design, and durability level required for the RF/Microwave component to best serve each medical device/ system.

When you work with organizations dedicated to helping people, “it is vital that quality comes first” says one Coaxicom team leader. “We take that responsibility seriously and pride ourselves in our indirect efforts to move healthcare forward.

For more information visit Engineering, call 1-866-262-9426 or email us at Sales@Coaxicom.com.


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We’ll Tumble for You!

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Click screen below for a video snapshot of Coaxicom taking another measure to ensure each piece is top quality.

With quality at the forefront of each stage of production, Coaxicom runs piece parts through tumblers which polishes, protects and preps for further finishing.

While Coaxicom is a trusted manufacturer of RF and microwave components along with adapters, terminations, attenuators, phase adjusters and cable assemblies, below are other key advantages of working with Coaxicom. Email your questions or request for quote at: Sales@Coaxicom.com

What makes Coaxicom not only different but better:

  • Thousands of piece parts in-stock and ready for assembly
  • Low quantity orders accepted
  • Obsolete and hard-to-find parts
  • Competitive pricing
  • Short lead time with delivery often in days
  • Custom designs
  • Flexible warehousing options
  • Full access to engineering support
  • Made in the USA
  • Advanced cross reference tool and cable builder
  • AS9100C and ISO9001 certified

 

 

Advances in RF Energy for Medical Applications

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The benefits of electromagnetic energy for treating medical conditions have been recognized since the late 19th century. Today, although probably only magnetic reside­­nce imaging (MRI) is familiar to most people, many other medical applications exploit its unique abilities. They include reducing the size of tumors, aiding cardiac surgery, rejuvenating skin and treating muscular conditions. Medical systems based on RF energy are continually advancing, thanks in large measure to the transition from vacuum tubes to solid-state. Semiconductor devices such as LDMOS bring flexibility, enable advanced modes of operation and offer advantages at microwave frequencies.

SPARK OF INSPIRATION

The benefits of RF energy in almost all medical applications are gained from heat generated by some form of RF generator. Although the first recorded evidence of heat from any source used for medical purposes dates to prehistoric times, when heated rocks were used to reduce or stop blood flow (hemostasis), it was the prodigious inventor and scientist Nicola Tesla who first proposed, in 1891, that the application of electricity could produce heat in a human body. This was dangerous territory, as electricity caused electric shock. Shortly after Tesla’s results were presented, French physician and biophysicist Jacques Arsene d’Arsonval discovered that when the frequency of this energy was above 10 kHz, rather than shocking the patient, it caused the skin to heat. He proposed ways of applying this “high frequency” current to the body using contact electrodes, capacitive plates and inductive coils.

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The use of RF energy to heat deep tissue was first suggested by Austrian chemist R. von Zaynek, who noted that production of heat in tissue was a function of both frequency and current density. In 1908, German physicist Karl Franz Nagelschmidt coined the name “diathermy” for this, during what were the first extensive experiments on humans. Nagelschmidt is considered to be the pioneer in the field, writing the first textbook on the subject in 1913. Important developments in later years included those of Harvey Cushing and William T. Bovie, in which an electrosurgical device developed by Bovie was used to cause homeostasis during the resection of a vascular brain tumor.

The initial use of RF energy for diathermy was impeded by the lack of devices to generate it, as spark-discharge Tesla coil machines could reach frequencies of only 2 MHz. This type of diathermy was called longwave diathermy, because of the long wavelengths at these frequencies. The invention that broke this logjam was the vacuum tube, revealed in 1904 by John Ambrose Fleming, which ultimately increased the frequency to about 300 MHz (see Figure 1). Diathermy machines operating at this frequency were called shortwave diathermy. Like many RF and microwave technologies, the advancement of vacuum tube technology dramatically accelerated during the world wars, and new types of vacuum electron devices were created. The most noteworthy was the magnetron, which made it possible for emerging radar systems to generate high power at higher frequencies. One of the beneficiaries of the magnetron has been the medical profession, and many of the initial applications are still in use today and still use magnetrons for generating RF energy.

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Like vacuum tubes before them, transistors further extended the reach of RF energy medicine. The earliest examples of transistor-based power generation appeared in the 1950s, although these devices generated minimal power and were extremely fragile. As their limitations were mitigated in subsequent years, semiconductor technologies such as the bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and vertical metal oxide semiconductor (VMOS) transistor were adopted for medical devices. Today, laterally-diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) power transistors are proving to be the preferred solid-state technology, producing power levels up to 1500 W. LDMOS transistors have advantages that make them well suited to be the alternative to their vacuum tube and transistor predecessors (see Table 1).

The primary benefit transistors have over vacuum tubes for medical applications is flexibility. The output power can be tightly controlled over their full dynamic range, which enables heat transferred to human tissues to be reduced when required. They support sweeping frequencies within an ISM band (from 902 to 928 MHz, for example), which helps to maximize the energy transferred to the body. For advanced systems that use multiple probes to combine wave fronts, the phase can be controlled to move the areas that must be targeted. While vacuum tubes require potentially dangerous high voltages, generated by large and heavy power supplies, transistors operate at 32 to 50 VDC. The biggest advantages of LDMOS transistors over previous semiconductor technologies are their ability to operate at higher frequency, such as 915 and 2450 MHz, and ruggedness. LDMOS power transistors will survive when almost all the transmitted energy is reflected back, because of an impedance mismatch such as a short or open circuit. This is important in medical applications because human tissue can present a variable load to the probe.

Originally, the capabilities of available RF power sources determined the frequencies where electromagnetic energy-based systems were used. The first operating frequencies were very low, with both frequency and output power increasing over time. However, as medical, scientific and industrial systems began to proliferate, it became necessary to specify areas of the electromagnetic spectrum for operation. These industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) bands for the U.S. are shown in Table 2, and are widely accepted throughout the world. Some countries use additional frequencies. Many other systems operate in these same bands, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microwave ovens and RF-based industrial equipment. With ISM bands unregulated, equipment must prevent or tolerate interference generated by nearby applications.

RF HEATING OF TISSUE

With the exception of MRI— which uses an intense electromagnetic field for imaging, not heating—all medical applications use RF to create heat. The electromagnetic field applied at high frequencies forces the water dipole to move with every cycle, creating friction between the molecules and generating heat. The frequencies at which this heat is generated and the hardware used to apply the heat largely determine the utility for specific medical uses. Generalizing about the use of electromagnetic energy for medical applications:

  • Changes in tissue occurring at the molecular level differ with frequency
  • Lower frequencies penetrate deeper into the skin than higher frequencies
  • Lower frequencies penetrate fewer types of tissue than microwave frequencies
  • Systems operating at microwave frequencies can more precisely direct energy to specific areas
  • Medical systems operating at lower frequencies have been in use far longer than microwave-based systems that operate above 900 MHz
  • The advantages of systems operating at microwave frequencies are gaining importance and becoming more thoroughly understood.

After the early efforts by Tesla and others suggested an interaction between radiated electromagnetic energy and the human body, the mechanism was further clarified and extended to all non-conducting materials. It was shown that the depth of penetration is determined by the frequency of the radiation and the insulating properties of the material. When microwave generators became available, it was demonstrated that because of their short wavelengths, specific areas could be targeted precisely. Greater penetration at lower frequencies (to about 2 inches) makes lower frequencies desirable for applications such as diathermy, in which the goal is often to soothe aching muscles. Microwave frequencies offer benefits such as faster heat delivery, more precise targeting of specific areas (a tumor, for example) and more accurate control.

At low frequencies, the electromagnetic field is generated between two or more electrodes, the shape dictating the characteristics of the field. The most common types of electrodes are rods and plates, between which the target material is placed. With increasing electrode distance, the voltage to maintain the electric field strength also increases, and the maximum distance between the electrodes and, thus, the maximum thickness of the target material is determined. When microwave frequencies are used, the energy is launched from a small emitter and guided through space to the target; a set of plates, used with lower frequency applications, is not required.

Arguably, there are dozens of medical applications that use RF energy, either alone or in combination with light or a laser at various wavelengths. However, they generally fall into the following categories: MRI, diathermy, ablation and skin rejuvenation. MRI will not be discussed, because its benefits are not derived from heat. (for complete article, go to http://www.microwavejournal.com/articles/27505-advances-in-rf-energy-for-medical-applications).

(Content credit: Franck Nicholls and Jose Fernandez Villasenor, M.D, http://www.microwavejournal.com, dated December, 2016) 


[ Stuart, Florida, January 3, 2017, adsnmarketing.coaxicom@gmail.com] Coaxial Components Corp. also known worldwide as Coaxicom, began manufacturing in 1984 at it’s facility in Florida. Coaxicom offers a broad line of SMA, SSMA, 3.5mm, BNC, N and TNC, as well as 50 & 75 Ohm Snap, Screw and Slide-on SMB, SMC, SSMB, SSMC and many other types. Our large selection of Inter & Intra Series Adapters; RF Connectors; Attenuators; Terminations; Phase Adjusters; Torque Wrenches and Cable Assemblies are ready for quick delivery. Custom products, specifically designed and engineered to our Customer’s specifications are produced in our Florida facility.

Coaxial Components Corp. (Coaxicom) 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. Gold plated stainless steel or passivated versions of SMA connectors are standard in order to meet the finish and corrosion requirement of MIL-PRF 39012. Interface dimensions as well as all other applicable requirements are also in accordance with MIL-PRF-39012 and other military standards where the need exists.

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New West Coast Distributor: PCX, Inc.

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For Immediate Release – January 4, 2017

Stuart, Florida – January 4, 2017 – Coaxial Components Corp.(Coaxicom) specialists in precision
RF/Microwave components is pleased to announce the appointment of Huntington Beach-based PCX Inc.
as the latest distributor to join the Coaxicom team.

Beginning January  2017, PCX Inc. will be the largest authorized stocking distributor on the west coast
and will represent Coaxicom’s complete line of products, both custom and standard, throughout the state
of California and beyond.

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Julian Andrews, Operations Manager at Coaxicom is enthusiastic about the new relationship, “PCX Inc. is a distribution partner with an excellent service reputation, top-notch staff and a broad customer base. I see nothing but success for both companies”.

From PCX Inc. Sales Director David Cox’s point of view, “we will be putting their products and brand name in front a wider audience while adding our own expertise, and regional knowledge”.

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Founded in 1994,  PCX Inc. credo is trust, accountability, service, with multiple certifications, and tools including ADQ, US-FMS and Star Quality programs to back-up this commitment.

Coaxicom continues to enhance and expand its depth of RF/Coaxial solutions including connectors (all series), cable assemblies, adapters, terminations, and specialty parts. The addition of PCX Inc. will make these products even more accessible to a greater number of companies.

PCX Inc. can be contacted by visiting www.pcxco.com, they are also officially listed on the Distributors and Representatives page of Coaxicom.com.

Coaxicom at a Glance
Coaxicom designs and manufactures an extensive line microwave and RF connectors all available in 50
or 75 Ohm impedance. Proudly serving customers in industries including the automotive, medical,
instrumentation, aerospace, defense, telecom, wireless, and alternative energy as well as the US military
just to name a few. Coaxicom is committed to providing outstanding value and quality with our 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 and
requirements.

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The New Year Brings New Products Center Stage.

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Happy New Year One and All!  The Coaxicom team wishes each and every one of our customers… a fun, festive and safe celebration. 

As 2017 starts off with its bang, Coaxicom is planning its own countdown to several new and exciting announcements that include facility renovations, updated technologies, additional personnel and finally product innovations that will add longevity and efficiencies to the telecommunications, aviation, nanotechnology, aerospace and the defense-support industries.

Coaxicom is also expanding the online cross reference tools to easily find a Coaxicom part equivalent that can ship from our stockroom in hours, if needed. Coaxicom has product matches from such companies as American, Amphenol, CDI,  Pasternack, Omni-Spectra, Tyco, Solitron and many more.

For nearly 40-years, Coaxicom has provided top-level  manufacturing capabilities necessary to deliver the quality and reliability our customers demand including military specifications MIL-PRF 39012, MIL-A 55339, MIL-C-83517 as applicable.

Learn more about our RF Connectors and all of Coaxicom’s premium pieces including cable assemblies, phase adjusters, adapters, terminations, pins, attenuators, torque wrenches.

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Acknowledging Sandia National Laboratories for its continued commitment to national security

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Solving Next-Generation Airborne Intelligence & Surveillance Problems.

Protecting national security by applying science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

Sandia National Laboratories’ Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems enable a new product paradigm in radar capabilities and modalities. With the ability to shrink sensor size, increase resolution, raise image quality, and advance real–time on–board processing, Sandia has been dedicated to producing the continuous cycle of next generation systems for nearly three decades. Sandia specializes in the full system design of exquisite Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI), target recognition and other sensor systems for the Department of Defense, Other Government Agencies and industry partners.

(This video displays the advantages of all weather, day or night Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery. The video on the left is from Sandia’s VideoSAR system and the video on the right is of the same scene utilizing infrared video. Both of these videos came from the same aircraft and at precisely the same time.)

 

Since 1997, Sandia radars have been used to address critical military problems in all geographic Unified Combatant Commands (COCOMs). Sandia delivers complete solutions, including mission planning and Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development, hardware development, algorithm development, platform integration and Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED). Sandia’s high impact, multimode Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) systems are reconfigurable for multiple missions and designed for newer “plug and play” systems. As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Sandia is committed to developing and deploying next generation pathfinder solutions to ensure the safety and security of our nation for generations to come.

Sandia has developed several impactful system solutions in the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) program. A selection of its achievements is listed below.

  • 1984-First vertical Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) (also known as a precision directional altimeter)
  • 1986-First real-time 1-meter resolution strip mapping Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  • 1991 – First use of phase gradient autofocus in a real-time Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) (revolutionized image quality and is now commonly used in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems). First near-real-time aided target recognition system with Tera-OP (1 trillion operations) computational throughput provided in partnership with DARPA
  • 1997-First 100-pound real-time processed Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) deployed operationally
  • 2000-First real-time digital terrain-elevation mapping done at Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) Level 4/5 with a Ku-band Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (IFSAR)
  • 2005 – First real-time, <6 inch resolution, sub 30lbs Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) to fly on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
  • 2006-First real-time, fine resolution, imaging of Antarctic crevasses using miniature Synthetic Aperture (SAR) systems
  • 2008-First real-time, <6 inch resolution, strip mapping coherent change detection Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  • 2009-First ever non-beta-zero bistatic radar images of the moon, mapping about two-thirds of the lunar surface from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) with the Mini-RF; also the first conversion of an orbiting Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) to a spacecraft uplink and downlink communications system, able to transmit and receive modulated signals from Earth, a technology that could allow future missions to save mass and power
  • 2010-First 60-pound, real-time processed Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) deployed for Counter-IED (C-IED) missions
  • 2011-First demonstration of Velocity Independent Continuous Tracking Radar (VICTR) allowing the ability to persistently track targets through all phases of motion using VideoSAR and Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI)
  • 2012 -First real-time processed VideoCCD operationally deployed system
(content credit:  Sandia National Laboratories, operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. www.sandia.gov, California and New Mexico)

Coaxicom (Coaxial Components Corp.) Stuart, Florida—As a trusted manufacturer of RF and microwave components for over 33-years, Coaxicom has worked with companies both large and small and from around the globe including Sandia National Laboratories.

Offering world-class manufacturing capabilities, Coaxicom delivers standard and custom designed connectors (all-series), cable assemblies, phase adjusters, adapters, terminations, attenuators, dust caps, pins, precision torque wrenches and more. Download free catalog here. 

Coaxicom understands what customers need today and strives to find innovative ways to deliver by offering:

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