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RF “Connector Saver” Can Save You $’s.

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Connector Saver.   

Within any connector family there are three adapters you can use. A male-to-male adapter refers to an adapter with two male ends. This is often referred to as a “barrel” adapter. A female-to-female adapter has two female ends; it is often referred to as a “bullet” adapter. An adapter with one male end and one female end is referred to as a “connector saver“.

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Type N, radius right angle, male to female adapter

Why a Money Saver?                                                                                           

Because this type of adapter is often screwed onto an expensive piece of test equipment or component that requires a lot of connect/disconnect cycles. As a result,  if an incident occurs where one of the connectors is damaged, it is far cheaper to  replace the connector saver (adapter) than to repair expensive equipment that it is protecting.

Inter Series Adapters.                                                                                       

Inter series coaxial adapters are some of the more common components used in RF, microwave and telecommunication/wireless, and networking applications. OEM’s and manufacturing and engineering test facilities are continually required to provide temporary or permanent connections between the many coaxial series in use.

Long Established Connector Series.

Today, this is particularly true where long established connector series (N, TNC, BNC, 874, SMA, etc.) must be mated with less common or more recently introduced interfaces.   Examples of these are 3.5 mm, 2.9 mm, 2.4 mm, 7/16, SSMA, SSMB, SSMC, MCX, MMCX, and 7 mm.

The Coaxicom Solution.

Recognizing this need, COAXICOM maintains a large inventory of common and not-so-common inter as well as intra adapters. The user should bear in mind that for best performance, the usable frequency range for a given adapter is established by the operating range of the lower frequency interface on the adapter. Most adapters are usable at higher frequencies within limitations.

NOTES:
1. 75 ohm SMB and SMC “type” do
not mate with the 50 ohm series.
2. 50 and 75 ohm Type N do not mate
with each other.
3. 50 and 75 ohm BNC mate without
restriction.
4. 50 and 75 ohm TNC mate without
restriction.
5. SMA, 3.5 mm and 2.9 mm mate
without restriction.


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Project Diana: First Radio Waves Bounce Off The Moon Today

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The US Army Signal Corps made the first attempt to “touch” another celestial body when on January 10, 1946, it bounced radio waves off the moon and received the reflected signals.

Dubbed “Project Diana” for the Roman moon goddess, the effort led to what is today known as EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) communications.

Project Diana is often noted as the birth of the US space program, as well as that of radar astronomy. The project was the first demonstration that artificially-created signals could penetrate the ionosphere, opening the possibility of radio communications beyond the Earth for space probes and human explorers.

Project Diana also established the practice of naming space projects after Roman gods and goddesses, like Mercury and Apollo.

Project Diana’s first successful echo was detected by John H. DeWitt and his chief scientist E. King Stodola from a lab at Camp Evans, in Wall Township, NJ.

A large transmitter, receiver, and antenna array were constructed at the lab for the project.

The transmitter, a highly modified World War II SCR-271 radar set, provided 3,000 watts at 111.5 MHz in quarter-second pulses, while the “bedspring” dipole array antenna provided 24 dB of gain.

Reflected signals were received about 2.5 seconds later, with the receiver compensating for Doppler modulation of the reflected signal.

Attempts could be made only as the moon passed through the 15-degree-wide beam at moonrise and moonset, as the antenna’s elevation angle was horizontal. About 40 minutes of observation was available on each pass as the moon transited the various lobes of the antenna pattern. (Source: edn.com, Suzanne Deffree -January 10, END Network)


STUART, FLORIDA – Coaxial Components Corp. (Coaxicom), a privately-owned U.S. company is dedicated to the design and manufacture of RF and Microwave products that meet military and aerospace specifications and requirements.

Whether it’s working with Yale University on non-magnetic connectors, supplying SMA/TNC connectors to NASA, specialized torque wrenches to Argonne National Labs, or hand-crafted cable assemblies to the United States Navy,  Coaxicom is a committed supplier of RF precision components that help contribute to advancements in communication, astronomy research, network and cyber-security and defense.

Organizations including industry leaders such as Boeing, BAE and Lockheed Martin seek Coaxicom’s parts and expertise because of the earned reputation for military grade quality, speed, innovation and service.

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How RF Waves Are Used To Evaluate Specific Cancer Treatments.

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Steven Jackson explains the principles behind Magnetic Resonance Imaging.


How Does MRI Really Work Using RF Waves?

In this short video for the 100 Second Science series, Steven Jackson explains the principle behind magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Jackson, a trainee clinical scientist at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, reveals how intense magnetic fields and RF waves can be used to produce images of soft tissue inside the human body. This important and highly-sought after treatment is continuing to experience innovation.  One of MRI’s primary uses is the diagnosis of cancer as well as tracking how tumors respond to treatment. (Source: physicsworld.com, 26 Nov 2018 James Dacey,  Steven Jackson explain the principles behind magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)).


Coaxial Components Corp in Stuart is the manufacturing center for development of Coaxicom’s broad spectrum of precision connectors, inter & intra-series adapters; attenuators; terminations; phase adjusters; and cable assemblies.

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 medical, instrumentation, aerospace, defense, telecom, wireless, alternative energy. military/defense and more.

This U.S. manufacturer 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.  Email: Sales@Coaxicom.com or Call 866-COAXICOM (262-9426).

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2019 a Big Year for Nasa

Coaxicom’s Focus on Space Expanding in 2019

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It’s that time of the year when predictably hyperbolic headlines flood our inbox, when analysts dust off their crystal balls and try to prognosticate what is to come. Coaxicom’s focus on NASA’s progression is gearing up in 2019.

In the military space business, there are strong reasons to believe that 2019 could be a pivotal year. The biggest development to watch will be the space reorganization at the Department of Defense. Right now, the odds appear to be stacked against the Trump administration’s plan to establish a Space Force as a separate military service. But politics is notoriously unpredictable.

Aside from the space reorganization, one major question that aerospace executives would like to see answered in 2019 is whether the increased rhetoric about space becoming militarized and contested translates into a different way of doing business.

“Are we going to see a change in behavior on the part of the customer?” asked Robin Lineberger, leader of the global and U.S. aerospace and defense sector at the consulting firm Deloitte.

Space is becoming an important part of the overall defense industry ecosystem, and global tensions could pose a threat to space assets such as satellites. Given these trends, Lineberger noted, DoD must accelerate the development of resilient space systems. The expectation is that 2019 “will be the year when they start to take real action on process to enable alternative, agile and simpler ways to develop capabilities.”

Of course, change does not happen quickly in the Pentagon, so don’t expect “things to be particularly dramatic next year,” Lineberger said. “It takes a while.”

Companies are anticipating military customers will seek a different way to scope and define what they need. All the talk about flexible satellite designs, disaggregated constellations, and launch on demand has not yet materialized into actual programs or shifted the culture of military procurement, said Lineberger. The traditional mindset that is focused on reducing risk and ensuring mission success will not be transformed overnight, but “if we can open that aperture a bit,” it would be a promising sign, he said.

If a Space Force does come to fruition, “it could be a catalyst for re-looking at how we manage our space assets,” he said. However this turns out, the industry would like to see the reorganization settled sooner rather than later. Business does not like uncertainty, even if the establishment of a new military branch for space promises long-term benefits for contractors, such as increased spending on space programs.

A separate space branch could create “windows of opportunity for nontraditional players to get in the market,” Lineberger said. “You start creating a bit of a market shift, a more commercial approach.”

Most companies would prefer to not cope with uncertainty as they weigh investments and other deployments of capital, he added. But regardless of what happens with the new space branch, the Department of Defense has signaled that the management of space is a higher priority than it has been in the past. “And if it’s important, budgets will come with it. That’s a positive,” he said.

How the reorganization is implemented will have intended and unintended consequences, he said. “Some companies are positioned better than others to travel through that journey.”

In its year-end email, investment bank Morgan Stanley reminded clients that the Space Force debate and the growing space economy are powerful forces driving the market. “We expect industry and technological milestones and capital formation will up the ante starting in 2019.”

On the civilian space side, Boeing and SpaceX could make history in 2019 if they pull off their orbital flight tests for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

In other expected commercial developments, Virgin Orbit plans to reach orbit in early 2019 and Blue Origin said it will fly a crewed mission in 2019.

Excuse the cliché, but 2019 should be an exciting year for space(content credit by: Sandra Erwin — 


[STUART, FLORIDA] – 12.31.2018 – – 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.   Visit:  www.Coaxicom.com

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Happy New Year’s Eve from the New Owners of Coaxicom!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE!

 

 

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 to the New Owners of Coaxicom 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.  www.Coaxicom.com

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.

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Microwave Components by Coaxicom

Coaxicom Acquires MDC & MIDISCO Stock, Expanding Inventory

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After a career that spanned 55 years, David Leiman, former President of Coaxicom, transitioned the ownership of the company to top executive Julian Andrews and his family.  As a result of the recent transaction, Coaxicom has become a woman-owned business and has acquired the assets of three other Leiman-owned entities:  Microwave Distributors Company, MIDISCO, and Dal-Tech Devices.  The Coaxicom acquired inventory included an extensive inventory of connectors, adapters, attenuators, terminations, phase adjusters and other electronic components that have been sold and distributed by the Leiman-owned entities over the past 50 years. All three entities were previously located in Long Island, New York, however, all standing inventory has been transported to the Coaxicom headquarters in Stuart, Florida.

“Coaxicom was created in 1984 to ensure faster manufacturing times and a higher quality level for Microwave Distributors’ clients in the defense, medical, telecommunications and transportation industries,” says new Managing Director, Julian Andrews.  “Coaxicom has also developed an extensive inventory of more than 350,000 components over the years to provide a wide range of in-stock inventory to eliminate manufacturing delays.  With the addition of more than 250,000 components from the MDC and MIDISCO stock, we are in an even greater position to assist our client’s immediate needs,” Andrews added. “We are also ready to fulfill repeat orders on specialized product lines previously represented by MDC and MIDISCO.”

Coaxicom Acquired Inventory Includes 8,100 Unique Connector Types

Coaxial Components Corp.’s manufacturing facility is located in Stuart, Florida.  Its US manufactured precision RF microwave connectors and components are marketed under the brand Coaxicom. Andrews has been with the company since 1984, serving as its Operations Manager for the past 8 years. For quick turnaround quoting, call 866-Coaxicom or request a quote on line. Our sales team is committed to servicing the needs of the RF microwave industry.

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LEIMAN SELLS COAXIAL COMPONENTS CORP. TO TOP EXECUTIVE

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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.

Lost Luggage Results in Improved RFID Solutions.

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Brazilian RFID solutions provider KeD Tecnologia has released a complete system for tracking luggage via smart tags, following the determination by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that all airline baggage should be tagged with RFID by 2020.

With KeD’s luggage-tracking solution, each bag receives an RFID tag that identifies it all the way to the airplane. This makes it possible to estimate the approximate amount of time required for a piece of luggage to enter an aircraft’s baggage compartment, thereby boosting security and avoiding deviations during the process. 

With this system in place, the company reports, a suitcase can be located inside an airplane quickly in the event of a passenger’s exit from the craft, since an RFID tag is also attached to that person’s boarding pass. In this way, there is an association between passenger and suitcase, and the traveler can thus be informed once his or her luggage enters the plane, greatly reducing the possibility of lost bags.

The solution was tested by Gol Linhas Aéreas in 2008. “Our project was tested and approved for its concept and practical feasibility during 30 days of execution at a Gol check-in at Congonhas airport,” says Felipe Stürmer, KeD’s RFID operations manager and part owner, “with passive tags and non-reusable tags.”

The work was carried out with several equipment suppliers. “Using RFID technology to achieve the intended results depends on strategic location and a detailed study of possible interference,” Stürmer says. “The biggest challenge was to identify integration with the existing baggage-control infrastructure, without RFID technology.”

According to Stürmer, KeD was created after one of the company’s co-founders, Afranio Kieling, lost his luggage. “On a trip abroad to attend a business meeting,” he says, “[Afranio’s] luggage was not found at the landing.” The bags were located hours after his departure from the airport, but the idea of finding a way to avoid such discomfort and disappointment remained.

Kieling studied, researched and sought many possibilities, Stürmer reports, in order to find a way to use RFID technology to control the flow of luggage and passengers. This would give travelers the opportunity to be sure their belongings were boarded on the correct flight, he says, by means of an SMS text message sent to that person as soon as his or her luggage was placed in the aircraft’s cargo compartment.

After the system was tested, Gol reported several benefits, such as a reduction in the number of delays due to luggage problems. For example, if a suitcase were to be loaded without its passenger, the airport could then locate the luggage within a maximum time of 10 minutes, as opposed to an hour or so without RFID.

Another reported benefit is that boarding passes labeled with RFID tags virtually eliminated the need for passenger counting and recounting. The location of a passenger can now be automatically identified if he or she is already in the boarding area or has boarded an aircraft.

“Today, the company is looking for an incentive in the evolution of this solution, since at the time it was created, the airports were administered by Infraero, which bureaucratized decision-making,” Stürmer says. “This difficulty has led us to develop projects in other areas.”

In addition, KeD has been active in the health-care field, developing projects to meet the demands of hospitals with B2C and B2B models. “We also operate in the logistics area,” Stürmer reports, “with solutions for general warehouse and process automation in the logistics chain.”  ( article credit: www.rfidjournal.com, 9.2018, Felipe Stürmer)


 

[Stuart, Florida – December, 2018] – COAXICOM designs and manufactures an extensive line of standard, as well as custom microwave and RF Connectors. In addition to Connectors, Coaxicom also expertly produces the complete spectrum of components including Adapters, Terminations, Attenuators, Phase Adjusters, and Tooling that include Torque Wrenches.

We proudly serve some of today’s greatest innovators, researchers, and explorers including NASA, Boeing, Raytheon, U.S. Navy, as well as companies advancing how we live through 5G telecommunications/wireless, alternative energies, and network security.

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.

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Navy Seeks New Weapon

The US Navy Wants Electronic Weapons that “go to 11”

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The US Navy is courting proposals from defense contractors to design the next generation of electronic warfare (EW) technology. It’s looking for devices that can be used to jam enemy radar and missile systems and deceive hostile forces—and the service branch wants equipment that “goes to 11.”

“The saying is, ‘He who controls the electronic spectrum controls the world,’” Stanton Parsons, a former Navy pilot who flew the radar-jamming EA-6A Electric Intruder airplane, told Quartz. “If you don’t control the electronic warfare spectrum, you will lose.”

Reflecting the Navy’s increasing use of small, unmanned ships and drones to augment and extend the capabilities of its existing force, the service branch is looking for ways to use a multitude of these devices to at once create an antenna capable of sending out radio frequencies with the power equivalent to those emitted from “black hole jets” or “gamma ray bursts,” according to documents from a Navy presentation given to defense contractors last month and posted in a federal contracting database.

A nod to Spinal Tap in a page from the US Navy’s presentation to defense contractors given last month.

Those celestial bodies generate extremely large amounts of power at incredibly high frequencies, which “would be very hard to defeat if you’re using that as a sensing technology,” Bryan Clark, a former special assistant to the US chief of naval operations and a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a national security research institute in Washington DC, told Quartz. “Because to jam it an adversary would have to generate equivalent power and generate at a very high frequency,” he added.

Clark said that such technology would also potentially be capable of frying enemy electronics with the amount of radiation it generated.

While electronic warfare has been a priority for the US defense community since World War II, Clark said that recent advances by Russian and Chinese militaries have ramped up US interest in the technology.

Radar systems send out radio waves that bounce off a target and return to the receiver, supplying data about the object’s size, speed, and location. Electronic countermeasures send signals at specific frequencies calibrated to confuse or render useless enemy systems.

“A radar has an electronic signature, a certain radio frequency. If we have it already recorded, we know how to go against it,” Parsons said. “If it’s something new, everybody gets excited to delve into that system. ‘What is this, we haven’t seen it before.’ Who’s got the latest thing? How can we exploit it so it can’t be used against us? That’s the state of warfare.” (content credit: By Justin Rohrlich & Dave Gershgorn, 

You can read the Navy’s full presentation here:

DoD Electronic Warfare Tech…

 

[Stuart, Florida, December 3, 2018, Coaxicom] – Offering world-class design and 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. www.Coaxicom.com oSales@Coaxicom.com

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

  • Large piece part inventory in-stock and ready for assembly
  • Short lead times – days not weeks
  • Quote and ship same day, if needed
  • Engineering services
  • Expert machinsts and assemblers
  • Small/low quantity orders accepted
  • Custom design experts
  • Advanced cross reference tool
  • Quality materials
  • Specialists in hard-to-find or obsolete parts
  • Accessible, reliable and proven with exceptional customer support

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 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.

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From Turkeys to Turn-Keys??

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Last week, millions of Americans unwrapped a shrink-wrapped turkey for Thanksgiving. If so, they owe thanks to electron beams, which made the shrink-wrapping possible. But the electron beam can do a lot more: It can sterilize medical equipment, treat wastewater and print metal parts. Industrial accelerators that generate these electron beams are rapidly expanding. The Illinois Accelerator Research Center (IARC) is on a mission to build a high-power, compact, superconducting electron beam accelerator that will serve all of these purposes.

High-power linear electron accelerators are typically made of structures called cavities, which impart energy to the particle beam, thrusting it forward. One such cavity is the superconducting radio-frequency, or SRF, cavity, which requires extremely cold temperatures to operate. These machines use liquid helium to maintain the temperature necessary for sustaining superconductivity. Liquid-helium operation demands complex infrastructure: a liquefaction plant, distribution lines, gas recovery, purification systems, and cavity cryomodules that can withstand high pressure. Although such an infrastructure is appropriate for large-scale research accelerators, it can be too complex and costly for industrial applications. The barrier is the need for ultracold liquid helium.

With Fermilab’s never-say-impossible spirit, our team at IARC has broken this barrier. We have for the first-time cooled an active radio-frequency cavity to cryogenic temperatures without the use of liquid helium. We achieved this by connecting a cavity to a commercially available cryocooler, using a Fermilab-patented technology.

As with any exciting experiment, connecting the cavity to the cryocooler was a significant task that required investigating various materials and designing custom components. Our team produced niobium conduction rings and connected them to the cavity shell using electron-beam welding. They also developed niobium-aluminum joints that allowed heat to flow easily from the cavity to the cryocooler. To generate heat into the cavity, the team used a simple plug-and-play radio-frequency driver, as in laboratory accelerators.

Electromagnetic gradients are generated within SRF cavities; stronger gradients impart more energy to the beam. This first-ever cryogen‑free operation produced a gradient of 0.5 megavolts per meter on a single-cell, 650-MHz niobium cavity. We plan on achieving gradients up to 10 megavolts per meter by using higher-capacity cryocoolers and capitalizing on other recent advances in cavity technology. The team is exploring the application of conduction cooling technology to higher frequencies, multicell cavities, and other radio-frequency structures.

Replacing liquid helium with plug-and-play cryocoolers makes SRF accelerators accessible to industry by making accelerators into simple, turn-key systems. (content credit: November 28, 2018, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, phys.org/news).


[Stuart, Florida, November, 2018, coaxicom.com] – Coaxicom is located in Stuart, Florida and serves the military/defense, aerospace, medical, telecom, wireless, energy and transportation industries for over 30-years.  And we are proud to have a long tradition of serving NASA, U.S. Navy, top universities, telecommunication innovators, and several National Research Labs.

Not only do we offer quality connectorsadaptersphase adjustersterminationsattenuators, and dust caps. We can also design most any type of cable assembly and unlike other companies, we accept low quantity orders at competitive pricing.

But what makes Coaxicom so unique is the kind of quality, expertise and support that should be expected from a components manufacturer in the United States. Our team is small and smart with decades of experience in engineering. machining, assembly and quality control.

Our mission is to provide real long-term solutions that are easy to find and easy to buy! See what some of our customers think. Click here for testimonials and feedback.

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