AtlanTecRF has launched a new Multi-Path Satellite Simulator System (the MSS Series) at Satellite 2018 in Washington DC. The MSS Systems are designed to ‘talk’ to two ground-based or mobile satcom stations, simultaneously, thereby replicating for test purposes, the satellite link while remaining off-air.Each system consists of three parts, a base control unit and two weatherproof transponders each of which can be orientated to connect with a system under test (SUT) antenna. There is also the option to incorporate all of the digital control within one transponder housing to achieve a two-part test system. The base control unit is a convenient portable bench instrument with the capability of both local and remote, Ethernet control. This unit is connected to two mast-mounted transponders via a power and data cable.The two transponders are inter-connected – each capable of communicating with a fixed or mobile terminal in a choice of either X, Ku, DBS, Ka and Q bands and with the ability to vary the path attenuation, thereby reducing the real-world atmospheric effects.Taking the uplink or Transmit (Tx) carrier from one ground based system the MSS transponder re-transmits on the receive (Rx) carrier frequency for the downlink. But, instead of sending the signal back to the same ground station from which it received it, the MSS makes contact with a second ground terminal, thereby completing the satellite link from point A to point B, but without any satellite being involved.In addition to the transmission of signal to both terminals under test, a sample of the transmissions is fed back via coaxial low loss cable to the base unit and is then made available at the front panel for connection to a spectrum analyzer or other test equipment. Click here to learn more about this Multi-Path Satellite Simulator System.
At the 56th Association of Old Crows (AOC) Symposium being held in Washington DC from 28-30 October, Teledyne Defense Electronics (TDE) is featuring its latest advancement in VPX modular technology. At their booth, they are showcasing the 6U VPX Transceiver (TSA-219040) which has the fastest tuning and lowest phase noise performance available on the market today. A demonstration unit of the VPX Transceiver is available in the Teledyne booth (Booth 711) for visitors to see.Teledyne developed the transceiver on a modular platform to address the industry’s interest in compressing development cycles and planning for technology insertion in program life extensions. This broadband 6 to 18 GHz VPX card is ideal for meeting the increasingly demanding requirements of today’s microwave Transceiver applications in an open systems-based platform. In addition to its new standard-setting phase noise and tuning performance levels, the 6U Transceiver offers a high dynamic range and built-in LO generation with external system reference.At a weight of <2.75 kg, the TSA-219040 transceiver is a compact, ruggedized, and air-cooled system with 75W maximum power consumption.PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:High Dynamic Range:RF coverage: 6 to 18 GHz, 1GHz IBWNoise Figure: 17 dB typicalPhase Noise: 1 MHz @ -113 dBc/HzLinear dynamic range: 90 dB (with 1 MHz BW)External System Reference:Tuning speed: 5.0 µs max (to within 10 kHz) single-tone, internally generated spurious: -80 dBm (@ -10 dBm input and max gain)Reference Frequency Input: (10-100 MHz)Teledyne Defense Electronics’ deep pool of engineering expertise makes it a “go-to” supplier for customers looking for products that can deliver the highest reliability in the harshest environments, require close cooperation between the customer and the vendor, and meet the toughest SWaP specifications. Click here to learn more about the 6U VPX Transceiver.
Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario and Suits star Patrick J. Adams have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl.The couple confirmed the news on Instagram Monday, along with a photo of the newborn’s tiny hand clutching her parents’ hands.“I couldn’t be more proud to be her mother,” Bellisario wrote. “To bring a new girl into this world and to do my best to raise her to be kind, strong and whatever the heck she wants to be.”The two kept the pregnancy largely out of the public eye, and they both showed their gratitude to everyone who respected their privacy.“Thank you to everyone who fought for and protected our privacy during this incredible and beautiful time in our lives,” Adams wrote. “Everyone is happy and healthy and loving every moment of this” He added, “I could not be more excited to bring a baby girl into this world at this moment. We will raise her to be powerful, to always speak her mind and heart and to live without fear.”A name for the little girl has not yet been released.Bellisario and Adams have been married since December 2016.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Nondies would make a foray into KCB territory, forcing their hosts into an infringement. Simon Chege would drill home the penalty, slashing the deficit to 10-3. With Nondies on the under the cosh, Head Coach Kanyi Gitonga threw on Derrick Wamalwa, Edwin Alubaka, Ken Nyagetuba and Teddy Salano who had all been left on the bench. They would steady the ship but could not prevent prop forward Sidney Mwai from going over, again from a maul with Fabian Olando converting for a 20-3 lead. Former KCB player Wamalwa would go over, seeing his side trail 20-8 at the interval.A tentative start to the second half saw both sides engage cautious, but it was KCB who had the upper hand despite Gitonga’s side remaining competitive. With the half drawing on, it was the home side who saw more ball but thrice Olando’s decision making, opting to keep possession when it was more practical to commit his marker and release his support player cost the bankers try scoring opportunities. Ian Indimuli’s try was just reward for the Lions pressure, his bonus point try giving them a 25-8 before Wamalwa’s last gasp consolation try for Nondies saw the match end 25-15.Nakuru inflicted a second defeat in three matches to hosts Impala RFC, beating them 22-18 at the Impala Club while Mwamba registered a 64-8 win over Kisumu RFC at the Kisumu Polytechnic grounds.Quins and Homeboyz were not in action after their opponents, Strathmore and Mean Machine engaged in the Kenya University Games currently ongoing in Ruaraka.Collated Kenya Cup ResultsKCB 25 Nondies 15Impala 18 Nakuru 22Kisumu 8 Mwamba 640Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, December 19- Kenya Commercial Bank registered a 25-15 win over Nondescript RUFC, closing out the calendar year unbeaten as the Kenya Cup league breaks for the festive season.This match at the Lions Den in Ruaraka saw the bankers go 5-0 ahead after only 22 seconds, when winger Darwin Mukidza grounded the ball after his team’s first phase attack. They would go 10-0 up when Eric Kabii, at the end of a rolling maul from a line out deep in Nondies territory went over.