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December 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

 
The Navy hopes to move common radio rooms from submarines to warships.

The U.S. Navy is in the early stages of an endeavor to duplicate a successful program for upgrading the communications centers of its submarines and apply it to surface warships.

December 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The CICADA small unmanned aircraft can be deployed from larger manned or unmanned aircraft, weather balloons or precision munitions.

A small aircraft prototype aims to fly from the lab to the battlefield.

December 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Sandia National Laboratories employees Jon Salton (l) and Steve Buerger put the Urban Hopper through its paces.

Acrobatic vehicle seeks urban combat deployment.

December 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The National Cybersecurity and Communications and Integration Center, Department of Homeland Security, is in Arlington, Virginia. Photo courtesy of Federal News Radio.

Global network technologies challenge the U.S. agency that must protect them.

November 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Intel Lab’s experimental single-chip cloud computer is a 48-core concept microprocessor that is like a microcosm of a cloud data center. The architecture could offer a solution to some of the issues chip developers face.

These tiny technologies will influence what systems can accomplish in the years to come.

November 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

U.S. Army soldiers adjust cables on a satellite communications dish. Army communications and information systems are becoming more sophisticated and reaching further down to the force.

Smaller is better for Signal Corps units and their equipment.

November 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

U.S. Marine Corps officials in Afghanistan mount two AN/PRC-117G radios onto an aerostat platform, effectively doubling the radio’s range.

A manpack radio enables on-the-move data flow in Afghanistan.

November 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A U.S. Army captain uses a training application on a mobile device. The Defense Information Systems Agency is studying the possibility of providing mobile devices and services.

The U.S. Defense Department considers centralizing control of mobile devices.

October 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

HMAS Collins (foreground) meets with HMAS Waller (l) and HMAS Rankin. The Royal Australian Navy plans to replace its six submarines, all Collins class, with 12 new future submarines over the course of several years.

October 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A U.S. Army staff sergeant instructs others in the capabilities of the RQ-11B Raven unmanned aerial vehicle in Iraq. The increasing amount of diverse intelligence information, coupled with a growing customer base, has impelled the Defense Intelligence Agency to formulate a new strategy for intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination.

October 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

 

An E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) prepares to taxi out for takeoff in Guam. The AWACS aircraft, from the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, provides all-weather surveillance, command, control and communications.

October 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A building stands surrounded by rubble in Wakuya, Miyagi, Japan, in March. Ships and aircraft from the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group conducted search and rescue operations and resupply missions as directed in support of operation Tomodachi.

October 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A Tiger Shark unmanned aerial vehicle returns from a mission supporting forces in theater. Under NATO’s Multi-sensor Aerospace-ground Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Interoperability Coalition 2 (MAJIIC 2) program, nine nations will continue to improve sharing of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets.

September 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A U.S. Air Force F-16 banks over Afghanistan during a recent operation. The Air Force is shifting focus to take a broad servicewide approach to networking and information operations.

Joint operations define U.S. Air Force networking.

September 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

 

 

 

September 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A variety of objects ranging from active satellites to space debris increasingly crowd near-earth space.

The U.S.Air Force aims to replace its obsolete space debris detector.

September 2011
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Google Translate has an app for the Android smartphone.

Europe turns to a commercial search engine to untangle Patent Office tower of babel through no-cost partnership.

August 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The Future of the Internet

Advances will connect people like never before.

August 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

August 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A U.S. Army soldier uses the new Joint Capabilities Release tracking and messaging software, which is an upgrade to the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) situational awareness system. The Army is speeding upgrades and new enabling technologies to the field to exploit existing networking capabilities.

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