As MILCOM 2011 celebrates the 30th anniversary of their premier international conference for military communications, Microwave Journal will be on site visiting with the RF and microwave companies that are exhibiting in Baltimore this week. MILCOM gathers the leading minds of government, military, industry and academia in an interactive forum to further explore, define and leverage the benefits networks bring to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. We will see how solutions are being developed for increasing capacity, enabling mobile comms and low cost, secure comms for every soldier. Last year we saw smartphones being quickly adapted to operate as rugged, secure military handsets with the promise of apps for improved situational awareness. This year we expect to see even more solutions that use this model and others.
We have already received product previews for MILCOM from companies such as RFMD, ADI, TI, M/A-COM Tech, Agilent, R&S, Valpey Fisher, Aeroflex, Teledyne, Mercury Computers and EB to name a few. I will be Twittering and blogging from MILCOM using Hashtag #MILCOM2011 and you can follow me @pathindle. Look for our wrap up article next week.