The New EW Test Paradigm Source: Military Microwave Digest, a Supplement to Microwave Product Digest This article discusses the new EW test paradigm to help today’s challenges with complicated, high cost EW test systems and processes. Benchtop, COTS-based test systems with simulation software and emulation hardware need to replicate the demanding requirements of open-air range […]
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EW Threat Emulator Delivers from the Bench Source: Microwave & RF Electronic warfare (EW) systems must undergo stringent testing before they can be deployed. Few technologies in the defense electronics inventory face greater challenges or play a greater role in ensuring warfighter survivability than EW systems. They must not only detect an adversary’s radar, typically […]
Bringing Realistic EW System Testing in from the Field Source: Microwave Product Digest (MPDigest.com) by John Regazzi, co-CEO and CTO, Giga-tronics Incorporated “Keeping ahead of the threat” is nothing new for the Electronic Warfare (EW) community. It’s been racing to win this contest for 70 years. What sets apart today’s scenario is the speed at which the race […]
An AXIe-based Real-Time EW and Radar Threat Emulation System Military radar and EW systems must be exposed to signal environments as representative as possible to those they will ultimately experience, and this work should begin early in the design process when it’s most cost-effective. Only by meeting these two criteria can designers be reasonably sure […]
Radar RF Target and Environment Generator / EW Simulator: Considerations a “Build vs Buy” Decision Cost of specifying, designing, building or buying complex uW test solutions can have a significant impact on maintaining existing contracts and winning new contracts for EW and Radar programs. From an engineering perspective, most prime contractors, research institutes and government […]
Using an Arbitrary Waveform Generator for Threat Generation Almost any threat emitter – legacy or next generation AESA – can be realized using a combination of a modern Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) and a high speed integrated up-converting Advanced Signal Generator (ASG). This paper shows how to integrate the two instruments to generate appropriate waveforms […]
Simulation of Advanced Radar Systems using Pentek 78620 FPGA cards with the Giga-tronics GT-ASGM18A Advanced Signal Generator and GT-ASAM18A Advanced Signal Analyzer Modern radar systems produce signals which are complex in nature with multiple Pulse Repetition Intervals or PRI’s different types of Modulation on Pulse (MOP) – as well as rapid changes in amplitude and […]
Next Generation Threat Creation Using COTS Equipment Fueled by the global adoption and application of AESA technology, the science of Electronic Warfare is rapidly evolving. As an engineer who needs to design test systems to emulate the latest threats you are challenged to do this not only with COTS hardware, but it must be able […]
COTS AWG Analysis An arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) is a piece of electronic test equipment used to generate electrical waveforms. These waveforms can continuous/repetitive or single-shot (once only) in which case some kind of triggering source is required (internal or external). For the threat application it is assumed that waveforms will be single shot and […]
Next Generation Threat Creation Using COTS Equipment When designing operational radar systems for technology proving, range measurements, environment generation, theater threat simulations, HIL (Hardware in the Loop), and test systems for highly integrated LRU’s (Line Replaceable Units), you are often challenged to accomplish the task by using COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) equipment and in […]