By Ray Solt and Juan Monserrate
The new capability will improve real-time measurement and characterization of AESA-based systems, while adding correlated freespace 3D dynamic stimulation.
The Naval Air System Command’s Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test (IBST) department, located at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, has developed an innovative test capability that will revolutionize the way it conducts ground tests and evaluation. Known as the Multi-Jammer Characterization (MJC) System, the new capability addresses two key test area shortfalls: precision measurements and characterization of modern active electronically scanned array (AESA)-based systems and correlated free-space 3D dynamic stimulation for radar and electronic warfare (EW) systems.
Under the Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program, the MJC is slated for installation in the Advanced Systems Integration Laboratory anechoic chamber as part of the Next Generation Electronic Warfare Environment Generator (NEWEG) project.