Electronic Warfare Solution Center

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Electronic Warfare Products

Hybridized And Hermetically Sealed Frequency Synthesizers
Hybridized and hermetically sealed frequency synthesizers from EM Research are suitable for military vehicles, UAV, electronic warfare, radar, and other high-reliability, high-vibration applications...
Booster RF Amplifier
Designed to boost the output of FM military VHF transceivers, the NP-499 booster RF amplifier from NP Technologies utilizes RF power MOSFET devices that provide high gain, wide dynamic range, and excellent ruggedness...
RF & Microwave Filters
Anatech offers standard and custom RF & Microwave filters such as Bandpass filters, lowpass filters, highpass filters, Bandstop filters and Diplexers/Duplexers for Military, Commercial applications and Wireless communication...
Temperature-Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO)
The T75 Series TCXO from Greenray Industries is available with an output frequency range of 10 to 50 MHz. The miniature SMT 5 x 7mm package is RoHS compliant and comes with either CMOS or clipped sinewave output. Many temperature stability options are available down to ±0.3ppM...
Spectrum Analyzer
The R&S FSU67 from Rohde & Schwarz is a spectrum analyzer with a direct frequency range to 67 GHz and fundamental mixing. It is suitable for developers of military radar, communications, electronic warfare, and electronic countermeasures systems...
2 To 20 GHz, Wideband, Distributed Power Amplifier
The MMA-022028 from MicroWave Technology is a 2 to 20 GHz, wideband, MMIC, distributed broadband power amplifier based on high reliability AlGaAs/InGaAs pHEMT technology. It provides more than 28 dBm output power at P-1dB, and 29 dBm at Psat...
RF/Microwave Signal Generator
TThe MG3690B is a broadband signal generator from Anritsu that covers RF and microwave frequencies from 0.1 Hz to 65 GHz (operational to 67 GHz) in a single instrument. It is suitable for electronic warfare/jamming R&D and manufacturing applications...
High-IP, Military-Grade Amplifiers
Planar Monolithics Industries has designed and manufactured a family of low-noise, military-grade amplifiers that are mainly used in SIGINT and DF applications. These amplifiers cover the communications bands ranging from 30 MHz to 2.0 GHz...

Waveguide Components
M/A-COM offers standards catalog and custom designed waveguide components that support telecommunications, data links, instrumentation, electronic warfare, satellite, and industrial high-power applications...
0.25 To 50 GHz Broadband Power Amplifier
QuinStar Technology provides a 0.25 to 50 GHz extra broadband power amplifier (QPW-00501533-J2). The output power is 15 dBm with flatness of ± 1.50 over the 0.25 to 50 GHz frequency range. Applications include EW, wireless, EMC, and instrumentation...
4.5 To 18 GHz Traveling Wave Tube
The N10172 from e2v is a broadband helix traveling wave tube designed to meet MIL-STD specifications for use in rugged environments. It is capable of providing 100 W output power and operates over the frequency band of 4.5 to 18 GHz...

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Electronic Warfare Articles

Using Spectrum Analyzers For Pulsed Signal Analysis In Radar Systems
By Kay-Uwe Sander. Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

The pulsed signals employed by modern radar systems fall into the range of capabilities provided by modern spectrum analyzers, since they can make a large number of power measurements. This article illustrates the unique characteristics of pulsed signals, without which a radar system's performance cannot be fully optimized.

A New Solution For Signals Intelligence
By James Pierson, Summitek Instruments, and Joseph Kovacs, National Instruments

Spectrum monitoring and signals intelligence (SIGINT) have been critical components of security and intelligence operations. Typically, personnel working in the SIGINT area have required bulky and relatively expensive equipment, limiting their ability to perform critical tasks in the field. National Instruments and Summitek Instruments partnered to develop a platform that offers spectrum-monitoring and signal-demodulation capabilities in a compact, portable form. This article describes how, by combining efforts, the companies have produced a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution for spectrum monitoring and demodulation of off-air signals requiring little software/hardware development.

Patch Antenna Miniaturization Through Electromagnetic Genetic Algorithm Optimization
By Naftali Herscovici, Tony Donisi, Daniel de Araujo, and David Vye, Ansoft Corporation

Genetic algorithm optimization is well suited to working with existing electromagnetic simulation technologies, often yielding results that achieve the performance targets with a unique structure that is non-intuitive to the antenna designer. In this article, a genetic algorithm script is utilized in conjunction with a planar electromagnetic simulator to perform novel pattern synthesis of a patch antenna

RF Radiation Hazard And Antenna Placement Analysis On Electrically Large Military Platforms
By Brian Woods, EM Software & Systems

This article explains the difficulties posed by RF radiation hazard assessment and antenna placement analysis on electrically large platforms. It also explores the concepts on which numerical electromagnetic analysis techniques are based, as well as some of the specific techniques and methods most applicable to antenna placement and RF radiation hazard analysis.

Electronic Warfare Downloads

White Paper: Detector Log Video Amplifier Capabilities
By Labtech Microwave

Labtech has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of Detector Log Video Amplifiers (DLVAs). These devices are used extensively in applications requiring an output voltage related to the power of a received RF signal. These units are used extensively in direction finding and channelised receivers as well as phase array radar.

MwT Product Selection Guide
By MicroWave Technology, Inc.

Microwave Technology (MwT) utilizes thin-film circuit processing to produce and manufacture various standard modular amplifier products to 26 GHz. This product selection guide includes new MMICs, hybrid modules, GaAs FETS, and PHEMTS that can be utilized in wireless, WiMAX, military, and other applications.

Product Feature: Tactical Information / Battlefield Management Systems Improve Battle Group Effectiveness
By Cobham Defense Electronic Systems

Cobham Defense Communications Limited (CDCL) designs, develops, and manufactures tactical information systems (TIS) and battlefield management systems (BMS) to meet the stringent operational requirements of military and civil defense users around the world. The systems available from CDCL are both modular and scaleable, enabling the construction of an effective tactical command and control (C2) system across different platforms, from the individual dismounted soldier through to a command consoles networked at battle group (BG) headquarters (HQ) level.

Confronting The Antenna Challenges In Today's Military Applications
By Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products

Emerging transceiver technologies and military applications have created challenges, such as directionality, frequency variations, isolation, and testing, for antenna engineers. Solutions exist to address these challenges, but many are reticent to employ them. This article discusses antenna design challenges and suggests the use of absorbers and dielectric materials as a quick, cost-effective solution.

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