Electronic warfare (EW) threat simulation for testing in modern EW environments introduced by Keysight

U.S. defense industry uses the electromagnetic spectrum for a variety of applications such as radar at RF, microwave, and millimeter wave frequencies.

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rose, Calif., is introducing electronic warfare (EW) threat simulation software and hardware solutions that generate modern EW RF environments to enable engineers to test their EW systems.

The U.S. defense industry uses the electromagnetic spectrum for a variety of applications such as radar at RF, microwave, and millimeter wave frequencies.

EW systems designers need to anticipate adversary threats and generate countermeasures in this challenging environment, so threat simulation technologies must be able to replicate realistic RF environments to validate EW system capabilities and identify potential risks.

To address a growing range of threats, Keysight is introducing two commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products. The first is Simulation View software which enables the rapid development, integration and test of sophisticated EW systems with real-time RF modeling and dynamic high-fidelity visualization.

The second is the UXG Agile Vector Adapter that combines fast frequency, phase and amplitude, and time delay switching speeds with real-time pulse descriptor word (PDW) streaming. PDW is the data used for creating radar signals. The UXG is available in 20 GHz, 40 GHz, and 44 GHz versions. Keysight offers EW threat simulation solutions ranging from single benchtop testing to a full-scale threat simulator. The open architecture of Keysight's EW threat simulation solutions enables customers to create scenarios with a variety of software tools, including existing threat databases.

For more information contact Keysight online at www.keysight.com.

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