Air Force looks to Camgian Microsystems to develop radar-on-a-chip ASIC that saves power in sensor applications
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 6 Feb. 2011. Scientists at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are sponsoring a project to develop radar-on-a-chip technology aimed at providing significant power savings for a range of military electronic sensor systems, such as radar and infrared cameras.
The first phase of the AFRL research initiative will build on these results and focus on the key architectural components of the test chips, which are expected to tape-out in 2011.
"The goal of this program is to radically improve the operational endurance of key ground and airborne ISR [intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance] sensor assets while increasing both sensor performance and on-board digital signal processing capabilities," says Gary Butler, president and chief executive officer of Camgian Microsystems. "With this chipset, we are aiming to drive down the size, weight, power and cost of the systems while providing an ultra-energy efficient sensor and signal processing platform."
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