Military Embedded Systems

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Radar/EW

Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA): Enabling the next generation of flexible and adaptable radar systems - Story

February 08, 2021

In order to keep up with the continued acceleration of new technology and to be able to protect the warfighter from the latest threats, it is essential that we can turn our deployed platforms into adaptable entities that can evolve over time and are not static. The SOSA [Sensor Open Systems Architecture] Technical Standard is the next major step in realizing this goal.

Radar/EW

Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA): Enabling the next generation of flexible and adaptable radar systems - Story

January 15, 2021

In order to keep up with the continued acceleration of new technology and to be able to protect the warfighter from the latest threats, it is essential that we can turn our deployed platforms into adaptable entities that can evolve over time and are not static. The SOSA [Sensor Open Systems Architecture] Technical Standard is the next major step in realizing this goal.

Radar/EW

Bringing VxWorks support to Intel Xeon D-based EW systems - Story

August 07, 2018
The advantages that the Intel Xeon processor D-1500 product family brings to compute-intensive embedded electronic warfare (EW) system designs is clear. These 8-/12-/16-core devices deliver enhanced performance at low power, making them suitable for use on rugged open-architecture modules designed for deployment in harsh environment applications including electronic warfare (EW) and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR). These system-on-chip (SoC) devices make large numbers of x86 processing cores readily available for embedded defense applications.
Radar/EW

Reducing costs and risk while speeding development of signal processing system development - Story

February 10, 2017
Radar and other digital processing systems are by their very nature complex and challenging to configure. Depending on the system architecture, the radar program?s team of software, hardware, FPGA and system engineers might require four to eight weeks to optimize the configuration of the board level modules selected for their particular project.
Radar/EW

High-speed ADC/DAC and FPGAs drive the design of next-generation SATCOM systems - Story

July 28, 2016
Many military satellite communications (SATCOM) systems operate in the very-high-frequency S-band (2 to 4 GHz) and C-band (4 to 8 GHz) range. Accurate sampling of satellite communications requires frequency rates that are at least twice, but preferably 2.5 to 3 times, the speed of the carrier frequency.
Radar/EW

Beamforming: FPGAs rise to the challenge - Story

February 02, 2015
Several design approaches exist for implementing beamforming processing tasks, with options ranging from GPUs to multicore CPUs, DSPs, and FPGAs. The unique strengths of FPGAs make them an increasingly appealing choice for beamforming when compared to their counterparts.
Radar/EW

Designing a general-purpose FPGA DSP card for EW, radar applications using the latest generation of FPGAs - Story

January 29, 2014
Designing a general-purpose FPGA card that addresses the universe of Electronic Warfare (EW) and radar applications is a challenge. For any individual application, defining the requirements of the system and determining the optimal architecture for that particular solution is fairly straightforward. However, the problem is much more complex when trying to target a wide spectrum of use cases with a single FPGA module. The goal is to provide a flexible architecture that also enables the use of the latest FPGA features.
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