Military Embedded Systems

Aether Spy next-gen digital antenna completes review

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October 14, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Associate Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Aether Spy next-gen digital antenna completes review
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation is moving into the design phase of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Aether Spy next-generation multifunction radar program after completing the System Requirements Review (SRR).

Aether Spy is designed to advance multifunction wideband digital Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology based on the advanced microelectronics created on the DARPA Arrays on Commercial Timescales (ACT) program.

It will aim to develop the next generation of integrated circuits that include additional processing and design features intended to enable the Department of Defense trusted microelectronics strategy.

The company claims that the advanced devices will be fabricated and integrated into an advanced digital AESA to demonstrate a multifunction system capable of simultaneously performing multiple sensing, communication, and electronic warfare functions.

 

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