Military Embedded Systems

Modular spectrum processing platform to support development of EW applications


April 22, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems, Inc. has launched the Rappid spectrum processing platform, a modular open system architecture designed to accelerate the development of electronic warfare (EW), signal intelligence, and software-defined radio applications.

According to the company, the scalable application-ready platform is designed to reduce integration costs, extend system lifecycles, and enable fast deployment of new technologies, all in an effort to remain relevant against evolving adversary threats.

Current EW systems are typically designed and developed with custom hardware, firmware, and software. As new technology becomes available, the upgrade process can be inefficient and expensive, as each new design requires new and custome software development.

Officials claims that Rappid is intended to allow system developers to run the same software and firmware on different hardware implementations, aiming to enable quick upgrades across a range of EW systems in order to deliver operationally-relevant capabilities when and where they are needed.