Rapidly Research and Prototype Novel Concepts for Radar and Electronic Warfare

Emerging threats drive radar researchers and systems engineers to prove out novel concepts faster. They need the flexibility to quickly adapt to new requirements, increase capability, and assure operation in contested EM environments. Rapid transition from concept to proof of concept is often limited by the speed of building a custom hardware testbed and then migrating IP from simulation to hardware. This creates obstacles to meeting accelerated acquisition timelines imposed by defense departments. NI COTS components help:

 

  • Rapidly assess new techniques in areas like cognitive radar, SAR, passive, and multistatic radar

  • Transition from software simulation to a multichannel hardware testbed with minimal code rewrites or custom hardware design

  • Minimize the cost of evaluating new ideas by reducing custom hardware and firmware development

  • Validate performance of new approaches in the lab, chamber, and range to demonstrate operational impact 

COTS Components for Radar and EW Research and Prototyping

  • USRP SDR devices provide a software-defined RF architecture to design and prototype radar systems with custom signal processing.

  • The PXI Vector Signal Transceiver combines a vector signal analyzer and generator with a user-programmable FPGA for real-time signal processing from baseband to Ka band.

  • PXI FlexRIO IF Transceivers combine high-speed data converters with Xilinx FPGAs for real-time signal processing and high-performance analog input.

  • LabVIEW enables rapid access to hardware and data insights for applications that require test, measurement, and control.  

  • The USRP Hardware Driver (UHD) and RF Network on Chip (RFNoC) support open-source development and simplify 

    heterogeneous processing with FPGAs in software defined radio applications.

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