Applications of digital radio frequency memory (DRFM) technology in electronic warfare (EW)

01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

12:00 PM Central Standard Time

10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

18:00 Greenwich Mean Time

Cost: Free to attend.
Duration: Approximately one hour.
Presented by: Dave Adamy, Expert in electronic warfare, Journal of Electronic Defense

There’s much more to electronic warfare (EW) today than simply detecting an enemy RF transmission and overwhelming it with a more powerful signal. Modern EW systems are blending RF and microwave technology with high-performance digital signal processing to detect frequency-hopping radars, create active RF decoys, and to safeguard communications and radar from enemy jamming. DRFM technology, moreover, can spoof enemy radar by transmitting false targets false target sizes, and false target speeds. DRFM has several features. First, it provides coherent time delay of RF signals, and produces coherent deception jamming to a radar system by replaying a captured radar pulse with a small delay, which makes the target appear to move. DRFM also can modulate captured pulse data in amplitude, frequency, and phase to provide other affects. A Doppler shift correlates range and range rate trackers in the radar. DRFM also can replay captured radar pulses many times to fool the radar into perceiving many targets.

Noted EW expert Dave Adamy of Lynx Publishing in Atwater, Calif., will discuss applications of DRFM technology in electronic warfare systems, as well as enabling technologies, in this hour-long Webcast at 1 p.m. eastern time (noon central) on 31 Jan. 2017. This Webcast will be of particular interest to engineers, engineering managers, and program managers involved with radar, communications, and electronic warfare systems for military applications.

John Keller, editor-in-chief of Military & Aerospace Electronics Magazine will moderate this event sponsored by National Instruments, Mercury Systems, and Abaco Systems.

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Abaco Systems :

Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture rugged embedded systems. Spun out of GE in 2015, we deliver market-leading commercial off-the-shelf and custom products, together with best in class program lifecycle management. This, together with our 700+ professionals’ unwavering focus on our customers’ success, reduces program cost and risk, allows technology insertion with affordable readiness and enables platforms to successfully reach deployment sooner and with a lower total cost of ownership. With an active presence in a significant number of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most. Visit for more information.

Mercury Systems :

Mercury Systems engineers and manufactures electronic systems for EW, Radar, SIGINT, guided missiles/precision munitions and radar testing. We provide high-performance, affordable solutions that meet your program requirements.  For over three decades, we have been supplying both complete systems and critical subsystems for EW airborne platforms. As the supplier of DRFMs (Digital RF Memory) to the US Navy for the Filthy Buzzard program, Mercury continues to innovate solutions for the electromagnetic spectrum. In addition, Mercury supplies EW subsystems that support the F-15, Apache and Global Hawk platforms.  Our products are designed and manufactured in the USA.

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