Rohde & Schwarz shows advances in radar and EW test

September 12, 2019 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Rohde & Schwarz shows advances in radar and EW test
At DSEI 2019, Rohde & Schwarz is showing its latest advances in radar and EW with test systems that deliver precise analysis, clean signal sources and high-resolution measurements.

Rohde & Schwarz test instruments for radar and EW offer precise signal and phase noise analysis, clean signal generation and high-resolution time domain verification with unrivaled instrument performance, all of which with a unique approach focusing on the ease of use for engineers and developers.

The latest generations of multifunctional Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESA) radar systems have been developed as a response to the rapidly increasing complexity of electromagnetic environments and enhanced electronic warfare (EW) capabilities. This architecture brings new challenges, such as frequency and mode agility, as well as complex waveforms and pulse modulations in an often compact and fully integrated radar system design. Hence, engineers are looking for the right tools to address these challenges, reduce risks, meet challenging time-to-market objectives and simplify the costly and time-consuming development and design process.

Rohde & Schwarz provides a dedicated portfolio for radar and EW testing that focuses on bringing realistic scenarios – usually simulated in extensive field tests – to the lab. With this new approach, engineers and developers are provided with greater insight much earlier in the design and development phase. For example, Pulse Sequencer software used together with signal generators from Rohde & Schwarz are ideal for simulating angle of arrival (AoA) in the lab to verify direction finding performance of radar warning receivers. This setup eliminates the need for expensive field tests and is used to create complex simulations with static or moving emitters in a 3D scenario, providing a new level of realism, in any lab.

Furthermore, electronic attack and defense suites widely use digital radio frequency memory (DRFM) jammers in order to deceive hostile radars and protect assets. Rohde & Schwarz offers a specialized product portfolio, including high-end signal and spectrum analyzers as well as best-in-class phase noise testers, designed to address all challenges during the design phase of such smart jammers, but also for system performance validation and production.

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