Mercury Systems has received a $4.3 million follow-on order from a leading defense contractor for radar subsystems and related digital-signal-processing (DSP) technologies. The order is in support of a missile defense application. The radar signal processing subsystem—which is based on an open systems architecture using heterogeneous processors, the Linux operating system (OS), and the Message Passing Interface (MPI) API—performs a wide range of radar signal-processing functions. These include advanced beamforming, Doppler processing, pulse compression, and target detection.
“We are extremely pleased to continue our relationship with this long-standing customer,” said Didier Thibaud, Mercury’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. “Mercury’s commitment to providing the most advanced and reliable signal processing systems and architecture has ensured our continued participation in this mission-critical defense program.”
Mercury’s radar signal-processing solutions, such as its Ensemble line of modular function blocks, are based on powerful computing engines such as Intel Xeon processors and low-latency field-programmable-gate-array (FPGA) devices. These building-block signal-processing solutions can be scaled according to the requirements of an application—in particular to the performance levels needed in modern ground, maritime, and airborne radar systems—with phased-array and active electronically scanned array (AESA) antenna systems.