Mercury Systems has announced the latest development in its advanced modular electronic designs for aerospace and defense: its EnsembleSeries and its model DCM3220 digital transceiver. With its modular architecture and integrated field-programmable gate array (FPGA), the multiple-channel transceiver is highly configurable according to functional need.
It is designed to provide the low-latency transmit and receive performance needed for mission-critical applications while also meeting demanding military size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements for efficiency and economy. The 3U OpenVPX module provides advanced electronic-warfare (EW) functionality in a small, light-weight configuration that is well suited for integration in smaller airborne applications, including in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
“Today’s announcement underscores our commitment to Innovation That Matters by providing rugged, mission-critical technologies for airborne, naval and land environments,” said Neal Austin, vice president and general manager of Mercury’s Embedded Sensor Processing group. “As our adversaries take electronic threats to an increasingly crowded airborne domain, it’s critical for the U.S. and its allies to have the necessary technology to mitigate these threats. Our new transceiver is a perfect example of how we continue to make commercial technology profoundly more accessible to aerospace and defense.”
Despite the small size and weight, the DCM3220 microwave transceiver is designed for harsh operating environments. It operates within a compatible chassis, using advanced conduction cooling to minimize the deleterious effects of heat generated by the electronic components in such a small package. The modular design provides effective digital signal processing (DSP) for accurate detection of spectral events across full standard EW bandwidths.
Mercury Systems, www.mrcy.com