Persistent Systems
Desept9 2 Promo 631b5016190eb

Firmware Upgrade Expands ECM Persistence

Sept. 9, 2022
Miniature modules based on proprietary Wave Relay technology can add multiband radio capability to tight spaces, such as in unmanned robotic vehicles.

Electronic countermeasures (ECM) are ever-expanding and changing and must be resilient to keep pace with an adversary’s moves. To provide such capabilities to its mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) technology, Persistent Systems, LLC designed firmware upgrades to its full lines of MANET radios and other systems with flexible resiliency.

The company’s proprietary Wave Relay Resilience and Defense capability is enabled by an always-on library of firmware-based countermeasures solutions. Therefore, even in handheld communications devices and embedded modules (see figure), users can instantly adapt to changing countermeasures requirements, achieving maximum throughput in the most difficult operating environments.

Eric Stern, executive vice president of hardware and software engineering and executive vice president of production operations at Persistent Systems, LLC, said, “Each firmware update that we issue is free to customers and comes with an updated library of electronic protections.” He added, “It’s just another example of how Persistent is pushing at the edge of the possible to deliver a robust, dependable, and highly scalable MANET for the modern battlefield.”

Persistent Systems, LLC has been a strong supporter of reducing size, weight, and power (SWaP) in modern electronic systems through its innovative hardware and firmware developments. For example, its Wave Relay radio modules are complete multiband radio systems in compact housings that can be added where needed, such as in unmanned systems like unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). A single module can replace multiple older, larger subsystems in EW, ECM, and secure communications systems, resulting in more efficient operation, less power consumption, and lower operating costs.

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

Sponsored Recommendations

Wideband MMIC LNA with Bypass

June 6, 2024
Mini-Circuits’ TSY-83LN+ wideband, MMIC LNA incorporates a bypass mode feature to extend system dynamic range. This model operates from 0.4 to 8 GHz and achieves an industry leading...

Expanded Thin-Film Filter Selection

June 6, 2024
Mini-Circuits has expanded our line of thin-film filter topologies to address a wider variety of applications and requirements. Low pass and band pass architectures are available...

Mini-Circuits CEO Jin Bains Presents: The RF Engine of the 21st Century

June 6, 2024
In case you missed Jin Bains' inspiring keynote talk at the inaugural IEEE MTT-S World Microwave Congress last week, be sure to check out the session recording, now available ...

Selecting VCOs for Clock Timing Circuits A System Perspective

May 9, 2024
Clock Timing, Phase Noise and Bit Error Rate (BER) Timing is critical in digital systems, especially in electronic systems that feature high-speed data converters and high-resolution...