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CAES Circuit Cards Fit Shrinking EWO Front Ends

Feb. 9, 2023
System and subsystem design involves the use of both custom and COTS components to accelerate development times for different markets.

CAES was recently tasked to provide miniature RFIC solutions for the Extremely Wideband Operations (EWO) system as part of a team with MITRE Corp. working for the U.S. Air Force. To meet ongoing goals for reduced size, weight, and power (SWaP) on the EWO system, CAES will design and develop dual system-in-package (SiP) circuit-card assemblies that aid radio-front-end miniaturization efforts.

CAES Missiles Advanced Technology and Engineering (Colorado Springs, Colo.) leverages custom as well as commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components and devices to accelerate subsystem developments.

Dave Young, CAES senior VP and CTO, said, “As threats evolve, CAES is devoted to ensuring the safety of our warfighters. We look forward to our continued partnership with MITRE and the U.S. Air Force delivering advanced electronics to achieve their system objectives.”

CAES was contracted previously by Northrop Grumman for its M-Code GPS antennas to be used as part of the defense contractor’s Precision Guidance Kits (PGKs). The PGKs can turn any projectile into a guided missile, aided by reception of navigational signals from Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites.

This latest work with MITRE supports ongoing work on the EWO system in efforts to provide wideband frequency coverage in modules occupying less space but with increased sensitivity and reliability. CAES supports applications (see image above) for several branches of the military as well as in commercial and industrial markets.

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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.

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