COTS Signal Processing for Radar and Electronic Warfare Systems


Many of the feats accomplished by modern military radar and electronic warfare (EW) systems are enabled by commercial technology -- from the signal processors to FPGAs, to analog to digital converters & digital to analog converters, to the board and system level. Cognitive EW and multifunctional systems that marry radar and EW processing capability in one box are some of the innovations fueled by these open architecture and commercial-off-the-shelf designs. This e-cast of industry experts will cover the performance advantages of COTS signal processing technology as well as the challenges such as obsolescence, efficient thermal management, and reducing size, weight, and power (SWaP).