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Northrop advances RF technology

13th September 2017 - 02:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Northrop Grumman has received a contract to supply advanced radio frequency (RF) signal generation technology to the US Navy, the company announced on 11 September.

The RF generation technology will be supplied for the navy’s Next-Generation Electronic Warfare Environment Generator (NEWEG) programme.

The technology will provide the navy’s generator with advanced threat laboratory and free space simulation capabilities. A core component of RF generation technology is advanced pulse generation (APG) technology, which uses the latest direct digital synthesis techniques to generate advanced waveforms. As part of the NEWEG development, Northrop Grumman is developing, leading-edge enhancements to the core APG design, which will provide previously unattainable levels of RF performance.

The design builds on the open architecture modularity and flexibility of the APG, packaged in a plug-and-play architecture, making it directly adaptable for use in laboratory, anechoic chamber and range applications.

Joe Downie, site director, Amherst systems, Northrop Grumman Buffalo, said: ‘Our RF generation technology is a generational leap in technology built on a foundation of strong RF simulation performance from our Advanced Multiple Environment Simulator and Combat Electromagnetic Environment Simulator heritage.’

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