Electronic Systems (ES)
The MFREU is a complete multi-function RF back end that includes RF/IF frequency conversion, A/D and D/A conversion, processing, and product generation. The MFREU enables multiple RF functions on small mobile platforms including manned and unmanned aircraft, maritime, and ground applications. Giga-sample data conversion is tightly coupled to a reconfigurable Virtex-5 FPGA (UltraScale+ coming soon) with a flexible clocking/timing architecture resulting in a wideband, multi-channel transceiver solution. An integrated multi-core CPU and non-volatile data storage enable sophisticated multi-function RF behaviors and on-board signal processing to combine cross-cued ISR and EW capabilities in a single, small size, weight, and power footprint.
The SQDRT is a RAPTOR-derived transceiver being translated to the space environment to support Earth sensing and interplanetary applications. Available in 3U SpaceVPX or stand-alone configurations, the SQDRT supports a wide range of RF modes in a very small size, weight, and power footprint. A Single Event Effects aware Virtex-5 FPGA design (UltraScale+ coming soon), coupled with radiation-tolerant components and a robust electrical/mechanical design, provide a high-reliability platform for operation in harsh orbital and interplanetary environments. Based on programmable FPGA-based radar system heritage, applications include synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging, communications and signal collection/analysis.