Cobham

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Cobham utilizes proven solid state technology to offer a scalable Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) for phased array radar systems.

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AESA technology offers significant gains in reliability over previous radar system technologies.  Cobham's modular sub-array T/R electronics architecture minimizes radar system failures.  A single element of module failure has minimal effect on the operation of the system as a whole.

 

Applications include: Sense and Avoid  (SAA), Detect and Avoid (DAA),  Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI),  Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and electronic warfare (EW) systems.

 

This diagram depicts where Cobham participates on AESA:

 

 

Features

AESA Features

  • 256 Element RF sub-array beam former and monopulse network
  • Array extensible to larger sizes
  • Digital Receivers and Exciters (DREX)
  • Air cooled
  • Modular design
  • Custom GaN MMIC incorporation
  • Monopulse hybrid calibration
  • Outstanding dynamic range
  • Industry leading spurious suppression
  • Calibration for amplitude and phase
  • FPGA controller for real time beam former
  • Wide field of view
  • High instantaneous bandwidth
  • Digital beam steering control and power conditioning
  • Solid State time delay units (TDUs)
  • High power density
  • Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) capable
  • Low phase noise
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