Reconfigurable RF and Microwave Gear for Radar, EW, SIGINT, and Communications

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November 6, 2017 | Originally published by Date Line: November 6 on

U.S. Army RF and microwave researchers are surveying industry for technologies that could enable reconfigurable multi-function systems able to switch quickly between radar, electronic warfare (EW), signals intelligence (SIGINT), and communications.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command issued a request for information (W56KGU-18-X-0002) for the Reconfigurable Multi-Function System Capabilities project. The Army Contracting Command issued this RFI on behalf of the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

CERDEC researchers are asking industry, universities, and laboratories for information on reconfigurable multi-function system capabilities, hardware, software, and systems — including fielded systems — that can support radar, EW, SIGINT, and communications.

Of interest are techniques, hardware, software, and systems that have reached component and breadboard validation in the laboratory. CERDEC experts also want information on emerging techniques, hardware, software, and systems in development that have shown promise in early experiments.

If possible, Army researchers would like to develop and demonstrate systems and enabling technologies able to support multi-function operations against current and emerging threats and targets. The primary Army CERDEC organization focusing on these technologies is the Radar Technologies and Analysis Branch of CERDEC”s Radar Systems and identification (RSID) Division.