Multi-Emitter Scenario Generator, Reference Solution
Key Features & Specifications
- Simulate realistic and dynamic radar threat-emitter signal environments consisting of thousands of emitters and millions of pulses-per-second
- Quickly set up complex Angle of Arrival (AoA) measurements in changing signal environments for real-time radar threat-emitter sorting and direction finding
- Lower the cost and size of your EW test system with advanced Keysight technology embedded in high performance, reliable COTS instruments
- Add low cost UXG agile signal generators as/when needed to increase pulse density and AoA simulation
- Frequency range: 10 MHz to 40 GHz
- Fast frequency switching and amplitude settling: < 180 ns in list mode (frequency, amplitude, phase)
- Minimum pulse width: 10 ns
- Linear chirp width: 10 to 25% of center frequency
Measurement applications and software
- Create performance optimized EW scenarios with AoA and kinematics (moving platforms) based on pulse-descriptor words (PDW) with N7660B Signal Studio for Multi-Emitter Scenario Generation
- Use tailored calibration software and general purpose Keysight measurement receiver hardware to align multiple UXGs in time, phase, and/or amplitude
Standard Three-Year Warranty and Free Startup Assistance
- Have a Keysight expert set-up and calibrate the reference solution and integrate it into your test system
Create complex, high pulse density EW scenarios and simulate AoA and kinematics (moving platforms) simultaneously based on coherent, multiple Keysight N5191A/93A UXG agile signal generators. The Multi-Emitter Scenario Generator, Reference Solution is a combination of UXGs, calibration hardware and software, along with Signal Studio application software that has been configured to simulate an electronic battlefield with thousands of emitters.
Fast frequency hopping with phase continuity and repeatability enables Keysight’s UXG agile signal generator to simulate multiple pulse-Doppler radars (multiple emitters) at different frequencies while maintaining its original phase. With multiple UXGs, you can simulate EW scenarios with thousands of radar threat-emitters and millions of pulses per second (the pulse density scales with the number of UXGs). In addition to simulating high pulse density, it’s extremely important to create AoA on all RF pulses for two reasons: 1) AoA allows the EW receiver to localize threats for neutralization and 2) AoA is a primary threat sorting parameter and thus allows the EW receiver to identify groups of pulses as belonging to individual threats.
Creating AoA means: staggering identical pulses played out of different ports (different UXGs), in time, phase, amplitude, or all three. In order to properly stagger these pulses, the UXGs must be phase, time, frequency and amplitude aligned (calibrated) with each other. The Multi-Emitter Scenario Generator, Reference Solution includes tailored calibration routines that work with a number of different measurement receivers — the PNA and PNA-X vector network analyzers, Infiniium oscilloscopes, and U2000 power sensors so that you can choose the right tool for the job. It is this process of calibration that ultimately controls how accurately you can simulate AoA for EW receiver test.
Beyond realistic AoA simulations, this reference solution provides other advantages including size, cost, and procurement time. Traditional EW systems have been developed using large, expensive, proprietary test systems that have long lead times and provide limited support for ongoing end user customization. This reference solution hardware, small enough to fit on an engineer’s desk, is configured with COTS test equipment at a fraction of the cost of typical EW test systems. Because it incorporates COTS hardware and software, it can be delivered in months instead of years and is inherently more reliable than large, complex, proprietary EW systems.