Aerospace and Defense (A&D) is the backbone of modern commercial innovation, and vice versa. The Internet, wireless communications, satellites, space, navigation, and electrification all evolved from A&D. Pushing the boundaries of technical limitations requires a combination of in-depth knowledge and imagination to explore new possibilities.
We help fuel leading-edge technology innovations in A&D that enable commercial applications, which in turn open new areas of innovation back into A&D.
Solutions Tailored to Your Industry
Electric and autonomous vehicles transform aerospace and defense
Envision new forms of air transportation, both quieter and more climate-friendly, for passengers and cargo. Consider the possibility of enhanced battlefield mobility as high-torque electric motors improve silent-watch and silent-run capabilities. Electric-powered vehicles will reduce the military’s heavy dependence on fossil fuels. They also tend to have fewer breakable parts, easing pressure on supply chains.
Keysight offers advanced test solutions for developers and manufacturers of these vehicles and their components.
Prepare for a new era of security threats
A more connected world that integrates cloud computing, IoT, and advanced wireless communications invites new kinds of threats. Network security is no longer just about protecting equipment and borders. Attacks now take aim at security gaps in aircraft, sensors, satellites, and space vehicles.
Assessing your security readiness and monitoring your network and applications has never been more important.
Reduce cyber threats with network digital twins
Modern warfare requires integration across all domains: land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Using network digital twin solutions, you can predict how critical communication networks will behave in congested and contested environments. You also can assess network vulnerabilities and cyber resilience from emerging threats in a cost-effective, low-risk manner. Our Network Digital Twin technology provides design and analysis tools to develop, test, and deploy large, sophisticated wired and wireless networks in commercial and tactical environments from the seabed to space.
Harness your RF environment
Radar systems, communications on the move, and satellite innovations are driving the need for higher frequencies and more bandwidth to support uninterrupted connections. Learn how to precisely measure, analyze, and interpret results in these new spectrum environments.
More synchronized channels
Many technologies in radar, electronic warfare (EW), and signal intelligence (SIGNT) are moving to multiple, distributed apertures to deliver higher performance and support emerging beamforming technologies. Explore ways to synchronize multiple RF/microwave channels for communications and sensing.
As commercial technologies are adapted for cyber attacks, every dB of sensitivity counts to improve stand-off range and countermeasures. Improve sensitivity so you can better monitor the airwaves, intercept, and deflect increasingly difficult to find signals. Learn the latest techniques.
Minimize risk with Keysight Services
Testing is a focused activity that helps increase confidence in the ability to fulfill your mission over the expected lifespan whether for ground, air, sea, or space. Ensuring high performance over the test systems’ lifetime and incurring maintenance costs that can exceed 70% of the initial purchase price creates enormous challenges.
We support an extensive group of new and legacy instruments with custom repair and calibration services to keep you operational for the length of your program.
“The test was a fundamental step toward understanding the behavior of the real antenna that will ultimately allow us to perform highly accurate measurements of the radar echoes reflected from the deep subsurface of the Jovian icy moons.”
Lorenzo Bruzzone, Principal Investigator, University of Trento, Italy
“Working with Keysight, we took a new approach to manufacturing test. Instead of duplicating an existing test solution to increase production, we focused on our cost of ownership and were able to lower cost and protect against obsolescence.”
Subassembly Testing Manager, Defense Contractor
“Using the Keysight SystemVue software, we were able to model the RF performance of over 100 paths for our MIMO radar system. We could tune key parameters and watch how the beam performance would change. Compared to our legacy system, this shortened our design time from one week to one day.”
R&D Manager, Major Defense Contractor