MDS’s Radar Environmental Simulators (RESs) provide simulated RF
returns to exercise active radar sensors including fire control, surveillance,
guidance, imaging, proximity, fuses, and altimeters. At testing ranges and
laboratories around the world, MDS RES solutions are the most deployed.
MDS’s EW, SIGINT, radar and EO/IR domain
expertise is the bedrock of the most robust radar test and simulation solutions
available. Mercury’s low-latency EW-DRFM technologies are leveraged to configure
our sophisticated Radar Environmental Simulators (RES). MDS RESs exercise
complex EW and SIGINT systems, executing probability-of-intercept metrics,
system evaluations, training and other radar quantative measurements.
RESs are the optimal
tool for low-cost radar testing, avoiding the expense and ever present anomalies
associated with full field trials. RES testing creates a secure, controlled
environment, where situational complexity is dialed-in as required. With their
ability to control the full spectrum of test metrics, RESs are excellent tools
for radar development and upgrades, in-line production testing, platform
integration, repair and training. MDS RESs are ideally suited to excite
complex, active two-way (T/R) radar arrays; our DRFM-based technology receives
radar signals, digitizes them, adds targets, clutter, terrain, weather and other
environmental effects and transmits a low-latency simulated signal back.
As the Intelligence,
Recognizance and Surveillance (IRS) community’s attention pivots to the
Pacific, existing ISR platforms are modernized with new mission capabilities and
updated Actively Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars with digital phase
shift antennas. Prime contractors and governments alike seek effective and
affordable radar verification, in-line-production testing and training capability.
Mercury’s scalable modular RES solutions have the support of the largest
arsenal of radar libraries from the largest installed base and the leverage of
commercial-item components to deliver the most capable and cost effective
MDS RESs are a robust
and flexible radar scenario ecosystem that is accessed by the industry’s most
comprehensive and intuitive Windows based GUI. Mercury’s sustained IRAD
commitment and use of modular Open System Architectures (OSA) ensure RES
technology is exportable, affordable and the fastest-way-to-results.
MDS has the greatest engineering domain experience with over 400 units, spanning
50 different base models that are deployed with the Navy and Air Force, prime
contractors and test ranges and international customers under ITAR control.