What is DRFM?
A DRFM, or digital radio frequency memory, system performs real-time processing of received signals, typically radar. By digitizing, processing and transmitting an adversary’s radar pulses, a DRFM can deceive the radar system, which is especially critical to protect against radar-guided missiles. Typically, DRFM systems consist of broadband RF hardware, high-speed digitization modules and low-latency FPGA processing boards.
New threats are emerging across the electromagnetic spectrum as adversaries rapidly develop advanced radar and jamming capabilities
Adopt a modular open architecture approach to DRFM system design to provide a pathway to rapid capability deployment. Mercury provides a broad portfolio of modular open-architecture building blocks, including microwave transceivers, direct digitization and FPGA processing, to offer a family of modular DRFM-based subsystems that deliver real-time processing to the spectrum.
Train Like You Fight
As near-peer threats increase, it has become imperative to continuously train radar operators against realistic airborne electronic attack systems. By incorporating advanced electronic warfare (EW) training pods that accurately emulate enemy jamming and deception capabilities, radar operators can be prepared for operation in contested electronic environments. We accurately imitate a wide range of hostile electronic attack systems with our radar-training technology that incorporates advanced DRFM subsystems and a continuously evolving library of validated jamming and deception threats.
Reduce Cost with Radar Environment Simulators
Testing radar and EW capabilities on the range is expensive, costing tens of thousands of dollars per hour. Mercury advanced radar environment simulators allow you to test complex radar functionality on the ground, minimizing flight testing and reducing total program development time, cost and risk.
Protect What Is Most Important
A DRFM subsystem is designed to modify radar signals in real-time to protect pilots and the operators of other critical platforms from radar-guided threats. Mercury implements an open framework to deliver the latest in RF and mixed-signal processing technology to DRFM-based electronic attack systems.
THE MERCURY ADVANTAGE
Deploy mission-critical technology confidently with physical and cybersecurity protection, built in, not bolted on.
HIGH FREQUENCY / BROADBAND
Stay ahead of advanced and emerging threats with 5G-compatible broadband and wide instantaneous bandwidth solutions.
OPEN SYSTEM ARCHITECTURES
Simplify integration using open architectures for greater affordability, scalability, interoperability and sustainability.
Increase tech-insertion speed and lower program risk with proven, modular, open-standards designs.
ELECTRONIC WARFARE SOLUTIONS
Delivering Technology Innovation to the Spectrum
From chip scale to system scale, we make the most advanced technologies profoundly more accessible to electronic warfare test, training and tactical applications