Digital RF Memory (DRFM) Technology

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.

CHALLENGE

New threats are emerging across the electromagnetic spectrum as adversaries rapidly develop advanced radar and jamming capabilities

SOLUTION

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.

Electronic Attack Training Solutions

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.

Deploy EW Subsystems Faster

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Radar Environment Simulators

Radar Environment Simulators

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Airborne EA Training Solutions

Airborne EA Training Solutions

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DCM6222 Digital Transceiver

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From chip scale to system scale, we make the most advanced technologies profoundly more accessible to electronic warfare test, training and tactical applications

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