Radar Subsystems and Solutions
Mercury's Ensemble® portfolio of rugged embedded radar signal processing building blocks feature highly interoperable Intel® Xeon® general compute processors, massively-parallel GPGPUs and low-latency FPGA resources that can be configured and scaled to meet the most complex radar signal processing applications. Our radar signal processing subsystems are designed and made in America, using devices from secure supply chains to ensure system integrity and are ideally suited to modern radars including AESAs.
Mercury has long been an innovator in open system architectures and has pioneered many of today's widely adopted MOSAs including OpenVPXTM, AdvancedTCATM and OpenRFMTM. Our advanced Air Flow-ByTM and Liquid Flow-ByTM cooling technologies emphasize extremely low-SWaP and the densest radar signal processing resources for reliable deployment at the tactical edge, whether the edge is on the ground, at sea, or at high altitude.
Airborne radars - With SWaP and signal processing density often the driving forces, Mercury supplies key subsystems on dozens of airborne radars. In addition, many platforms fly for decades. This requires a path to modernization for key electronic systems. Mercury's open architecture designs enable affordable upgrade paths. Read one of our airborne radar success stories.
Naval radars - Ships expect to face massive, simultaneous attacks. As a result, their radar systems need to be multi-function and have advanced capabilities. Mercury's radar signal processing subsystem includes Intel® Xeon server-class processor and FPGA based technologies that deliver low-latency and massive radar signal processing capabilities.
Ground radar - Missiles are proliferating the need for ground-based missile defense systems around the world. These radars need to track multiple objects with small radar cross-sections. Mercury has a long history of supplying such key radar signal processing subsystems. Read how Mercury helped a customer develop, qualify and deploy such a system.
Digital RF Memory (DRFM)
Mercury's Ensemble building blocks extend in to the RF and microwave domain through OpenRFM. Integrating RF and microwave with low-latency digital processing resources enables Mercury to configure wideband DRFMs and sophisticated radar environmental simulators with which to exercise the most modern and complex radar systems.
Radar Environmental Simulators (RES)
Mercury's radar environmental simulators provide simulated RF returns that exercise active radar sensors including fire control, surveillance, guidance, and imaging. They are especially adept at testing AESA radars. Mercury RESs are scalable and supported by the largest library of techniques that exercise the latest radar, EW and SIGINT systems in the lab and in the field.
Xeon powered STAP radar processing (PDF)