ARES3100 Advanced Radar Environment Simulator

Bringing proven DRFM-based technology to an out-of-the-box simulator system

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Custom performance meets out-of-the-box availability

The ARES3100, an advanced radar environment simulator for testing, training and comprehensive performance evaluation, leverages decades of technological innovation and is a proven, more affordable alternative to flight testing. The standard product reduces development time without sacrificing performance and creates a safe and realistic environment.

Our simulators are ideal for testing configurations including anechoic chambers and laboratory-based production. Securely test radar systems with less risk of adversaries compromising sensitive waveforms. The ARES3100 is configurable for maximum flexibility to meet your radar development needs.

Features:

  • Robust GUI for simple operation
  • Configurable up to 4 simultaneous channels and 8 targets per channel
  • Model multiple targets with a high degree of signal realism  

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Train Like You Fight

As our adversaries become more advanced, so must our training solutions. Utilizing advanced electronic warfare (EW) training pods that accurately emulate enemy jamming and deception capabilities prepares operators for contested electronic environments.

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Robust Graphical User Interface

Understanding the results of radar testing requires a user-friendly interface that clearly describes the simulated environment. Mercury’s radar simulator illustrates the location and movement of the system under test, as well as a high number of targets, allowing you to develop ideal scenarios for a specific radar and compare the results for system optimization.

Features
  • Modular/configurable design
  • Windows-based graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Comprehensive BIT and calibration included in software

Operation

  • Up to 4 simultaneous channels
  • Up to 8 targets per channel
  • Each channel can be a target, ECM, clutter or chaff simulation
  • Wide variety of ECM techniques and target modulation
  • Instantaneous bandwidth of 850 MHz
  • Output power level base system equal to 0, other output levels available upon request
  • Controllable output power range of 100 dB, with 0.25 dB resolution
  • Hardware in the loop (HWIL) operations with radar
  • Real-time external or local host control
  • Real-time, runtime displays of SUT, targets, ECM, etc.
  • High-speed scenario update rate
  • Data logging for post-test correlation
Applications
  • Radar performance evaluation
  • ECM vulnerability assessment
  • Radar production testing
  • ECCM training/tactics development
  • Advanced missile seeker/fuse testing
  • Air defense personnel training
  • Receiver/processor development
Key Scenarios
  • Standard 1 channel, options up to 4 channels and 8 targets per channel
  • Up to 32 targets per scenario with 4 channel option
  • Standard targets, jammers, ECM or EA, weather, and chaff options supported
  • Clutter models available

What’s in a standard ARES system?

The ARES3100 advanced radar environment simulator offers out-of-the-box development timelines without the limitations found in custom-builds. View what comes in a standard system and the expansion options with the ARES3100 product builder flowchart.

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