mPOD Airborne Electronic Attack Training System

Emulate electronic attacks and reprogram missions in minutes

mPOD's scalable and modular design maximizes aircraft performance while decreasing overall sustainment costs

The Mercury training pod (mPOD) is a commercially available, rapidly reprogrammable, airborne EA training system that accurately emulates NASIC-validated RF electronic attack techniques to spoof or jam multiple Blue Air platforms and supports multiple threat scenarios for training flights.

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4
Simultaneous EA Techniques Emulated
35
Years of Matured DRFM Technology Leveraged
2X
Faster Mission Reprogramming
7-11 GHz
RF Frequencies Supported

JETS Software Interface (GUI)

Compatible with any Windows computer, mPOD’s JETS software interface can be used to configure and load electronic attack techniques into the aircraft display to allow Red Air pilots to emulate multiple mission scenarios during air combat.

Features
  • Proven DRFM technology developed over 35 years in partnership with the U.S. Air Force/Navy to accurately emulate validated, near-peer, ground and air EA threats.
  • Simultaneously detect and emit up to four 7–11 Ghz frequency EA techniques with 12-bit DRFM technology that supports up to 4 channels.
  • Scalable and modular to reduce overall sustainment costs, contains only six swappable hardware components with higher MTBF.

JETS GUI software interface features:

  • Updates and loads missions and threats for multiple training programs across sites using various radars and aircraft.
  • Switch between 15 configured and prioritized live missions.
  • Quickly calibrate, test, and perform maintenance on the mPOD.
  • Speed integration with the aircraft display and control panels.
  • Built-in ethernet or discrete interfaces
  • Out-of-the-box aircraft test and ground operational equipment.
  • Optional, pre-integrated cockpit control panel available.

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Technical Specifications
  • Simultaneous EA responses: up to 4
  • Frequency response: 7–11GHz
  • Boresight effective radiated power (ERP): 1 KW
  • Beamwidth:
    • Azimuth: +/- 30° ERP: 250W
    • Elevation: +/-15° ERP: 250W

Internal Hardware

  • Filthy Buzzard DRFM subsystem: 12-bit digitizer, 7–11 GHz (1 channel)
  • Antenna: transmit/receive: 2–18 GHz
  • Power: 115 V AC 400 Hz, 3 phase

JETS Graphic User Interface

  • Compatible with Windows OS
  • Library: Up to 255 radar modes/emitters

Cockpit Control Panel Option

  • Dzus-mounted cockpit control panel
  • Ethernet direct-to-glass integration
  • C9492 Pulse Position Dataline

Mechanical Dimensions

  •  Pod: 136.6" L x 25.13" W x 17.75" H
  •  Internal carriage option: Ask factory

Power: 115 V AC 400 Hz 3Ø at 8A/Ø (max)

Weight: max 300 lb

Environmental Operational

  •  -40° C to +71° C at sea level continuous
  •  40° C to +58° C at 35,000 ft continuous
  •  -40° C to +44° C at 50,000 ft for up to 75 min

Storage: -62° C to +95° C at sea level to 50,000 ft

 

Recommendations

Recommended mPOD options for full experience:

Cockpit Control Panel

  • Rail-mounted panel that provides lighted pushbutton control of the mPOD.

Lift Cart

  • Rolling cart that helps to securely move, swivel, raise, and mount the mPOD safely in hangars and on the flight line.

Ground Support Station

Small, stand-alone cart that provides power and control interfaces for the mPOD without having to install on the aircraft.

  • Power Converter
  • Control Interfaces
  • JETS Laptop
  • Signal Injector Hardware
  • Signal Monitor Hardware
  • RF Antenna Hats

Mission Data Development Station

Small rack that integrates a subset of the mPOD equipment for MDF development.

  • Filthy Buzzard
  • Digital & Analog Monitor Break-out Panel
  • JETS Laptop
  • Signal Injector Hardware
  • Signal Monitor Hardware
  • Power Supply (110VAC to 28VDC)

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