If you’re moderately aware of what a “DRFM” is, you’re clearly no dummy. If you’d like to learn more about the basics of this technology, this is the webinar for you.
This webinar will cover the basics of Digital Radio Frequency Memory devices (DRFMs) used in modern Electronic Warfare (EW) jamming systems. It will describe how a DRFM works, how they are integrated into EW jamming systems, why they are needed to counter advanced threat radar, and some of the effects a DRFM based EW jammer imposes on threat radar systems. The webinar will be presented at a tutorial level covering basic concepts and general characteristics of DRFMs through the use of simplified diagrams and illustrations.
The first area discussed will be the DRFM’s basic structure, operation, and specific design features that define a DRFM’s overall capability. The basic components of a DRFM will be highlighted along with key design parameters that characterize a DRFM’s performance. Some of the impacts and trade-offs facing an EW jamming system designer will also be discussed.
The next topic will show how DRFMs are integrated into EW jamming systems and how their operation compliments other EW system functions. The presentation will show how DRFMs are integrated as both a transponder and repeated jamming system and controlled by an EW system’s Receiver/Processor.
The key part of this webinar will be the discussion on why DRFM capability is needed to counter advanced radars. As threat radars become more sophisticated and use advanced discrimination techniques, the jamming signals for an effective EW system must also become more sophisticated and precise to be processed by modern radars as valid signals. The presentation will describe the how and why DRFM based jammers accomplish this.
The webinar concludes with an overview of the type of techniques DRFM jammers impose on radar weapon systems and how they impact radar operations. Examples of some generic DRFM jamming waveforms along with their intended jamming effect will be shown.
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For questions, please contact Brock Sheets.
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