Electronic Warfare



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Open architectures for the unique EW environment

No other warfare area has come to the forefront of operations solely because of the advances in modern embedded computing. The relevance upon which successful and reliable management of the RF spectrum requires that today’s Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems meet the modern threat of advanced Electronic Warfare (EW). Both actively and passively, GE Intelligent Platforms has the open systems architecture to rapidly implement a winning EW solution.

Unique EW Environment

The Electronic Warfare operating environment is unique because a system latency difference measured in microseconds can mean the difference between mission success or failure.  For this reason, GE Intelligent Platforms has developed EW unique products which bring the embedded computing onto the card where previously time consuming data transfers had to occur with the sub-assembly, thus adding unwanted system latency requirements.  GE understands EW and the world in which successful EW systems operate.

Open Architectures

Based on Industry-wide standards such as IEEE, VITA/VPX or H.246 codex and closely tied to both Intel® and Freescale® as an “Early Adopter” partner, GE Intelligent Platforms’ building blocks will give you the competitive advantage to win in the battlefield and in the competitive arena.

SWaP Efficiencies

A Tier I provider recently approached GE with a UAV sub-system that had unacceptable schedule, performance and cost risk.  In two weeks of on-site support, GE was able to deliver a fully functioning sub-system that was ahead of schedule, performing seven times faster than the original design at a lower power usage, in a smaller footprint, at a lighter weight and at a lower cost.  This the type of performance EW systems must have in today’s microsecond response operating cycles.

Rapid Prototyping and Evolutionary Development

In no other warfare area is a clear pre-planned product improvement technology roadmap so critical than in the relentless EW world. As more and more modern threats emerge, EW systems must adapt or become obsolete overnight. That is why your solution must be based on state-of-the-art open systems architecture building blocks than can be both rapidly modified and implemented in both scalable and modular approaches.



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