AAI to provide RF simulator that mimics electronic warfare conditions for Air Force sustainment group
HUNT VALLEY, Md., 4 May 2011. AAI Test & Training in Hunt Valley, Md., is developing an electronic warfare (EW) simulator for a U.S. Air Force facility at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., that tests U.S. electronic warfare technology for performance and compatibility. AAI will deliver an EW simulator that mimics military electromagnetic conditions that U.S. electronic warfare systems might encounter on combat missions. AAI will deliver the EW simulator that generates radio waves to the Air Force EW Avionics Integration Support Facility (EWAISF), which is part of the Aerospace Sustainment Directorate at Robins Air Force Base, under terms of a $9.7 million contract, which was announced Monday.
AAI's EW simulator uses several high-fidelity synthetic stimulus instruments to emulate the kinds of RF energy typical in battlefield areas. AAI engineers will link the simulator to the EWAISF simulator network, which is in place to test many kinds of electronic warfare systems and technologies.