General Dynamics to develop universal DSP computer for Air Force radar, SIGINT, EW, and communications systems

FAIRFAX, Va., 12 June 2011. U.S. Air Force officials needed an open-architecture common back-end digital signal processor (DSP) for radar systems, signals intelligence (SIGINT) sensors, electronic warfare (EW), military communications systems, and other electronic devices that use radio waves. They found their solution from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Fairfax, Va. General Dynamics will provide a family of processors able to handle the DSP needs of all Air Force RF systems.

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FAIRFAX, Va., 12 June 2011. U.S. Air Force officials needed an open-architecture common back-end digital signal processor (DSP) for radar systems, signals intelligence (SIGINT) sensors, electronic warfare (EW), military communications systems, and other electronic devices that use radio waves. They found their solution from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Fairfax, Va. General Dynamics will provide a family of processors able to handle the DSP needs of all Air Force RF systems.The Air Force awarded General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) a $7.8 million contract to use open interface standards to develop modular plug-and-play multi-mission digital signal processing computers to analyze data from radar, SIGINT, EW, communications, and other RF-based systems. For this job, General Dynamics engineers will capitalize on done at the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Va., General Dynamics officials say.This research will help the Air Force use DSP technology from many different industry suppliers because open systems architectures eliminate the need for proprietary interfaces, General Dynamics officials say. This could help the Air Force take advantage of rapid technology upgrades.

General Dynamics will do the work in Bloomington, Minn., Fairfax, Va., Waimea, Hawaii, and Ypsilanti, Mich. For more information contact General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems online at www.gd-ais.com.

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