Industry standards for integrating RF and microwave components in EW and SIGINT proposed by Mercury
CHELMSFORD, Mass., 23 Oct. 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is proposing industry standards in efforts to streamline the integration of RF and digital subsystems in advanced sensor processing applications.
The Mercury OpenRFM standards initiative aims at creating more affordable, flexible and open standards-based solutions by addressing U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) procurement mandates including open systems architecture, interoperability, technology re-use, and affordability, company officials say.
OpenRFM describes a standards-based, modular open architecture that proposes design, test, and control practices for interfacing RF and digital subsystems in an embedded computing architecture such as OpenVPX.
It enables the integration of RF and microwave elements within electronic warfare (EW) and signals intelligence (SIGINT) sensor processing chains by standardizing electromechanical and thermal interfaces, software, and control plane protocols, company officials say.
The aim is to help enable prime contractors and the DOD to develop and deploy or existing EW and SIGINT applications more efficiently and affordably.
For more information on the proposed OpenRFM standards contact Mercury online at www.mrcy.com/OpenRFM.