MICRO ESM

MICRO ESM IS A BREAKTHROUGH IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SENSOR TECHNOLOGY TO AUTOMATICALLY IDENTIFY AND TRACK RADAR

 

 

ESM (Electronic Support Measures) is a key capability in the defence sector realised through the detection and identification of radar signals. The deployment of ESM has, to date, always been limited to large high value platforms, such as warships or fighter aircraft.  This is because ESM systems have typically needed to be large and complex, which has simultaneously also made them tend to be power hungry, heavy and expensive. Micro ESM changes all of this.

A Micro ESM system is so small that it can be carried in the hand or mounted on very light unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s).  It can be standalone or networked to create an intelligent array along a border, or coastline, or on a battlefield.  It can be low enough in cost to be deployed in high volume.  Such changes not only open up ESM to civil use, but have the capability to completely change the way that ESM contributes to the safety of our armed forces in hostile environments.

MICRO ESM IS A BREAKTHROUGH IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SENSOR TECHNOLOGY TO AUTOMATICALLY IDENTIFY AND TRACK RADAR

ESM (Electronic Support Measures) is a key capability in the defence sector realised through the detection and identification of radar signals. The deployment of ESM has, to date, always been limited to large high value platforms, such as warships or fighter aircraft.  This is because ESM systems have typically needed to be large and complex, which has simultaneously also made them tend to be power hungry, heavy and expensive. Micro ESM changes all of this.

A Micro ESM system is so small that it can be carried in the hand or mounted on very light unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s).  It can be standalone or networked to create an intelligent array along a border, or coastline, or on a battlefield.  It can be low enough in cost to be deployed in high volume.  Such changes not only open up ESM to civil use, but have the capability to completely change the way that ESM contributes to the safety of our armed forces in hostile environments.

TECHNICAL DETAIL

While ESROE’s MicroESM solutions can be configured to meet a wide range of user requirements, they share a core set of technical attributes, including:

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Long range detection and identification of pulsed and CW signals – 10’s to 100’s of kms

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Antenna/receiver unit weight < 1.5 Kg

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High sensitivity

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Battery or mains powered: minimum mission time with pocket battery > 4 hours

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Programmable radar library

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Power consumption:
under 20W

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Integrated systems with MicroESM software integrated into user display sub-system

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Frequency coverage:
S band to Ku band

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Operating voltage:
10 – 20v DC

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Direction of arrival measurement on every pulse

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Standalone systems with map based tablet or smartphone display

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Continuous data logging

TECHNICAL DETAIL

While ESROE’s MicroESM solutions can be configured to meet a wide range of user requirements, they share a core set of technical attributes, including:

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Long range detection and identification of pulsed and CW signals – 10’s to 100’s of kms

R

Frequency coverage: S band to Ku band

R

Direction of arrival measurement on every pulse

R

Continuous data logging

R

Operating voltage: 10 – 20v DC

R

Standalone systems with map based tablet or smartphone display

R

Battery or mains powered: minimum mission time with pocket battery > 4 hours

R

Antenna/receiver unit weight < 1.5 Kg

R

Programmable radar library

R

Power consumption: under 20W

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High sensitivity

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Integrated systems with MicroESM software integrated into user display sub-system

MICRO ESM APPLICATIONS

Able to be deployed day or night and in any environment or climatic conditions, the versatility of Micro ESM means that ESM can now be applied in a wide set of applications and on a very wide range of platforms.