Accession Number : AD1024668

Title :   The IMPACT Common Module - A Low Cost, Reconfigurable Building Block for Next Generation Phased Arrays

Descriptive Note : Conference Paper

Corporate Author : Rockwell Collins Cedar Rapids United States

Personal Author(s) : Hoffmann,Ted ; Fulton,Caleb ; Yeary,Mark ; Saunders,Austin ; Thompson,Dan ; Murmann,Boris ; Chen,Bill ; Guo,Alex

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Report Date : 31 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This paper discusses the progress of this teamsproject known as IMPACT (Integrated Multi-use PhasedArray Common Tile), which addresses a major goal of theDARPA Arrays at Commercial Timescales (ACT) program.The goal of this program has been to develop a commontechnology base for Electronically Scanned Array (ESA)systems. Historically, most fielded ESA systems have beencomprised of highly tailored, application-specific layers.This has led to slow design cycles, costly components, andsignificant portions of the total cost of ownership beinginvested in the up-front Non-Recurring Expenses (NRE).The results section highlights the receiver side of ourprogress.

Descriptors :   low costs , phased arrays , electronically scanned array , phased array radar , field programmable gate arrays , narrowband , radar , converters , coefficients , dynamic range , energy consumption , fire control radar , ground based , broadband

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE