Electronic Warfare (EW) is warfare within the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS). Electronic warfare refers to any action involving the use of electromagnetic spectrum (EM spectrum) or directed energy to sense, protect, and communicate. Electronic Warfare involves the military use of electromagnetic energy to prevent or reduce an enemy’s effective use of the EMS while protecting its use for friendly forces. Electronic warfare systems use focused energy, electromagnetic signals such as radio, infrared or radar to sense, protect, and communicate.
Any Electronic warfare system must have a way to collect and make sense of the signals in its environment. Electronic Warfare systems can also be used to either disrupt or use these signals. Electronic warfare systems have three main capabilities: sensing the environment (sense and collect), analyzing the environment (signal analysis), and respond to the environment (response technique and high power transmission).
With 20+ years of experience in RADAR and signal processing, Mistral is able to leverage on its extensive experience in embedded software, hardware engineering and RADAR systems to design custom, rugged electronic warfare systems and solutions. Mistral has extensive experience in implementing a wide array of Electronic Warfare systems including: Friend or Foe Identification (IFF), Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and Electronic Counter Measures (ECM). Mistral’s expertise in design and development of Electronic Warfare solutions include system concept development, modeling and simulation, system design, implementation, testing and production support.
These ESM and ECM systems gather Electronic Warfare information via Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), Communications Intelligence (COMINT) and other receivers. Mistral’s engineers can help specify, develop, integrate, test and support leading-edge Electronic Warfare systems by implementing signal processing algorithms on DSP or FPGA platforms with DO-178B compliant software implementation, testing and qualification, operational support, and system upgrades. Mistral’s engineering team has extensive experience in implementing a wide array of electronic warfare systems and solutions like friend or foe identification (IFF), Direction Finding, electronic support measures (ESM) and electronic counter measures (ECM), Digital RF Memory (DRFM) sub-systems and wide-band jammers.