Electronic Warfare

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).


Electronic Warfare is the use of radio signals to intercept, locate, identify, detect, track, jam, disrupt, protect and analyze an object of interest. Electronic Warfare systems enable warfare within the Electro-magnetic spectrum (EMS). Electronic warfare solutions are widely used in gaining battlefield intelligence or combat power worldwide.

Electronic Warfare (EW)  refers to any action involving the use of electromagnetic spectrum (EM spectrum) or directed energy to sense, detect, locate, track and communicate. Electronic Warfare solutions use focused energy, electromagnetic signals such as radio, infrared or radar to sense, track, or communicate. Electronic warfare systems must have a way to collect and make sense of the signals in its environment.  Electronic Warfare 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).

Electronic Warfare Solutions

Mistral’s Defense Division can help specify, develop, integrate, test and support leading-edge Electronic Warfare systems by implementing signal processing algorithms on DSP or FPGA platforms. Mistral provides DO-178B compliant software, testing, qualification, operational support, and system upgrades. With 20+ years of experience in designing RADAR and signal processing sub-systems, Mistral leverages on its extensive experience in embedded software, hardware engineering and RADAR systems to design custom, rugged electronic warfare solutions. Our engineering team has extensive experience in implementing a wide array of electronic warfare 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.

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.


Electronic Warfare

Hardware Design

Electronic Warfare systems working in V/UHF Bands

Multi-processor/ Multi board application architecture and design

Radar Controller & Data Processing

Testing and Validation

SW IV&V compliant to DO-178B for EW applications

CEMILAC certified independent testing and validation

Electronic Warfare

FPGA/Processor Algorithm

Pulse Compression


Vector Correlation

Correlatory interferometry

Kalman Filtering

Platform Motion Compensation

Antenna Aperture Calculation

Doppler Processing

Noise Floor Estimation

Electronics Warfare Applications

Airborne Direction-Finding Systems

Monitoring and Analysis Receivers

Active Array Antenna Unit and Controller

High-speed Data Recorders

RF Frontend Systems

Integrated HMI and Displays

Radar Processing Unit

Electronic Bean Steering Unit

Antenna Switching Unit

Electronic Warfare

System Software

DO-178B compliant software development

VxWorks/LynxOS based systems

Customizing of media, display, overlay, storage and HMI framework

Implementation and integration of DSP algorithms

Feasibility study of system and algorithm development based on product requirements


Performance evaluation and MIPS memory optimization

Customization to cater to specific architectures and platforms

Integration of sub-blocks and algorithms into the system

Mathematical modeling and simulation