Cobham's advanced electronic solutions business has begun to develop an active electronically scanned array technology inÂ Ka-Band and W-band frequencies for potential use in defense platforms such asÂ airborne early warning radar technology.
The millimeter wave AESA is designed to haveÂ aÂ system-on-a-chip intergrated cricuit, high power transmission capacity and rugged assemblies, CobhamÂ said Thursday.
Other potential applications of the new technology includeÂ missile tracking, warning, surveillance, guidance and mapping, according to the company.
Jeff Hassannia, senior vice president of business development, strategy and technology at CAES, said the business applied experience withÂ antenna, aperture and advanced systems for aerospace and defense applications in order to reach its AESA development milestone.
The technology includes aÂ multiple inputs multiple outputs feature designed to increaseÂ range resolution, signal- to-noise ratio and update speed.
Cobham added theÂ system has the potential to switch betweenÂ a phase array andÂ an MIMO processing mode.