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New capability for Northrop's electronic warfare test equipment

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman has unveiled an advanced pulse generator that enhances its Combat Electromagnetic Environment Simulator to test electronic warfare equipment.

The advanced pulse generator, or APG, uses direct digital synthesizer technology to generate radio frequency waveforms that result in higher modulation sample rates, wider bandwidth intrapulse modulation, higher precision and resolution, and reduced calibration time.

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Northrop said the APG can be included in new simulator designs or back-fit into any existing CEESIM simulators as an upgrade. It is designed with open architecture modularity and flexibility, making it directly adaptable for use in laboratory, anechoic chamber and range applications.

"Our continued investment in the development of such leading-edge technologies as the advanced pulse generator demonstrates our ability to meet our customers' need for next generation advanced threat capabilities and ensures our products are sustainable and adaptable to evolving requirements," said Joe Downie, site director of Northrop Grumman's Buffalo-based Amherst Systems business unit.

"The advanced waveform generation, when coupled with our advanced angle-of-arrival modeling and controlled by our state-of-the-art graphical user interface, immediately transforms the CEESIM system into the most powerful, most advanced electronic warfare simulator available."

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