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FAST Labs™ research & development

Electronic warfare

Pioneering new technologies in electronic surveillance, electronic protection, and electronic attack
Pioneering new technologies in electronic surveillance, electronic protection, and electronic attack.
With more than 60 years of experience, Electronic Warfare (EW) R&D offers unique solutions in the design and development of next-generation multispectral capabilities. It enables battlefield advantages in electronic surveillance, protection, and attack for legacy and next-generation platforms.
 

Focus areas

Electronic protection

The EW R&D efforts ensure that warfighter systems have the advanced electronic protection to sense, prevent, and counter system disruptions – from electromagnetic jammers in both contested and denied environments.
 

The multispectral advantage

Multispectral Radio Frequency (RF), infrared, and electro-optic sensing and response technologies capture the most detailed threat intelligence. This intelligence is delivered through signals across the electromagnetic spectrum for timely, effective responses, and enhanced situational awareness that enables superior EW performance and platform survivability against technically advanced adversaries. 
 

Cognitive EW

Today, adversary threat systems are employing more agile and unknown signals to counter EW systems to more effectively identify and target platforms. Cognitive EW technologies enable warfighter systems to rapidly and dynamically detect, characterize, and jam known and unknown threat signals. These adaptive technologies require no prior experience with, or information about signals threats in order to counter them, and offer game-changing advantages on the battlefield.
 
Our R&D capabilities include:
  • Adaptive signal processing
  • Machine learning 
  • Intelligent algorithms
 

Distributed EW

Advanced technologies enable distributed EW missions to dominate the electromagnetic battlespace
Advanced technologies enable distributed EW missions to dominate the electromagnetic battlespace
Traditional EW systems have transformed from employing ‘one-on-many’ to ‘many-on-many’ via networked information and workload sharing among payloads. This increases battlespace situation awareness and understanding, and enables coordination of distributed EW sensing and attack.
 
Our R&D capabilities include:
  • Sensor tasking
  • Data links 
  • Sensor fusion and integration
  • Coordinated jamming across multiple EW payloads
 

EW demonstration systems

We provide rapid, cost-effective ways to explore the trade space for advanced EW capabilities. These capabilities include advanced EW-system prototypes that exploit emerging technologies inclusive of hardware, algorithms, and techniques.
 

Technology collaboration

The EW R&D group welcomes collaboration with industry and academia on current or future projects. Please contact us if you are interested in knowing more or participating with our team.