Brand new radars to replace the beetles

Over the last few decades the issue of avionics (OEE) has become one of the main qualities of aviation. Moreover, since the third-generation, all fighting prospects fighters are more specifically related to avionics and electronics ammunition. A more promising direction in the field of on-board electronics to the current time are airborne radars (radar) with a phased array (PAR). Widely known Russian Radar Phased Array family of "Beetle". With all this in spite of all the prospects of this line, its creator — the company "Fazotron-NIIR" — along with the Science Centre special electronic systems MAI has already begun to develop the newest radar for the aircraft of the future.

The new radars to replace the "beetles"

The final title of the design before it is made public (with a high probability it will not be a "Bug"), but a number of technical and conceptual details got to share. Thus, it is argued that the new girl station a subsequent working title: Functional scalable onboard radar or abbreviated MBRLS. According to the available disk imaging, MBRLS will be implemented on a modular scheme that will allow ease of repair or modernization of the station. Go with it as part of the latest radar will be a separate module, responsible for monitoring the health of all its parts. Maybe it will allow service MBRLS lead to the type sought by designers of U.S. aircraft to the appropriate connector on the cable is connected, and station without the help of others conveys all the information gathered about their own state on a special remote control. It is the analysis of the data and automation gives technicians tips on the right job.

But the introduction of a single supervisory module can not affect the weight and dimensions of the plant. But in recent years, electronic engineers around the world are trying to reduce the weight and size of their own creations. According to various estimates, to cross the threshold of 150 kg of body weight airframe radar can only in this case the emphasis will be made not only on the "hardware" part of it, and on the software. First, it is required to make such hardware and software that could operate at speeds of the order of 35-40 gigaflops (floating point operations per second). By world standards, this is not a difficult task, but in the criteria of a significant backlog Russian element base of the creation of such computers is even more difficult. In addition, the software MBRLS has a number of features of its own, which, coupled with aspects of the entire avionics required to enter into its composition a separate unit for the mathematical modeling of a number of processes, namely: the processing of the received signal, tracking their condition, the simulation of the aircraft carrier and its navigation software. In the future, at least some of these software modules can be "proapgreyzhen" to the latest version with the best performance.

In addition to the control module and the module in the simulation of radar, as it is clear, there must be other units. However, their presence in the case of new developments also asks a number of innovations. As it became clear on promising MBRLS "Phazotron-NIIR" relationship between the individual modules will be provided RapidIO interface with bandwidth up to 1066 MB / s, well-established as part of the huge amount of zabugornyh electrical systems. According to unconfirmed reports, the existing architecture is now promising MBRLS with timely upgrades will be able to provide the aircraft with all the required properties for 25-30 years or even more. Another positive aspect of architecture for such allocation of individual nodes in a glider aircraft radar. Through the use of tires as needed RapidIO can install modules of the station is not in one piece, and one in the likely places glider. The greatest distance at which the wire allows the radar to operate normally, is approximately 10 meters. Apart from the convenience Build it can also help to increase the survivability Radar the aircraft in the event of his defeat.

Unfortunately, the above described all that clear on a brand new project of "Fazotron-NIIP." The fact is that now the project MBRLS clear just what been told representatives of the enterprise developer at the last not so long ago in Moscow exhibition "High technologies XXI» century. Yet, the evidence and the progress of works. So, in March of this year, began bench tests of millimeter radio module from the future MBRLS. According to unconfirmed reports, complete the work on this node "Fazotron" plans by the end of the year, and the real "public view" is worth waiting on the MAKS-2013. Perhaps to the same time will be announced not only the architectural features, and some technical data newest radar.

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