New airborne radar to replace the «bugs»

New airborne radar to replace the

During the last few decades the issue of avionics (OEE) has become one of the main qualities of aviation. Moreover, since the third generation, all combat prospects fighters increasingly associated specifically with the avionics and electronics ammunition.

• A promising direction in the field of on-board electronics are currently being airborne radar station (radar) phased array (PAR). Widely known Russian radar phased array family «Beetle». With all this, despite all the potential of this line, its creator — the company «Fazotron-NIIP» — along with the Science Centre special electronic systems MAI already begun development of modern radar for the aircraft of the future.

• The final title of development before it is made public (with a high probability it will not be «Beetle»), but a number of technical and conceptual details got to share. Thus, it is argued that the station has a brand new follow-up workshop title: Functional scalable airborne radar or abbreviated MBRLS. According to available disk imaging, MBRLS will be implemented on a modular scheme that will allow ease of repair or modernization of the station.

• Now with this as part of the latest radar will be a separate module which is responsible for monitoring the health of all its parts. Maybe it will allow service MBRLS lead to the kind sought by the designers of U.S. aircraft to the appropriate connector cable is connected, and the station without the help of other transmits the collected information about their own state on a special remote control. It is the analysis of data, and provides automatic maintenance personnel advice relevant papers.

• But the introduction of a separate supervisory module can not affect the weight and dimensions of the entire station. But in recent years, electronic engineers all over the world are trying to reduce the weight and size of their own creations. According to various estimates, cross the threshold of 150 kilogram airborne radar can only in this case the emphasis will be made not only on the «hardware» part of it, and on the program. First, you want to make this hardware and software that could run at about 35-40 gigaflops (floating point operations per second).

• By world standards, it is not a difficult task, but in the criteria for significant lag Russian element base the creation of such computers is even more difficult. In addition, the software has a number of MBRLS own characteristics and that, coupled with all aspects of 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, modeling the movement of the aircraft carrier and ensuring its navigation. In the future, at least some of these software modules can be «upgrade» to the latest version with the best performance.

• In addition to the control module and the module as part of the modeling process 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-NIIP» relationship between the individual modules will be provided RapidIO interface with bandwidth up to 1066 MB / s, well proven as part of a huge number of zabugornyh electrical systems.

• According to unconfirmed reports, the existing architecture now promising MBRLS with timely upgrades will be able to provide all the necessary properties planes for 25-30 years or even more. Another positive thing such architecture for the accommodation of individual nodes in a glider aircraft radar.

• The use of tires as needed RapidIO can not install modules station one block and one in the likely places airframe. The greatest distance at which the wiring allows the radar to operate normally, approximately equal to 10 meters. Apart from the convenience Build it can also help increase the survivability of the aircraft radar in case of defeat.

• Unfortunately, the above described all that clear on the brand new project of «Fazotron-NIIP». The fact that now the project MBRLS clear just what was told by representatives of the enterprise developer to not so long ago held in Moscow exhibition «High Technology XXI» century.

• All the same, there are data about the progress of. So, in March of this year began bench tests 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 now «public presentation» worth the wait at the MAKS-2013. Perhaps to the same time will be announced not only the features of the architecture, and some technical details of modern radar.

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