JED - February 2009 - 36

36 The Journal of Electronic Defense | February 2009 capture 100 KHz-140 MHz of bandwidth for COMINT applications to those, such as the SR-7100, that capture 500 MHz of bandwidth at intermediate frequencies of up to 1 GHz for ELINT applications. The company also offers solutions that simplify the fi ngerprinting of complex SIGINT scenarios by recording multiple signal types simultaneously. The SR5124 is an “all-in-one” recorder with COMINT, foreign instrumentation signals intelligence (FISINT) and ELINT capability and loaded with one broadband channel, two narrowband channels, four video baseband channels and two digital-to-analog output channels. Key to EONIC’s continuing success, said Simard, is significant investment in research and development, expanded business partnerships and, most importantly, an acute awareness of customer needs. “This is where we see the trend going in the future – with shortening the cycle from detection of a signal through recording, analysis and response, and a likely convergence of the signals collection and the analysis roles,” Simard said. “And at the end of the day for us, this means delivering better performance, tighter integration, broader networking, increased automation and more powerful real-time analysis capability.” Wilder trends are astir in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) world – namely, the use of full motion video (FMV) for intelligence gathering and targeting. L-3 Communications has developed and is delivering highdefi nition, multi-Terabyte, multi-sensor, full-motion video recorders for various platforms, said Micha. With the popularity of full-motion video sensors on UAV and fi xed-wing platforms, soldiers on the ground can see on their handheld terminals what a UAV sees in the air. In addition, image analysts are getting better intelligence from the new high-defi nition sensors that require high-defi nition video recorders like the type L-3 Communications is producing. Holographic memory also is on the company’s radar as a memory technology alternative even to solid-state media – due to the advances in packaging technology over the last 10 years, said Micha, holographic memory could potentially give users 10 times the storage Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing’s SANbric™ is a 2.7-Terabyte storage system designed for SIGINT, ELINT and COMINT missions. capacity in the equivalent amount of space as either magnetic disk or solidstate memory. But solid-state memory will be the engine driving the future of data recorders for at least the next five to 10 years, most data recorder manufacturers agree. Said Hardy of Ampex Data Systems, a company with 75-percent solid-state-based products, “There’s an old adage in the data acquisition business – it can never be too fast and it can never have too much storage. The commercial databuses are what’s driving the speed because computing power is getting faster and faster, and the capacity is getting driven by the density and speed of solid-state memory.” TEK Microsystems also projects a substantial shift to solid-state memory. CTO/CEO Andy Reddig explained, “Today, solid-state media still has a pretty significant cost disadvantage versus magnetic media and it doesn’t quite have the high throughput as high-performance magnetic media, but there’s a lot of pressure and impetus in the commercial world to try to make solid-state better and faster, and solid-state is riding the semiconductor innovation curve, which is a faster curve than the magnetic media curve. I expect within five years the standard way to build the data recorder, even if it’s not rugged, will be to use solid-state media. And then, of course, once it’s solid-state, it becomes much simpler to ruggedize it.” The benefits of the steadily falling price of solid-state memory are so obvious to manufacturers of EW and SIGINT data recorders, it is unlikely that many will not ultimately incorporate solidstate memory into part or all of their product lines. Increased storage capacity will likely result from the flood of solidstate media into the data recorder market, creating an entire product makeover in the industry. Yet in the meantime, the continuing transition to solid-state technology will not happen without its share of complications. Customers and manufacturers alike should be wary of buying inexpensive and overly glamorized solid-state drives and other equipment, warned Cory Grosklags of Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. “Not all solid-state devices are created equally – a lot of vendors are not looking at the military and aerospace marketplace for solidstate. They’re looking at the very lowcost laptop world. Unfortunately, you get quite a compromise there. But I do see that changing in the next five years. We’ll have some good players in the solid-state market that can really deliver quality for the MILCOMS industry.” a

JED - February 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - February 2009

JED - February 2009
Contents
The View From Here
Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Charting the Course of Indian EW
What's Next in Data Recorders?
Technology Survey: RWR/ESM Systems
EW 101
2009 AOC Industry and Institute/University Member Guide
JED Sales Offices
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - February 2009 - JED - February 2009
JED - February 2009 - Cover2
JED - February 2009 - 3
JED - February 2009 - Contents
JED - February 2009 - 5
JED - February 2009 - The View From Here
JED - February 2009 - 7
JED - February 2009 - Calendar
JED - February 2009 - 9
JED - February 2009 - 10
JED - February 2009 - 11
JED - February 2009 - From the President
JED - February 2009 - 13
JED - February 2009 - 14
JED - February 2009 - The Monitor
JED - February 2009 - 16
JED - February 2009 - 17
JED - February 2009 - 18
JED - February 2009 - 19
JED - February 2009 - 20
JED - February 2009 - 21
JED - February 2009 - Washington Report
JED - February 2009 - 23
JED - February 2009 - World Report
JED - February 2009 - 25
JED - February 2009 - Charting the Course of Indian EW
JED - February 2009 - 27
JED - February 2009 - 28
JED - February 2009 - 29
JED - February 2009 - 30
JED - February 2009 - 31
JED - February 2009 - 32
JED - February 2009 - What's Next in Data Recorders?
JED - February 2009 - 34
JED - February 2009 - 35
JED - February 2009 - 36
JED - February 2009 - 37
JED - February 2009 - 38
JED - February 2009 - Technology Survey: RWR/ESM Systems
JED - February 2009 - 40
JED - February 2009 - 41
JED - February 2009 - 42
JED - February 2009 - 43
JED - February 2009 - 44
JED - February 2009 - 45
JED - February 2009 - 46
JED - February 2009 - 47
JED - February 2009 - 48
JED - February 2009 - 49
JED - February 2009 - EW 101
JED - February 2009 - 51
JED - February 2009 - 52
JED - February 2009 - 2009 AOC Industry and Institute/University Member Guide
JED - February 2009 - 54
JED - February 2009 - 55
JED - February 2009 - 56
JED - February 2009 - 57
JED - February 2009 - 58
JED - February 2009 - 59
JED - February 2009 - 60
JED - February 2009 - 61
JED - February 2009 - 62
JED - February 2009 - 63
JED - February 2009 - 64
JED - February 2009 - 65
JED - February 2009 - 66
JED - February 2009 - 67
JED - February 2009 - 68
JED - February 2009 - 69
JED - February 2009 - 70
JED - February 2009 - 71
JED - February 2009 - 72
JED - February 2009 - 73
JED - February 2009 - 74
JED - February 2009 - 75
JED - February 2009 - 76
JED - February 2009 - 77
JED - February 2009 - 78
JED - February 2009 - 79
JED - February 2009 - 80
JED - February 2009 - 81
JED - February 2009 - 82
JED - February 2009 - 83
JED - February 2009 - 84
JED - February 2009 - 85
JED - February 2009 - 86
JED - February 2009 - 87
JED - February 2009 - 88
JED - February 2009 - Index of Advertisers
JED - February 2009 - JED Quick Look
JED - February 2009 - Cover3
JED - February 2009 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0318
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0218
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0118
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1217
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1117
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1017
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0917
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0817
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0717
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0617
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0517
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0417
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0317
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0217
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0117
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1216
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1116
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1016
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0916
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0816
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0716
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0616
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0516
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0416
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0316
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0216
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0116
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1215
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1115
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1015
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0915
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0815
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0715
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0615
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0515
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0415
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0315
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0215
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0115
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1214
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1114
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1014
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0914
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0814
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0714
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0614
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0514
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0414
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0314
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0214
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0114
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1213
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1113
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1013
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0913
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0813
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0713
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0613
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0513
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0413
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0313
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0213
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0113
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1211
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0211
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1210
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0210
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0908
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com