NuWaves Provides RF Solutions for US Army IFF Simulator

By Mike Ball / 03 Jul 2019
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NuWaves Engineering logoNuWaves Engineering, a developer of radio frequency (RF) and microwave solutions, has announced that it has received a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award to develop a high-efficiency, high-linearity power amplifier and low-spurious downconverter for the U.S. Army.

The Advanced Radio Frequency (RF) Environment Simulator for Mode 5 and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) (ADROIT) program has resulted in a requirement for IFF simulator/stimulator hardware to enhance the Army’s capabilities with regards to combined live, virtual and constructive (LVC) simulations. The hardware includes an enhanced VRG-1000SD from strategic partner ViaSat, which include software upgrades to increase the number of simultaneous IFF interrogators and transponders in a given simulation (performed by ViaSat), and incorporates a linear RF power amplifier within the VRG-1000 to increase the capabilities to the maximum permissible levels for test equipment.

“NuWaves looks forward to working with the Army to advance the state of the art in RF simulation capability with the ADROIT Phase II hardware,” said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. “Our team is poised to deliver an innovative and high-performance solution in support of the Warfighter.”

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