On 25 April, Textron Systems Electronic Systems, a Textron Inc. business, announced that its Advanced Architecture Data Recorder/Injector (A2DRI) has joined the growing Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator (A2PATS) product line.
The A2DRI, a new accessory of Textron Systems’ proven A2PATS product line, allows the A2PATS system to produce or consume user programmable pulse descriptor words (PDWs), such as the Next-Generation Electronic Warfare Environment Generator (NEWEG) digital generator (DGEN) compliant format. The A2DRI interface device ingests and converts the PDWs to be utilised by the A2PATS, which are able to be captured, stored and played back.
This product allows fielded and future A2PATS systems to generate radio frequency (RF) signals in compliance with the US Navy’s NEWEG DGEN standard. A2DRI’s eight terabytes of redundant array of independent disks (RAID) storage allows existing A2PATS users to store, record and play back large amounts of PDWs.
The A2DRI can be easily interfaced through Textron Systems’ open architecture commercial instrument line including RF sources and measurement systems. This new product provides this capability to industrial and institutional customers alike.
“We are excited to expand our A2PATS product family through the launch of the A2DRI,” Senior Vice President and General Manager Steve T. Mensh, said. “A2DRI gives current customers a competitive choice to easily convert NEWEG DGEN compliant PDWs into the A2PATS format seamlessly.”