ELINT Tuners: Legacy Difficulties
Users of ELINT Tuners are well aware of the DMSMS issues plaguing legacy designs. Parts obsolescence, supplier drop-out, lost techniques and other challenges make procurement to older specifications difficult to impossible. Compounding this, the impact of changes to newer technologies can be vast, leading to cost over-runs, breakdowns, outages, and the like.
Organizations familiar with Syntonic Microwave know that our company mission is solving such problems, with form-fit-function solutions. In the past, our solutions have been focused at the component, or perhaps LRU, level. These solutions have been new designs created by us, or products enhanced through technology insertions, breathing new life into legacy equipment designed in a previous era.
Today, we are happy to announce a new level of DMSMS solutions. We are introducing an ELINT tuner in a “half” ATR case, supporting legacy tuners installed throughout the world in need of replacement or upgrade. In keeping with our mission, this solution is form-fit-function compatible with the fielded, legacy predecessor. That is, in electrical specifications, computer interface, mechanical dimensions and overall robustness, the solution acts in the same way as the item is it replacing.
Built for the service conditions.
The ELINT tuner has undergone extensive environmental qualifications (demonstrating compliance with MIL-STD-810) for shock, vibration, humidity, extreme temperature, etc.
The interface has an adaptive feature that can accept system commands from legacy equipment in RS-422, 10Base 2, 10Base T, and 10/100 MBPS Ethernet. At the same time, we built the ELINT Tuner around Syntonic’s RFT-3xxx product line. That means that all of the components used in the platform are modern, up-to-date designs which are currently in mass production. So DMSMS will not be a problem any longer.
Features and Specifications.
Features of the ELINT Tuner include:
- 0.5-18 GHz frequency coverage (wider ranges available);
- temperature ranges from -30 to +70 degrees Celsius;
- dual IF’s at 1 GHz and 70/140 MHz;
- 500 MHz of instantaneous BW;
- log detector outputs;
- built-in test (BITE);
- low noise figure;
- stable gain
- all the other specifications of an excellent downconverter.