Mercury Systems Ramps-up The Production of RFM3101
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Mercury Systems Ramps-up The Production of RFM3101

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Technology has evolved over time in all sectors for their advancement. The security sector is one of the earliest to embrace the technology especially in the U.S. ranging from wireless communication to advanced missile system. U.S. military organizations have always been in favor of the advancement of technology for forging a robust security stand. Taking steps in same direction Military embedded systems awarded RFM3101 with four-star distinction at 55th Annual Association of Old Crows International Symposium and Convention in Washington, D.C. Mercury Systems Inc.— a Andover MA, based company–announced the first production shipment of the award-winning radio frequency  (RF) transceiver RFM3101 from the SpectrumSeriesTM to a leading integrated electronic warfare (EW).

Mercury’s OpenVPXTM RF transceiver operates on microwave featuring ultra-wideband frequency with exceptional phase noise, high dynamic range and low spurious output in a compact 3U form factor, open for rapid future upgradability. This single channel transceiver is designed to function optimally for demanding low-latency DRFM applications. It also includes an optional external LO input to support multichannel and coherent systems to offer best-in-class low spurious performance.

Agility, direction finding, and spectrum monitoring are some of the features that make RFM3101 an ideal transceiver. In addition to it, the first production shipments support a broadband electronic attack system. The OpenRFM is designed to counter future adversarial threats by making modifications at sub-assembly level improving the performance without any changes in mechanical outline. Combining multi-support with upgradability made RFM3101 critical support to the U.S. Armed Forces for achieving and maintaining control of the congested and contested electromagnetic spectrum (EMS).

“New threats across EMS keep on emerging, requiring next-generation EW technology to provide high performance for current systems with support for rapid upgrades to maintain future superiority,” said  Vice President and General Manager of Mercury's Embedded Sensor Processing group, Neal Austin. He feels privileged to be a prominent supplier of an advanced technology that supports warfighters to control the EMS for the long-term.

Multiple Mercury facilities contributed to the development of modular RF transceiver featuring OpenRFM frequency blocks supporting customization. All RFM3101 modules are manufactured and shipped from Mercury’s AS9100D-certified facility in Huntsville, Ala., ensuring efficient production ramp-up with minimized lead time and cost.

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