A Makeover For Traditional Radars

A change for traditional radars
The Multi-Mission Radio Frequency Architecture is a new, digital, software-defined system developed to replace the outdated analog radars often used by the military. The updated architecture guarantees U.S. fighters unmatched performance and flexibility during intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations, especially when facing more advanced adversaries.

To perform a variety of tasks, including communications, navigation, and electronic warfare, the Sandie Digital Radar can be modified. With equipment the size of a small toolbox, users can download the software and firmware they need for each mission.
5G cellular technology increases the amount of information that wireless technologies can transmit and receive. Sandia uses it to develop digital processing tools that convert large amounts of analog data into digital signals and vice versa, including a digital version of synthetic aperture radar, a widely used remote radio frequency imaging device for various national security operations.

Higher power is required for Sandia radars. Finally, technology has advanced to the point where the lab can move from analog to digital while maintaining the highest level of realism. The new digital architecture can operate several high-frequency channels simultaneously, work together for a purpose, or operate several different functions independently, thanks to advanced wireless technology.