Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Raytheon Air and Missile Defense Radar Modules Excel During Testing

Raytheon's transmit/receive (T/R) modules for the U.S. Navy's Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program have passed a significant developmental testing milestone. Raytheon's Gallium Nitride modules exceeded Navy-specified requirements for extended, measured performance, demonstrating no degradation after more than 1,000 hours of testing.

Currently working Phase II of the AMDR program, Raytheon is developing a technology demonstrator for the system's S-band radar and radar suite controller. During the radio frequency operating life testing, the modules demonstrated consistent power output across multiple channels.

The more than 1,000-hour Radio Frequency Operating Life test was a self-imposed early milestone for Raytheon.