BUFFALO, New York. For more than a decade, users of the Northrop Grumman Combat Electromagnetic Environment Simulator (CEESIM) have been gathering each year to share best practices and get a glimpse of new technologies. The venue is the CEESIM User Review Meetings, hosted in the United States and the United Kingdom by Northrop Grumman on June 21, 2018.
At the meetings, users have opportunities to share best practices and review operating techniques with system engineers. The meetings also include hardware demonstrations, hands-on user training sessions and discussions about the future of electromagnetic spectrum testing.
“The value of collaboration with our customer in this forum is invaluable,” said Joe Downie, director of programs, land and avionics C4ISR division, Northrop Grumman. “Since we began these meetings 12 years ago, we have been able to take our customers’ feedback and translate it into new CEESIM features and configurations.”
One of the solutions developed with user feedback is the Integrated Microwave Assembly (IMA) version of the Advanced Pulse Generator (APG). Northrop Grumman’s APG technology uses the latest direct digital synthesis techniques to generate advanced waveforms. The IMA version will enable a novel, cost effective solution for advanced sensors that require high fidelity time difference of arrival simulation. The IMA APG is a building block of next generation COTS packaging that provides true plug-and-play modularity and scalability. New product configurations will bring affordable, high performance synthesized RF capability to the full range of the CEESIM product line.
“I look forward to the user meetings,” said product manager Harold Screven. “Hearing how our products are used to benefit our customers in the field is extremely rewarding and helps us continue to advance our technology.”