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Rohde & Schwarz has launched a high-performance Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) receiver that incorporates cutting-edge radar detection technology in the form of the R&S WPU2000 wide-band processing unit. Following the success of the R&S WPU500, the newly introduced device increases its real-time bandwidth to 2 GHz, a new processing unit that will be the new core of radar signal collection and analysis systems from Rohde & Schwarz. Its excellent RF performance along with its great signal processing power make the R&S WPU2000 truly outstanding in the ELINT market.

High Performance Solution

R&S WPU2000 covers a broad frequency range (20 MHz to 18 GHz optionally extendable down to 8 kHz or up to 40 GHz). Its 2 GHz real-time bandwidth allows interception and analysis of the most complex wideband signals emitted by state-of-the-art frequency agile radar systems. R&S WPU2000 copes with any radar environment and intercepts even weak signals of low-power radars, due to its excellent sensitivity and high dynamic range. Its high detection range allows ELINT operators to remain in secure standoff positions without the need to approach an emitting target. With its high spectral scan speed of up to 2500 GHz per second, this newly launched wideband processing unit is perfectly equipped to detect and process all types of low probability of intercept (LPI) radars.

Integrated into ELINT systems, R&S WPU2000 delivers required information about intercepted radar emissions, including continuous raw I/Q data and measured pulse parameters. This information is vital for the characterisation of radar signals and the subsequent identification of their emitters. R&S WPU2000 enhances situational awareness and supports platform protection in theatres of operations. The ELINT receiver is able to resolve and process even complex scenarios featuring modern radar signals, including wide-band, multi-channel and high-duty-cycle radar emissions.

This comes after the company has recorded a large number of successes in different markets around the world in recent months.

Jack Richardson