SAAB AB officials receive electromagnetic simulator for Gripen aircraft testing

BUFFALO, N.Y. Officials at the Amherst Systems business unit of Northrop Grumman Corp. delivered a Combat Electromagnetic Environment Simulator (CEESIM) to SAAB AB, Surveillance in Jarfalla, Sweden. CEESIM will perform aircraft testing on the Gripen JAS 39 multirole fighter.

The CEESIM system includes the pulse generation (APG) capability, which uses digital technology to generate advanced . It also features the ability to perform digital modeling of multiple active electronically scanned array () antennas. When coupled with CEESIM’s angle-of-arrival modeling and controlled by a state-of-the-art graphical user interface, the system is immediately transformed into the most powerful, advanced simulator available.

Joe Downie, site director of Northrop Grumman’s Buffalo-based Amherst Systems, says “CEESIM’s high-speed direct digital synthesizer technology brings significant advantages to SAAB, including higher modulation sample rates, wide bandwidth precision intrapulse modulation, higher frequency resolution and accuracy, and reduced calibration time. The APG utilizes a modular design for improved maintainability. All of this leads to lower cost and increased system reliability.”

This marks the first international delivery of a CEESIM system with APG technology, officials say.

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