Science & Engineering

Science & Engineering Services

Defending our nation’s citizens, resources, and digital information is at the heart of our work in science and engineering. ECS develops, implements, and sustains technologically advanced systems and provides mission-critical tools and data for military and federal civilian customers. We provide systems integration and scientific analysis to strengthen, support, and maintain our nation’s military weapons systems.

Engineering, Design & Manufacturing Capabilities

System Engineering

  • Radar Systems
  • Command Transmitter and Flight Termination Systems
  • Custom RF Systems
  • Quick Prototyping for Field Experiments
  • Full Life-Cycle System Engineering
  • Turn-Key Solutions
  • System Integration & Qualification

RF Engineering

  • Wideband RF/Microwave Design and Test
  • mmW System Design and Test
  • High Power RF Systems
  • High Reliability Circuits and Systems
  • Mixed Signal Circuits and Systems
  • PCB Design, Layout, and Test
  • Detailed System Analyses (Link Budget, Receiver Noise Figure & Dynamic Range, Sensitivity, Spurious/Harmonic Balance)
  • RF Simulation/Analysis Software (Agilent Genesys, MATLAB, MathCAD, etc…)

Software & Computer Engineering

  • Instrumentation/Hardware Control
  • Positioning System Control
  • High Speed Data Acquisition/Storage
  • Graphical User Interfaces
  • Data/Image Processing (radar, pulse-Doppler, step-chirp, tomographic)
  • Real Time Processing
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
  • MATLAB
  • C and Assembly programming
  • XMidas
Digital Design Engineering

  • High-speed logic design (TTL, ECL, PECL, CMOS)
  • Programmable logic (Altera, Xilinx)
  • Interfaces (serial, IEEE-488, VXI/VME, PCI, SCSI, FPDP, custom)
  • Digital Signal Processor (DSP) design for real-time processing applications
  • Programmable logic development tools
  • DSP hardware/software development
  • Design, layout, and verification of multi-layer Printed Circuit assemblies
  • Programmable delay circuits
  • PCB Thermal management
  • Transmission line and grounding management for A/D converters

Mechanical Engineering

  • Large-scale structural (antenna mounts, environmental enclosures & ISO containers)
  • Small-scale mechanical (component mounting fixtures, PCB & sensor enclosures)
  • PCB layout & routing
  • Thermal management
  • Systems in motion (antenna/system positioners)
  • Environmental Design (outdoor and airborne)
  • Design & Drafting
  • Ruggedized Systems

Laboratory Assets & Capabilities

RF & Microwave Test Equipment (10kHz – 18GHz)

  • Network Analyzers
  • Microwave Transition Analyzer
  • Noise Figure Meter & Noise Sources
  • RF Power Meters & Frequency Counters
  • Spectrum, Signal & Modulation Analyzers
  • RF Sources & Synthesizers
  • Amplifiers

Digital, Analog, Mixed Signal Test Equipment

  • Oscilloscopes
  • Logic & Protocol Analyzers
  • Multimeters
  • Function & Pulse Generators
  • Power Electronics
Radar Systems (mobile adaptable)

  • MkV Instrumentation Radars
  • Measurements from 0.1-18 GHz
  • Expandable to Ka, V, and W bands
  • Rack-mounted Configuration
  • High-power VHF Measurement Radar

Indoor Radar Range

  • Rails and Rotators for SAR, ISAR, and 3D Imaging
  • Calibration Targets
  • Antennas

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