ORLANDO, Fla. and LONDON - Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI 2015), Stand #S8:100 – September 14, 2015 - API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) ("API" or the "Company"), a trusted provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications today announced the expansion of its field-upgradeable line of AESA radar system and subsystem solution elements. The newest addition to API’s portfolio of scalable radar solutions is the development of a 2D Steerable Active Antenna Array. Designed for rapid deployment into radar systems and ease of installation and serviceability, the 2D array helps reduce the cost of ownership of radar systems.
The development of APIs 2D array extends the Company’s portfolio of phased array transmit/receive module solutions. This flexible product platform is based on a modular, innovative design featuring fully interchangeable and factory calibrated Quad Transmit Receive Modules (QTRMs). API’s AESA radar platform is ideal for systems integrators and prime contractors seeking a high level transmit/receive solution with simplified integration for the development of an active antenna array systems or subsystem.
The lightweight, compact, rectangular array comes with integral cooling, local PSU distribution and conditioning, power combining, antenna aperture, and beam steering command, which results in a fully calibrated antenna. Applications include tactical data links, coastal and harbour security, border control, FOD (foreign object detection) for airport runways, next generation satellite “in orbit” configurable arrays, and SATCOM on the move platforms.
Utilizing a novel “common module” building block approach, API’s QTRMs provide a line replaceable unit solution for an Active Array by leveraging built-in factory calibration. The API solution eliminates the need for the entire platform to be sent back to the factory for full antenna re-calibration. API’s European designed and manufactured modules are presently available in X, S, and C band configurations.
“With the aim to reduce both procurement and lifetime ownership costs of a radar system, the continued development of our AESA solutions platform offers systems integrators a wide range of easy-to-integrate, scalable solutions for multiple AAAU configurations. While perhaps best known for our military-grade, high reliability transmit/receive solutions for AESA, this product line extension expands our product footprint into systems-level solutions for the growing security and surveillance radar markets,” said Matthew Richards, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, RF/Microwave and Microelectronics (RF2M-UK), API Technologies.
The expanded line of modular, field-upgradeable solutions for next-generation radar platforms joins the Company’s broad portfolio of high performance RF, microwave and millimeterwave components, modules and subsystems designed for use in a wide variety of naval, air, and ground-based defence, communications, and security systems and applications.
To explore API Technologies’ UK-made Active Antenna Array and TRM solutions, visit:http://micro.apitech.com/aesa or call or call +1 +44 (0) 1908 574324.
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About API Technologies Corp.
API Technologies (NASDAQ: ATNY) is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance systems, subsystems, modules, and components for technically demanding RF, microwave, millimeter wave, electromagnetic, power, and security applications. A high-reliability technology pioneer with over 70 years of heritage, API Technologies products are used by global defense, industrial, and commercial customers in the areas of commercial aerospace, wireless communications, medical, oil and gas, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, C4ISR, missile defense, harsh environments, satellites, and space. Learn more about API Technologies and our products at www.apitech.com.