RFEL HALO RPDS Newport, Isle of Wight, UK - 3 March 2017 - RFEL has supplied the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), UK with two HALO™ Rapid Prototype Development Systems (RPDS). These systems will be used by DSTL to evaluate RFEL's and 3rd party video processing algorithms for real-time video trials and to support interactive demonstrations to military users. This approach will dramatically speed up the assessment of complex video processing solutions, where traditional software simulation suffers from prohibitively long simulation times when assessing real-world performance.
Simulation has traditionally been used to mitigate the risk of deploying algorithms using expensive bespoke hardware. However, the flexibility and high performance of the HALO RPDS system using System-on-Chip (SoC) technology means that it is now possible to experiment with algorithms in hardware to accelerate testing, while automatically ensuring that any successful candidate solutions are inherently supported on the HALO platform.[Continue reading →]
Newport, Isle of Wight, UK - RFEL, who specialises in high performance, electronic video and signal processing solutions, in collaboration with KTK Kommunikationstechnik, GuS and Rheinmetall Defence, will be launching an advanced fused Driver Vision Enhancement (fDVE) solution at Eurosatory (www.eurosatory.com).
Typical sensor types used for defence applications are daylight sensors (mostly CCD), lowlight sensors (image intensifier tubes) or thermal imaging sensors (MWIR/LWIR). Each type of sensor has its specific advantages and disadvantages. Whilst daylight sensors are good in daylight conditions, they tend to be bad in lowlight conditions. On the other hand, thermal imaging sensors excel in daylight or lowlight situations but tend to show less detail. The typical solution is to blend daylight and thermal imaging but this results in a loss of contrast and definition relative to the original daylight image.[Continue reading →]
RFEL has been awarded a further phase of the Osborne programme for Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Porton Down, UK. The Osborne programme provides DSTL with the capability to conduct Electronic Warfare (EW) Systems development using Model-Based Design.[Continue reading →]
ChannelCore Flex functional block diagram ChannelCore Flex is deployed in various ELINT applications Newport, Isle of Wight, UK - 9 June 2016 - RFEL's wideband variant of the award-winning ChannelCore Flex™ IP core will be incorporated at the heart of a new Channelizer option offered in Ultra Electronics TCS product range.
The channelizer option is available in the Ultra Electronics TCS UltraEAGLE family of products and systems. UltraEAGLE (Electronic Acquisition Gathering Locating Equipment) is a family of Electronic Support (ES) systems designed to meet a wide array of Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Electronic Support Measures (ESM) missions. Available in various models covering A through K band, UltraEAGLE represents a modern integrated digital receiver system for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications. UltraEAGLE offers state-of-the art, radar emitter intercept, analysis and recording capability.[Continue reading →]
RFEL will be launching its latest core at EW Europe. The new Fractional Rate Resampler IP core, which was originally part of the company's multi-award winning ChannelCore Flex(tm) product, is now offered as a stand-alone IP core for FPGAs in response to customer requests.[Continue reading →]