Military and Aerospace

From the smallest measurement device to a full multi-element scanning radar system for improvised explosive device detection, the military and aerospace sector depends more than any other sector on signal processing integrated with user controls.

The applications are wide and varied, here we list a few:

  • Sniper detection
  • Demining
  • Improvised explosive device detection
  • Encryption/Decryption
  • Radar (many types)
  • Sonar (many types)
  • Fire control
  • Avionics
  • ESM
  • ECM
  • ECCM
  • Communications EW
  • Smart sensors
  • Sensor fusion
  • Voice processing and intelligence
  • Sigint
  • C4ISR
  • Flight control
  • Image processing
  • Autonomous vehicles (land, sea, air)
  • Tele-robotic vehicles (video compression)
  • Smart weapons
  • Future camouflage

As you can see, this list is long and varied. From small signal processors improving a laser sight to large autonomous vehicles with multi-LADAR sensors, the military and aerospace industry totally relies on MCUs, DSCs and DSPs to reduce power and weight while getting the processing job done.