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 Mobile (Land/Air) Precision Approach Radar/GCA in Afghanistan  RPM PG-2000A

Mobile (Land/Air) Precision Approach Radar/GCA in Afghanistan

RPM PG-2000A

Air Traffic Control

RPM has a long tradition of excellence in providing antennas, antenna positioners, and controls to suit the needs of both military and civilian air traffic control applications. RPM supplied subsystems include positioners for the trailer mounted AN/MPN-25 and MPN-14 as well as numerous tripod and tower mounted IFF antenna positioners and MTI reflectors.

RPM’s major customers in this area include the FAA, ITT Gilfillan and Raytheon.


Satellite Communications

Perhaps RPM’s most innovative telemetry tracking and antenna positioning system designs have been inspired by the unique requirements of communicating with satellites and other space-borne vehicles. From the completely modular Mark IV B Satellite Tracker and Data Receiver built for Orbital Sciences Corporation and the US Air Force, to the 3-axis split-post shipboard Commercial Broadband Satellite Program - Force Level Variant (CBSP-FLV) designed for Harris Corporation, to a Roll/Theta Differential Antenna Mount, and Satcom on the Move Terminal built for Oceantronics, RPM’s commitment to innovative problem solving can be seen.

Repeat customers of RPM include NASA, MIT/Lincoln Labs, Syndetix, and the US Air Force for our continued excellence in providing Satellite Communication Antenna Positioning Systems to aid in communications within commercial and Government satellite constellations such as XTAR, Paradigm and the Wide Band Global SATCOM constellation.

 Satellite Communication Antenna  RPM PG-2508

Satellite Communication Antenna

RPM PG-2508


 Ship Missile Attack Detector  SPG-2001

Ship Missile Attack Detector

SPG-2001

Military Radar

Since 1975, RPM has supplied numerous antenna positioning systems to all branches of the United States Military, both directly and through large system integrators such as Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. RPM antenna positioners and controllers have been tactically fielded in all areas of the battlefield environment, from shipboard and airborne applications such as Cobra GEMINI and the AN/SPQ9-B Lightweight Fire Control and Search Radar, to ground fixed and mobile applications such as Doppler and Artillery Locating Radar.

RPM has worked with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, L-3 and many others to supply Antenna Positioning Subsystems for almost every military radar test range in the United States, including China Lake, Barking Sands, White Sands, PMRF, Patuxent River and many others.


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The largest field of growth for RPM over the last 10 years has occurred in the area of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and the communications systems required therein for takeoff, flight and landing. RPM has provided hundreds of mobile and man-transportable antenna positioning systems for integration into UAV Flight Control and UAV Data Link Systems such as ASTOR, EAGLE, MIST II A, MP-CDL, MR-TCDL, TALS, TCDL, TIGDL, UCARS, UCARS/V2, and UCAV which have been used by all branches of the US Military in support of UAV programs such as the Hunter, Fire Scout, and Predator.

RPM is currently under multi-unit production contracts with Sierra Nevada Corporation and General Atomics, among others.

 Ground Data Terminal (GDT)  RPM PG-1019

Ground Data Terminal (GDT)

RPM PG-1019


 Joint Threat Emitter (JTE)  RPM PG-2051 & RG-0703

Joint Threat Emitter (JTE)

RPM PG-2051 & RG-0703

Test and Instrumentation

This is RPM’s broadest market area, with systems supplied to dozens of different prime contractors and end-users for U.S, Military, Foreign, and Civilian applications. Military test and instrumentation applications for RPM products include threat emitters, electronic warfare testers, RF and missile trackers and flight termination systems. Civilian use for RPM products in this area include antenna positioning systems developed for radio telescopes, weather radar, video trackers, and laser beam directors, among others.

RPM positioners and controllers have been involved in several very large test and instrumentation programs, past and present, involving a variety of customers and applications including the Joint Threat Emitter (JTE) program for Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems and VERITAS program for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.


Directed Energy

This is RPM’s broadest market area, with systems supplied to dozens of different prime contractors and end-users for U.S, Military, Foreign, and Civilian applications. Military test and instrumentation applications for RPM products include threat emitters, electronic warfare testers, RF and missile trackers and flight termination systems. Civilian use for RPM products in this area include antenna positioning systems developed for radio telescopes, weather radar, video trackers, and laser beam directors, among others.

RPM positioners and controllers have been involved in several very large test and instrumentation programs, past and present, involving a variety of customers and applications including the Joint Threat Emitter (JTE) program for Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems and VERITAS program for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

 Precision Range Radar  PG-2510

Precision Range Radar

PG-2510


 

System Applications

Airborne Gimbals
Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR)
Air Traffic Control (ATC)
Communication Intercept (COMINT)
Communication Systems
Direction Finding (DF)
Drone Control
Electronic News Gathering (ENG)
Electro Optical
Electronic Warfare (EW)
Infrared (IR)
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Stations
Meteorlogical Data Systems (MDS)
Mobile and Shipboard Systems
Optical Tracking
Radar
Radar Antenna Pedestals (search, scan, track)
Remote Piloted Vehicles (RPV)
Satellite Tracking
Shipboard Stabilized Gimbals
Signal Intercept (SIGINT)
Simulation Systems
Stabilized Platforms
Telemetry Tracking
Tracking, Telemetry, & Control (TT&C)
Unmanned Aerial Systemes (UAS)

Payload Applications

Antennas
Cameras
Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR)
Lasers
Mirrors
Photo Cells
Radiometers
Sensors
Telescopes
 

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