Cyient is displaying for the first time at the Farnborough Airshow its indigenously designed and developed X-band Dual Transmit & Receive Module (DTRM) for next-generation radar applications. Cyient (Chalet A21) is a Hyderabad, India-based engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, network, and operations management services provider and is looking at offering the DTRM to the global market.
This ultra-lightweight DTRM offers increased capabilities at much lower costs, a key advantage given that weight and cost are the major drivers of the ISR market today, said John Kenkel, Cyient v-p and head of strategy and marketing aerospace and defense.
Transmit and receive modules are the building blocks for active electronically scanned array radar and account for a significant portion of the radar development cost. “Our X-band single-channel Transmit & Receive Module is designed using hybrid PCB technology and off-the-shelf surface-mount device components. The modular architecture uses a commercial off-the-shelf approach and can automate production processes for radar OEMs,” Kenkel explained.
The X-band frequency of the DTRM is complex, but its range permits high resolution, and the DTRM can also be used for short-range applications. The technology can quickly and cost-effectively be adapted to a wide variety of applications.
“The market for us includes weather radars and naval systems with broad solutions opportunities,” added Kenkel. "The module for the radar system is 20 percent lower in weight and as a result, fits into any electronic radar. This is disruptive." Cyient is also highlighting the "Make in India" effort, “which is compelling for us,” he added.
“The goal for us is to showcase our solutions strategy on a combination of services for hardware and software in avionics, digitization, data analytics, internet of things, and design-led manufacturing, and not just building of components,” said Kenkel. With more than 14,000 employees in 21 countries, Cyient collaborates with OEMs and tier 1 suppliers.