Perhaps all R&D activities at CRS can be categorized as electrical engineering. The advanced techniques, algorithms, simulations, modeling, signal processing, electromagnetics, radio, and radar are implemented using hardware associated with electrical engineering. This hardware involves:
- Analog electronics (converting dc to microwaves)
- Digital electronics (from simple logic circuits to microprocessors, FPGAs, DSPs, and complex multiprocessors)
Our electrical engineering group specializes in instrumentation electronics, RF, and microwave systems, and is involved with the design and development of advanced RF systems for the reception of weak signals and efficient power transmitters of various kinds. We generally design and fabricate our own logic boards, covering various ADCs, DACs, FPGAs, embedded processors, and multiprocessors. These boards perform numerous functions involving signal and image processing, signal and image analysis, data acquisition, very high-speed data acquisition and storage, channelization, filtering, and several other applications involved with radio and radar, navigation, EW, communication, and networking.
The electrical engineering activities also span areas including antenna fabrication and integration, overall system integration and packaging, space-based system integration, adaptive RF systems, novel antenna fabrication, reconfigurable, space-based applications of FPGAs and embedded processors, large data storage devices, and several other systems involving radio, radar, communication, EW, and navigation.
Advanced research and development in various areas of electronics are our on-going activities. These in-house activities allow us to utilize cutting-edge technologies in various other research and development projects.