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mrcy.com 6 WHITE PAPER Rappid: Next-Generation Open Subsystems for Spectrum Processing CASE STUDY Open EW Jammer using Rappid Challenge As an established provider of EW subsystems, Mercury was contacted by a customer with an urgent need for a flexible and scalable EW jammer subsystem. Unlike conventional solutions with a defined set of capabilities, this customer required a pathway to expanding the system by integrating AI- level processing and third-party electronic attack (EA) techniques post deployment. Additionally, in order to support the end-user's program requirements, development had to be fast and low cost. Tackling just one of these needs — the aggressive schedule, limited budget or open architecture — would have been challenging. However, meeting all three required an entirely new approach to EW subsystem design. Even if custom hardware could support the open framework, it would be impossible to develop it on budget and on schedule. Solution Mercury developed Rappid to support multiple EA application libraries, specifically, Mercury's Modular EW Technique Library (METL) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Technique Description Language (TDL) EA scripting language. METL is scalable and flexible EA technique library based on a decades long heritage of EA technique development. Result The user was able to leverage TDL to achieve accelerated and flexible application development. Their applications can run seamlessly on the Rappid subsystem and remain up to date more easily.

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