The Electronic Warfare (EW) market is increasingly diversified across almost every area of defense spending. Despite budget restraints, the market expects growth in the EW domain driven by the trend of EW systems to form a larger part of military activity. New technology offers engineers of EW or Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) systems the possibility to use remote high performance sensor modules using Gigabit/10 Gigabit serial interfaces to transmit their data sample flows. To manage and process this huge amount of data, engineers must define new, innovative, and open system architectures.
If you are like me, you’ve never heard the term sequestration as it relates to budgets until sometime last summer. Now it has become a part of our everyday fiscal vocabulary. But how real is sequestration? Why has it become such an issue? What’s the big deal about a five percent budget cut?