Eastern OptX began designing and developing fiber optic delay lines for the RF and Microwave communities in 1998. The inherent low loss of fiber optic cable made it possible to initially offer Delay Lines for Radar Target Simulation. Their Microwave Delay Line Technology has since found applications in EW, ECM, ECCM, Altimeter Calibration, Radio Range Emulation, and even some Multi-Path Fading applications.
Products range from a single delay of RF signals up to 3 GHz, through 8 discreet GPIB and Ethernet programmable delays for signals above 18 GHz. We have delivered systems with time delays in excess of 1000 us (>80 radar miles).
Eastern OptX has enjoyed an exemplary record of operational performance in the field with virtually no down time. With more than 140,000 operational hours in a variety of environmental conditions the systems have proved to be robust and reliable, with some systems in continuous service for more than 4 years.
Their systems are designed by a team of skilled engineers with decades of experience working in the aerospace and defense industries. Expertise in RF and Microwave, Optical, Mechanical, Electrical, and Software Engineering are employed to produce these rugged systems. Using the latest CAD and Simulation Software, Eastern OptX can produce optimized designs to quickly meet their customers’ requirements. Custom software is incorporated in many systems which may be tailored for each application.
The Eastern OptX team skill set not only includes the required technical competencies, but also a deep understanding of their customers’ applications and performance requirements. This combination allows them to guide customers through the design process and quickly develop and deliver systems that perform as required the first time, saving costly program delays and re-work.
Eastern OptX systems are manufactured, tested, and calibrated in a state-of-the-art facility compliant with the following certifications and registrations:
- NHB 5300(1C)
The latest test and measurement systems are used in the manufacture, alignment, and verification of their products. Working with their customers, Eastern OptX develops systems with user friendly controls, software, and interfaces. These products are light weight with bench top, rack-mount, and portable versions available.
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