Vol . 8 No. 2 April 2000
EW Antennas & Radomes
Electronic warfare (EW) is a
silent and invisible war as it uses the full spectrum electromagnetic energy to accurately
intercept, identify, locate and counter the enemy radar modern war, weapon systems depend
very heavily on this silent and invisible mode of conflict. In EW, antennas play extremely
important role since they are ears and eyes of an electronic system. EW antennas are
special class of antennas as they require raDIATion pattern capable of receiving signal
from all directions and responding to all polarisations over multi octave frequency band.
Such antennas are generally not available off-the-shelf from foreign sources. Hence, they
have to be tailor-made to meet the specific requirements of our Services.