MVG's unique multi-sensor technology gives it a strong competitive edge. The French company generates more than 90% of its sales from exports, thanks to its dealings with all the big names in aerospace and defense.
An aircraft carries dozens of systems that need to emit waves in order to function... First and foremost, the navigation system, which enables an aircraft to find its bearings in relation to a transmitting antenna and find its way through the sky. But there are also antenna menu systems for all kinds of applications.
An antenna is a device for transmitting or receiving electromagnetic waves. The antenna is a fundamental element in a radio system, and its characteristics (efficiency, gain, radiation pattern) directly influence the system's performance in terms of quality and range. For example, over forty antennas are installed on the smallest aircraft in the Airbus range, the A318. As for the flagship of the range, the A380, it houses no less than 500 meters of cable to connect all its antennas.
Satimo (a subsidiary of the MicroWave Vision group) is also part of a research program in this field, alongside Eads IW,
Dassault Aviation, Ineo Defense-AMP...
What can work in a factory or laboratory, under controlled environmental conditions, must work when the system is integrated into an aircraft. And when confronted with the proximity of other systems that could disrupt it... Measuring the waves generated by the antennas in the aircraft means checking that the on-board computer behaves in a hazard-free way, and functions perfectly. This is vital in the sky. Checking for any leakage of electromagnetic waves into the atmosphere is also a basic precaution.
when it comes to military aircraft, or even stealth aircraft! Don't let any electromagnetic traces filter through!
when you have to be invisible...
Microwave Vision's systems can be used to test satellite antennas, radar antennas, antennas on board aircraft, drones, satellites, missiles...
Technically, the system makes it possible to take measurements quickly, faster than ever before, at lower cost.
It's a real technological leap. And it's a French invention from a French group that is already a leader in the field.
The StarBot 4300 manipulates a 6-meter-diameter measurement arch to characterize antennas wherever they are located on the aircraft (top, bottom, nose, tail, wings). This avoids any movement of the aircraft during the measurement: the robot positions the measurement system as close as possible to the antenna to be characterized. The robot drastically cuts measurement time, reduces infrastructure costs and enables antennas to be measured in the field. A new innovation that boosts the competitiveness of the company's solutions in this sector.