MVG has a multisensor technology unique in the world that provides it with a very strong competitive advantage. The French company generates more than 90% of its turnover in exports, thanks to this from all the big names in aeronautics and defence.
A plane carries dozens of systems that need to emit waves to operate... And first, the navigation system, which allows an aircraft to locate itself in relation to an transmitting antenna and find its way in the sky. But not only are there small antenna systems for everyone.
An antenna is a device that emits or receives electromagnetic waves. The antenna is a fundamental element in a radio system, and its performance, gain and radiation chart characteristics directly influence the system's quality and range performance. For example, more than 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 cables that connect all its antennas.
Satimo (a subsidiary of the MicroWave Vision Group) is also part of a research programme in this area, 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 a device. And faced with the proximity of other systems that could disturb it... Measurements of the waves generated by the antennas in the aircraft, so it is to check the behavior without hazard, the perfect operation of the on-board computer. It's vital in the sky. Checking that there is no leakage of electromagnetic waves into the atmosphere is also a basic precaution
when we talk about military aircraft, or even stealth aircraft! Do not allow electromagnetic traces to filter
when you have to be invisible...
The systems signed Microwave Vision allow to test satellite antennas, radar antennas, antennas embedded in airplanes, drones, satellites, missiles ...
Technically, the system allows measurements to be taken quickly, faster than ever, at a lower cost.
It's a real technological leap. And it is a French invention of a French group that already holds leadership in the field.
The StarBot 4300 allows you to manipulate a 6-metre-diameter measuring arch to characterize the antennas regardless of their location on the aircraft (top, bottom, nose, tail, wings). It thus avoids any movement of the aircraft during the measurement: it is the robot that comes to position the measuring system as close as possible to the antenna to be characterized. The robot saves drastic time in measurements, reduces infrastructure costs and allows to come and measure antennas in the field. A new innovation that boosts the competitiveness of the company's solutions in the sector.
Find out more: www.microwavevision.com