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SYSTEM SUSTAINMENT, MODERNIZATION, AND DEPOT REPAIR

Our Expertise

NuWaves Engineering is experienced in developing form, fit, and function replacements for obsolete and unsupported military communications, telemetry and electronic warfare systems.

NuWaves’ replacement systems, subsystems and modules feature modernized, state-of-the-art designs that are more efficient and easier to maintain and use compared with legacy equipment.

"Simply put, NuWaves sustains and modernizes RF & microwave communication systems for Aerospace and the D.o.D. quicker and more cost-effectively than anyone else in the industry."​
RF Design Services
Mike Trimble
Director of
Engineering Solutions

System Sustainment

Lifecycles of D.o.D. communication electronics systems are being extended as a result of significant tightening of defense budgets. NuWaves is well-positioned to provide key system sustainment services to DoD and prime contractor customers based on in-depth organizational knowledge and a track record of exemplary performance in this market area. 

NuWaves Engineering establishes a partnership with its customers by keeping their systems operating in the field for longer, ultimately preventing the need for replacing existing communication systems hardware and enabling the investment of resources to new capabilities hardware. NuWaves’ engineers and technicians are experts at root cause analysis and therefore are able to efficiently identify and rectify problems to significantly limit down-time for customer equipment.

NuWaves system sustainment experience includes:

  • Obsolescence Mitigation / System Modernization
  • Life Cycle Management
  • Technology Insertion
  • Reverse Engineering
  • System Upgrades and Enhancements
  • Depot-level Maintenance
  • Training
  • Gap Analysis between Legacy and Future Systems

NuWaves has in-depth organizational knowledge, extensive experience, and an exemplary track record of third-party system evaluation, characterization, obsolescence management, and reverse engineering.

NuWaves is a key supplier of the U.S. Navy’s Tactical Training Range (TTR) programs, which provide tracking of surface and air participants at shore-based sea combat training ranges. NuWaves role in these programs has grown exponentially over the years as a result of consistently providing outstanding results and value to its customers and, most importantly, the warfighter.

NuWaves Engineering has been responsible for the depot-level maintenance of the AN/URY-3 & 4 transceiver module, which is the key element in a time-ordered system used in test, evaluation, and training. NuWaves Engineering will soon begin modernizing the AN/URY-2 transceiver models as well, keeping units that were originally deployed on the F-14 Fighter Jet operational well into the 21st century.

AN/URY-3 & 4 TRANSCEIVER MODULE

Modernization

NuWaves Engineering is also experienced in developing form, fit, and function replacements for obsolete and unsupported military communications, telemetry and electronic warfare systems. NuWaves’ replacement systems, subsystems and modules feature modernized, state-of-the-art designs that are more efficient and easier to maintain and use compared with legacy equipment.

NuWaves Engineering has been able to successfully reverse engineer the original AN-URY-3A & 4 transceiver modules to modernize the design and BOM for the AN/URY-5 & -6 system upgrades, to increase manufacturability and drive down cost.

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AN/URY-5 EMULATOR

The Relay/Reporter/Responder (R3) Emulator (AN/URY-5) was developed as a form, fit, and function replacement transponder unit for use by the LATR-equipped Tactical Training Ranges (TTR) to supplement the customer’s stock of aging AN/URY-3A and AN/URY-4 R3 transponders.

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AN/URY-6 TRANSCEIVER MODULE

The AN/URY-6 transceiver model is a ruggedized version of the AN/URY-5 approved for mounting on fixed wing aircraft.

By applying state-of-the-art design techniques, a two Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) transceiver and power amplifier (PA) system was reduced to a single CCA, while incorporation of varactor-tuned filters in the new design eliminated the need for manual filter tuning and PA matching when changing the operating channel.

Redesigned Circuit Card Assembly

Depot Repair

NuWaves Engineering has significant experience serving the D.o.D. and saving our customers money by servicing equipment back to full operational capability and reducing the need to replace existing units with newer, more expensive models.

NuWaves has cost-effectively reverse-engineered, analyzed and repaired bidirectional amplifiers (high power pulsed L band T/R modules) used in the TCTS system for TTR customers who had previously been told the units were “beyond economical repair”.

Embedded Systems

“Complementary Embedded Software and Digital Hardware Services”

NuWaves’ embedded systems team is fully equipped to guide your project throughout the entire design cycle and can assist in defining requirements for system architectures. Our expertise includes system architecting, fast prototyping, schematic capture & layout, firmware development, and PC interface software.

Our embedded engineers are fluent in C, C++, and Assembler, as well as C# and .NET for computer-based software to interface with embedded systems. Additionally, NuWaves has FPGA expertise which includes VHDL / Verilog and experience with complex digital circuit board design featuring the latest FPGAs, DSPs, microcontrollers, and microprocessors.

NuWaves’ development capability is augmented by an in-house production facility to quickly turn your concept into a high-performance prototype or a production-ready unit certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev C quality standards.

Download the overview below to see the full suite of NuWaves’ capabilities. Think NuWaves when your project requires Embedded Design expertise!’

Digital Hardware

  • Serial Bus Transceivers
  • Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)
  • Microprocessor Subsystems
  • Microcontrollers

Embedded Systems Software

  • Communication Controllers
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Encryption Implementation
  • Wireless Communications
  • Condition Monitoring

NuWaves’ digital engineers are skilled in supporting legacy hardware and reverse engineering designs to create functional replacements using Very High Speed Circuits (VHSIC) Hardware Description Language (VHDL) and Verilog in Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA).