Materials for Electronic Warfare

Materials for Electronic Warfare

As the nature of combat evolves, access to information becomes increasingly important. The side that controls the electromagnetic spectrum in the operational area has a major advantage, one that can tip the balance for the outcome of a skirmish or campaign.

In the fight for information, access is where the battle is fought.  Electronic warfare requires controlling the electromagnetic spectrum so that your side is ensured access, while denying access to your enemy. 

The wide range of applications now used in combat makes controlling the access via electronic warfare extremely complex. Detection of harmful signals, disruption of those signals, denial of access to the networks and the electronics of friendly applications and equipment are among the challenges involved in electronic warfare.

As applications continue to evolve in this area, it will become even more difficult to allow access to friendly applications while denying or disrupting the electronic signals of an opponent’s applications.  Demands on the performance and reliability of the materials used in electronic warfare applications are also increasing. Military application developers have long depended on DuPont, a global leader in electronic solutions, for materials that perform reliably in the wide range of frequencies used for applications including self-protection, radar jamming, escort jamming, standoff capabilities, and more. 

DuPont™ GreenTape™ low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) material systems provide superior performance from the MHz range up to 120 GHz and beyond.  The materials, which include DuPont™ GreenTape™ 9K7 LTCC for high frequency demands (100 GHz and beyond), and DuPont™ GreenTape™ 951 LTCC (for general purpose use), combine the benefits of high temperature co-fired ceramic and thick film technologies to meet demands for electronics functioning in extreme heat and other harsh environments, such as combat zones.