RF and Radar Payload Center of Excellence

The Digital Difference

The RF and Radar Payload Center of Excellence reduces cost and accelerates development by uniting researchers, manufacturers and analysts into one organization. Bringing people together improves schedule, reduces transportation costs and enhances collaboration between related teams.

You may not know it, but every satellite in orbit uses one or more RF subsystems, either to communicate with people or to each other. These subsystems can be broken into four categories, each with leading Lockheed Martin experts driving their progress. We tailor these categories to fit our customers’ mission needs with scalable performance and capability. We also back up our systems designs with common functional elements—like antennas, amplifiers, receivers, etc.—ensuring our payloads are dependable and affordable across the fleet.

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Our center in Denver co-locates development, production and testing in one site. Using the Digital Tapestry, we can seamlessly use the same digital information from development, production, test and ultimately sustainment. This maximizes our use of common products and economies of scale across mission areas for affordable, agile and innovative solutions.  

The RF and Radar Payload Center of Excellence is re-inventing RF payload production through advanced technologies and streamlined manufacturing. Our Digital Tapestry interweaves model-based design, analysis, fabrication with 3D printing, and automated assembly, test and inspection to cut cost and cycle times for payload hardware.

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