News Feature Archive
Shaping future Earth-observing sensors
Raytheon Intelligence & Space is building upon the success of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS, to develop the next generation of Earth-observing instruments.
Popping signals intelligence vendor lock
While military collection networks process petabytes of intelligence daily, these systems might find it difficult to keep pace in the future because of vendor lock and closed systems. An open-systems architecture approach could improve the military’s ability to meet future signals intelligence data needs.
UCF crowned NCCDC four-time champs
With four championship titles, the University of Central Florida, located in Orlando, now holds the record for the most No. 1 finishes at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
Keeping UAVs away from the game
Raytheon Intelligence & Space's high-energy laser weapon system, or HELWS, uses electro-optical sensors that give operators a clear image of the target and track it. Once system operators identify the drone as a threat, with a simple push of a button, they can accurately aim the laser beam at their mark, bringing the drone down within seconds.
'Digital Thread' levels playing field
For new employees at Raytheon Intelligence & Space digital engineering can help level the playing field by providing everyone the same information at every point in a process. It also plays to the strengths of new engineers just entering the workforce—a generation of natural innovators who are eager to take part in developing disruptive technology.
Capturing a single photon of light
Scientists at Raytheon BBN Technologies have developed new way to detect a single photon of light. The component, known as a Josephson junction, has big applications for sensors, communications and exponentially more powerful quantum processors driven by quantum bits, known as qubits.
Houston, we almost had a problem
Raytheon Intelligence & Space partnered with C3.ai to develop a predictive anomaly detection capability for satellites that alert operators to potential problems. The system can help operators address issues before they have a negative impact on the mission.
Decoys: A fighter's last line of defense
Raytheon Intelligence & Space is developing a next-generation decoy to counter advanced missiles, which now operate over a wider range of bands in the electromagnetic spectrum.
The Silent Intelligence Finder
Raytheon Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of Raytheon Intelligence & Space, has developed a digital, passive ELINT sensor called Advanced Radar Detection System, or ARDS, that can detect radar emissions on the ground – without itself emitting any signal and remaining undetected.
Looking beyond Landsat 7
In April 2021, the satellite marked its 22nd year of serving as a set of eyes on our home planet, documenting Earth’s splendors such as the expansion of cities and calamities like volcanic eruptions and historic wildfires. As the satellite notches another year, engineers from Raytheon Intelligence & Space are developing new technologies like a full-spectrum calibration system that could contribute to future generations of Landsat systems.