Keysight Technologies Inc, the US-based company that manufactures electronics test and measurement equipment and software, has been supporting aerospace and defence sector to develop innovative and high-quality products. According to Sandeep Kapoor, Country Head Marketing – India, and Regional Head Aerospace Defense Marketing - EMEAI, Keysight Technologies, the company recognises the growing opportunities in the Indian aerospace and defence market and plans to support its customers with novel technologies.
Kindly brief us about Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies Inc is the world's leading electronic measurement company, transforming today's measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. With its Hewlett-Packard and Agilent legacy, Keysight delivers solutions in wireless communications, aerospace and defense and semiconductor markets with world-class platforms, software and consistent measurement science. The company's nearly 10,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries.
How is Keysight serving the aerospace industry (globally and in India)?
Aerospace and defense (A&D) is the backbone of modern commercial innovation, and vice versa. The Internet, wireless communications, satellites, space, navigation, and electrification all evolved from A&D. Pushing the boundaries of technical limitations requires a combination of in-depth knowledge and imagination to explore new possibilities. We help fuel leading-edge technology innovations in A&D that enable commercial applications, which in turn open new areas of innovation back into A&D.
How important is the role of test and measurement tools in the development and manufact-uring of products & components for aerospace industry?
Radar systems, communications on the move, and satellite innovations are driving the need for higher frequencies and more bandwidth to support uninterrupted connections. Understanding these measurements, analysis and interpretation of results in these new spectrum environments is of prime importance. Many technologies in radar, electronic warfare (EW), and signal intelligence (SIGNT) are moving to multiple, distributed apertures to deliver higher performance and support emerging beamforming technologies. Exploring ways to synchronise multiple RF/microwave channels for communications and sensing is the way forward. As commercial technologies are adapted for cyber-attacks, every dB of sensitivity counts to improve stand-off range and countermeasures. Improving sensitivity so that user can better monitor the airwaves, intercept, and deflect increasingly difficult to find signals is the need of the hour. Keysight helps achieves these objectives & more.
What are the emerging trends in test and measurement tools (with respect to application in aerospace industry)?
Wide analysis bandwidth, narrower margins, real time spectrum measurements, multi emitter scenarios in electronic warfare, drone based technologies, etc are some of the emerging trends
How is Make in India initiative aiding the aerospace manufac-turing sector in India? Is the initiative also helping testing & measurement equipment companies like Keysight?
Setting up of Special Export Zones (SEZs), tax holidays, offset manufacturing, setting up of captive units and brown field program incentives are facilitated through Make in India. These initiatives are definitely helping Keysight. We enable our customers by providing test solutions for design, simulation, development, manufacturing and testing stages.
What are your plans to tap the aerospace and defence sector in India?
Keysight has been engaged with all the leading suppliers of defence equipment since last 3 decades. We provide them solutions for solving their testing challenges over the lifecycle of the product/solution.