ES-5080 - Digital Receiver Based ELINT/ESM System

The L3Harris ES-5080 is a combined ESM and ELINT digital receiver system designed for land and coastal surveillance in a mobile or fixed-site application.

The ES-5080 is a state-of-the-art, combined ELINT and ESM system. The ES-5080’s advanced digital receiver technology intercepts, detects and identifies a variety of wideband radars including low-probability-of-intercept (LPI) frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radars at long ranges. The system can detect radio frequency (RF) emissions from submarines, surface ships, aircraft and land-based radars.

The system architecture combines omnidirectional and high-gain spinning dish antennas with wideband synthesized superheterodyne tuners and digital receivers. This combination provides high system sensitivity and parameter measurement accuracy, which is needed for receiving today’s complex, low-power radars at long ranges.

The flexible architecture provides easily tailorable system configurations:

  • Single channel
  • Single-operator system to full multi-receiver
  • Multi-operator ESM/ELINT system

The ES-5080 system uses a Windows interface for emitter graphical analysis and display. The user-friendly, graphics-based human-machine interface (HMI) allows operators to easily interpret and understand the signal environment. The HMI can also be run on multi-function consoles.