XCELAR Helps You Minimize Threats with New Technologies
Whether military or civilian, threats to aviation are real, and their impact — catastrophic.
Xcelar, through its Defense Systems Group, Agile Defense — works closely with governments, industry, and allies to help align new technologies with the evolving threats facing our industry.
We offer you a significant depth of defense experience, comprehensive analysis, innovative solutions and prototype testing to take smart security measures from concept to reality for your operation.
We offer unrivaled expertise in:
- MANPAD detection and defeat systems
- High-speed datalinks and secure data communications
- Sensor-based threat detection and alert systems
- Integrated threat monitoring and aerodynamic modeling systems
- CBRNE protection technologies
Aircraft missile defense program: prime contractor on US DHS-sponsored development program for CAPS (Commercial Airliner Protection System); designed commercial aircraft compatible defense system against man-portable heat-seeking missiles. Program included all facets from countermeasures technology and effectiveness to business case analysis, operational logistics, life cycle cost, certification and maintenance, and export control issues.
Aircraft Missile Defense: Currently working with the US military on aircraft and area detect & defend technologies against anti-aircraft missiles.
Aircraft RF interference analysis: XCELAR principals teamed with NASA and a major US airline to conduct a series of detailed aircraft tests of various RF vulnerabilities to both intentional and unintentional interference, producing in some areas the first really scientific analysis of real-world RF interference phenomena on line-service aircraft. The results shaped many subsequent efforts, including certification of wireless networks on B747 and B757 aircraft, formulation and revision of rules for onboard use of cell phones, laptops, and other devices, analysis of potential RF-based terrorist attack methods and scenarios, and even national (FCC) policy regarding UltraWideBand (UWB) transmission spectrum limits.