RAS founders have been in the ELINT collection, analysis, and processing business since the 1960s; this led to their involvement in the design of the KILTING (the National Technical ELINT database originally developed in the 1970s) and Electronic Warfare Integrated Reprogramming (EWIR) databases for the US DoD. Throughout the decades, RAS has been engaged in studies of the National databases and has recommended several approaches to improve and keep them updated. In addition, from their inception, RAS has developed and taught courses on the KILTING and EWIR databases to both US and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) consumers.

database 1In 2004, RAS engaged in a study of the KILTING database to determine if and how it could be enhanced to better handle new technology radars, such as improving the methods for describing sequences of pulses and to allow easy descriptions of radar pulses and other waveform features of modern multifunction radars. RAS also performed a study of the new ELINT database (CED - Combined Emitter Database) to determine how it compares with the KILTING database. As a result, RAS has expertise in the database 2application of CED to EW and reprogramming needs. RAS also worked closely with the US Air Force in the area of flagging data from Wrangler to understand the existing reprogramming paradigm and to recommend improvements to the tools and processes by which unknown threat modes are flagged for manual analysis. Our contributions led to improvements in flagging resulting in significant time savings for overloaded analysts, and improved accuracy and efficiency in reprogramming our nation's aircraft to improve survivability.

Today, RAS continues to study ways to improve the National databases and to automatically generate and tailor databases for use in emitter identification by tactical platforms.