CARPENTER DATA PARTNERSHIP (CDP) is a group of specialist consultancies in Naval, Marine Propulsion, Electro-Optics, Weapons and Radar subjects with applications in the defence, security and transport industries.
Core assets of the group are based on knowledge resources including databases in each specialist area. In addition to training programmes, reports and newsletters are published.
The main activities of the Group are segmented into the following specialisations:
A primary activity of the consultancy addresses the need for protection of military and civilian aircraft against attacks using electro-optic and infra-red devices. The four areas of expertise within the EO grouping are:
* - Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM)
* - Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)
* - Sensors, Optical, Night Vision, and Infrared
* - Directed Energy Weapons (DEW)
* Extensive library: 15,000+ engines from 500+ manufacturers: up to 230 data fields per engine
* Uniform format (each engine type record has an identical format easily switchable between metric and imperial units)
* Searchable electronically (data supplied in Access or Excel files, other formats available on request.
* up to six power ratings per engine
* metric / imperial units
* designer and manufacturer namesThe data stored in the World Marine Engine Database (WMED) is structured to allow comparison, evaluation and forecasting of propulsion programmes and is linked to the group’s Naval Platform Database (NPD).
Naval and Government Vessel Construction
Details of warship and government-owned ships are stored in the group’s Naval Platform Database (NPD) and includes:
* profiles of shipbuilding companies and shipyard facilities,
* naval weapon and sensor systems providers
* procurement policies
* budgeting of ship projects and profile
* historical, present and future construction
Analysis of this information is used to predict future upgrade and new warship construction forecasts to year 2025 and beyond.
Naval Weapons Integration Using the Group’s extensive libraries and databases, this specialist section covers the following aspects of integration of weapons systems on board naval vessels:
* air warfare and missiles
* mines and MCM
* primary research and development
* sonar and ASW
* survivability, and vulnerability reduction
* ordnance and guns
* test and evaluation work
* upgrading and improvement of existing platforms
* weapon control systems
Radars and Satellites For those individuals or organizations devoted to the study of radar systems for whatever purpose, the group’s Global Radar Emitter Database (REDB) offers a comprehensive radar parametric database covering over 10,000 different types of emitters. The database includes:
* airborne, ship-borne and land-based jammers and active decoys.
* missile head radars and missile-borne altimeters
* emitters developed for use in Unmanned Military Vehicles (UMVs) and UAV / drones
* space-borne satellite and space related emitters
* radars and associated emitters manufactured specifically to monitor the effects of weather or atmospheric conditions
* obsolete emitters (for historic research)
The database includes a complete electronically searchable index of all the emitters, their manufacturers and aliases. There is also a Radar Cross Section Database (RCS) which is part of the Weapons Systems Database (see below)
Weapons Systems Several datasets are linked under the subject of the group’s Weapons Systems Database (WSD) and cover in detail the specialized areas of:
* Designator-Industry-Persons-Programmes and Systems
* Radar Cross Section
* Global terrorist groups
* UAV deployments and specifications
* International defence industrial baseline data by country
This leading information resource service provides Governments, Military Commands and Commerce with access to up-to-date intelligence data on world-wide defence systems and military organisations.