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ImSAR Wins $24M Contract to Develop Lightweight Radar for Small UAVs

Published: 07 Jun 2012

Insitu ScanEagle Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

ImSar, LLC, suppliers of digital signal processing, radar, manufacturing, and inertial measurement systems for defense and unmanned applications, has been awarded a $24 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a new radar suitable for small UAV applications.

The company is contracted to will build, test and assess a lightweight, ultra-wide band, synthetic aperture radar for use on small unmanned aerial vehicles.

ImSAR is well known for its lightweight radars. The NanoSAR B Tactical-level, synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) payload weighs just 3.5lbs and has been integrated on a number of small unmanned aerial vehicles including Insitu’s ScanEagle and Northrop Grumman’s BAT.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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