High-Performance Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

IMSAR Upgrades SAR & MTI Radar

By Mike Ball / 02 Sep 2021
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IMSAR has released a new Block II variant of its NSP-7 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)/Moving Target Indication (MTI) system. The new variant increases the range of the original NSP-7 by over 50%, with no increase in the size, weight and power (SWaP) footprint.

Ideal for UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) applications, the NSP-7 Blk II weighs just 25 lbs, and is capable of imaging beyond 45 km and of detecting maritime targets in excess of 50 nautical miles, all while consuming less than 300 watts. The Blk II also maintains the NSP-7’s MIL-STD 810G weatherization, making it an ideal sensor for drone operators wishing to gain all-weather ISR from their platforms.

As an evolution of the NSP family of small SARs, the NSP-7 Blk II brings with it combat-proven SAR imaging, Coherent Change Detection (CCD), Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI) and Maritime Moving Target Indication (MMTI), providing end-users with true multi-int capabilities.

IMSAR radars are designed with modularity in mind and feature high code and hardware reuse. This means that the years of dedication and development that went into the original NSP-7 translate directly to the Blk II.

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