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

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IMSAR is Democratizing Radar by producing Low Size, Weight and Power (Low SWaP) synthetic aperture radar systems to be integrated with unmanned aerial vehicles and drones.

Our lightweight, compact radars complement EO/IR and electronic warfare (EW) payloads and provide advanced geospatial intelligence capabilities typically reserved for use on much larger platforms, in all weather conditions, day or night.

IMSAR’s radar ecosystem allows users to plan their flights, collect images, and turn radar returns into actionable intelligence with a variety of easy to interpret data products such as high-resolution SAR images, Coherent Change Detection (CCD) products, and Moving Target Indicator (MTI) feeds.

NSP-3 Synthetic Aperture Radar

All-weather multi-mode SAR for UAVs

NSP-3 Synthetic Aperture Radar
NSP-3 SAR Radar

The NSP-3 is an all-weather multi-mode SAR designed for land and maritime operations both during the day and at night. The low-SWaP (size, weight and power) system comprises two pods, with the antenna subsystem in one and the radar and processing electronics in the other. This allows the NSP-3 to be easily integrated with the antenna pod mounted externally and the electronics inside the fuselage, or with any custom mounting arrangement.

Requiring only power, ethernet, and a connection to a GPS antenna, the easy-to-operate NSP-3 can be controlled via our intuitive Lisa 3D Command and Control (C2) and Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) software. A Radar Control API is also available for easy integration with third-party and custom-developed software.

The NSP-3 can be connected to a Ground Processing Server via a datalink for real-time data processing, or radar data can be stored onboard for post-mission processing.

Specifications:

Dimensions (diameter x L x H) 9.5 x 77.6 x 9.52 cm (3.75 x 30.6 x 3.75 in)
Weight 3.35 kg (7.4 lbs)
Power 81 W
Range Resolution 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 1, 2 ,5, 10 m
Maritime Detection Range 35.5 nmi (target dependent)
SAR Imaging Range 14 km (at 1m resolution)
GMTI Detection Range 6 km

NSP-5 Multi-Mode Radar

Tactical MTI SAR for land and maritime operations

Tactical MTI SAR
NSP-5 Multi-Mode Radar

The NSP-5 is a multimode MTI (Moving Target Indicator) SAR designed to gather real-time actionable intelligence for tactical UAVs in both land and maritime environments. Built into a rugged weatherproof pod, the system can be attached via a quick-connect rail with blind mate connections, or with MIL-Spec 14” lug mounts. We can also design custom mounting solutions for a variety of platforms.

Requiring only power and ethernet, the easy-to-operate NSP-5 can be controlled via our intuitive Lisa 3D Command and Control (C2) and Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) software. A Radar Control API is also available for easy integration with third-party and custom-developed software suites.

The NSP-5 can be connected to a Ground Processing Server via a datalink for real-time data processing, or radar data can be stored onboard the pod for post-mission processing.

Command and Control (C2) and Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) software

Specifications:

Dimensions (diameter x L x H) 13.7 x 117.9 x 17.5 cm (5.4 x 46.4 x 6.9 in)
Weight 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs)
Power 130 W
Range Resolution 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 1, 2 ,5, 10 m
Maritime Detection Range 55 nmi (target dependent)
SAR Imaging Range 24 km (at 1m resolution)
GMTI Detection Range 12 km

NSP-7 Long-Range Radar

Extended-range SAR for large UAVs

NSP-7 Long-Range Radar
Long range synthetic aperture radar

The NSP-7 is an extended-range multi-mode SAR designed for larger UAVs. Capable of imaging at distances of up to 32 km at a 1 metre resolution, it provides high-performance intelligence-gathering capabilities during the day or at night under all weather conditions.

The NSP-7’s rugged weatherproof pod requires only power, ethernet and a connection to a GPS antenna, and can be attached with MIL-Spec 14” lug mounts or via an adapter plate to the pod’s strongback rail. We can also design custom integration solutions for specific UAVs.

The easy-to-operate NSP-7 can be controlled via our intuitive Lisa 3D Command and Control (C2) and Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) software.

High-performance SAR

Developers can also take advantage of a Radar Control API for easy integration with custom-developed or third-party software.

The NSP-7 can be paired with either an onboard Airborne Processing Server, or via a datalink to a Ground Processing Server, for real-time data processing. Radar data can also be stored on board the pod for post-mission processing.

Specifications:

Dimensions (diameter x L x H) 13.7 x 147.6 x 17.3 cm (5.4 x 58.1 x 6.8 in)
Weight 10.9 kg (24 lbs)
Power 275 W
Range Resolution 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 1, 2 ,5, 10 m
Maritime Detection Range 73 nmi (target dependent)
SAR Imaging Range 32 km (at 1m resolution)
GMTI Detection Range 17 km

ONESAR Miniature Synthetic Aperture Radar

Compact radar for UAVs and drones

ONESAR Miniature Synthetic Aperture Radar

ONESAR is a single-channel Ku- or X-band radar system designed to be integrated into small fixed-wing and multirotor UAS. With an extremely low SWaP profile, ONESAR features a mechanical gimbal and lightweight integrated Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and allows users to gather intelligence under a variety of conditions from almost any unmanned aircraft platform.

ONESAR can be easily operated via our intuitive Lisa 3D Command and Control (C2) and Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) software. A Radar Control API can be used to integrate the system into custom-developed or third-party software with minimal effort.

Specifications:

Dimensions (W x L x H) 18.29 x 22.91 x 25.65 cm (18.29 x 22.91 x 25.65 in)
Weight 2.7 kg (6 lbs)
Power 46 W
Range Resolution 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10 m
Operating Altitude Up to 1500 ft AGL

Lisa 3D – C2 and PED Software for actionable intelligence

Fully integrated mission planning and multi-sensor data processing

Fully integrated mission planning software

Lisa 3D is a fully integrated software package that provides intuitive mission planning and data handling for multiple sensors. It allows operators to perform real-time analysis of data from radars, EO/IR payloads, vessel AIS and a variety of other sources and generate actionable intelligence for improved decision-making.

Drone operators can create detailed data collection plans for multiple sensors and modes, and use these to generate flight plans. Lisa 3D provides real-time tracking of sensors and monitoring of flight characteristics, and mission plans and collection modes can be dynamically altered on the fly.

Lisa 3D supports a wide range of file types for import and export, and data products from multiple sensors can be easily viewed, annotated and marked.

Applications & Capabilities

Maritime Monitoring

Our SAR systems allow UAVs to monitor maritime and littoral environments with wide-area searches, automatically detecting objects and discerning vessels and semi-submersibles from background sea clutter.

Maritime Monitoring Radar
MMTI Radar

Moving Target Indication (MTI)

Using multiple receive antennas along the length of a UAV, MTI radar systems can analyse the Doppler effect of the reflected signals, distinguishing between moving and stationary objects and providing real-time tracking of multiple fast and slow moving targets.

Moving Target Indication (MTI) Radar
MTI radar system

Coherent Change Detection (CCD)

CCD uses images of the same scene captured during multiple UAV flights and calculates the changes that have occurred over time, providing vital intelligence that may be missed in a single pass.

Coherent Change Detection (CCD) Radar
CCD Radar

Geospatial Mapping

Geospatial intelligence gathered from high-resolution photographic imagery can be combined with SAR data to provide intelligence and situational awareness capabilities for a variety of applications, including infrastructure monitoring, military surveillance, border security, and construction and mining operations.

SAR for terrain mapping
Geospatial Mapping Radar
High-Performance Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
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