Blighter Surveillance Methods Ltd (www.blighter.com) (“Blighter”), a British designer and producer of electronic-scanning (e-scan) radars and counter-drone options, has enhanced its Blighter A400 sequence counter-drone air safety radar to raised detect and report low, gradual and small unmanned plane methods (UAS) or drones.
The ruggedised Blighter A400 sequence counter-UAV radar has been optimised with the addition of 40° antennas, D3 expertise and an adaptable DSP platform. Blighter engineers are additionally offering a software program growth package to methods integrators, primes and the army to ease integration of the radar with different sensors, C2 methods, in addition to with kinetic and non-kinetic disruptors.
Angus Hone, CEO, Blighter Surveillance Methods, stated: “Countering the menace attributable to rogue drones is now a world subject and an growing concern for the army, authorities and homeland safety forces throughout each continent. Our Blighter A400 sequence radars are battle confirmed because the detection factor of the strategic counter-UAS AUDS system deployed since 2016 in Iraq by US forces and extra not too long ago at London Gatwick Airport.”
The brand new U40 antennas at the moment are obtainable to extend vertical elevation protection from 30 to 40-degrees. Digital Drone Detection (D³) expertise with sensitivity enhance has additionally been added. It will enable the A400 sequence to raised extract the tiny radar reflections from fashionable plastic bodied drones even when flying near the bottom or close to buildings the place muddle reflections are comparatively massive.
Blighter engineers have additionally developed an adaptable digital sign processing (DSP) platform to accommodate transferring floor muddle and thereby allow the radar to be deployed ‘on the transfer’.
The solid-state all-weather A400 sequence radars are optimised for the detection of small UAVs carrying video cameras, wi-fi communication methods, narcotics, explosives and different undesirable payloads. The radars detect and report Nano, Micro and Miniature drones at ranges from 10 metres as much as three.6 km (2.2 miles) and bigger drones and plane at ranges as much as 10 km (6.2 miles) at speeds from full flight all the way down to hover-drift.
Mark Radford, co-founder and chief expertise officer (CTO), Blighter Surveillance Methods, stated: “Our symmetric transmit/obtain e-scan structure permits pin-point focus in advanced cluttered environments and its use of ‘Ku Band’ spectrum with 2cm wavelength is right for interplay with small drones. What’s extra, our e-scan expertise mixed with micro-Doppler sign processing permits us to handle muddle on-the-move but nonetheless detect low, gradual and small threats within the air and on the bottom.”
The Blighter A400 sequence radars are modular non-rotating, e-scan methods utilizing energy environment friendly PESA (passive electronically scanned array) and FMCW (frequency modulated steady wave) applied sciences to offer dependable, small and gradual drone detection even in advanced environments.
Blighter radars are deployed in 35 nations to ship around the clock all-weather safety alongside borders, for coastal services, at army bases, and to protect vital nationwide infrastructure reminiscent of airports, oil and fuel services and palaces.