SAR Imaging System Integrated into Multirotor UAS

SAR Imaging System Integrated into Long-Endurance Hybrid Multirotor UAS – link

Source: UST

Article Headlines
  • Skyfront has partnered with IMSAR to integrate a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging system into Skyfront’s Perimeter 8 long endurance hybrid multirotor UAS
  • IMSAR’s NSP-3 SAR/MTI radar is a multimode, low-SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power) radar system that can be used to provide Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities in the land and maritime domains
  • Flight tests were successfully conducted on the California coast, and the system was easily assembled in the field
  • The Perimeter 8 hybrid power octocopter drone, combined with the SAR system, provides an easy-to-fly ISR asset that can carry multiple payloads and fly for up to 2 hours
Overview & Comments
  • Weighing just 3.35 kg (7.4 lbs) the NSP-3 is fit for the smallest of UAS platforms
  • The NSP-3 and the larger NSP-5 (7.5 kg / 16.5 lbs) are integrated on leading systems such as Textron’s Aerosonde and Insitu’s RQ-21A
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