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FARAD

FARAD: Flying Aircraft Radar Signature Acquisition and Determination

FARAD is a radar signature measurement system designed for operational testing, including flying platform assessment, acceptance and characterization.

FARAD is a transportable measurement solution developed for Radar Cross Section (RCS) measurements of high-speed low observable flying targets, including “stealth” technology levels.

About FARAD

FARAD has been designed to automatically track flying targets and measure their total RCS. During acquisition, the target is flying in operational mode over the measurement theater.

FARAD is a modular, fully transportable, self-powered, ruggedized and all-weather integrated system.

The FARAD system allows a measurement campaign to be performed almost immediately after the system has been deployed at a site of convenience.

Composition - System Breakdown

FARAD comprises two main modules: an Equipment Trailer and an Operating Shelter, which can be transported by a single standard van for use at measurement site.

Equipment Trailer

  • Radar sensor equipment
  • Antenna positioning equipment
  • Target tracking equipment

Operating Shelter

  • positioning control computer
  • tracking computer
  • post processing computer

Capabilities

  • Applicable to fighters, bombers, helicopters, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) down to very small UASs
  • Fast chirp waveform generation and coherent and not-coherent integration lead to extreme flexibility in terms of sensitivity, measurement range and diagnostic capabilities
  • Embedded target tracking capability
  • Extreme sensitivity, suitable for stealth targets
  • Target maximum speed: 250 m/s
  • Wide-range Target: Customer’s own fleet of fighters, bombers, helicopters, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and very small UASs.
  • Measurement Performance: Fast chirp waveform generation and coherent and non-coherent integration are extremely flexible in terms of sensitivity, measurement range and diagnostic capabilities.
  • Built-in Radar Tracking: Target tracking capability is embedded.
  • High sensitivity and Accuracy: Extreme sensitivity (“stealth target”)
  • Output availability: The system features two hardware channels and complete software suites for processing and displaying in real time measured data.
  • Transportable: FARAD provides the User with a modular, fully transportable, self-powered, ruggedized and all-weather integrated system.
  • Operational readiness: FARAD system enables the User to perform the measurement campaign just immediately after the system has been deployed at a suitable site. This minimizes the installation time and operation manpower.