We’ve developed three innovations (Serdes Sampling, Monobit Digital Pulse Compression, Analog mmW Beamformers) which have allowed us to aggressively cost-reduce an Aerospace radar by 20x.
General Radar is selling a high resolution 3D imaging radar operating in the 76~81GHz band for autonomous vehicles, counter-drone, airfield FOD and wind-profiling applications called the Mark-IV. Its antenna features two analog mmW AESA beamformers producing a 1x1° narrow electronically-steered pencil-beam with up to 6 cm range resolution.
Its backend is composed of 32 baseband channels of BPSK PRN modulated signals each with a record-performance monobit digital pulse compression correlator for long-range high-res and interference-resistant operation, LIDAR-like point cloud data output, and multi-dimensional radar cross-section fingerprint software for target identification.
General Radar has developed an advanced radar signal processing backend based on our digital pulse compression architecture capable of enhancing the performance of existing radar systems. We have shown a 200x increase in resolution for a fielded ATC radar giving it the ability to see cars, pedestrians, birds and small drones. We are also developing the capability to detect low flying hypersonic vehicles to legacy radars.
In order to demonstrate our performance gains, we have built a complete long-range X-band radar system with a tracking antenna with monopulse feeds and electro-optical assist. Our demonstrator contains a second internal backend capable of emulating legacy radar systems in order to demonstrate A/B performance improvements. A key enhancement that we bring to legacy radar systems is our ability to identify and classify targets at range using our Second Sight™ system.
We have developed a complete commercial AESA radar which has all the benefits of our core architecture: long-range, high-resolution, wideband PRN digital modulation, Second Sight™ Object ID.
Its 100% COTS design makes it ~10x lower cost than competitor solutions from traditional Defense Integrators. It is the World's first truly attritable AESA radar.
Our radars are 100% digital. We are not limited by the legacy way of transmitting an identical pulse over-and-over. By transmitting a family of orthogonal coded pulses (basis functions), we are able to recover a radar fingerprint from each target such as this picture. An AI is then able to match the fingerprint against a library.
Unlike pixel, point cloud, or RCS based ID methods, Second Sight™ only needs to hit the target with one single beam. Making the method work at long range.
Second Sight™ was originally developed for the self-driving car perception problem set. More recently we are adapting the technology for drone, missile, aircraft and boat ID.
We are honored to consider the U.S. Air Force a Partner.
We are grateful to AFWERX for facilitating getting us on-contract.
General Radar is developing a commercial solution to add hypersonics detection capability to existing radars.
General Radar is helping evaluate the Mark-IV and Second Sight™ for the counter-drone problem set in the NCR-IADS.
We are honored to consider the U.S. Navy a Partner.
We are grateful to DIU for facilitating getting us on-contract
General Radar is developing a commercial solution for Air, Surface and Cruise Missile surveillance for the Indo-Pacific region.
General Radar was selected to support Parasanti on a DIU OTA in a project to detect Foreign Object Debris (FOD) on U.S. Navy airfields.
Second Sight™ started as a project with Ford in order to better identify objects on the road via radar for the self-driving car problem set.
The Mark-IV was partly developed in collaboration with GM to follow their specification for the ultimate L4/L5 autonomy radar.