General Radar develops and builds cost effective, cutting-edge radar hardware and software products for the autonomous vehicle, aerospace and defense sectors.
The U.S. Congress is concerned about the inability of current radar systems to detect, track, engage, and defeat emerging threats from hypersonic weapons. While Space-based sensors are capable of detecting medium and high-flying hypersonic vehicles, the detection of low-flying hypersonics remains a challenge.
General Radar is rapidly developing a cost-effective commercial solution which consists of high-resolution backend upgrades for legacy radar systems as well as standalone AESA gap-filler radars.
Second Sight™ further aids in discriminating a rapid low flying hypersonic vehicle from complex ground clutter.
Together, these provide a rapidly deployable cost-effective solution to detect low-flying hypersonics via radar.
The Pacific region is a current 'hot zone'. Commercial attritable long-range radars will play an important role in creating an Early Warning network of sensors on novel platforms.
For instance, we can place 13x long-range
L-band AESA stationary radars installed in various NATO bases for surveillance of Air and Maritime traffic.
And dozens of radars on autonomous ships or buoys to create reconfigurable picket-fence lines for monitoring high-risk routes of approach of cruise-missiles from China or North Korea.
The General Radar Mark-IV mmW imaging radar can function as a counter-drone sensor. It fills an important gap in the counter-drone sensor suite: it is simultaneously long-range, high-resolution, and cost-effective.
We have demonstrated sensor data integration into C2 systems including the NCR-IADS CTC.
Second Sight™ aids in the identification and classification of targets such as the type, model, and WEFT of the drone or aircraft.
Foreign object debris on airfields causes severe damage that costs military and commercial aviation millions of dollars per year, threatens the lives of operators, and leads to significant readiness issues as critical assets are rendered unavailable for training or operational employment.
In real dollars, engine foreign object damage (FOD) costs the aviation industry $2B+ per year, and that cost is growing with the introduction of advanced jet engines.
Current FOD mitigation strategies are somewhat effective but are still prone to “false negatives” (unidentified FOD) and are human capital intensive.
General Radar is supporting Parasanti on a DIU OTA for the Navy in delivering an integrated suite of sensor, edge computation, data orchestration software, and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) algorithms designed to identify and generate alerts for potential FOD.
General Radar will be leveraging its novel cost-effective architecture to deliver high-resolution FOD detection radars based on our Mark-IV as well as backend upgrades to legacy systems.
General Radar traces its origins to the self-driving car problem set. Through a collaboration with GM, we co-designed the Mark-III pictured below and the subsequent Mark-IV to be the ultimate L4/L5 perception sensor.
Unlike competitor FMCW radars, our digital pulse compression architecture offers simultaneous long-range and high-resolution. The Mark-IV produces LIDAR-like real-time point clouds with 1x1° angular and 6cm range resolution.
Our Analog mmW beamformers deliver the industry best sidelobes in order to discern small targets in the presence of bright clutter.
Unlike pixel, point-cloud, RCS or micro-Doppler based methods which only work at short range, Second Sight™ adds a unique level of intelligence enabling the identification of targets at long range.
Making the Mark-IV an ideal perception sensor for state-of-art L4/L5 autopilots.
In partnership with an experienced weather radar manufacturer, we are developing a next-generation weather radar capable of a 100x resolution increase compared to the NOAA National Weather Service WSR-88D.
Our aim is to deliver 100x more resolution, fill coverage gaps in the NEXRAD system and to make our meteorology data accessible to both government as well as commercial end users.
Wind energy farms, both onshore and offshore, require wind profiler sensors in order to:
In partnership with an experienced manufacturer of wind profiler radars, we are developing a superior solution based on our Mark-IV. Unlike current LIDAR solutions, our radars work in all-weather conditions and require significantly lower maintenance costs.