Miniaturised Active Radar with Integrated Communication
The research team is conducting a pilot study to enable long-range and beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) joint communication and radar sensing, allowing early warning for land forces and incoming air vehicles, as well as a directional high bandwidth link within the combat team.
In hostile conditions, forward-deployed troops cannot rely on satellites, aircraft or helicopters to provide long-range early warning for incoming threats. A small unmanned aerial system (UAS) equipped with active electronically scanned phased array RADAR could provide a combat team with beyond-line-of-sight detection of hostile forces as well as a local directional high-bandwidth communications link.
An integrated communication and radar sensing solution based on minituarised active array can provide Defence with strategic capabilities, at significantly reduced size, weight and cost, while almost doubled spectrum efficiency.