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Raptor is capable of survey speeds that eliminate the need for traffic control and safety vehicles. Arrays configured with Raptor units are suitable for utility mapping, archaeological investigations and railway investigations, among other applications.
Raptor MHz frequency Raptor has a center frequency of MHz and is hence suitable for applications where higher resolutions are needed, roadbed layers, concrete scanning etc.
In order to aid in this process we provide two example solutions; one push cart which fits an 8 channel array and one vehicle carrier which fits 18 channels Raptor antennas.
Vehicle Mount — Our proposed vehicle solution, channels Raptor antennas The robust and stable construction enables simple connection to suitable survey vehicles for fast data collection in normal traffic flows as posted speed limits.
Collect up to 18 channels MHz in a single swathe with one pass to reduce time and costs. Pushcart — Our proposed pushcart solution, channels Raptor antennas Designed to be manually pushed across the survey area, which allows the arrangement of up to 8-channels with a total width of 0.
The handle assembly is fully foldable to reduce the physical footprint, making transportation and storage much more efficient. The guidance wheel is available in either mm or mm diameter, so you can choose the small or large option to suit your survey conditions.
Each wheel type incorporates a quick-release mechanism so it can be swapped out in a matter of seconds. The mounting bracket also offers a convenient mounting point for user-designed accessories for bespoke arrangements.
Easy set up kit We are pleased to announce a redesign to the internal mechanics of the Raptor vehicle-mount carrier. This change increases the flexibility of the Raptor 3D GPR array solution by enabling quicker reconfiguration between the Raptor pushcart and vehicle-mount carriers. The data manager enables the practical and intuitive organization of information.
The user has full control of views and outputs from the various processing stages, while the layer manager offers the same for interpretation procedures. This allows you to tailor your own array arrangement and carrier solution to meet your specific needs. Talon acquisition and control software offers a simple yet effective to manage the quality of data collection and external positioning data.
Learn More Boost performance and improve workflows Condor 3D tomography software is setting a new standard for speed and efficiency for array data. Field to a 3D tomographic image of the data is now measured in minutes and many data sets can be fully processed in a tailgate session in the field on a laptop! Efficient Subsurface Mapping Designed with simplicity in mind, Raptor will help you achieve maximum productivity and optimum results.
The unique design allows antennas to be configured quickly, easily and expanded as needed. The density of collected data means that a single pass is all that is needed to obtain high quality 3D information of the line surveyed. This optimises the data gathering process for efficient subsurface mapping Flexibility Raptor is the most modern GPR-Array solution on the market. It consists of separable transmitters and receivers which a user may configure for arbitrary number of channels as well as for different applications.
A large array may be split into two and two smaller arrays may be configured as one larger, without extensive additional costs. Although this system was new to us, the team at ImpulseRadar were quick to help answer our questions to familiarize ourselves with system operation, and their customer support has been excellent. We are excited about the new possibilities of displaying and interpreting data using the Condor 3D processing software.
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It is a highly mobile system designed for rapid deployment with minimal staffing. With state-of- the-art technology, it has an excellent performance in a wide range of operational scenarios, even under the most adverse clutter and interference conditions. The RPAM is capable of assuming a key role in air defense systems, exhibiting remarkable performance in electronic warfare environments. In peacetime, its ability to detect and track low- speed, low-altitude targets makes it an ideal tool to contribute to national defense and homeland security, border control, and counter-drug operations.
The integration of the secondary interrogator, make it also useful as a backup sensor for civil air traffic control. Derived from the long-range version RPAT, currently operated by the Argentine Air Force, the RPAM uses the same modules LRUs as its predecessor, this heritage guarantees the proven great reliability and performance characteristics, while benefiting from common life cycle management and logistics support.
Share RPAM General description The RPAM employs an electronic pencil beam elevation scanning phased array antenna, and digital techniques for both waveform generation, beamforming, and signal processing. Its software-defined operation provides the system flexibility, to adapt to different functional requirements in the most varied operating environments.
In particular, the specially designed low elevation beams show excellent performance in the detection of small low altitude aircrafts. This natural redundancy, together with the automatic reconfiguration capability, guarantees high availability and graceful degradation in case of failures. The radar has an advanced set of Electronic Counter-Counter Measures CCME that allows it to maintain excellent performance for target detection, even in complex electronic warfare scenarios.
For this, it has dedicated antennas, receivers and processors, which together with specific processing algorithms, allow it to counter a wide variety of electronic attacks. Radar configuration, control, diagnosis, and operation are performed through simple and intuitive graphical interfaces. This drastically accelerates the personnel learning curve, minimizing the time and costs of new units deployement and commissioning.
The complete system, which includes two operating and communication stations, is contained in the space of two foot ISO cabins that can be transported by any vehicle with standard fixings. All the necessary equipment to enter into operation can be transported in only one C Deployment and commissioning takes less than 30 minutes, with a staff of two minimally trained people.
It can be operated locally, constituting in itself a complete command, control and communications center C3 , or remotely and practically unattended, being able to integrate into multi-sensor command systems. Flexible interfaces, including Asterix standard data output, provide seamless integration to multi-sensor command and control systems. INVAP ensures logistics support and low-cost after-sales service with minimum response times. In addition, INVAP offers real training and proven technology transfer over more than 40 years of complex project development.
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Hemispheric Surveillance Radar Systems
The technology used by this family of radars allows customer solutions to be tailored to different customer requirements and to the assumed deployment environment. Full integration into existing ground defence structures is a matter of course. Although the radars are designed for full mobility, they can also be stationary to take full advantage of different geographical locations. RL-3D radars operate in frequency band S. The main part of the radar, the radar head, consists of a series antenna, the individual horizontal elements of which are powered by individual TR modules.
The antenna enables full monopulse signal processing and the use of TR modules ensures the radar properties only degrade slightly if there is a failure of one of them.
Mid-Range tactical Air defense 3D Radar
As the radar head rotates, the radiation beam sweeps up to determine the height of the target, rotation then determines its azimuth. Radar technology is being used for all kinds of distance measurements bat also for surveillance of larger or selected areas — e. Distance sensors Collision control and distance monitoring Object detection and identification Height control and ground distance measurement Area monitoring Access control Area monitoring and surveillance of pass ways and intersections In the context of this application, the 79 GHz frequency range is of particular importance, because this frequency is used in car radar systems for collision avoidance There are different frequency ranges e.
The challenge during the development is to know the exact shape of the radar beam in horizontal and vertical direction in order to be able to check if it corresponds to the design specifications and use case.
For example, a car radar beam should only detect the car ahead in my lane — and not the tree at the side of the road. Therefore the measurement of the radar beam shape is important for development purposes.
The measurement technique of 3D radar beam shapes used by us is a special two-step procedure, which is not described in the standards in this particular way.