Kelvin Hughes develops portable anti-jamming radar
- 13 Sep 2011
Kelvin Hughes has developed an innovative low power portable anti-jamming radar.
The BOXER products utilise Kelvin Hughes SharpEye™ radar technology, and have been designed to meet the surveillance demands of a range of clients from military and para-military to law enforcement and private security agencies.
The technology is optimised for battlefield operations, providing infantry with a means to establish tactical situational awareness in theatre.
Consisting of a Man-Portable System (MPS), BOXER can be deployed by two people or mounted on a vehicle or trailer. A static mounted option is available for permanent installations.
All three options provide a unique anti-jamming capability, a first in its class, and a Fully Coherent Solid State I (X) Band Doppler ground surveillance radar.
The all-weather, harsh terrain units are low-power and can be set up to offer 120 degree sweeps through a new electronically steered phased antenna array or rotated to give 360 degree coverage.
To address surveillance requirements for forward operating bases and encampments, a network of vehicle-mounted BOXER sensors can be assembled as part of a perimeter surveillance and protection system.
In both portable and fixed conditions the BOXER system can detect very small targets in heavy clutter and deliver situational intelligence in inclement weather, day or night and in challenging terrain.
Barry Wade, managing director Kelvin Hughes Surveillance Systems, said:
"We are setting new benchmarks in situational intelligence whilst meeting an industry desire for high performance, cost effective surveillance solutions."
"Kelvin Hughes has addressed the deficiencies from other supplier offerings. By using I (X) Band SharpEye™ solid state technology, opportunities such as anti-jamming, extended range and high resolution signal processing are now possible."
"SharpEye™ transmission sequences use three different pulse lengths that can be programmed or manually alternated. Frequency diversity options allow transmissions to be hopped allowing BOXER to ensure true anti-jamming capability."
"We are receiving strong international interest from government agencies and commissions for border and flashpoint response applications as well as force protection."