Capabilities

  • Proprietary radar design allows for Doppler processing from magnetron power source

  • Detection of small moving targets in high clutter environments

  • Low false alarm rate

  • Integrated detection and tracking capability

  • Site maps can be implemented to tune scenes to specific missions

  • Tracker can be tuned to discriminate for targets of interest (aircraft, drones, birds, and others)

  • Track data from multiple radars are merged together to establish perimeter protection of large areas via sensor fusion

  • Radar control and track data output are available via standard IP-based network protocols

  • Target data and system status are readily available to other applications

  • Other applications can interface with individual radars or a central processor for multi-radar output

  • Designed for harsh environments

  • Radar system components are designed as Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) for rapid maintenance and repair

  • Designed for easy up-tower maintenance

  • Radars have been operational at Bedford, NH R&D Facility (>3 Years), and the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory near Boulder, Colorado (>2 Years)

  • Fully certified (FCC, CE, ETL)

Technical Specifications

  • Detection Range (1 sq-m RCS Target): 

    • 12 km (all weather)

    • 16km (clear weather)

  • Frequency: X-Band 9.4 GHz 

  • Peak RF Power: 12kW 

  • Pulse Width: 250 nsec to 1 usec

  • PRF: 500 to 2000 Hz 

  • Average RF Power: 12W 

  • Rotating Antenna: 20 rpm 

  • Radar Package Size: 30.5 cm x 38.1 cm x 38.1 cm

  • Antenna Package: 127.0 cm x 48.2 cm x 27.9 cm

  • Beam Pattern: 2 x 11 Degrees 

  • Radar Weight: 46 kg with Radome 

  • Power: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 300W 

  • Operating Temp. Range: -40 deg C to 55 deg C 

  • Operating Wind Range: 0-56m/s (0-125 mph)

  • IP Rating: IP56 

  • Radar MTBF (per Telcordia): >6.4 Years

 

Laufer Radar Systems MD-12 pulse Doppler radar

Laufer Radar Systems MD-12 pulse Doppler radar

MD-12 radar system installed at NREL

MD-12 radar system installed at NREL