Blighter Announces Low-cost Mast-mounted Mobile E-scan Radar

Blighter Surveillance Systems, a British electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider, today announced Blighter® Revolution 360, a mobile e-scan radar designed to address the growing need for low-cost and lightweight vehicle-mobile radar surveillance systems within the military market and in commercial and state security applications.

Consuming less than 100 Watts of power and with a 38 kg mast payload, the novel system detects small and slow moving targets – even in cluttered environments - due to the radar's coactive Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) Doppler fast-scan processing.  The radar can detect a walking person at 7.4 km (4.6 miles) or a large moving vehicle at 22 km (13.7 miles).

Blighter Revolution 360 system is deployable on vehicle or trailer masts and uses a specially-designed maintenance-free cable drive azimuth positioner to provide 360-degree surveillance capability with a single Blighter B402 radar unit.  Operating in Vortex fast-scan mode, Blighter Revolution 360 can achieve full 360-degree 'scan & pan' surveillance in just 12.5 seconds.

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With its wide 20-degree continuous elevation beam coverage – which can be increased to 40-degrees via an optional motorised tilt option – Blighter Revolution 360 is particularly well suited for mobile deployment in hilly or mountainous areas, such as where a surveillance vehicle is high on a mountain top or deep in a valley.

Mark Radford, CEO of Blighter Surveillance Systems, said: "With Blighter Revolution 360 we are now able to offer all the benefits of our best value long-range B400 series radar in a format that is attractive to the price and weight conscious mobile surveillance market."

Blighter Revolution 360 uniquely revolves around its mast – hence the name – and this allows it to sit beneath an integrated electro-optic camera system.

"This is a big advantage in this market as many customers will want to slew a thermal camera system to track intrusions and allow fast identification of any possible threat," added Mark Radford. "Our system features a non-rotational central post for mast-top camera mounting and our BlighterView HMI 2 software platform is designed to integrate with a wide range of third party camera systems to make this a straightforward process."

Source: Blighter Surveillance Systems
Date: Nov 14, 2013