Ruselectronics Holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has developed a portable multifunctional radar station to protect critical infrastructure facilities. The device is capable of detecting small-sized drones at a distance of more than 1,000 m, including at ultra-low altitudes. The radar is created on a domestic element base, weighs only 5 kg and can be used as a portable device.
“The development of unmanned technologies is tightening security requirements at industrial, infrastructure and other critical facilities. The main task of the new radar station is to search for low–flying small-sized air targets and other threats, such as ground-based robotic complexes. The radar can simultaneously track up to 32 targets, as well as work in conjunction with other radar monitoring systems. At the moment, the station has already passed preliminary tests,” said Andrey Komogortsev, General Director of the RZP.
The principle of operation of the new radar is based on the use of the Doppler effect and the processing of signals from moving objects or their moving parts. The station is capable of detecting even inconspicuous UAVs that are in hover mode by rotating the propellers. In addition, the device can be used to search for ground objects, the radar is able to detect a car at a distance of more than 10 km. As part of the Ruselectronics Holding, the development of the radar is carried out by the Rybinsk Instrument Making Plant (RZP).
JSC Ruselectronics is a Russian state-owned holding company founded in 1997. It is fully owned by Rostec. Ruselectronics is responsible for the production of approximately 80 percent of all Russian electronics components. Ruselectronics provides semiconductor devices, photo detectors and light emitting elements, displays, emitters, microwave devices and vacuum tubes, electronic materials and structures, and electronic equipment and systems. Its products include diodes; AC and DC plasma display panels, and bar and digital displays. Ruselectronics subsidiaries are also specializing in the development of software-defined radio systems, including SDR systems for naval surface ships.