Primoco UAV integrates synthetic aperture radar

September 28, 2020 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Primoco UAV integrates IMSAR SAR
IMSAR and Primoco UAV have successfully integrated and performed and preliminary flight testing of the IMSAR NSP-7 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) on the Primoco One 150 UAV.

MSAR and Primoco UAV have conducted live flight tests with the Primoco One 150 UAV and its IMSAR NSP-7 SAR in the Czech Republic, verified the aircraft performance and confirmed flight endurance of up to 10 hours. With the SAR radar installed on the portside of the fuselage, the payload bay remains unobstructed and allows simultaneous installation and operation of the EO/IR surveillance system. With the multi-sensor capability, the system can be used for border monitoring and maritime patrol, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, wide area mapping, and for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) support, all for a fraction of the operational costs of manned platforms.

The NSP-7 is a low-Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C), multi-mode Ku-band radar system. It is packaged in an easy-to-integrate, weatherized pod form factor. The radar performs several modes, including high resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging, magnitude and coherent change detection (MCD/CCD), and ground and maritime moving target indicator (GMTI/MMTI). The system functions day or night, in all weather conditions, and in other low-visibility conditions such as those caused by fog or smoke.

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The Primoco One 150 UAV is a medium weight UAV with 150 kg maximum take-off weight with fully automated operation, which is wholly produced by the OEM including its unique four-stroke four-cylinder engine. The advanced engine with low fuel consumption allows unnoticed operation due to its low noise footprint. The UAV has broken several records in endurance and range of control.

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