ARES-SAR Radar Environment Simulator for SAR mode

Accelerate synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mode development

Speed radar development and save millions of dollars in flight costs with the first commercially available radar environment simulator to comprehensively test synthetic aperture radar (SAR). ARES-SAR tests SAR capabilities by emulating real-world flight scenarios including ground targets, terrain, and SAR imagery in a lab, anechoic chamber, or open range.

Create realistic emulations in 360°

Verify SAR performance and set up multiple flight scenarios using a software interface that displays data in real-time and configures environments, ground targets, and threats in minutes. Using optional direct-inject capability that delivers 360 degrees of emulation without antennas, analysts and engineers can further expedite testing and easily isolate issues for monopulse and other intricate radars.

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20-100 nmi
tactical range
6.5-18 GHz
frequency response
$3M
potential flight-test cost savings

Create realistic environments and view in real time

Features
  • Test SAR capabilities in a lab, anechoic chamber, or open range.
  • Simulate targets of interest on the ground to test SAR automatic target recognition and ground moving-target (GMT) modes
  • Quickly configure flight environments, targets, and threats via JETS software interface to verify SAR mode performance in multiple flight scenarios
  • Observe radar performance during live emulation and make adjustments with JETS software interface that displays data in real-time
  • Identify radar jamming vulnerabilities with accurate emulation of validated, near-peer, ground and air EA threats using proven DRFM technology developed for more than 35 years in partnership with the U.S Air Force/Navy
  • Expedite testing and isolate issues for monopulse and other intricate radars with optional direct-inject capability delivering 360 degrees of emulation without antennas
  • Available as an independent system or integrated with the ARES-3100 air-to-ground simulator 
Specifications
  • Frequency Response: 6.5 GHz–18 GHz (resolution of 1 GHz IBW)
  • RF Input Power Levels:  0 dBm to -40 dBm
  • Tactical Range:  20 nmi–100 nmi (minimum range limited by insertion delay through system)

JETS Graphical User Interface (GUI)

  • Compatible with Windows OS
  • Configuration options include: Doppler, range delay, pulse modulations for moving targets, atmospheric loss, ground and sea clutter, turbulence, weather and target reflections, RCS, glint, scintillation, multipath, target subscatters, electronic countermeasure techniques 

Mechanical

  • Dimensions: Rack: 24" L x 19" W x 72" H
  • Power: 115 V AC 400 Hz 3Ø at 8A/Ø (max)
  • Weight: max 600 lb

Environmental

  • Operating Temp: 0°C to 35°C
  • Storage Temp: -20°C to 60°C
  • Relative Humidity: 20% to 80%
  • Max Altitude: 3000 m

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