Through Wall Radars

The ability to see through walls is no longer the stuff of science fiction, thanks to new radar technology. Just as light can’t pass through solid objects in quantities large enough for the eye to detect, it’s hard to build radar that can penetrate walls well enough to show what’s happening behind. For the radar to penetrate through concrete walls it has to have a certain radio frequency wave length. Longer wavelengths are better able to pass through the wall and back, which makes for a stronger signal. Present technology uses ultra wide and microwave bands which make it possible to penetrate deeper and assimilate more than one target, covering a full building complex (360 ̊) and pin pointing any animate or inanimate object within.

Today’s systems are compact as well as are large enough to be mounted on vehicles. Depending on range and capabilities the size varies. Today’s soldiers are faced with asymmetric warfare tactics that require more sophisticated means to locate and engage enemy combatants. As the battlefield spreads to urban areas, soldiers must increase their situation awareness to protect themselves from ambushes, suicide bombers and other potential threats. Such systems provide the modern soldier with the operational advantage of increased preparedness when entering buildings that have potential hostile enemies, thus ensuring elevated mission success rates and the ability to save lives. For any additional information, please feel free to contact us.