Metawave公司为美空军开发高精度全天候雷达(英文)

2021-1-11  智邦网

编译  致远

据Airforce-technology网1月7日报道

位于加利福尼亚州帕罗奥图市的Metawave毫米波雷达公司与美国空军签订“敏捷至上”项目一期合同,为该项目开发的电动垂直起降(eVTOL)飞机研制高精度全天候雷达。

Metawave公司现有的SPEKTRA雷达是配置在汽车上的最精确、最智能的模拟波束转向雷达,该雷达能以较高角分辨率清晰地探测300米以外车辆和200米以外行人。

Metawave公司计划与亚利桑那州立大学无线信息系统与计算架构中心合作,对SPEKTRA模拟波束转向雷达进行改进,以保障美空军eVTOL飞机导航需求。


Metawave secures contract to support USAF Agility Prime programme

7 January 2021 (Last Updated January 7th, 2021 12:50)

Metawave has secured a prime, Phase One contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to participate in Agility Prime initiative, which seeks to improve the capabilities of electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

The company was contracted to deliver a high-precision, all-weather sensing solution for the eVTOL aircraft.

Metawave plans to make modifications to its existing ‘SPEKTRA’ radar in partnership with the Arizona State University Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architectures to support aerial operations.

A compact analogue antenna system, Metawave’s SPEKTRA has provided the automotive industry with high-precision radar capabilities.

The modifications will upgrade the radar system and will increase its operational range to make it a suitable candidate for a rugged sensor system for future eVTOL aircraft to enable safe navigation.

Metawave founder and CEO Maha Achour said: “Both the automotive and eVTOL markets require the highest level of precision delivered by SPEKTRA.

“For both applications, the ability to reliably distinguish between several objects close together in all weather and light conditions is an important capability for all phases of transport, including flight. The most significant difference is the operational range of the radar.”

AFWERX, the new rapid innovation branch of the USAF, launched the Agility Prime initiative. To date, it has awarded $38m to more than 250 selected proposals for aircraft and flight-enabling technologies.


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