Northrup Gruman BAT integrates NanoSAR B
Recently, the BAT has been integrated and tested with new payload comprising the T2 Delta dual payload micro-gimbal from Goodrich Corporation’s Cloud Cap Technology Inc, mounting the short wave infrared (SWIR) camera from Goodrich and the Sentient Vision Systems’ Kestral real-time moving target indicator. In February 2010 payload integration and testing was expanded to include ImSAR’s Nano-SAR-B fused with Cloud Cap’s T2 gimbal in a cursor-on-target acquisition mode.
NanoSAR available on Insitu UAS
The ScanEagle and Integrator unmanned aircraft systems from Insitu now benefit from the availability of NanoSAR for high resolution imaging in poor visibility
Insitu has announced the availability of NanoSAR, a tactical-level, synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) payload, for its ScanEagle dual bay and Integrator unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Mission Technologies Integration Press Release
On August 4, 2009, Mission Technologies, Inc., of San Antonio, TX and ImSAR, Inc., of Salem, UT successfully completed the integration and initial test flight of the E-BUSTER (BLACKLIGHT)™ Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) equipped with a NanoSAR (Nano Synthetic Aperture Radar) payload. During the test flight, excellent radar images were transmitted to the ground station displaying in-flight imagery.
IEEE Spectrum Article: Radio Eye in the Sky
Other than having an oddly shaped protrusion in its baggage door, the Cessna 172 looks unremarkable, at least for one of its age—this single-engine plane was built during the Apollo program. But behind that lump is mounted a radar set far more sophisticated than anything NASA’s astronauts ever took to the moon.
”That’s a building,” says Ryan Smith, chief executive officer of IMSAR, the radar’s maker, narrating from the back seat as the plane taxis toward the runway of a small municipal airport near Salt Lake City. Strangely, he’s not looking out the window as he says this; his face is instead glued to the laptop perched on his knees.