Long lasting, deep relationships are built on humility and vulnerability-based trust. This applies to customers, internal team members, and with our suppliers. These relationships are built over time and are critical to ensuring the success of our customers’ missions.


Moving quickly doesn’t mean sacrificing quality. A highly modular and scalable product architecture, combined with a vertically integrated team and deep relationships with suppliers and customers, allows us to rapidly innovate while maintaining high quality.


What we’ve achieved with our low size, weight, and power radars was once considered impossible. We haven’t changed the laws of physics, but we have found new ways to solve complex problems by challenging assumptions.



  • Typical Contract Length: 90 days to 12 months
  • Engineering Staff:
    • Manufacturing
    • Mechanical
    • RF
    • Hardware
    • Firmware
    • Support/Verification
    • Algorithm
    • Application Software
    • Embedded Software
  • Employs Project Management Professional (PMP) Methodologies/Best Practices
  • Tollgate Process for Program Lifecycle
  • Network Scheduling with a Focus on Critical Path
  • Integrated Team Solutions
  • Accelerated Decision Making
  • Program Delivery to KPIs
  • Build and Foster Long-Term Customer Relationships


  • IPC Class 3 Printed Circuit Board Assembly
  • IPC Class 3 Cable Design, Build and Test
  • Box Build Assembly and Test
  • Temperature, Humidity Chambers
  • RF Antenna Measurement Chamber
  • ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016 Certified
  • J-STD-001, IPC-A_610, IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified
  • In-house Certified IPC Trainer


  • Two fully equipped Cessna 172 aircrafts
  • One fully equipped Cessna 206 aircraft
  • Low cost testing and UAS surrogate platform
  • Features
    • MX-10 Camera Ball
    • Right and Left Wing Hardpoints
    • Belly Hard Mounts
    • Baggage Door Mount
    • Antenna Mount in tail
    • Mission Control Console
    • Tactical Data Link to Mission Control Center on Engineering Floor
  • Testing at Military Ranges: Dugway, UT; China Lake, CA; Eglin, FL; Camp Roberts, CA
  • Local & Private Range: Low Cost, Fast Turn Time


  • ShadowSAR: 4.5 Years Counter IED in Afghanistan
  • Field Service Technicians
  • Mission Specialists / Analysts
  • Technical Support
  • Tailor-made training to fit customer needs and schedule
  • Mobile Training Teams (MTT)
  • Mission oriented analytical training
  • Target-specific research


Founded in 2004, IMSAR is a privately owned business that designs, builds, and supports security and intelligence products. We strive to provide manned and unmanned platforms with the best Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology possible. IMSAR is dedicated to excellence in rapid technology innovation, manufacturing, and program execution; and remains committed to decreasing size and increasing the capabilities of our radars. IMSAR is currently working with many branches of the Department of Defense (DOD) to deploy new capabilities.

Located in Utah Valley, IMSAR enjoys both beautiful scenery and access to a wide range of environmental testing opportunities due to Utah’s various climate changes and ecological diversity. We are based in a 60,000 sq ft facility, which is home to our corporate office, our research and development operations, and our own in-house manufacturing.


Management Team 2020

Doug Yarrington, Chris Galbraith, Larry Moore, Ryan Smith, Daniel Gunyan, Clayton Creek, & David Trent. Ryan Bartley (not shown).

Ryan Smith (CEO) founded IMSAR LLC in 2004 having developed the smallest Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) in the world. At the time Ryan was the lead radio frequency engineer at Wavetronix designing and manufacturing high volume traffic radar sensors. Ryan holds a M.S. and B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University. Ryan has led IMSAR in numerous Department of Defense contracts to include winning a Program of Record SAR/MTI Radar with the Marines and a deployment operating SAR and CCD in Afghanistan for over 4 years. Today, Ryan’s vision leads IMSAR into the future focusing on advancements in radar modes and integration with other sensors for Multi-Intelligence products for both Manned and Unmanned platforms.

David Trent joined the IMSAR team in 2013 and played an integral role in setting up IMSAR’s manufacturing facility. In 2016 David became the COO with responsibility for the operations within the organization. Prior to IMSAR David was the Director of Operations at Blendtec, a world leader of kitchen products and a co-founder of Wolf Electronix, an electronics manufacturing solutions provider. David earned his M.S. in Management, Strategy and Leadership from Michigan State University and B.S. in Business and Technology Management from Utah Valley University.

Larry Moore is one of two Executive Vice Presidents at IMSAR. Larry works as the Vice President of Sales, managing and supporting Business Development and Marketing at IMSAR. He earned his M.S. in Engineering Management at George Washington University and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University. Larry has worked with IMSAR since graduation from BYU and has worked as a Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Team Lead, Assistant Vice President, and Vice President of Engineering prior to his current role. He specialized in the design and integration of radar systems onto Group I and II military UAS and has helped scale IMSAR radar systems to operate through the entire spectrum from Group 1-5 UAS, manned aircraft, and stratospheric platforms. He also performed systems engineering duties focused on the electro-mechanical aspects of the system. Since shifting his main focus to Business Development and Marketing, Larry has focused on Air Force and SOCOM opportunities, enabling international sales, improving IMSAR marketing, and aligning the engineering roadmap with customer needs.

Doug joined the IMSAR team in 2010 as General Counsel, Contracts Manager, and Facility Security Officer. Prior to IMSAR, he managed a small business, increasing revenue and profits by 30% each year during his tenure. Doug also consulted for a world-renowned expert in corporate fiduciary duties and gained experience in a professional employer organization dealing with labor and employment law and matters of regulatory compliance. He has a B.A. degree in political science from Brigham Young University and a J.D. degree, with honors, from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University.

Chris joined IMSAR in 2018.  He has over 30 years experience in accounting and finance and includes significant experience in cash management, planning & forecasting, business process and systems design, and growth strategies.  Chris has worked with large public accounting firms, small services enterprises, DOE contractors, and fortune 500 companies.  He has a Bachelors and a Masters in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Clayton is a an experienced program management professional with 30+ years as engineer and program manager for Aerospace and Commercial products and programs. He was a member of the Global Corporate PMO at Intel, and has been PMP certified since 2007. Clayton employs Theory of Constraints, and Critical Path Process Methodology with small to large scale businesses. Clayton earned his M.S. in Engineering Management from Washington State University and B.S. in Design Engineering from Brigham Young University.

Ryan Bartley manages and supports Sales and Marketing as the Vice President of Business Development, at IMSAR. He earned his M.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University. Ryan joined IMSAR in 2012 as an intern testing radars at the board and system level. Eventually, Ryan transitioned onto the Systems Engineering Team where he worked on developing new radar systems and capabilities. This role included coordinating and performing flight demonstrations for IMSAR customers, which provided a natural transition to the Business Development team. Previously as a member of the Business Development team, Ryan was the capture lead for new applications and capabilities such as Counter-UAS and stratospheric radars.


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