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Tekever starts synthetic aperture radar tests

9th September 2020 - 10:40 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Portugal-based Tekever announced on 8 September that has begun operational tests of a ‘nano-sized’ synthetic aperture radar (SAR) on crewed and unmanned aircraft.

The SAR was developed by Tekever Space with scientific support from the University of Porto.

Tests on multiple manned and unmanned platforms will continue until early 2021, with an expected market launch in 2021.

Once fully operationally tested, the new SAR will be integrated with Tekever UAS platforms, to overcome visibility obstacles that occasionally affect optical and IR sensors.

The SAR is also designed to be installed on micro-satellites.

CEO Ricardo Mendes described a ‘significant overlap’ between UASs and micro-satellites, claiming that ‘the combined usage of micro-satellite and UAS assets and data unlocks unprecedented value, and... the offer of a common technology platform and a fully integrated service is a strategic advantage for our customers’. 

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