Kelvin Hughes introduces SMS-D radar
Kelvin Hughes has developed a new UAS detection system called the SMS-D designed for the detection and tracking of small aerial targets.
The integrated, medium-range, radar-based surveillance system tracks the real-time position of aerial targets, including those posing a potential threat to infrastructure, vehicles or individuals as well as those that may be used for hostile observation or smuggling.
SMS-D is based on the company's solid-state SharpEye X-Band radar transceiver technology, and is able to detect targets up to 1.5km away. It provides continuously updated bearing, distance, altitude and velocity data, and identifies targets automatically through its video tracking system for quick response.
The system is designed to accommodate a combination of radar, optical and thermal imaging devices in order to provide 360˚ surveillance of any site perimeter or border as well as providing early detection of any aerial targets. It can be fixed to a permanent structure or mounted on a vehicle to further extend the envelope of detection.
Jonathan Field, security systems and sensors director for Kelvin Hughes, said: 'We're very much looking forward to the official launch of the SMS-D. The first of its kind, the system is a fully integrated package of radar and electro-optic sensors and software providing a sophisticated yet highly cost-effective response to the increasing threat of drone incursion. And it's yet another example of our long-proven record of world-leading innovation.'
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