A growing need for surveillance of borders, perimeters, critical infrastructure and installations such as transport nodes and energy plants has led to the development of systems that can assist and automate the task of guarding against intrusions. At Eurosatory, Rockwell Collins (Hall 5, Stand D598) has introduced a new perimeter surveillance radar, the PSR-500, which provides 24-hour, all-weather surveillance capabilities, but with reduced power requirements and reduced radiation when compared with other systems.
Lower power requirements equate to reduced operating costs, while the low power output reduces radiation to levels that pose no health risks. The radar operates over a relatively short range, but advanced target behaviour analysis leads to impressive detection capability against intrusions. The radar can be used to cue other sensors, such as infrared and daylight camera systems, for identification purposes.