Eurosatory 2014

Scanning in a single sweep (ES14E3)

18 June 2014

Blighter Surveillance Systems (Hall 5, Stand K511), a British electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar and sensor solution provider, is introducing Blighter Scout, a lightweight e-scan radar and camera surveillance system designed for rapid deployment in border security hotspots and other similar security applications. Featuring the Blighter Revolution 360 Passive Electronic Scanning Array (PESA) radar, low-light camera, thermal imaging system and an integrated radar tracker, Blighter Scout is designed for mounting on vehicle and trailer masts for field deployment in just minutes.

It provides a low-cost and lightweight mobile surveillance capability for situations where fixed towers are prohibitively expensive, impractical to build or simply ineffective due to the terrain or environment. Blighter Scout detects small and slow-moving targets – even in cluttered environments – due 49 to the radar’s coactive frequency modulated continuous wave Doppler fast-scan processing.

The radar can detect a walking person at 7.4km (4.6 miles) or a large moving vehicle at 22km (13.7 miles) and then cue the camera system to follow and identify targets. With its wide 20° continuous elevation beam coverage – which can be increased to 40° via a simple built-in manual tilt control – Blighter Scout can operate in hilly or mountainous areas, scanning hilltops and valleys in a single sweep. It can be supplied in a palletised form with a standard telescopic mast ready to slide onto the back of a standard 4x4 pickup truck or other surveillance vehicles/trailers.

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