Components feature

ATRAD supplies radar systems components for a number of applications.

Hardware – transmitters

Transmitters are available as individual transmitter modules for general use or as transmitter sub-systems suitable for incorporation into a radar system.

  • Solid State: MF, HF, VHF power levels from 500W to 80kW or higher depending on requirement

Transmitters are also available or can be customised for a wide range of applications including:

  • HF/SSB Power amplifiers
  • CW operation
  • NMI/MRI applications

Hardware – receivers

  • Digital Receivers: MF, HF, VHF

Hardware – data acquisition

ATRAD data acquisition systems consist of a Linux-based computer fitted with a 16-bit data acquisition software plus separate digital receivers. Data acquisition sub-systems are available for incorporation into a new radar system or to upgrade an existing radar system.

Hardware – antenna systems

Complete antenna subsystems can be designed, modelled and supplied for MF, HF, and VHF operation. A complete antenna sub-system can include antennas, cabling, splitters/combiners, guying and mounting hardware.

Software

ATRAD radar systems are supplied with a sophisticated analysis and display suite (ADS) developed by ATRAD. This suite supports:

  • Realtime display and analysis
  • Offline display and analysis
  • Data post-analysis

The ADS module supports most data formats commonly used by researchers and operators of radar systems.

Standard analysis modules available include:

  • FCA: full correlation analysis
  • SCA: spatial correlation analysis
  • DBS: Doppler beam steering
  • MET[temp]: meteor temperature analysis
  • MET[vel]: meteor velocity analysis
  • MET[mpc]: meteor phase correlation
  • MET[mrad]: meteor radiant determination
  • IDI: imaging Doppler Interferometry
  • FDI: frequency domain interferometry
  • DAE: differential absorption experiment
  • IDBS: Ionospheric Doppler beam steering