Services offered by ATRAD

Maintenance and support contracts

ATRAD provides ongoing maintenance support services for all of its hardware, software or complete radar systems. ATRAD can also provide maintenance support services for atmospheric radar equipment not provided by ATRAD.

Maintenance contracts can include some or all of the following services:

  • Helpdesk support
  • Regular software/firmware upgrade
  • Scheduled maintenance/calibration
  • Remote monitoring and trouble-shooting
  • Remote control and configuration
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Extended warranty

Maintenance contracts are available for new or existing radar systems and subsystems, including those systems which incorporate hardware originally manufactured by other manufacturers.

System upgrades

There are many atmospheric radar systems operating in the field which may require upgrading, either to replace equipment that is no longer able to be supported economically, or whose capabilities are not sufficient to meet today’s requirements. ATRAD can advise on an upgrade strategy and supply replacement sub-systems to support that upgrade, including:

  • Antenna systems
  • Receivers
  • Data acquisition
  • Data analysis
  • Transmitters
  • Scientific consulting

ATRAD staff and directors include some of the world’s leading researchers in the field of atmospheric physics and, collectively, have published over 100 papers relevant to atmospheric radar technology. In addition, ATRAD has access to a network of researchers in Adelaide University’s physics department and a number of other research organizations around the world.

These resources are available on a consultancy basis in the areas of atmospheric and ionospheric physics and meteorological research. They are available for the following purposes:

  • Experimental design
  • Radar system specification and/or design
  • Evaluation or interpretation of scientific data
  • Academic review
  • Project specification

Data analysis, interpretation and software development

ATRAD can provide the following services:

  • Data analysis of raw data
  • Post-analysis of previously analysed data
  • Data interpretation, drawing upon its own scientific resources as well as those of its associates
  • For specific applications, development of data analysis and/or post-analysis software modules