New Lower Cost Doppler Radar for Airports and Critical Infrastructure Protection

Blighter Surveillance Systems has introduced a lower cost, entry level version of its Blighter B400 Series Doppler ground surveillance radar aimed specifically at airports and critical infrastructure sites such as oil/gas facilities, power stations or even palaces.

The new version of the radar delivers all the benefits of a solid-state e-scan Doppler radar - including exceptional detection (man at 4 km), day/night operation in all weather and light conditions, low manning levels, zero maintenance, low installation costs, lower through life costs and lower false alarm rates - at a lower price per km² than any other ground radar.

The BlighterView HMI 2 software has also been optimised for perimeter security allowing control over multiple radar and cameras (automatic slew-to-cue) and sophisticated alert and exclusion zones to be created. Blighter engineers have also enhanced BlighterView to allow easy integration with standard video management systems (VMS) with ONVIF compliance.  

The solid-state Blighter passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radar detects small and slow-moving targets - even in cluttered environments - due to the radar's coactive frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) Doppler fast-scan processing.

Blighter B400 radars are already in use at many critical infrastructure sites including several major international airports in Europe, United States, South America and Africa. In the UK, a Blighter radar/camera surveillance system already forms part of the perimeter security solution at Heathrow airport.

A typical Blighter airport/critical infrastructure site configuration consists of the new Blighter B400 Series radar (90 or 180-degree scanning with detection ranges of 2 km, 5 km and 8 km), BlighterView HMI software, and slew-to-cue PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) thermal imaging surveillance camera systems.

Blighter Surveillance Systems will showcase the Blighter B400 Series radar and other products on stand S4-154 at the DSEI Show, the world's leading defence and security event, at the ExCeL Centre, London, 12 - 15 September 2017.