Antenna Research Associates (ARA) has been providing critical systems and subsystems for the RADAR market by developing, designing & manufacturing antennas and RF systems for both military and civilian applications. Within the last 10 years, new applications for RADAR technology have emerged for needs such as perimeter surveillance, UAS surveillance, hypersonic threat tracking, autonomous vehicles, anti-jam & new threat simulators. ARA products cover all commercial and military frequency bands from 10 Hz to 80 GHz and antenna types optimized for specific bands.
ARA has been working with a variety of customers to develop technology that is helping address the RADAR market’s unique needs. ARA has a unique experience with designing and manufacturing RADAR antenna systems and subsystems for a wide range of frequencies from UHF to K bands.These systems are designed to meet the stringent performance requirements of the DoD market customers.
In addition to the traditional parabolic RADAR antennas, ARA has also started providing high-gain Passive Electronic Scan Array antennas that utilize a new true-time delay beamforming technique that allows for wide scan limits.
While ESA antennas have been around for quite some time, the high-cost nature of these systems has restricted their availability to certain user groups such as test ranges and threat emitter systems.
ARA’s new PESA antenna is a compelling new product for such markets. These PESA products are a great improvement compared to using Parabolic radars. They significantly improve track speed without the high cost and SWAP associated with full Active Electronic Scan Array antennas. In addition, ARA has created a hybrid high-power PESA system including a network of lenses, power dividers, and phase shifters to create systems that meet stringent requirements. Additionally, Multi-octave antenna systems are available for fixed, mobile, and tactical applications.
ARA boasts a fully staffed outdoor antenna test range as well as an engineering staff, manufacturing lines, and machine shops at both its antenna facilities. These capabilities allow ARA to supply unique antenna systems in both high-volume quantities and smaller order quantities to ensure customer success.
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