Nordic Radar Solutions Radar-Based Systems for Military Applications
Nordic Radar Solutions specialises in the development of next-generation advanced radar-based systems for military and civilian applications.
Advanced systems for real-time target scoring
With restrained military budgets and increasing complexity, effective and fast target scoring is essential. Traditional methods are no longer seen as sufficient and there is a need to produce valid feedback in real-time.
Nordic Radar Solutions has developed the Advanced Battlefield Integrated Scoring System (ABISS), a remote, stand-alone, commercial-off-the-shelf radar system that delivers high-quality, near real-time weapons scoring data to military personnel in extreme environments.
With the Danish Armed Forces as a partner and sponsor, Nordic Radar Solutions has developed a first target scoring system for the Royal Danish Air Force shooting range in Rømø, South West Denmark. Although originally designed for the airforce, ABISS has proved to be a very versatile system that can be easily adapted to serve army training requirements.
Save time and reduce costs when testing military weapons
ABISS significantly reduces the overall cost of performing sophisticated weapons testing and training events by reducing the amount of ammunition and range time. A faster and more reliable feedback also improves the quality of training.
Advanced Ka band radar for accurate data
The core of the system is made up of an advanced Ka band radar, which illuminates the selected target area with multiple beams. This enables users to accurately measure the impact point, velocity and angle of the incoming weapon in near real-time in all-weather conditions.
Sensor information is accompanied with relevant data about the shooting scenario and is presented to the range officer in the form of a state-of-the-art user interface. Internet access is not required to operate the system.
Data is automatically logged and statistical performance data in relation to the operator is calculated. The system will generate a final report of the exercise for the user’s debriefing.
Separate receive and transmit antennas to support multiple beams
Nordic Radar Solutions’ special radar system utilises separate transmit and receive antennas. Without this isolation, it becomes difficult to detect weak return signals stemming from small targets.
Both antennas are based on an innovative low-loss slotted waveguide (SWG) array design with inherent beam steering capability and support multiple beams.
Monopulse operation for accurate position detection
The receive antenna enables advanced monopulse operation, which allows the radar system to determine the position of a target with a very high level of accuracy. The ability to operate with multiple beams means the radar system operates with a high field of view while still maintaining optimal resolution.
These characteristics enable the radar system to monitor a wide target area in the scoring application and accurately capture the impact position of bombs and projectiles, even if they miss the target by a significant margin.
How the ABISS system works in defence applications
ABISS consists of a container, which comes with the main ABISS system, and an operator control system. The container includes a lift and foldable roof, which allows the antenna and pedestal to be stowed inside the container when the system is not in use. This helps to protect the device from harsh environmental conditions.
The container lift and roof are fully automated and require no manual effort to exercise. The operator control solution enables the user to manage the ABISS system through a multi-screen setup and a laptop for manual control and selection.
The container and the operator control system are connected through a dedicated Ethernet cable between the two units. The system does not require additional equipment to be installed on the shooting range and is flexible in operation with simple and rapid set-up.