Blighter unveils lower cost E-scan Doppler radar

Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd (www.blighter.com), a British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning radars and surveillance solutions, 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 company said.

The new version of the radar delivers all the benefits of a solid-state e-scan Doppler radar – including exceptional detection (man at 4km), 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 2km, 5km and 8km), BlighterView HMI software, and slew-to-cue PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) thermal imaging surveillance camera systems.

Blighter Surveillance Systems is a world designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning radars and surveillance solutions. Its maintenance free solid state micro Doppler radars are deployed in 33 countries to deliver round the clock all-weather protection along borders, for coastal facilities, at military bases, and to guard critical national infrastructure such as airports, oil and gas facilities and palaces. The radar products include the Blighter B400 series for ground surveillance, the Blighter C400 series for coastal security, the Blighter B202 Mk 2 man-portable radar system for rapid, mobile deployment and the Blighter Revolution 360 radar system for vehicle mounted solutions. Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd. is based at Great Chesterford on the outskirts of Cambridge, England.