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08 June 2016

ROBIN Radar Introduces New UAV Detection System

ROBIN Radar Systems has selected DSM Dyneema's DYNEEMA Crystal Technology for the radome of its new ELVIRA drone (better known as UAVs) detection system. According to the company, with near-zero signal loss, DYNEEMA Crystal Technology helps ELVIRA detect UAVs and classify them, distinguishing them from birds or other flying objects, at longer distances than traditional radar systems. In fact, this radar technology can detect larger fixed-wing UAVs at a range of 9km and smaller multi-rotor UAVs at up to three kilometers, according to the company. In addition to the material’s electromagnetic transparency, ROBIN Radar chose DYNEEMA Crystal Technology for its protection of sensitive equipment in harsh outdoor environments and its extreme light weight for easy transport.

The ELVIRA radomes are produced by Airborne, a partner of DSM Dyneema. The two companies collaborate to deliver next-generation radomes made with DYNEEMA Crystal Technology to customers worldwide. After winning a tender from the Dutch Ministry of Justice, ROBIN Radar applied its expertise in tracking small targets to design the new system, which launched in April 2016. According to the company, ELVIRA provides military-grade radar capabilities, including advanced Doppler processing that enables it to track even the most agile UAVs. The system is offered at a competitive price that supports broad usage in professional security scenarios, such as protecting high-profile events, airports, harbors, prisons and other critical infrastructures against drones/UAVs.

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