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21 June 2016

Rockwell Collins Launches PSR-500 Perimeter Surveillance Radar

Designed as a compact, high resolution radar capable of tracking and recording instrusions in all weathers, the PSR-500, “couples high performance with low power consumption to bring users affordable and reliable technology,” said  Claude Alber, Vice President and Managing Director Europe, Middle East and Africa at Rockwell Collins as the company launched the radar at Eurosatory 2016 in Paris last week.

In addition, the radar sensor can be combined with a camera that is controlled by radar detections, allowing for multi-target, highly accurate video visualization and real-time recording. Compared to similar surveillance radars, PSR-500 requires less energy and emits low radiation, posing no health risk to the user.

Deployment of the radar system at a railroad station, hydroelectric dam and nuclear power plant are key examples of uses for PSR-500’s sensitive intrusion monitoring. The radar system is suitable for locations such as airports, industrial and military sites, as well as public or private urban sites.

Thanks to its relatively short range and target behaviour analysis algorithms, the PSR-500 identifies mobile targets 24/7 under all weather conditions, including rain and fog. Demand for this capability at short range for surveillance of border areas, critical infrastructure and large public arenas is growing, according to Alber.