7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IMSAR LLC is developing a family of extremely small collision-avoidance radar
systems targeted for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) and is on track to perform airborne demonstrations of its first prototype systems by the end of 2015.
But cars with "semi-autonomous" features, such as collision-avoidance radar
that maintains a safe distance from the car ahead, are already on the market.
It should be useful for monitoring air quality, controlling pollution, and improving collision-avoidance radar
The company expects that once its XRL equipment is qualified for production of semiconductor products for military applications, GaAs chip manufacturers will move to install these XRL systems into their commercial product manufacturing facilities to produce high-performance chips for a variety of consumer applications such as automotive collision-avoidance radar
systems and high-speed optical fiber data transmission.
This breakthrough by the Northrop Grumman team could lead to revolutionary technologies such as high-resolution security imaging systems, improved collision-avoidance radar
, communications networks with many times the capacity of current systems and spectrometers that could detect potentially dangerous chemicals and explosives with much greater sensitivity," said Dev Palmer, program manager, Microsystems Technology Office at DARPA.
Applications operating in this frequency band include automotive collision-avoidance radar
, aerospace and defense, and microwave-radio systems.
Target applications include cellular telephones, wireless local area networks (LANs), collision-avoidance radar
, defense electronics and satellite-communications links.