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The U.S. Air Force plans to launch a multi-sensor fusion project to enhance surveillance radar capabilities

Published on:2018-02-10 Share to:

US Air Force researchers plan to invest 33.6 million U.S. dollars to launch a five-year sensor fusion project. The project aims to enhance the operational effectiveness of surveillance radars by incorporating optoelectronic technologies such as visible light, infrared, multispectral and hyperspectral sensors.

This week, Air Force Research Laboratory officials announced the PRECISE project.

The PRECISE project not only incorporates several different RF and photo sensors, but also enhances radar technology through signal processing, optional bandwidth, and similar algorithms.

Radars have been in use for decades, but potential competitors in the U.S. military are now looking for ways to lessen their effectiveness, especially over long distances. The PRECISE project increases the ability of radar signal processing and radar fusion with other sensors to resolve signal ambiguities and improve the ability to identify targets over long distances.

The project mainly researches and develops enabling technologies to enhance the combat personnel's ability to identify the battlefield and to focus on the radar-based air / ground target recognition capability of reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft.

The technology proposed by the PRECISE project will be integrated into the surveillance aircraft for a demonstration of flight.

Air Force researchers said the official announcement of the project will be released in March 2018, and at this time there is no requirement for a white paper or proposal.