Open System Configurable Architecture Radar (OSCAR) is a software-defined radar (SDR) platform built upon a flexible software architecture for defining waveforms and new radar modes. Possible applications range from radar cross-section (RCS) characterization to counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) to synthetic aperture radar (SAR). With sample-to-sample control of the waveforms, OSCAR can be optimized to maximize target detection and discrimination performance, operate in adverse signal environments, and provide a low probability of intercept/detection capability. The RF front-end is built entirely from commercially available components to mitigate hardware obsolescence and avoid vendor lock-in issues.
A Novel, Industry-Disrupting Solution
Traditionally, radars require complex RF front-ends with multiple stages of mixing, filtering, and amplification. This hardware complexity drives up SWaP-C and results in an inflexible hardware and software architecture. Using SDR technology, OSCAR provides users with an unprecedented level of control at a lower cost and with a clear path for upgrades and maintenance. Further, OSCAR provides the flexibility required to minimize the design and implementation of new operational modes, which otherwise would require a complete ground-up redesign with traditional radar. OSCAR’s software architecture allows users to control the transmitted waveforms sample-by-sample, thus satisfying multiple mission needs without having to invest in additional hardware components.
Performance for Today, Evolution for Tomorrow
- Modular Open System Architecture
- Non-Proprietary COTS Components
- Government-Purpose Rights
- Software-Defined Waveforms and Operation
- Proven Low Observable Detection and Imaging
- Low-Cost Phased Array Technology
- Detect, Track, and Discriminate with One System
- Exo- and Endo-Clutter Detection Algorithms
- Particle Filter Tracking Algorithms
- Machine Learning Classification and Discrimination
Configurable per use.
Includes motion control, processing, and UPS. Plus, it can be configured for chamber use.
2x2 Rx/Tx Configurable
A few of the customizations include EW, Cyber, EA, anti-jam/spoof, CUAS, etc.
Software-defined for more accuracy.
Mission Agnostic Hardware
System can be used for multiple missions.
Low-Cost Modular Open Architecture Radar System
IERUS Technologies developed the Open System Configurable Architecture Radar (OSCAR), a flexible, next-generation platform for developing and deploying new radar capabilities across a wide range of mission spaces.