Radar Systems- A New Trend in Security Systems

Global radar security market poised to witness a healthy growth. Demand for radar security systems to be driven by military & civilian applications

Security is considered much seriously nowadays across the globe. Radar systems are broadly utilised for monitoring commercial and residential environment for the purpose of security. Although radar systems are deployed in various applications viz. illegal entry of immigrants, monitoring human trafficking, they are also utilised for protecting illegal import & export at borders to detect smuggling. Modern radar systems are built by combining complex A-D converters, digital signal processors, solid-state modules, and advanced materials for providing the civilian and military users with the best possible security in efficient, small, and compact packages.

Robust Adoption of Radar Security for Civilian Applications is driving the Market Growth

Surging demand for radar systems in military applications, foreseen to replace legacy systems, are fuelling the growth of the global radar security market significantly. Future Market Insights (FMI), in its report, offers key analysis on the global radar security market for the forecast 2017-2027. FMI’s report states that there is a significant opportunity for growth of the market owing to robust adoption of radar systems for civilian applications such as anti-collision systems and highway safety systems. Radar security provides numerous features such as data replication, data reliability, data protection, and exchange of synchronous security that is utilised for encrypting communication data through security sockets layer (SSL) connection based on industry standards.

The growth of the global radar security market is primarily attributed to adoption of numerous advanced technologies offered by several enterprises such as a phased array system, fragmented into a passive electronically scanned area (PESA), and an active electronically scanned area (AESA). However, widespread installation of phased array systems with ground surveillance radar is observed owing to their diverse applications across fields such as military and airport. AESA is on a high trend in the global radar security market, owing to its provision of encrypted data transmission & reception which helps in minimising data loss. A major challenge incurred in the market is the impediment in radar security system functionality resulting from the surging cyber warfare.

Phased-Array Radar for Military

Currently, phased array radar are generally utilised in military environments owing to their ability of tracking hundreds of targets, which is typical in case of a saturation attack, and also for the reason that they are unsusceptible to mechanical failure, for example- malfunctioning of motor in rotational radar. Phased array system comprises several antennae spreading apart evenly in a panel for transmitting (radio frequency) RF signals across all angles and directions.

A phase shift is incorporated by these signals for changing the pattern of effective radiation for pointing towards a specific direction, changing directions in less than a second, and bypassing other directions. Phased array radar rely on electric signals rather than a rotating sweep, which enables them in transmitting multiple-sized beams for performing particular functions such as individual search beams and others, to track object and altitude- all-in-one system.

A Radar System for Detecting Drones

Several organisations and enterprises currently offer radar security systems which include SpotterRF, Silent Sentinel, Navtech Radar, and FLIR Systems. The Utah-based provider of CSR system- SpotterRF had made an announcement on the availability of new model in the previous year, particularly designed to detect drones and defeat applications. This new radar system, called A2000, is capable of detecting small quadcopter drones with the range of 1000 mtrs, offering early tracking, detection, and prevention from threats to crucial infrastructure such as substations and power plants.

An internet protocol-based technology, SpotterRF’s A2000, utilises standard Ethernet cables coupled with built-in web user interface. Unlike most of the radar applications of 2-D ground surveillance, A2000 offers with a 45⁰ horizontal and 15⁰ vertical view. This ability is foretold to provide with a complete 3-D field of view to create an invisible perimeter beyond other technologies.

Abhishek Budholiya

Abhishek Budholiya is a tech blogger, digital marketing pro, and has contributed to numerous tech magazines. Currently, as a technology and digital branding consultant, he offers his analysis on the tech market research landscape. His forte is analysing the commercial viability of a new breakthrough, a trait you can see in his writing. When he is not ruminating about the tech world, he can be found playing table tennis or hanging out with his friends.