Miniature Surveillance Radar Developed

By nocamels March 07, 2011 Comments

Mantissa’s development is a technological and application breakthrough that will change the rules of the game for surveillance, security, and “safe city”. The miniature radar system is an order of magnitude less expensive than what is currently available on the market, possesses unique threat identification capabilities, and minimizes false alarms.

Mantissa Ltd. recently announced that it has successfully completed the demo stage of its miniature radar, the size of a household camera. The patented system includes a sensor that combines high-frequency millimeter wave technology with innovative software algorithms that enable the radar to function in all weather and to identify threats with great precision.

The radar will be sold at a much lower price than existing products. This will make Mantissa’s security solution especially attractive for a wide variety of applications. The company is currently seeking an investment of $3 million in order to complete the product’s development and launch it in the market.

Mantissa’s miniature MSHRS-300X sensor demonstrates the capabilities required for securing strategic facilities, critical infrastructures and borders. It works day and night, in all weather conditions, and weighs a mere 490 grams. Its staring antenna enables vehicle recognition from a distance of up to 600 meters and can distinguish people from animals at 300 meters. The radar provides full information of target range, velocity, azimuth and heading. Thanks to its size and weight, it is portable and easy to install.

In addition, Mantissa is developing a model of the radar for incorporation into Safe City systems. The radar will enhance the war against crime and direct and supervise urban traffic more effectively and cost-efficiently than the cameras currently employed for the purpose.

According to Ehud Fishler, Founder of Mantissa, “Mantissa’s radars provide a solution to many of the drawbacks associated with security devices currently on the market, most of which are based on cameras. Camera usage involves costly personnel watching multiple screens. They have to work around the clock and are hard pressed to capture images at a great distance, track multiple objects, and work in bad weather or poor visibility conditions (like fog, dust and darkness). Our radars solve all these problems and outperform traditional VMD systems.”

Danny Seker, CEO of Mantissa, adds, “The capabilities, size, weight, and price of this radar make it feasible for use by every army unit, and military or civilian facilities. Our radar system supports a broad range of innovative functionalities and will usher in a new era for surveillance, security and urban safety. I have no doubt that within five to seven years radar-integrated cameras will be commonplace.”

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