O.W.L. has pioneered the development and deployment of 3D surveillance radar systems since 2016. Today our 3D systems provide short-, extended mid-range, and long-range detection and tracking capabilities for the full range of low-altitude airspace use cases undertaken by critical infrastructure and government end-users and integrators.
The most common applications of O.W.L.’s 3D radar are basic drone situational awareness, integrated counter-drone/UAS systems, and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and detect-and-avoid (DAA) operations. Unique in the industry, our 3D radars also enable simultaneous surveillance of low-altitude airspace and ground and water surfaces.
Our line of 3D digital radars for low-altitude airspace applications
• GA9000 3D – designed to provide long-range airspace surveillance capabilities, with simultaneous ground coverage; ranges include 5+ km on Phantom 4, 12 km on vehicles, 15 km on full-size aircraft; 120-360° FOV
• GA7360 3D — designed to provide extended mid-range airspace surveillance capabilities, with simultaneous ground coverage; ranges include 2.25-2.5 km on Phantom 4 and 7 km on Cessna 172 and vehicles, 3 km on humans; 360° FOV
• GA3360 3D — designed to provide mid-range airspace surveillance capabilities, with simultaneous ground coverage; ranges include 1.5 km on Phantom 4, 2 km on humans, and 3 km on vehicles; 360° FOV
Because a layered approach to awareness and mitigation of drone threats is essential, O.W.L. ensures that our 3D radars can easily integrate with a growing list of third-party systems, as required to meet the requirements of end-customers and integrators. Key integrated systems include passive RF sensors, acoustic sensors, HD and thermal ONVIF cameras, counter-drone mitigation systems (electronic and kinetic), counter-drone command-and-control software, and video management systems.
An additional integration option is O.W.L.’s Precision Tracker. When integrated with O.W.L.’s long-range surveillance radars, our Precision Tracker Micro-Doppler Radar will verify at 2 km+ ranges that the target is indeed a drone. Precision Tracker on a positioner system is cued and slewed onto targets in the same way PTZ cameras are controlled by surveillance radars. Precision Tracker also enables ongoing tracking of near-stationary drones in hover mode.