Curtiss-Wright to deliver U.S. Army ground penetrating radar technology

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 29 April 2009. Curtiss-Wright Corp. won a contract from a U.S. Army agency to supply ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology for use in the detection of unexploded ordnances in overseas operations. Curtiss-Wright's Motion Control segment will provide the equipment from its Embedded Computing facility in Trondheim, Norway, over the next year.

"Curtiss-Wright's ground penetrating radar technology is a superior technology advancement that will greatly enhance safety for the U.S. Army's current operations by detecting buried objects such as unexploded ordnance," claims Martin R. Benante, CEO and chairman of Curtiss-Wright Corp.

Curtiss-Wright's Motion Control segment provides embedded computing technology for military applications. This advanced non-destructive technology generates high-resolution, three-dimensional images of buried objects and natural interface layers.

GPR uses microwave radar pulses to create detailed images of subsurface objects. In addition to detecting objects, the reflected radar pulses can detect variations in subsurface structures.

Curtiss-Wright also will provide product enhancements to address specific requirements of the U.S. Army, including an optional real-time view incorporated into the GeoScope. This feature enables operators to view postprocessed GPR data within milliseconds of the initial GPR capture, says a representative.

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