NIITEK chooses embedded computing from ADL for signal processing in ground-penetrating radar
SAN DIEGO, 26 June 2015. Systems integrators at NIITEK in Dulles, Va., needed mission embedded computing for the company's ground-penetrating radar designed to detect and pinpoint improvised explosive devices buried in roadways. They found their solution from ADL Embedded Solutions in San Diego.
NIITEK, a Chemring Group company, has chosen ADL to be the sole provider of its embedded mission computing solutions for NIITEK's Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) ground-penetrating radar.
The HMDS is NIITEK's next-generation offering to the U.S. Army's HMDS A2 program of record, which uses the NIITEK time-domain ground penetrating radar (GPR).
ADL embedded computers will form the brain of the HMDS international sales variant using the 3D-radar step-frequency GPR. ADL will help NIITEK retrofit the existing HMDS A1 fleet with its embedded computing solutions via a separate effort, company officials say.
"ADL has provided us a proven and cost embedded computing solution that will contribute to the already stellar performance record of our GPRs for IED and land mine detection," says Tom Thebes, president of Chemring Sensors and Electronics.
ADL will provide small-form-factor embedded computing for the NIITEK ground-penetrating radar systems. The HMDS is a high-performance ground penetrating radar system which functions on manned and unmanned, blast resistant vehicles that provide rapid ability to detect anti-vehicular land mines and other explosive hazards such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on main supply routes and open areas.
The NIITEK GPR is in use in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Turkey, Italy, and Spain. NIITEK has been developing the HMDS since 2006 for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and other coalition partners.
These 3D radar GPRs are in use by the United Kingdom military and commercially around the world and is under evaluation by several Middle Eastern nations.