Mercury Computer Systems delivers radar processing subsystem to support dismount detection

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 2 Dec. 2010. Mercury Computer Systems Inc., an ISR subsystems provider, is delivering embedded computing subsystems to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) for use within the Lynx Block 25 Dual Beam radar. The Dual Beam radar demonstrated dismount detection capability during flight tests using a Predator-class unmanned aircraft. During the flight tests, the Dual Beam radar was evaluated for dismount (personnel walking or running) detection performance over its full field-of-regard.

Dec 2nd, 2010

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 2 Dec. 2010. Mercury Computer Systems Inc., an ISRsubsystems provider, is delivering embedded computing subsystems to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) for use within the Lynx Block 25 Dual Beam radar. The Dual Beam radar demonstrated dismount detection capability during flight tests using a Predator-class unmanned aircraft. During the flight tests, the Dual Beam radar was evaluated for dismount (personnel walking or running) detection performance over its full field-of-regard.

“Our subsystems support multiple generations of Lynx radars. We’ve delivered the performance improvements needed for new capabilities while supporting software portability across the generations,” says Brian Hoerl, vice president of sales at Mercury Computer Systems Inc.

Mercury supplied subsystems with faster processing components and enhanced memory to support the enhanced radar performance, says a representative. Mercury consultants also assisted with the development and optimization of algorithms for Space Time Adaptive Processing (STAP), a critical function within the Dual Beam radar.

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