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Honeywell IntuVue RDR-84K Band Radar System
Software-driven radar detection for diverse applications
See More Clearly
The IntuVue RDR-84K Band Radar System changes the way we all think about radar and how it’s used – in the air and on the ground. The RDR-84K uses multiple beams to “see” more things at the same time than any commercially available radar. In addition to detecting weather, the system can simultaneously scan and receive radar returns from aircraft, ground vehicles, buildings and even people.
What is It?
The RDR-84K represents the perfect blend of hardware and software. On the hardware side, it uses a unique phased-array design with electronically-steered beams rather than mechanical antennas, reducing size, weight, power consumption and complexity. The radar is software adaptable so users can easily change and customize the system’s operation and performance parameters. For example, they can adjust the radar’s range to meet their specific needs or focus on certain types of objects. The radar is capable of discriminating between different types of targets.
Key features of the RDR-84K unit include:
- Very small and lightweight, which enables users to install and network multiple units on their platform to further expand situational awareness
- Networked units work together to provide a seamless, 360-degree view of the world all around the platform
- Able to detect multiple objects simultaneously, the new radar can replace other sensors (like conventional radars, IR and HD cameras or LiDAR) on an autonomous platform, saving even more valuable real estate
Raising the Bar in Radar Tech
Honeywell’s RDR-84K represents the perfect blend of hardware and software - now available in other markets.
Aerial Detect-and-Avoid Systems
Traffic, terrain, obstacle detection, navigation and landing guidance for manned aircraft and UAVs
Automotive and Marine
Tracking and obstacle detection for manned or autonomous vehicles
Track and detect incursions for the safety and security of the facility and the public
Building and Infrastructure Security
Identify and track unmanned aerial attacks with high-resolution imaging out to 3km
Ideal for monitoring both ground and air approaches to national borders
Watch the RDR-84K Avoid Collisions
In this video, the IntuVue RDR-84K takes control of a drone and swerves around an intruder aircraft. This detect-and-avoid capability is a key step toward autonomous aircraft.
Winning at Dodgeball: Honeywell Smart Drone Radar Avoids Collisions...
A drone piloted by the Honeywell IntuVue RDR-84K radar system has triumphed in a high-stakes game of dodgeball, repeatedly swerving around intruder aircraft in a series of tests that are key to the future of pilotless aviation.
It’s Time To Put Radar Back On Your Radar
Radar technology is certainly undergoing a transformation, or at least a renaissance, as Urban Air Mobility and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles along with airplane operators focus on more compact and higher performing solutions that can save on initial install and cost of ownership.