Boeing subsidiary Insitu, based in Bingen, Wash., announced the availability of NanoSAR, a tactical-level, synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) payload, for its ScanEagle and Integrator unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The availability is the result of four years of development by Insitu and NanoSAR developer, ImSAR LLC, based in Spanish Fork, Utah.
NanoSAR, which provides high-resolution imagery that can penetrate adverse weather conditions and other obscurants, can be integrated into ScanEagle dual-bay UAV in the field without changing current ground control station hardware or support equipment. It will also be available as a payload option for Integrator, Insitu said.
“NanoSAR’s point-and-click geo-location feature provides rapid cross-queuing to on-board optics systems, which will allow Insitu’s UAS to conduct wider area searches even in extreme weather conditions,” said NanoSAR program manager at ImSAR, Adam Robertson.