The new facility will house state-of-the-art measurement equipment that will be used to design, analyze, characterize and test future radar systems ranging from the smallest systems to next-generation digital phased array systems. It will have the capability to perform highly-accurate antenna, radar system and radar cross-section measurements at a wide range of frequencies. The equipment will allow users to fully automate a precision antenna measurement process from set-up through analysis and report generation.
“Our new radar test facility will support next-generation sensor development for 21st-century radar systems with extremely accurate and rapid antenna signal characterization capabilities,” explained Carl Bannar, vice president of Lockheed Martin Radar Systems. “The facility’s design will ensure that our customers’ requirements for protecting allied troops and providing homeland defense are met for the most demanding applications.”