BCI Sensors has supported a number of radar systems design and development projects. Among our engineers are several members of the SPY-1 phased array radar design team, who are now putting their talents to work developing next-generation radar technologies for multi-purpose missions such as simultaneous air-surveillance and weather detection.
BCI Sensors has developed a line of weather radar signal processors for use with tactical radars, such as the Navy's SPS-48E and SPY-1 radars and the Air Force's TPS-75 radar. BCI Sensors has also developed track processors for dual-use radar systems such as the National Weather Radar Testbed and the MWR mobile weather radar.
A few of our recent radar projects are shown below.
BCI Sensors engineers helped design, build, and test the National Weather Radar Testbed (NWRT), a phased-array research radar based on the Navy's SPY-1 radar antenna (above). NWRT is currently operated by the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) in Norman, Oklahoma.
BCI developed a radar track processor for the Navy Postgraduate School's MWR-05XP mobile phased array weather radar. The MWR-05XP is based on the Army's MPQ-64 X-band phased array radar and is used for mobile weather research. The BCI Sensors track processor provides the MWR with a multi-mission capability, allowing the radar to rapidly scan for weather while detecting and tracking air targets.