BEL works on a border monitoring radar
The radar can detect a crawling man up to 800 metres away, a walking man up to 2 kilometres away, a light vehicle up to 8 kilometres away, and a large vehicle up to 10 kilometres away
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has developed a radar that can be utilised for border surveillance.
The Advanced Active Electronically Scanned Array-Short Range (AESA-SR) radar, which was designed in the United States, is mounted on a tripod and features an automated feature that can track up to 100 targets while searching for others.
According to a BEL official, the radar is capable of identifying and tracking crawling men, groups of men, as well as small, medium, and big vehicles.
"The advanced electro-optical system enables it to perform passive surveillance both at day and night. It is lightweight and portable and can be controlled and operated remotely through wired or wireless communication devices. Not only is it effective in a variety of harsh environments, but also provides accuracy, both in range and azimuth, allowing better performance when it comes to classification and identification of targets," the official added.
One of the benefits is that it can be rapidly installed and networked with other surveillance systems.
The radar contains a plan position indication that displays the region surrounding the radar platform in polar coordinates, as well as a B-scope that indicates the target's range in Cartesian coordinates. The radar can detect a crawling man up to 800 metres away, a walking man up to 2 kilometres away, a light vehicle up to 8 kilometres away, and a large vehicle up to 10 kilometres away. The radar's operational temperature range is -20 degrees Celsius to 55 degrees Celsius.