BAE applies to test navigation and collision-avoidance radar

BAE Systems has filed two applications with the FCC for experimental license. The first application and supporting exhibit is for testing, at 13.3 GHz, a re-design of BAE Systems’ ASN-128 Doppler navigation system used by the U.S. military. The re-design was needed because some materials used in the production of the antenna have been discontinued. Testing is to ensure that new materials have no adverse impact.

The second application and exhibit is to test, at 34.7 GHz, a radar collision avoidance system to be used by military aircraft, especially helicopters, at low altitudes to detect power lines and other structures that are close to the ground.