Radar Systems


Processing high bandwidth, wideband radar signals in real-time situational awareness environments presents many technical challenges. To address these complex technical problems, Ultra has exploited hardware and software data fusion technologies to develop robust real-time data aggregation and synchronization architecture to rapidly produce an affordable, operationally effective Radar Data Processor to detect and classify targets with high probability while maintaining a low probability of false alarm.

This solution is being deployed on the Navy’s aircraft carrier fleet and is designed with an open architecture to allow integration with multiple types of radar systems to enable a common data acquisition and processing environment.

Radar systems

NGSSR (Next Generation Surface Search Radar)


The AN/SPS-73(V)18 NGSSR will be a functional replacement for all variants of the current AN/SPS-67, AN/SPS-73, BridgeMaster E series, and commercial-off-the-shelf radar systems. The NGSSR will perform surface search, periscope detection, and navigational functions. NGSSR will offer ship defense against surface and limited low altitude air threats. NGSSR also addresses risks inherent in operating in littoral waters and vulnerabilities such as submarine attacks.

The NGSSR will be installed on US Navy platforms.

BPS-17(V)1 Radar Manager Software (BRMS)


The BPS radar series are submarine Class A X-Band systems providing a radar navigation capability in addition to performing routine surface detection. Ultra Electronics provides the BPS-17(V)1 Radar Manager Software (BRMS) software component. BRMS is used to set the Radio Frequency (RF) generation, transmission, reception and video signal processing parameters of the BPS-17(V)1 Radar Units and also displays radar video, contacts, alerts, Digital Nautical Charts (DNC) information, and systems warnings to the operator.

The BMRS is intended to support navigation, station keeping, general surface search radar functions, and contact avoidance. The radar software will provide a video indication of position of surface ships, surface craft, buoys, shorelines and navigational marks while supporting contact designation. The system is intended to improve the standard of collision avoidance by automatically providing information to the operators that will enable them to execute collision avoidance with multiple contacts as well as manually plotting a single contact. The system is also intended to provide continuous, accurate and rapid situational awareness and evaluation.