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Radars & Sensors

Providing advanced solutions that enhance the efficiency of radar systems and subsystems

From concept development to system integration, to design and testing of radar and sensor components, Dynetics has made radars and sensors a core part of our business since our inception. We support radars and sensors worldwide, including land- and sea-based radars and sensors as well as satellites. In addition, we support extensive efforts in the analysis and development of seekers and signatures.

Radar Systems

Solving challenging problems by providing innovative solutions to radar systems and subsystem analysis and development

Modeling and Simulation

Physics-based simulation is a core competency at Dynetics. Our engineers are able to develop design techniques and implement detailed component and system-level modeling/analysis requirements. We focus on radar functions, threats, timelines, weapon systems, clutter, and electronic attack/electronic protection support.

Algorithm Development

We are well equipped to design complex sensor algorithms. Our experts can provide solutions for detection processes, waveform selection, signal processing, clutter and electronic attack mitigation, adaptive beamforming, and target identification.

Hardware and Software Development

Our engineers are able to design and analyze components such as antennas, exciters, transmitters, multichannel receivers, high-bandwidth receivers, and state-of-the-art processors. Radar frequency laboratory equipment development and integration, software development and test, and real-time hardware-in-the-loop and field test support are also key to providing tools for our customers.

Radar Systems Analysis

We have developed various innovative techniques to handle the high volume of data required for modern radar systems analysis. We provide unique methods to analyze and visualize data required to understand the signals and the radar systems using these signals.


Innovating mission-critical sensors for military and commercial applications

Dynetics has developed one-of-a-kind data collection sensors for proving and refining sensor algorithms for use in cases where no sensor is available. We develop a wide variety of sensors for military and commercial applications:

  • Electromagnetic radiation sensors
  • Passive radio frequency (RF) sensors
  • Lasers
  • Electro-optics/infrared (EO/IR) sensors
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Active and passive millimeter wave sensors
  • Polarimetric imaging
  • Acoustic sensors
  • Seismic sensors
  • Magnetic sensors
  • Thin-film sensors

Advanced sensor algorithms

Our team of experts designs effective advanced sensor algorithms for both military and commercial sensor systems. These complex sensor algorithms are critical to many missions, including ballistic missile defense; air defense; air-to-ground systems; border security; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). These capabilities are rooted in our broad sensor modeling and analysis experience—we were developing and analyzing sensors even before the beginning of sensor digitization.

Seekers and Signatures

Offering next-generation defense capabilities to face an evolving threat


We support extensive efforts in the simulation, modeling, and analysis of RF seekers. We have developed several RF seeker simulation tools, including the Generic Seeker Simulation (GENSS)—a physics-based, fully closed-loop seeker simulation tool that models active, semiactive, and passive RF seekers. We have a long history of RF missile seeker systems performance evaluation. In addition, we have made significant advances in miniaturization, sensor technology, and information processing for seekers to provide greater accuracy.

Signature Analysis and Development

As weapon systems become increasingly sophisticated, accurate prediction, measurement, and modeling of signatures are even more essential to our national security.

Acoustic Signatures

We offer expertise in acoustic propagation, acoustic modeling, measurement, and analysis to measure unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), aircraft, ground vehicle, and architectural signatures and classify the threat.

IR/EO/Ultraviolet (UV) Signatures

Our team can create IR signature models for threat signature prediction/analysis, verification of targets and countermeasures, and thermal hardbody analysis.

Laser Signature Development

We offer target detection and classification studies for ground systems, as well as target detection and tracking analysis for space systems.

RF Signature Analysis and Development

We are instrumental in all phases of RF signature modeling including requirements definition, design and optimization, prediction and modeling, static and dynamic measurements, and verification and validation.



PhantomRF is an advanced, customizable digital radio frequency memory (DRFM) target generator. It provides radar test and evaluation programs with an affordable platform for high-fidelity false target generation by repeating delayed copies of radar waveforms. PhantomRF is capable of implementing responsive electronic attack (EA) techniques for electronic protection (EP) testing requirements.

There are two key differentiators – extensive hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) testing and integration support. Dynetics performs extensive HWIL testing with a laboratory Doppler radar, which allows customers to observe their system’s execution of required EA techniques in range-Doppler map displays before delivery, lowering integration risks. Dynetics will support integration activities on-site, reducing integration time and risk. PhantomRF includes a user manual and a network interface control document (ICD) to facilitate integrating the DRFM into a larger system.

The flexibility of the PhantomRF allows it to have additional, optional upgrades such as high-speed recording, pulse detection and pulse repetition interval (PRI) tracking, and additional EA techniques with firmware modifications that are adjustable to customer’s requirements to further reduce integration time and risk.