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CEAFAR radar achieves sea demonstration milestone-Australia
« on: November 27, 2008, 03:30:40 AM »
CEA Technologies Media Release

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CEA Technologies specialise in the design, development and manufacture of advanced radar and communications solutions and is a
leading supplier of scalable active phased array radar for surveillance and missile fire control applications, maritime integrated
communications systems and harbour and coastal surveillance systems

TECHNOLOGIES PTY LIMITED
ACN 059 951 183
20 November 2008

CEAFAR radar achieves sea demonstration milestone
The ANZAC ASMD Upgrade Project successfully demonstrated the CEAFAR active phased array
multi-function radar installed on an ANZAC Frigate, HMAS PERTH off the coast of Western
Australia.
CEAFAR is one of the most advanced maritime multifunction radar systems in production. Being a
fully digital beamforming system, it can dynamically adapt and change modes to meet complex
environmental and threat scenarios. Its scalability is enabled by the tile based face architecture and
the digital beamforming backend. This makes CEAFAR suitable for consideration in applications as
small as offshore patrol craft and as large as destroyers and cruisers.
The risk reduction and data collection objectives of the at-sea demonstration were successfully
achieved in significantly less than the planned time frame. This enabled additional capabilities to be
assessed during the sea going opportunity.
Activities included tactical air and surface scenarios involving multiple aircraft and ships, small
targets representative of anti-ship missiles and weapon systems. These were conducted in littoral
and open ocean maritime conditions and included the complex electromagnetic environments
associated with multiple warships and aircraft.
The at-sea demonstration followed a successful land-based demonstration of the same production
hardware at CEA’s Canberra facilities on the 6th of November. The faces used in the demonstration
were from the first production run and had been delivered on schedule from the company’s
production line in July 08. This same dual faced configuration was then transported by road from
Canberra to the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Base West (FBW), Western Australia for the
installation process; arriving just 4 days before the planned sailing time.
CEA’s Technical Director Ian Croser said today, “This is an exciting outcome with the extra work
required to achieve such a tightly scheduled sea demonstration a credit to the engineering
integration and test team who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the program’s ambitious
objectives. The system was declared operationally ready for the at-sea period just three and a half
days after its arrival at FBW.”
At-sea demonstration team
and installed Dual Face

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CEA Technologies specialise in the design, development and manufacture of advanced radar and communications solutions and is a
leading supplier of scalable active phased array radar for surveillance and missile fire control applications, maritime integrated
communications systems and harbour and coastal surveillance systems
The simplicity of its architecture and construction enabled the at-sea demonstration to be conducted
in the very short timeframe, which was achieved by the combined resources of the ANZAC ASMD
Project team, HMAS PERTH, the ANZAC Ship Alliance and CEA staff.
“This early at sea demonstration of the CEAFAR capability is part of an overall Commonwealth
strategy of advance demonstration of the system before installation into the first ship. The radar
performed beyond expectations and the success of the sea trial now represents a very significant
risk reduction step for the whole program.” concluded Ian Croser.
The ASMD Upgrade Project will ensure the Royal Australian Navy’s ANZAC Frigates have an
enhanced level of self defence against modern anti-ship missiles. It will also improve the ANZAC
Frigates ability to provide close-in protection to an amphibious maritime task group, supporting the
Royal Australian Navy’s future Air Warfare Destroyer area air defence capability. The CEA Phased
Array system is a critical component of this capability.
CEA Technologies is a world leader in advanced radar technologies and is based in Canberra,
Australia.


Source
http://www.cea.com.au/News+Media/Attachments/2008-0003.pdf

 



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