Domain Awareness

Supporting homeland defense with exceptional capabilities

WR has an internationally recognized surface and skywave over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) research and development (R&D) team. This team has worked to enhance Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities in support of operations conducted by the US Navy, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and others. Our experts specialize in digital radar signal processing and tracking, radio propagation and target geo-registration, radar management systems, antenna design, and systems site selection and integration.

Our team of world renowned scientists includes an IEEE Fellow, and recipients of several awards, including the European Association for Signal Processing’s (EURASIP) Technical Achievement Award and the IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal. In fact, our experts are often referred to as the “gray beards” of the Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) program, having supported the work for over 20 years.

WR scientists have published more than 200 peer reviewed papers in the world's most respected engineering and scientific journals, and regularly participate in international conferences, often with invited papers and serving as vice-chairs or members of Organizing Committees.

Recent project activities include:

  • Maintenance and optimization for ROTHR
  • Diagnostic evaluation for quality of system output to the operational users
  • Technical fleet support for radar sensor distribution systems
  • R&D for next generation Over-the-Horizon Radar (OTHR)
  • Site preparation and assessment
  • Electromagnetic environment monitoring and assessment
  • Antenna array modeling, design, installation and assessment
  • Receiver modeling, design, development and assessment
  • Advanced signal processing and tracker developments
  • Advanced geo-registration system developments
  • Advanced radar management systems developments