Arralis signs significant radar contracts in China

// Chinese companies, Beijing Bluesky Aviation Technology and Sino TekCo, have awarded contracts valued at a total of $1.45 Million to Arralis, a technology company servicing the aerospace and security sector, founded and based in Limerick. The official signing of the contracts took place on 14th September 2015 at the Ireland China Conference in Beijing organised by Enterprise Ireland and witnessed by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.

Arralis designs and manufactures high frequency semiconductor chips, modules and antennas up to and beyond 110GHz. Under the Beijing Bluesky Aviation Technology contract Arralis will supply high definition radar sub-systems operating at 94GHz.

Beijing Bluesky Aviation Technology will use Arralis high definition radar technology to develop a system, which will enable commercial helicopters to land blind in degraded visual environment conditions, such as dust clouds (brownout). The system can also be used to detect obstacles which become difficult to identify in bad weather, for example overhead power lines. Conventional radar does not have a high enough resolution for this application, while alternative technologies, for example infra-red and laser cannot be used in extreme weather conditions or poor visibility.

This initial contract will enable Bluesky to carry out prototype development with a view to a future production contract for thousands of the international patent pending Arralis sub-systems.

Sino TekCo will use Arralis high definition radar technology to develop a system of radars which will be used for debris detection and bird tracking at the country’s airports. Sino TekCo CEO, Mr. Ma Jian Zhong said, ‘With the growth in airports and surface vehicles in China, runway debris has become a serious hazard. Currently, we use teams of people to visually search for debris at regular intervals. Arralis’ short […]

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Arralis announces European Commission H2020 Contract

The European Commission has awarded funding of €1.12 Million through the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 Program to Arralis, who specialise in leading-edge, high definition radar and ultra-fast data communications in the Aerospace and Satellite sectors.

In response to the announcement Horizon 2020 Program Manager, Marie Bourke, said ‘The Arralis team are really excited to continue this cutting edge development through the critical stage of commercialisation’.

Arralis designs and manufactures high frequency semiconductor chips, modules and antennas up to and beyond 110GHz. Under this program Arralis will commercialise ground-breaking radar technology, a 94GHz Phase Shifting Radar (PSR94) front end, which is to be sold primarily to millimetre wave radar systems manufacturers in the aerospace sector. It will be the world’s first electronically scanned radar front end at 94GHz.
Current technology using mechanically scanning beams at high frequency are physically large, have large power requirements and offer reduced reliability due to the many moving parts. The PSR94 RF front end includes an electronically scanning antenna with no moving parts which is much smaller, has wider scanning angles, is bi-directional, is much cheaper to manufacture and has low power consumption.

The PSR94 will enable Arralis customers to have a light and highly accurate radar that can be implemented into a wide range of applications. Space applications such as un-manned space probes, space debris avoidance and also weather radar and earth observation satellites require high reliability which is a key feature of the PSR94. In the aviation sector landing helicopters in very poor visibility, such as dusty conditions (brownouts), causes GPS systems and infra-red devices to be inaccurate. The PSR94 has the capability to produce high resolution imagery in these difficult conditions. In airports, the PSR94 can be used to […]

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