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Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Applications



We offer some of the smallest synthetic aperture radar (SAR) solutions on the market to support commercial and government operations. SAR imaging enables classification, target engagement and mapping.

Reduce Constraints

SAR imagers penetrate clouds, fog, dust and operate independent from lighting conditions to support night operations.


Support predictive analysis with data for car counting, crop health, and natural resource imaging.


SAR / InSAR products are used for subsidence measurements to support infrastructure management and disaster response.

Individual SAR Applications

 SAR AERO’s synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system can perform multiple applications in a variety of industries.

  • Agriculture
  • Bathymetry and Obstacle Identification
  • Border Control
  • Border Security
  • Business Intelligence
  • Cartography: 3d Topographic Mapping
  • City Planning
  • Counter Drug Trafficking
  • Counter Illegal Fishing
  • Crop Health
  • Crop Layout
  • Crop Management.
  • Detect Oils, Gas, Mineral Production
  • Detection and Recognition of Infrastructure (E.G. Road, Rail)
  • Detection of Illicit Crops: Marijuana, Cocaine, Poppy, Heroin
  • Detection of Vessels Anchored in Protected Areas
  • Detection of Vessels in Open Waters
  • Disaster Preparation & Response
  • Earthquakes
  • Environmental Protection
  • Locating Aircraft Wreckage
  • Flooding
  • Foliage Penetration
  • Forest Type Mapping
  • Geomorphology and Ocean Surface Farming Metrix
  • Glacier Monitoring
  • High Resolution Radar
  • Ice Concentration
  • Ice Decay (Melt Onset)
  • Ice Edge Location
  • Iceberg Monitoring
  • Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Land Cover Mapping/Monitoring
  • Landslides and Unstable Slopes
  • Livestock & Wildlife Monitoring
  • Locate Airplanes
  • Locate Ships
  • Locate Vehicles
  • Mapping
  • Mapping of Antarctic
  • Mapping of Urban Areas
  • Maritime Domain Awareness
  • Maritime Surveillance
  • Monitoring Coastal Zones
  • Monitoring Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Observe Oils, Gas, Mineral Production
  • Observe Wood, Grassland, Land Cover
  • Ocean
  • Oil Spill Detection
  • Oil Spill Observation
  • Oils, Gas, Mineral Production Mextrix
  • Patterns of Life
  • Pipeline Monitoring
  • Planning & Management of Search & Rescue
  • Primary Ice Information
  • Principles of Volcano Inflation and Deflation
  • Recognition of Docks, Etc.
  • Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (Pre-Disaster)
  • Sea Ice Mapping
  • Search and Rescue
  • Ship Speed Estimation
  • Soil Moisture
  • Stage of Development
  • Subsidence of Infrastructure
  • Topographic Mapping (E.G. Wood, Grassland, Land Cover)
  • Topography (Ridges)
  • Tree Crown Coverage
  • Urban Signatures
  • Vertical Displacement
  • Volcanoes
  • Wave Height Detection
  • Weather
  • Wildland Fire Studies
  • Wind Movement on Ocean Surface
  • Wind Speed

Radar National Image Interpretability Rating Scales (R-NIIRS)


We offer very high resolution SAR systems with resolutions down to .3 meters for US commercial customers.

R-NIIRS 7 [ 0.20 – 0.40 m GRD]
  • Identify small fighter aircraft by type (e.g., FISHBED, FITTER, FLOGGER).
  • Distinguish between electronics van trailers (without tractor) and van trucks in garrison.
  • Distinguish, by size and configuration, between a turreted, tracked APC and a medium tank (e.g., BMP-1/2 vs. T-64).
  • Detect a missile on the launcher in an SA-2 launch revetment.
  • Distinguish between bow mounted missile system on KRIVAK I/II and bow mounted gun turret on KRIVAK III.
  • Detect road/street lamps in an urban residential area or military complex.
R-NIIRS 6 [0.40 – 0.75 m GRD]
  • Distinguish between variable and fixed-wing fighter aircraft (e.g., FENCER vs. FLANKER).
  • Distinguish between the BAR LOCK and SIDE NET antennas at a BAR LOCK/SIDE NET acquisition radar site.
  • Distinguish between small support vehicles (e.g., UAZ-69, UAZ-469) and tanks (e.g., T-72, T-80).
  • Identify SS-24 launch triplet at a known location.
  • Distinguish between the raised helicopter deck on a KRESTA II (CG) and the helicopter deck with main deck on a KRESTA I (CG).
R-NIIRS 5 [0.75 – 1.2 m GRD]
  • Count all medium helicopters (e.g., HIND, HIP, HAZE, HOUND, PUMA, WASP).
  • Detect deployed TWIN EAR antenna.
  • Distinguish between river crossing equipment and medium/heavy armored vehicles by size and shape (e.g., MTU-20 vs. T-62 MBT).
  • Detect missile support equipment at an SS-25 RTP (e.g., TEL, MSV).
  • Distinguish bow shape and length/width differences of SSNS.
  • Detect the break between railcars (count railcars).
R-NIIRS 4 [1.2 – 2.5 m GRD]
  • Distinguish between large rotary-wing and medium fixed-wing aircraft (e.g., HALO helicopter versus CRUSTY transport).
  • Detect recent cable scars between facilities or command posts.
  • Detect individual vehicles in a row at a known motor pool.
  • Distinguish between open and closed sliding roof areas on a single bay garage at a mobile missile base.
  • Identify square bow shape of ROPUCHA class (LST).
  • Detect all rail/road bridges.