Expodefensa 2023 – Codaltec of Colombia showcases its PPR Perimetral Protection Radar

Douglas Hernández

Among the many products of its high-tech portfolio being exhibited at Expodefensa 2023, the International Defence and Security Fair in Bogotá, CODALTEC is showcasing its Perimetral Protection Radar, PPR in short. The sample visible at the exhibition is the prototype of a Beta version

CODALTEC defines its PRR as a complementary sensor to more traditional detection systems. This radar has been designed to offer early warning against intruders in critical facilities, which may be military, government, energy, or oil, among others.

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The PPR operates 24/7 in any weather condition, in the presence of clouds or rain. According to the company the Beta version is capable of detecting drones at 50 metres, vehicles at 70 metres, and people at 80 metres, CODALTEC underlining that the ranges of the final production version will be greater.

The PPR architecture in the Beta version allows up to nine radars to be connected in a network, deploying them at key points in order to cover irregular areas, thus being able to avoid obstacles that prevent or restrict the field of view.

The radar is very compact, and can be carried by a single man. Furthermore, its simplicity makes it easy to install and deploy.

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Within the research and development process, CODALTEC plans to continue the evolution of the PPR, to expand its capabilities and give it the capacity of classifying objectives, improving its monitoring system, connecting with other sensors for more ambitious projects that allow scaling capabilities through modularity and system integration, and also generate automatic alarms.

CODALTEC’s PPR is in full development, and tests are constantly carried out in real environments, which allow technical and operational aspects to be corrected, as the equipment confronts the demands that arise in the field.

CODALTEC increased its experience in the field of radars its sensors division began the research and development process in 2014, managing to present two completely functional models in 2017, the TADER and the SINDER, one intended for aerial surveillance and the other for land surface surveillance. It now offers a third technological development in the form of a short-range radar for perimeter surveillance.

Photos by D. Hernández