Search and Rescue

Search and Rescue

The future of search and rescue is changing, and simply put, traditional radar can’t do the job. Where traditional radar struggles to differentiate small objects such as a person or a rubber raft from the waves in most sea states, ViDAR has successfully demonstrated the ability to find almost all objects or persons.

In a carefully controlled evaluation conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard, against the next generation of maritime radars, ViDAR was the only search system that found 100 per cent of the Search and Rescue (SAR) targets, and the only one to successfully find the person in the water, across a wide range of sea states.

Core Capabilities

ViDAR provides a 3.2NM sweep width enabling over 30x faster search for a person in the water.

ViDAR has a specially optimized SAR mode of operation where only objects relevant to a SAR mission are uniquely indicated to operators dramatically reducing time to rescue.

ViDAR is a low size, weight and power system with easy integration options for different aircraft types.

ViDAR has been extensively evaluated in a wide range of sea states

ViDAR continuously scans the ocean in front of the aircraft and autonomously detects all objects on the ocean surface.

ViDAR is providing SAR capability to operations in Australia and North America