New Radar - Tiny, Cheap, Effective Up to 12M

Tracks Up to 12 Miles

Source:  KAUST

Potential for Personal Security, Health, Drones, Self-Driving Cars
A tiny, low cost radar developed by an international team of scientists offers better navigation.  Developers in Saudi Arabia and Finland say it could serve as an avoidance system for unmanned drones and self-driving cars.  It could also be used as part of navigation systems for the visually impaired. They add it has potential for personal security and health care applications.

The new radar device was created by researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia and VTT Technical Research Center in Finland.  The device weights less than 150g and is powered by a 5V battery.  The team says it provides detailed information on the size, distance and speed of moving objects.  The tracking range is up to 12 miles.  Current radar are large and bulky. They tend to lose key detail information  This innovation doesn't. It's a low powered, small and portable radar that picks up on important small and big details. To check out more news stories like this, go to


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