Full system integration experience across multiple manned and unmanned platforms

Sandia has designed and operated Synthetic Aperture Radars (SARs) on a broad spectrum of platforms ranging from small Class 3 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) weighing less than 300lbs to large manned aircraft weighing more than 90,000lbs to spacecraft orbiting the moon. Sandia's Synthetic Aperture Radars (SARs) are custom designed considering the size, weight, performance and Tasking, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (TPED) abilities of the platform.

Typical System Specifications


Small Systems Large Systems
Weight: 25-75lbs 250-1000lbs
Power: 300-600W 1100-4000W
Transmitter Power: 10-60W peak 60-700W peak
Resolution: 0.1 - 10 m (adjustable) 0.1 - 10 m (adjustable)
Image Size: 2000x2000 – 5000x5000 pixels max 2000x2000 – 5000x8000 pixels max
Gimbal Type: Dual axis 3-Axis
Image Analysts: Remote Remote & On-Board