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ARENA technology can transform a radar, sonar or radiometer by enabling significant miniaturization; unparalleled processing; adaptive control, waveform generation and signal processing; and seamless integration into network sensor environments. Physically not much larger than a smart phone, ARENAs can be embedded into the sensors they serve.

Radar’s ARENA Team designs, builds and deploys advanced radar systems and technology to support our customers’ application and mission needs. With a broad range of expertise, our scientists and engineers provide radar solutions from initial modeling stages through full system design and development. Following development, the ARENA Team provides field deployment design, along with operational and data analysis support.

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Engineering Services


  • Geophysical modeling and development
  • Radar system design and development
  • Digital system design and development
  • Data acquisition design and development
  • Network system design
  • Initial concept to full system prototyping and field demonstration
  • Data analysis


  • Digital subsystem design and development:
    • Arbitrary waveform generators and up converters
    • Digital receivers and data acquisition
    • Digital I/O, control and timing generation
  • Software radio design and development
  • Transceiver design and development
  • Network-based data acquisition design and development

Mission Design and Planning

  • Ground-based and airborne field campaign design, planning and oversight
  • Sensor-in-a-loop simulation for ground, airborne and satellite missions
  • Digital system design and development
  • Post mission data analysis and performance assessment


  • Custom FPGA firmware design, simulation and prototyping
  • Linux-based driver development

ARENA Customers and Partners

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Ames Research Center logo
Oregon State University logo
NASA Langley Research Center logo
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NOAA Nedis Star logo
Hurricane Research Division logo
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Bureau of Ocean Management logo
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