360-degree Situational Awareness on any platform
The Raytheon Distributed Aperture System, RDAS, gives pilots 360-degree spherical situational awareness, turning night into day and providing passive missile detection, autonomous threat tracking and obstacle avoidance. RDAS is platform agnostic and tailorable to multiple platforms – from rotary wing to fighter jet to unmanned aerial vehicle and beyond.
Using the same next-generation technology as the Electro Optical Distributed Aperture System used on F-35 fighters, RDAS employs multiple high-resolution infrared sensors mounted around a platform to produce 360-degree spherical imagery to allow pilots and crew members to “look through” the airframe using a helmet-mounted display.
Turning night into day
RDAS turns the night into day – providing pilots with the ability to see in the dark without the need for night vision goggles. The system’s large focal plane array boasts best-in-class detection range and resolution, even in cluttered environments.
RDAS autonomously detects, tracks, and warns about any incoming threats with infrared signatures, relieving crew workload and providing enhanced survivability. High-resolution imagery provides protection from both air- and surface-launched missiles; the 360-degree imagery with high visual acuity aids pilots in obstacle avoidance.