Ondulus Radar

Ondulus Radar gives organizations the ability to add high-fidelity, high-performance radar sensors into wide variety of simulation applications.

Ondulus Radar is part of the Presagis M&S Suite, an end-to-end workflow solution that includes terrain modeling, terrain material classification, and radar simulation.

Ondulus Radar is a general simulation framework allowing users to model and develop their own simulated radar solutions, performance settings, and behaviors associated to common types of manufactured radar. This nonspecific tool is typically used for training and research purposes by public and private corporations, government entities, and universities.

Combined with VAPS XT, Ondulus Radar can be packaged to bring maximum realism and provide the operation modes required for task training ( e.g. environmental conditions ), research and development test bench.
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Ondulus Radar

Key Features

Ondulus Radar offers the following modes:

Real Beam Ground Mapping (RBGM) mode, used in such cases as:

  • Navigation and/or operations in no or low visibility environments
  • Marine navigation radar
  • Detection of airspace intrusion ( e.g. early warning detection )
  • Vehicle, aircraft and ship detection

Moving Target Identification (MTI) mode, used in such cases as:

  • Discerning a moving target against the clutter
  • Tracking a moving target
  • Tracking vehicles ( e.g. for law enforcement ) 


Synthetic Aperture Radar (Strip & Spot SAR) mode, used in such cases as:

  • Identification of specific vehicles or strategic assets ( e.g. building, refinery )
  • Intelligence gathering ( e.g. Homeland Security )
  • Mapping (e.g. Natural Resources Agencies )

Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) mode, used in such cases as:

  • Naval intelligence gathering
  • Identification of naval vessels


What’s New

Weather Mode ( WRX )

This Mode is an additional functionnality which is part of the RBGM Mode. You can now inject weather patterns in your radar simulaiton to increase its overall realism. Pre defined Storm Fronts and Weather cells come by default with this new functionnality.

Effects Star & Trees

New set of effects have been added to the SAR Modes to increase the realism of the radar simulation when it comes time to simulate the reflection of sharp corners and display the posiition of reflection shadows casted by Trees.

Jamming Modes

Three new jamming modes have been included with the standard offering.  Spot, Barrage and Swept are now available to enrich training simulation scenarios based on measures and counter-measures engagements.

64 Bit Architecture

The migration from a 32 Bit to a 64 Bit architecture allows for an increase in size and in resolution of databases used by Ondulus Radar.



Comprehensive Toolset

The Power of CDB

Through CDB, Ondulus Radar users develop rich ground material databases that can cover the whole earth, and offer multi-user and multi-resolution points of view to enable even the most stringent radar applications.

Wide Export Capabilities

Developed in Canada, Ondulus Radar is a product that can be integrated in any solution, allowing it to be deployed and supported almost anywhere in the world.

Fully Configurable Radar Parameters

Ondulus Radar offers Application Programming Interface (API) control of parameters such as transmitter power, frequency and pulse width as well as control of antenna pattern and gain to best match your specific operation and performance requirements under different atmospheric and marine conditions.

Track Entities and Chaffs

Track entities and chaff definitions can be manually created or automatically imported from STAGE. Definitions support DIS entity type, radar cross section and OpenFlight 3D geometry. Ondulus Radar also offers native network interoperability with most simulation engines on the market allowing easy integration into larger federated systems.

Ondulus Radar effects include:

  • Ownship altitude and altitude effects
  • Range and atmospheric attenuation
  • Antenna beam pattern
  • Refraction and earth curvature effects
  • Radar shadowing
  • Terrain, feature and target masking
  • Far shore brightening
  • Sea state
  • Terrain, feature and targets aspect effects
  • Receiver sensitivity
  • Sidelobe effects
  • Surface material effects (reflectivity, directivity)
  • Occulting effects
  • Weather and chaff effects

Ondulus Radar parameter and signal effects include:

  • Antenna (scan rate, beam patterns, gimbal limits and turnaround)
  • Radar Resolution
  • Range Scales
  • Pulse Length Effects
  • Receiver Noise
  • Scan Conversion Effects
  • Geometric Distortion
  • Frequency Band
  • Transmitter Power
  • Sensitivity Time Control
  • Receiver Gain and AGC
  • Jamming
  • Stabilization
  • Receiver Detection