Canadian DND TRACS/ASR-3 Radar Improves Reliability and Performance with Sensis Modernization Solution

Department of National Defence Extends Service Life of 8 Wing/CFB Trenton's Radar by 15 Years While Reducing Operating Costs

Mar 08, 2011, 08:30 ET from Sensis Corporation

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensis Corporation's modernization program for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) Terminal Radar and Control System (TRACS) Area Surveillance Radar (ASR-3) has been formally accepted and is now commissioned and in use by the DND. The fully redundant ASR-3 radar modernization solution features a high performance signal/data processor and solid state L-band transmitter replacement along with six level National Weather Service (NWS) weather data processing capability embedded in the software. The modernization solution will extend the service life of 8 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Trenton's radar by a minimum of 15 years while reducing life cycle, maintenance and operating costs.

Sensis' Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) radar modernization solution for the ASR-3 is based on a proven open architecture hardware and software platform that is easily scalable and has been implemented on similar L and S band Air Surveillance and Air Defense radars around the world. The solution also delivers wind farm clutter mitigation and a potential upgrade path to fuse multilateration-based secondary surveillance systems.

"The successful commissioning of the modernization program once again demonstrates that Sensis modernization solutions meet the stringent operating requirements demanded by our customers. Key project objectives – ensuring that the new infrastructure can support present and future ATM operations in a cost-effective, efficient manner while maintaining compatibility with existing DND systems – was achieved with minimal impact upon operations," said Erik Smith, general manager of Sensis Defense & Security Systems. "By taking this economical, low risk approach, the DND will extend the service life of their existing ASR-3 radar asset at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton for a minimum of 15 years while improving reliability and performance."


Sensis Corporation provides sensors, information technology, and simulation and modeling to the world's militaries, air navigation service providers, civil aviation authorities, airports, and airlines. Sensis Corporation solutions are deployed around the world. For more information regarding Sensis Corporation, visit

Sensis has modernized more than 100 military and civilian 2D and 3D primary surveillance radars around the world. This includes upgrades to NATO Medium Power Radar (MPR) signal/data processors, Hughes Air Defense Radar (HADR) receiver/exciter and signal/data processors, and Watchman Air Traffic Control radar signal/data processors. Customers include eight NATO countries.


The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) is the department within the government of Canada with responsibility for all matters concerning the defence of Canada. In addition to the civilian components of the department, this also includes Canada's military, known as the Canadian Forces. DND is the largest federal department in terms of personnel/employees and budget. DND is led by the Minister of National Defence and is headquartered at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa. For more information, visit

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