Data Patterns, a defense and aerospace electronics solutions company, has partnered with IN-SPACe to develop a miniature Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). This collaboration aims to provide Data Patterns with SAR radar capability, allowing them to enhance their portfolio of radars and expand their offerings in the industry.
IN-SPACe, an independent agency functioning under the Department of Space (DoS), has made the SAR radar technology available for transfer of technology (ToT) to Data Patterns. The technology, developed at the Space Applications Centre (SAC) by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is a precursor to ISRO’s upcoming high-resolution SAR satellite, the NISAR.
According to Data Patterns, they plan to further enhance this technology by integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for object detection and classification. The company believes that this collaboration is a significant step towards maximizing India’s space resources and promoting space-based activities.
G. Kuppuswamy, Vice-President of Data Patterns, expressed excitement about the partnership and emphasized the value of this technology in complementing their existing radar capabilities. He also highlighted the company’s plans to leverage AI capabilities to improve SAR radar performance.
In the quarter ended June 2023, Data Patterns reported a consolidated net profit of ₹25.83 crore, indicating a substantial 81.4% increase compared to the same period last year.
This collaboration between Data Patterns and IN-SPACe signifies the growing importance of miniaturized SAR radar technology in the defense and aerospace sectors. As the demand for advanced radar systems continues to rise, this partnership enables Data Patterns to expand its offerings and solidify its position in the market.
Overall, this development highlights the potential of Indian companies in leveraging cutting-edge technology developed by ISRO for commercial applications. With the integration of AI tools, Data Patterns aims to enhance the performance and capabilities of SAR radar systems, catering to the evolving needs of defense and aerospace industries.