Radar Is Advancing at Historic Speed. How Engineers Are Setting the Pace.

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Sandia National Laboratories senior manager Elaine Martinez has worked on RAMSES (Radar Analysis, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation Suite), which comprises dozens of test scenarios for rapid prototyping (photo by Craig Fritz).

June 18, 2024 | Originally published by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) on May 7, 2024

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a whirling geopolitical landscape of new nuclear weapons, hypersonic weapons, drones, and satellites, the US is hustling to test new kinds of radars aimed at detecting evolving threats.

Many of these tests take place in a simulated research environment created at Sandia National Laboratories. Dubbed RAMSES by its developers, the advanced modeling and simulation software is hastening the development of next-generation radars.

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