Space force

Ansys will help develop a radar for Space Force

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Rendering of Advanced Deep Space Radar Capability (DARC). 1 credit

Pittsburgh-based Ansys, an engineering simulation company, will support aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman in the development, testing and delivery of advanced deep space radar (DARC) capability for the US Space Force Space Systems Command space domain awareness mission.

“Ansys is honored to partner with DARC to support the digital design and validation of this critical US national security system,” said Shane Emswiler, Senior Vice President of Products, Ansys. “Our simulation and digital mission engineering solutions are proven to accelerate and optimize the development of complex products within leading engineering organizations around the world. We are confident they will similarly benefit the Northrop Grumman DARC team.

The contract includes the design, development and delivery of a Site 1 system. The companies are also working on two additional radar sites. The work will be led by Ansys Government Initiatives.

Ansys’ digital mission simulation and engineering solutions will integrate technology from Northrop Grumman to create a high-fidelity open digital twin prototype environment.

In addition, Northrop Grumman will use Ansys’ products to perform mission-level analysis, examine radio frequency systems and leverage digital wire capabilities.

The contract is expected to be completed in 2025.