Located in Columbus, Ohio, GhostWave aims to revolutionize the radar industry by introducing an innovative approach to radar that improves the safety, security, and reliability of radar systems.
GhostWave radars use randomly generated noise signals to disguise themselves as noise. This gives them a low probability of detection (LPD). Stealth radar can be used to detect incoming threats without giving away your presence. The return signals are only readable using cross correlation with the signal transmitted, which only the GhostWave radar knows.
Radars operate at specific frequencies to send and receive signals (FMWC). If two radars are operating at the same frequency, they will interfere with each other and receive false signals. GhostWave radars operate using digitally generated pseudorandom noise signals. These signals have wideband characteristics and are recovered through correlation. Since the signals are random noise, they will not be correlated with FMWC radars or other GhostWave radars, resulting in a Low Probability of Interference (LPI).
Ever wondered why your adaptive cruise control randomly brakes with no car in front of you? That’s due to cross-talk from another car’s radar, a serious concern for the automotive industry. With adaptive cruise control and other radar smart technologies becoming more popular, LPI radar grows as a necessity. You don’t want your car randomly braking on the highway, and it will only get worse as more cars use radar. GhostWave radars, when combined with techniques such as beam steering, offer the perfect solution for highly congested environments like today’s highways.
Exclusive Patents from The Ohio State University
GhostWave radars utilize our patented, pseudo-random radio frequency generator to solve the problems presented by other methods. By using pseudo-randomly generated radio frequencies, our radars appear as noise to anyone listening in.
With cross correlation, GhostWave's radars and radio can operate in congested or jammed environments. We save assets (UAS and Packages) with collision avoidance systems, and save missions with secure and stealthy communications.
These patents were first developed for when the U.S. Army commissioned The Ohio State University for Stealthy Ballistic Detection. This system took advantage of the LPD property of RF Noise Radar to detect incoming ballistic missiles without breaking the helicopter’s stealth. GhostWave now uses these patents to develop a wide variety of solutions for the Department of Defense and the private sector.