Lockheed Martin and Rowan University partner on radar

March 19, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Lockheed Martin and Rowan University are joining forces to develop new technologies for a broad range of radar system applications in support of national defense.

Research activities will be conducted at the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University in Mantua Township, N.J., about a mile from Rowan's main campus in Glassboro. As research activities expand in scope, these activities will be accommodated at the planned second building at the Technology Park, which opened its first structure—the Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center—in 2008.

In the future, Lockheed Martin personnel look forward to working with Rowan professors and students on:

  1. Radar component prototyping and analysis;
  2. System performance test and evaluation;
  3. Radar engineering curriculum and educational program development;
  4. Supportability and sustainment innovation model.

As threats to the United States become increasingly more complex, this next generation of radar technology is critical to protecting national assets and requires the dedication of an educated workforce.

Today, the central component of the Lockheed Martin-developed Aegis Weapon System is the SPY-1 radar, the most widely fielded naval phased array radar in the world. Lockheed Martin recently completed the 400th SPY-1 antenna at its Moorestown facility with the Aegis Weapon System and SPY-1 radar deployed on more than 100 ships worldwide.