Siemens has been commissioned by the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques (FHR) to modernize the antenna of the High Power Radar System TIRA (Tracking und Imaging Radar). The facility in Wachtberg, Germany, generates precise images of satellites and other objects in space, and also helps to track the orbits of space debris. Under the modernization project Siemens will be renewing the drive and control equipment. The radar system is scheduled to come back into operation by the end of March 2011.
In Wachtberg, near Bonn, the FHR operates a high power radar system with a 34-meter parabolic antenna. The TIRA is one of the world’s largest radar systems for detecting and tracking …