Current News:

Sepetember 8, 2010: MicroPower Radar flew aboard "Crisis EMS's"® (in conjunction with NASA Ames and Carnegie-Mellon) quadrotor UAV today. The 420 gram UAV carried the 45 gram radar with apparent ease and without degrading flight characteristics. Military aircraft won't fly without radar and now small UAV's can too.

July 8, 2010: Thirty MicroPower Radars were delivered to an advanced robotics program today. The radar is already showing success in robot security, target identification and navigation. Production of reasonably priced radars in quantity is important to the advancement of robotics, an expert noted.

May 12, 2010: Underground detection of human activity was advanced today by a new approach dubbed “fixed-range” radar. This technique demonstrated ten-thousand times more signal from objects such as generators, fans and lighting, when compared with conventional “swept-range” radar, paving the way for improved underground facility identification, detection and characterization.

January 27, 2010: Supersonic projectile tracked underground. As part of an endeavor to understand bunker penetrator deceleration physics, a newly designed radar was used today to measure position vs time through a sand-filled test bed. Projectile initial velocity exceeded Mach 2.5. The radar operated flawlessly through the entire shot series, was validated by the static “witness-plate” technology it may soon replace.

May 8, 2007: Non-contact (through-clothing) cardiac stroke volume was measured today, a "World's first ever," utilizing Sperient's proprietary radar technology. Up until today, the "Holy Grail" of non-contact medical sensing has been cardiac stroke volume. Sperient has completed the trifecta, demonstrating heart rate, breathing rate and now stroke volume. A variety of new applications and products are now made possible including, blood pressure monitoring without the need for a cuff, continuous and automated monitoring without pesky wires and many, many more. Please contact Sperient for more information.

April 6, 2007: DARPA awarded a System on a chip contract today, recognizing Sperient's advanced modulation technology. Please contact Sperient to find out more about MicroPower Radio and Radar technologies on chip.

March 23, 2007: Rescue Radar detected six out of seven simulated victims at the Menlo Park Search and Rescue training facility in Menlo Park California. Victims were detected through reinforced concrete rubble in a variety of configurations. Heartrate and breathing rates were measured and presented. A cell tower located on the site (within 60 yds) added to the challenge. Interference was noted when the radar antenna was pointed in the direction of the tower, but was easily avoided for the tests.

May 10, 2006: Sperient Corporation demonstrated a Rubble Rescue Radar prototype to Air Force Special Operations Command personnel. Eighteen Pararescue Jumpers (PJ's), medics and fire-rescue personnel were provided brief training and asked to locate personnel (acting as victims) randomly hidden behind walls, sand bag berms and rubble. With no previous exposure to the technology and less than two minutes of training, all eighteen were able to identify hidden victims 100% of the time with no false positive detections and no false negative detections. The product is expected to ship in September.

October 4, 2005: Sperient's high-value asset protection system called RavenWire, was demonstrated by the U.S. Air Force today. A key-fob (similar to a automobile key-fob) operates the system. When an intruder enters the protected zone, an alarm alerts the operator through the key-fob. The protected zone may be as large as 30,000 square feet.

January 19, 2005: Sperient delivered 25 Electronic Tripwire radars to the U.S. Army today. The Tripwire detects threats-targets that approach within 200 feet (omni-directional) and reports the encroachment digitally. The system operates day or night, indoors or out, through foliage, walls and other obstructions.

Sept 18, 2003:   Sperient Corporation demonstrated a world-record 250 Mbps wireless radio today.  'These Radios may be expected to cost less than $10 in OEM quantities', says Tom Rosenbury, Sperient's President.  The radio operates by capitalizing on the FCC's new 3.1 GHz to 10 GHz UltraWideband²band.  The radio was demonstrated at a maximum operating range of 13 m (40 feet) in a high multipath environment. More info>>


Sept 5, 2003:    A non-contact heartbeat and breathing sensor was delivered to the U.S. military today by Sperient Corporation.  This sensor measures heartbeat and breathing through cold weather gear or chemical gear.  In a chemical environment, medics are reluctant to break the protective barrier that a chemical suit provides ­ Sperient's Heartbeat-Breathing sensor enables medics to monitor their patients without breaking the protective clothing barrier.

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August 28, 2003:   Four ³Electronic Tripwires were delivered to the U.S. Government by Sperient today.  Electronic Tripwires provide a precise detection zone and may be utilized in urban and close-quarter facility clearing operations by military or civilian authorities by warning operators of flanking movements. More info>>
July 11, 2003:    Sperient delivered fifty radar systems ahead of schedule to the U.S. Government today.  The U.S. Government expressed plans to use the devices as a key part of a wireless system to monitor and secure perimeters around critical facilities and forces.
April 8, 2003:    A four-kilometer, 100 kbps wireless radio was demonstrated by Sperient engineers this week.  The radio operated non-line-of-sight through trees and a housing development.  The radio may be utilized by the military for data exfiltration or to address the ³last-mile² challenge by telecommunication companies.