Research and Development

The company’s R&D facilities ensure long term innovative development of the company and achievement of its strategic goals. We prioritize innovative technologies as we design, upgrade and maintain land, sea, air and space surveillance systems. This include new systems and solutions design through development, convergence and localization of the best-in-industry technologies. Our priorities include new data processing and analysis methods, research of the Terahertz band new-age communications, ionosphere and radio-photonic technologies.

Microwave photonics

RTI is conducting research in integrated photonic boards for microwave components which is to be applied in new generation radar systems and radio communications solutions. Microwave photonics technology provides our products with new capabilities which are difficult or impossible to implement using only traditional microwave circuits. This technology opens up a multitude of new opportunities in how to design new information and communication systems.

RTI is working on new generation microwave photonic radar systems and is expanding microwave photonics research team that will target, among other, the design of integrated photonic components.

Research and Analysis of the Earth's Ionosphere

The ionosphere is comprised of partially ionized plasma with constantly changing properties. The performance of radio and radar systems depends on condition of the ionosphere and specific frequency range of a radio system. Foremost, the condition of the ionosphere most crucially affects the performance of radio equipment that uses the ionosphere for radio waves propagation. Such systems include shortwave radio communication systems and OTH radar systems.

All of the known approaches to adjusting radio systems to the changing state of the ionosphere rely on direct measurements of the ionosphere parameters. RTI research is focused on building more accurate dynamic ionosphere state models which would allow to adjust radio equipment to account for changes. RTI is building a system for monitoring the geophysical parameters with a center for collection and processing of measurement data and an infrastructure to exchange information between the radio systems, monitoring system and data processing center.

Exploring the millimeter and sub-millimeter bands of radio waves

RTI is currently engaged in intense research efforts to develop solutions utilizing the millimeter and sub-millimeter range of electromagnetic waves (THz band) for communication as well as THz imaging in security, health care and other uses.

In 2014–2016 RTI launched a research project to develop very high-power microwave impulse transmitters to make use of accelerators and laser devices in the THz band with a view to developing a new generation of very high-power microwave impulse systems.

RTI is geared up to design state-of-the-art systems for: communications, including satellite communications, non-invasive treatment and diagnostics, passenger and luggage inspection, search and detection of explosives, image retrieval and processing.

RTI has developed technologies and acquired resources enabling it to design a broad range of THz- and mm-band systems, enabling the company to conduct research into the impact of THz radiation on biological organisms. The company developed a special system for synchronizing magnetron generators and a new method for using multi-channel phase control to feed a phased array antenna, and also a medical test bench currently used in preliminary research of the parameters to serve as criteria in assessing biological impacts, successfully used to detect the impact of THz radiation on biological organisms. The company has designed radiation absorbing materials for the mm-band waves and new measurement chambers. A new system for scanning passengers and luggage to identify explosives is now under development