Penetrating Gaze: Ryan Smith, CEO of ImSAR, holds his company’s featherweight radar unit, which can provide real-time aerial images of the ground day or night, even through smoke or dense fog.PHOTO: LANCE W. CLAYTON

Snapshot: Sideways Glances

Goal: To develop the world’s smallest synthetic-aperture radar system.

Why: it’s a winner It crams a roomful of electronic equipment into something the size of a shoebox.

Who: ImSAR

Where: Salem, Utah

Staff: About 20

Budget: Info not available

When: First field deployments expected in 2009



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