Desenvolvimento do SABER-M60 (2006)

Founded as Databus Engenharia Ltda., the company began operations in São José dos Campos / SP, developing instrumentation, electrical engineering projects and later, receivers and equipment for receiving satellite TV links, under the brand OrbiSat.


OrbiSat starts its activities in the field of Remote Sensing developing an airborne InSAR radar (Synthetic Aperture Radar), called OrbiSAR, that since then, performs cartographic mapping services in several countries. The OrbiSAR radar also performs aerial reconnaissance of coastal areas and borders and illegal activities under dense vegetation in control operations.


CARTOSUR Project II (Venezuela): systematic mapping of the states of Bolivar and Delta Amacuro for generation of topographic maps in areas of dense vegetation. Total area: 256,000 sq km.
Odebrecht Project (Ecuador): study of 410 sq km, employing the X and P bands.


Subsidence Detection Project (Italy): detection of ground movement accurate to 1 mm for measuring subsidence and landslides (process and accuracy validated by the National Research Council of the Italian government). Total area: 100 sq km.


Project Italy / Switzerland: preparation of maps for tourism and sport at 1: 5,000 and 1: 10,000, as well as mapping landslides risk areas and cadastral maps updating of Verbania city. Total area: 5,000 sq km.
Project Juriti Mining: digital terrain model for planning the ALCOA bauxite mine, located in the heart of the Amazon forest, west of Pará state Total area:. 1,500 km ².
Project Gobato (Brazilian Army - Directorate of Geographic Service, DSG): accurate determination of the boundaries between the Brazilian states of Goiás, Bahia, Piauí and Tocantins. Total area: 17,250 sq km.


Project Paragominas (Companhia Vale do Rio Doce): digital terrain model for planning of bauxite extraction. Total area: 1,320 sq km.
Trumpets Project (Mining River North): geomorphology of the plateau and the valleys region for the large bauxite reserves exploration. Total area: 1,137 sq km.
Tapajós (CNEC) project: Inventory of the Tapajós River. Total area: 5,000 sq km.
Development of air surveillance radar SABER-M60, system to detect targets at low altitude, in a joint effort with the Brazilian Army. Prototype presented in October 2006, certification and serial production started in 2010.


Development of several projects with financial support from FINEP (Financing Agency for Studies and Projects), still ongoing:

  • OrbiSAR 2: design and manufacture of radar upgrade OrbiSAR-1 to optimize the management and maintenance characteristics;
  • GRADE: development of a low cost short-range X band radar for the purpose of immediate weather forecast;
  • OrbiSAR-UAV: development of the third member of the family OrbiSAR. Lightweight synthetic aperture radar and low power to equip unmanned aircraft (UAV);
  • SPOS: logic board for high processing power of digital or analog signals easily programmable for a wide range of functions;
  • INS / GPS: together inertial navigation unit, along with the GPS / CNSS and Imus receptors (Inertial Measuring Units), able to provide accurate navigation data to aircraft and UAVs.

Miltonia Project (Companhia Vale do Rio Doce): Environmental monitoring and mapping. Total area: 2,140 sq km.


Amazon Cartography Project: mapping of 1.2 million square kilometers of the Amazon rainforest, hired by the Brazilian Army. The largest aerial reconnaissance work already done in Latin America. A project duration of three years conducted by airborne radars OrbiSAR. Total area: 1,142,000 sq km.
Urucú Project (Petrobras S/A): environmental monitoring and mapping of an oil and gas exploration zone. Total area: 15,840 sq km.


Development of the second family member of the air surveillance radars, SABER-M200, in conjunction with the Brazilian Army.
Construction of SABER-M60 Radar in War Arsenal Brazilian Army (AGSP).
Home Design IFF Mode 4, along with the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology of the Brazilian Air Force (DCTA / FAB).


Subsidence Detection (Petrobras S/A): subsidence and landslides analysis of instances in the region of underground pipelines near São Sebastião - SP, using the technique of differential interferometry (D-InSAR).


In March 2011, the division of Radar and remote sensing OrbiSat is acquired by Embraer - Defense and Security, a branch of the Brazilian multinational Embraer, the third largest manufacturer of commercial aircraft in the world.
OrbiSat initiates the development of:

  • Ground surveillance radar, SENTIR-M20;
  • Primary and secondary radar surveillance. SABER-M200, mid-range detection;
  • Miniaturization of the Synthetic Aperture Radar X and P bands for use in unmanned aerial vehicles (MiniSAR);
  • Manufacture of 9 SABER-M60 radar for the Brazilian Army;
  • Supply of 6 Antiaircraft Operations Centers (COAAe) for the Brazilian Army.

OrbiSat conducts projects:

  • Panama Cartography: Mapping the Panamanian territory with an area of approximately 76,000 square kilometers, on the scale of 1: 25,000, for the production of Ortho-images, contour lines, Digital Terrain Model (DTM), Digital Surface Model (DSM) and basic cartography. The project area was divided into two sub-areas (51,000 km ² in the X and P bands, and only 25,000 km ² in the X band);
  • Monitoring UH St. Antônio: A 12 months contract with the Santo Antônio Energia to monitor the reservoir area on the Madeira River, Porto Velho / RO performing a monthly control of about 2800 km ² to identify regions that have changed as deforestation on vegetation, clearings, roads, border changes, selective logging and new buildings, among others.
  • Beginning of the deployment and integration of sensing systems and decision support pilot project SISFRON, on the administrative base of the Center for Communications and Army Electronic Warfare, Orbisat along with SAVIS formed the Consortium PETRO who is responsible for this deployment and integration.

OrbiSat now becomes known as BRADAR Industry S/A, still under control of Embraer Defense and Security, and always maintaining the same standard of quality recognized internationally.