Last Update September 14, 2018


  • Radar, Sonar, Navigation, Targeting, Surveillance
  • Services (R&D, training, engineering, consultancy, …)

Triad AS, is a Norwegian SME that works with scientific research in various fields of physical science. The company's main field of interest is charaterization of general targets and geophysical phenomena by electromagnetic and acoustical waves.

Since 1986 and until now several experimental radar and sonar prototypes have been developed by Triad. Triad also holds world wide patents on several aspects on radar technologies including wake vortex detection, wind and turbulence measurements.


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Jone Saebboe
+47 51 87 42 43
Managing Director
Prof. Olav Hanssensvei 7A, 4021 Stavanger, Norway

Multi-static 3-D wind, Turbulence & Vortex Radar

Multi-static Doppler radar that relies on scattering from atmospheric movements in the inertial subrange.

  • A multi-static X-band radar system couple to scales of 1.5 - 50 cm
  • Small scale turbulence is estimated by spectral processing
  • 3D, large scale turbulence and vortex detection by Doppler processing
  • Research at PhD-level have been performed
  • Proof of concept by prototype testing at 50–1000 meters altitude
  • The system is patented in Canada, US and Norway

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Radio-Acoustic wind, turbulence, Temperature & Vortex Radar

Measures 3D wind, turbulence, vortex and temperature along a vertical acoustic column.

Based on Bragg wavenumber matching between electromagnetic and acoustic waves.

Bi-static radar setup provides an advantage over other radioacoustic systems and makes it possible to measure in several altitudes simultaneously with fine resolution in space and time.

Prototype testing have proved the system performance in wind, turbulence,temperature and vortex measurements up to 200 meters altitude and have demonstrated vortex detection capability.

Patented in Norway, Germany, US and UK.

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Triad performs scientific research, innovation, development and consulting within remote sensing.

Triad can provide:

  • Conseptual and detailed solutions in remote sensing
  • Theoretical development
  • Link between physics, measurements and signal properties
  • Algorithm and software development
  • Technological consulting
  • Analysis
  • Simulatons
  • Prototyping (with partners)
  • Experiments, tests and documentation

Specific fields of competence:

  • Wind and turbulence measurements by radar and acoustic waves
  • Sea surface and oil spill detection radar technology
  • Millimetre wave radar
  • Automotive Radar Applications
  • Target Characterisation/Classification
  • Bi- and Multi static radar technology
  • Multi Frequency Radar systems
  • Sea, ground and air surveillance radar
  • Perimeter radar Anti-Personnell radar
  • Radar-Transponder systems
  • Seismic applications

RF MEMS Steerable Antennas for Automotive Radar and Future Wireless Applications (SARFA)

A project within the NORDITE Scandinavian ICT Research Programme, with activities on RF MEMS based beam-steering front-end for 77 GHz automotive radar and future high-capacity re-configurable point-to-point wireless applications beyond 100 GHz.

Work period, phase 1: January 1st, 2006 to December 31st, 2007

Work period, phase 2: January 1st, 2008, to December 31st, 2010.

The project has been granted the requested funding for both work periods.

Funded Academic Partners:  

  • KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • TKK - Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland
  • NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway



ADOSE is a STREP Project, started in January 2008 and co-funded by the European Commission Information Society and Media in the strategic objective "ICT for Intelligent Vehicles and Mobility Services". It addresses the enhancement of preventive and active safety functions through the development of high performance and low cost sensing technologies suitable for reliable detection and classification of obstacles and vulnerable road users in hostile environments. The project is focused mainly on sensing elements and their pre-processing hardware, as a complementary project to PReVENT. Novel concepts and sensory systems will be developed based on Far Infrared cameras, CMOS imagers, 3D packaging technologies, ranging techniques, bio-inspired silicon retina sensors, harmonic microwave radar and tags.



The Radio Acoustic Wind Sensor is a high resolution sensor for remote sensing of 3D wind, turbulence and temperature. The sensor is developed, tested and qualified by the partners in a 2.5 year project starting from October 1st 2010.

  • True 3D wind solutions in remote sensing
  • Based on patented multi-static radar technology
  • Proven up to over 300 meters heigh
  • High resolution in time and space
  • Scanning capabillity
  • Resolves wake and shear
  • Spans and resolves the entire turbin swept area
  • Can provide turbulence intensity and structure constant


  • Wind energy prospecting and siting
  • Wind turbine characterization
  • Wind resource mangagement
  • Pro Active Turbin Control
  • Meteorology
  • Wake-Vortex detection



  • Eurofighter, R&D Radar Target Recognition
  • EADS, R&D Radar Target Recognition
  • ONR, Sea Surveilance Radar
  • BAE Systems
  • Ericsson Microwave
  • EWOS Innovation
  • The Norwegian Research Council, 1993 - 2002
  • John Hopckins University, 1986 - 1994
  • Statoil, 1986 - 1987 and 199
  • The Swedish Defense Research Establishment, 1989
  • The Royal Navy Material Command, Norway, 1991
  • DARPA and US Defence Department, 1989 - 1995
  • Ericsson Radar, 1996 - 2001
  • SUSAR and PFM, 1994 - 1997
  • NERA, 1997
  • SCANTECH, 1997 - 2001
  • GEC- Marconi, 1998
  • IDEX, 2001
  • Thomson Marconi Sonar, 2001

Triad AS has also contributed to the education of students at M.Sc and PhD levels at several Scandinavian Universities.


Triad AS

  • , Stavanger, Norway
  • + 47 928 34 142
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