ELVA-1’s short range marine radar for collision free navigation was successfully tested in the marine waters. The E-band FMCW 76 GHz radar was installed on the wing of the navigation bridge of the sea tug. During the tests, passes were carried out along port facilities and ships, including passes at a distance of less than 10 m from the side, as well as during mooring operation.
With its high resolution (0.15 m), the SDM360-76 radar makes it possible to detect large vessels and other obstacles at a distance from 0 to 300 m, and also detects small targets right on the side of the ship.
Key Features of the Radar Solution:
- High resolution situational awareness with 0.15 accuracy
- Navigate safely through narrow waterways, at night and fog
- Identify and locate small boats and coastline
- 0 to 300 m range with no radar blind spot
- 30 RPM
This is a short-range marine radar with all-round (360°) visibility. The radar works as an obstacle sensor for installation on icebreakers, large sea tugs, rescue vessels, and any other vessels to provide an automated collision free navigation system.
The absence of a blind zone allows ELVA-1 SDM360-76 radar to measure the distance between the vessel and possible obstacle (other vessels around, port facilities, coastline) within the typical range from 0 to 300 m (up to 0.162 nmi) with a very high range accuracy of 0.15 m.
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