Commercial Marine S-Band Series
SharpEye™ S-Band radar technology meets the challenges of safety, navigation and collision avoidance at sea through a clever combination of radar techniques designed to provide the best performance in all conditions.
Solid state radar ensures extremely high reliability and low through life costs:
No magnetron - minimal routine maintenance requirements
High reliability - solid state electronics
Upmast transceiver solution - no waveguide - easy to retrofit - reduced signal loss
Clutter suppression - pulse compression
Continuous health monitor
SharpEye™ transmits a low power patented pulse sequence, which enables short, medium and long range radar returns to be detected simultaneously, allowing the radar operator to maintain situational awareness regardless of the range scale setting of the radar display and other users of the radar can select their own radar display range scale. The detection performance of SharpEye™ with a low peak transmission power of less than 200W is equivalent to a 30kW magnetron radar.
The radar performance also increases from the transceiver being positioned upmast, thereby minimising signal loss in the waveguide as well as simplifying installation. The high reliability and lack of routine maintenance means the need to subsequently access the SharpEye™ transceiver is almost removed.
Transceiver: 170W solid state - upmast
Signal Processing: Pulse compression 660:1
Antenna: 3.9m (12'9")
Frequency2.9 - 3.1 GHz (8 selectable channels)
Peak Power: 200W typical
Magnetron Life: No Magnetron MTBF > 150,000 HRS
Signal Processing: Pulse Compression 660:1
Pulse Length/PRF :SharpEye™ transmits a non-linear sequence of S, M and L pulses simultaneously. Each transmission is unique, enabling pulse compression.
Receiver Noise: < 4dB nom.
Receiver IF Frequency: 60MHz
Minimum Range:< 40m
Range Resolution: 15m
Beamwidth (H): 2.0° -3dB
Beamwidth (V): 26°
Antenna Gain: > 28dB
Sidelobes (±10): < -26dB
Sidelobes >10: < -32dB