Raytheon Anschütz, the German system manufacturer, says that its new NautoScan NX (NSX) network radar transceiver has exceeded one hundred installations.
One of the device’s long-term sea trials was conducted aboard the container feeder Vera Rambow. It’s captain, Jürgen Rambke, said: “The new radar is a significant step forward in radar technology. A brilliant radar video allows me to detect even the tiniest targets along the track.”
The NSX radar transceiver is state-of-the-art network radar technology that has replaced the less effective analog data transmission alternative.
Both radar status and video are generated in the transceiver. This is then shared by a digital interface and distributed through a redundant Dual Gigabit LAN to an unlimited number of PCs, which is a unique and patented feature of the product.
After the initial presentation of the NSX radar, the system underwent meticulous testing on shore and at sea, prior to the start of production. Tests indicated that the use of state-of-the-art technology simplified integration onboard and also validated excellent radar video and great flexibility in signal processing.
The new NSX radar transceiver will be part of the Raytheon Anschütz exhibit at SMM 2016.
By Anne-Marie Causer