Simrad Radar for Recreational Market
Broadband 4G™ Radar has an impressive 50% improvement in range and target detection capability, with a new 36nm range and 18 range scales to accomodate the increased performance.
- Beam Sharpening with Target Separation Control (Beam width with target separation on MAX is 2.6°)
- Long Range performance
- Dual range anywhere from 200′ to 36nm
- Up to 36rpm at less than 1nm
- Directional Clutter rejection and Sidelobe suppression
- FMCW technology with inherent LPI
- Extremely low emissions
Simrad Broadband 4G™ is the first dome radar to employ Beam Sharpening. This technology enables a new feature called Target Separation Control, which improves the Azimuth resolution, or effective antenna horizontal beam width, up to double the resolution of any 18-inch dome radar. This is the equivalent of a three and a half foot open array radar.
Improved Range Performance with Noise Rejection Control
Broadband 4G™ Radar uses advanced levels of Digital Signal Processing to reduce the amount of noise picked up by the radome’s surroundings. Users can choose the levels of Noise Rejection via an onscreen menu and decide between LOW or HIGH rejection to customise their views (displays without Noise Rejection Control automatically default to High, in this case Target Separation will also be High).
Noise Rejection Control increases the Broadband 4G Radar range by up to 50% and also increases target detection sensitivity.
Dual Range with Advanced MARPA, High Speed
Broadband 4G™ Radar is capable of simultaneous Dual Range operation from a single dome, allowing 10 MARPA targets on each side of a split screen. This allows unprecedented independent working ranges from 200ft right up to 36 nautical miles. Up to 48rpm high speed operation is available for single range operation at less than 1nm.
Broadband 4G™ Radar benefits from increased weather detection of around 10% when compared to Broadband 3G™ Radar. In on-water testing, Broadband Radar has detected strong rain cells in Florida, USA more than 17nm away.
Improved Sidelobe Clutter Rejection
Broadband 4G™ Radar has improved sidelobe clutter rejection for large targets, such as tankers and tall buildings on the coastline. In addition, directional sea clutter processing improves the ability to see smaller targets in heavy sea states.
Small Target Detection at 3nm Range
The 3nm range is especially important in the transition one from short to longer range radar performance. Broadband 4G™ Radar allows the clear detection of individual buoys, channel markers and coastline, while avoiding the sidelobe projections and target stretching that is common with pulse radar.