Sperry Marine Rascar Gains Acceptance With Naval Communities

Sperry Marine's Rascar, the revolutionary new touchscreen control rasterscan radar/ARPA, is gaining acceptance in naval communities worldwide, according to Mike Manfredi, senior marketing representative.

The ability of Rascar to rapidly acquire, lock onto, track, and predict course and speed of a designated target provides the naval operator with the ability to do target intercept, fire control solutions, and normal ARPA collision avoidance calculations automatically.

These capabilities coupled with its user-friendly touchscreen control have shown Rascar to be a cost effective enhancement to today's increasingly valuable FPBs, FPBMs, and larger vessels, according to Mr.


The Swedish Navy selected the Rascar display because of its inherent user-friendliness, efficient oper- ation, and outstanding discrimination.

Rascar was chosen for use aboard the new Swedish icebreaker Oden, following the sea-trials in which it was shown that the eight levels of video on the Rascar display provided better discrimination of ice ridges, making the task of determining best vessel path much easier.

Available in either X-Band or XBand configurations, Rascar can also be used as a stand-alone display for other radar systems. This capability is provided through the use of a "Universal Adaptive Interface" option available for all configurations of Rascar. Finally, Mr. Manfredi stated, Rascar's use of highpower processing and a widely accepted VME bus allows for interfacing with other systems such as ECM, voyage management systems, integrated navigation, and multiple radar sources, as well as providing the capability of being used as a universal display.

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