New Raytheon Anschütz Navigation Radar

Posted by Irina Tabakina

At SMM Raytheon Anschütz launched the newly developed NautoScan NX network radar transceivers, the centerpiece of its next generation Synapsis Radar system. The new NautoScan NX transceivers generate raw radar video, which is distributed via Gigabit LAN. Raw video distribution without any analogue losses enables optimized performance with high-fidelity radar data processing through the individual end-user applications on the bridge. An unlimited number of workstations and applications can be linked to the LAN to receive the radar video. A star-based network approach offers highest scalability and flexibility for a wide range of applications and requirements without need for special cabling or conversion hardware. As part of the complete system redesign, critical parts such as the drive unit have been optimized to provide customers with maintenance-free operation and an extended life. Features such as automatic performance monitoring or a Magnetron sleep mode for longer maintenance intervals are now integrated in the system.  The Synapsis Radar is built on the new Synapsis NX system architecture. The Synapsis Radar task is part of the Synapsis NX multifunctional workstations, which integrates all navigational data, tasks and services to enable users full data control with a single action only. The workstations are based on a new standardized, ultra-compact Small Marine Computer with fan-less design and solid-state disk, and feature streamlined sensor collection and distribution to combine high reliability and smooth operation.


(As published in the October 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

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