RadaScan®

Premium long range, high precision radar sensor

The RadaScan system is an advanced local position reference sensor for long range use in marine Dynamic Positioning (DP) applications. The sensor is a rotating antenna mounted on the DP equipped vessel. It emits a microwave beam and accurately measures the range and bearing of one or more intelligent microwave targets called responders, allowing for the calculation of vessel position and heading.

With an optional operating temperature of -40ºC, RadaScan is also available as an Extreme Low Temperature (XT) variant for Ice and Arctic operations.

"We have one on each of our vessels. RadaScan with the new responders is excellent and provide 360 degree coverage if properly sighted, from a single responder. Not having to purchase 4 individual interrogators to provide 360 degree coverage is of great benefit. I recommend Guidance Marine and their products without reservation"

Derrick Green - Captain at CCC Underwater Engineering

  • All weather operation
  • Automatic target detection
  • Standard 3 year warranty and worldwide support network
  • Extreme low temperature (XT) -40ºC variant available
  • Field proven false target reflection rejection
  • Robust construction - high performance in all weather conditions and sea states
  • Innovative user friendly touch screen Dashboard control
  • Tracking and data logging capability
  • Ease of use for quick set-up and operation


  • Operating range up to 1000m
  • Close range operation from 10m
  • Full 360º scanning
  • Multi target capability - navigable off 2 responders during the same operation
  • Multi-target operation gives structure heading
  • Interfaces to all known DP systems 
  • RF immunity - resistant to X and S band when installed correctly
  • IP66 certified
  • EN60945 certified
  • The RadScan system is suitable for traditional offshore applications which use fixed and mobile structures along with niche vessels such as:

    • Coast guard support
    • Polar research supply vessels
    • Semi-submersibles
    • Well intervention vessels
    • Ultra deep water anchor handling
    • Shuttle tankers

    The RadaScan Dashboard has been logically structured and carefully designed to provide a clear intuitive interface that maximises the opportunities of multi-touch user control and touch screen technology. The innovative user interface enables DPOs to use RadaScan safely and effectively whilst providing optimum positioning performance.

    • Ergonomically friendly - user centred design for ease of use and simple target acquisition
    • Optional touch screen control
    • Minimalist design to reduce operational ambiguity
    • Simple, clear and concise numeric range, bearing and heading data
    • Sensor control, configuration, alarm handling and data logging functionality
    • Control, clarity and complete visibility of the sensor and target(s) operational environment
    • DPO is in full control of the system and data stream being fed to the DP system
    • Comprehensive user friendly operator's and installer's guides
    • Operation friendly day and night mode
    The user interface is common across all four sensors, to aid productivity and reduce cost of ownership.

    Microwave sensors (RadaScan and Mini RadaScan) operate with a variety of intelligent microwave targets called responders. Available in a variety of power options to suit the operation, responders can be mounted on a fixed structure, such as an offshore oil-platform for station-keeping, or on another moving vessel for track-and-follow operations.  

    Responders

    • RadaScan and Mini RadaScan compatible - 360º navigation off one responder
    • ATEX and CSA certified
    • All weather operation
    • Unique coded ID
    • Auto target detection
    • Single or multiple responder capability
    • Various power options

    Power Options

    Mounting Options

    • Guidance Marine provide a universal swivel bracket which is suitable for all responder power and installation options. 

    Best Practice

    Guidance Marine recommends fixed installation for all responders regardless of whether it is a short or long term operation.

    The Primary Cell Pack (PCP) has a nominal 24/7 use expected life-time of 12 months under average temperature conditions, therefore the batteries will require replacing. No maintenance is required on the rechargeable responder. For more information click here.

    Responders can be purchased directly through Guidance Marine Direct  Visit Marine Direct Website

        Patents granted or pending: GB 2478954, EP 2369363

        Applicable to RadaScan, Mini RadaScan and Responders (rechargeable, PCP, mains)





             
           


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