XRAD STRAITMASTER

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The family of radar XRAD-STRAITMASTER exploits the ICS TECHNOLOGIES twenty years’ of experience in the provision and installation of radars for VTMS and Coastal Surveillance applications.

XRAD-STRAITMASTER magnetron radar series is a next generation of marine radar systems designed to fill the gap between standard magnetron sensors and new solid-state technology, combining the concepts of performance and reduced maintenance routines in a unique product.

XRAD-STRAITMASTER exceeds the performance recommended by IALA V.128 and IALA Guideline No.1111, and today expresses the best value-for-money compared to any radar solution for VTS and Coastal application available on the market.

Best in class for detection and discrimination performances, the XRAD-STRAITMASTER is easy to install, with high availability and reduced maintenance routine. The up-mast architecture of XRAD-STRAITMASTER consists of dual redundant transceivers embedded into the turning unit and directly coupled to antenna. Hence, eliminating the waveguide for enhancing the radar echo and simplify the installation.

XRAD-STRAITMASTER is available in three versions: Basic, Standard and Advanced, respectively equipped with 12ft,18ft and 21ft antenna. Further upgrades such as the de-icer kit which allows to assure operations down to -50°C or additional options make the XRAD-STRAITMASTER the choice of opportunity for any kind of maritime traffic control system, at any latitude.

The XRAD-STRAITMASTER is the world’s first all-in-one redundant radar, with:

  • Best performance (Zero attenuation concept, Zero backlash, …);
  • High-end radar array antennas;
  • Simplified installation activities and reduced footprint (Plug&Play concept);
  • Full auto-diagnosis;
  • Unbeatable reliability and reduced maintenance (no transmission belt, magnetic encoder, simplified maintenance procedures, …).
  • Simplified maintenance routines
  • Designed as lower replaceable unit in order to make repair easy and quick
  • Designed for a longer lifetime
FEATURES DESCRIPTION
ZERO ATTENUATION CONCEPT XRAD-STRAITMASTER radar embeds two transceivers in the scanner unit, operating in hot/stby mode, and directly coupled to the antenna. This is the meaning of ICS Technologies “Zero attenuation concept”, which provides the following technical and economic advantages:

  • Zero attenuation between transceiver and antenna unit (no waveguide path) and best radar echoes.
  • Zero maintenance on running waveguides and reduced installation costs.
  • Improved visibility in the short range (reduced main bang at minimum).
 PLUG & PLAY CONCEPT

System is provided with mil-std connectors and any connection cable is pre-assembled and tested at factory. Best quality material is used, and system is designed for a lifetime of over 20 years.

  • No more waveguides to install between antenna and transceivers
  • No cables to assembly at site
  • No more errors or necessity of special tools during installation
  • XRAD-STRAITMASTER installation is simply, time saving and convenient
 EASY MAINTENANCE CONCEPT
  • The radar motor is geared with direct drive transmission. Transmission belt, which must be maintained periodically has been removed. Easy: no belt, no maintenance!
  • The radar motor is installed inside the rotation unit, not exposed to atmospheric environment, thus increasing its reliability drastically.
  • The motor gearbox is equipped with a hydraulic hose in order to make the maintenance operations (purge and refill the oil) easier.
  • The system is equipped with hollow-shaft magnetic encoder, available with single or dual encoder head. This type of encoder has the highest reliability since does not have any wearing between moving parts and does not require any maintenance other than providing a superior precision due to the absence of backlash (that is typical of encoder with chain).
  • System is designed for high availability (>99.95%).
 etc…
RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATIONS
No IALA compliance

Exceeding

IALA BASIC

Exceeding

IALA STANDARD

 Exceeding

IALA ADVANCED

 TURNING UNIT
 TRANSCEIVER 25kW
ANTENNA SIZE 6ft 12ft 18ft 21ft
ANTENNA POLARIZATIONS AVAILABLE
  • HORIZONTAL
  • VERTICAL
  • HORIZONTAL
  • CIRCULAR
  • HORIZONTAL
  • CIRCULAR
  • VERTICAL
  • HORIZONTAL
  • CIRCULAR
 INSTALLATION
  • SINGLE UP-MAST EMBEDDED
  • DUAL DOWN-MAST
  • DUAL UP-MAST EMBEDDED
  • DUAL DOWN-MAST
  • EXTRACTOR-TRACKER UNIT (SINGLE OR REDUNDANT)
  • DUAL SWITCHABLE ANTENNA POLARIZATION
  • ANALOG INTERFACE
  • DE-ICER KIT FOR EXTENDED OPERATING TEMPERATURE (-50 ° C ÷ +55 ° C)
  • REDUNDANT ENCODER HEAD
  • ACP: 4096 (standard), 8192 or 16384

Best in class for detection and discrimination performances, the XRAD-STRAITMASTER is easy to install, with high availability and reduced maintenance routine. The up-mast architecture of XRAD-STRAITMASTER consists of a transceiver housed in the turning unit and directly coupled to antenna. (Zero attenuation concept, Plug & Play concept).

The great benefits of XRAD-STRAITMASTER are evident if comparing it with a classic down-mast configuration:

• Zero attenuation concept

” XRAD-STRAITMASTER provides higher radar echoes than any down mast radar “.

In the down-mast configuration, the waveguide path between transceiver and antenna introduces an attenuation that is proportional to the waveguide length. It is a matter of fact that in most of the installations the waveguide routing is at least 15m. Thus introducing an overall round-trip attenuation greater than 3dB, which consists in a reduction of radar echo intensity greater than 50%.

• Plug & Play concept

” XRAD-STRAITMASTER makes savings for installation “.

Absence of waveguide path makes savings for installation material and personnel for service. Installation is merely plug and play, just fix the radar, give power feeding and connect two Ethernet cables.  

• High Availability and Longer Magnetron Lifespan

” XRAD-STRAITMASTER has a preventive maintenance routine less than once per year “.

The XRAD-STRAITMASTER is natively redundant, with availability > 99.9% and preventive maintenance routine less than once per year (including magnetrons replacement).

Advanced technique of pilotage allows magnetrons replacement every 9000h of system operation, thus allowing to conduct all the preventive maintenance routine together with magnetrons replacement and on a year basis.

Key Features

  • Up-mast, mast-mounted or down-mast
  • X-band, 25kW magnetron
  • Three level of performance:
    • IALA Basic: single transceiver + 12ft antenna
    • IALA Standard: redundant transceiver + 18ft antenna
    • IALA Advanced: redundant transceiver + 21ft antenna
  • No waveguide path (zero attenuation)
  • Ease of installation (plug & play)

Options

  • ANTENNA WITH CIRCULAR POLARIZATION
  • DE-ICER KIT FOR EXTENDED OPERATING TEMPERATURE (-50 ° C ÷ +55 ° C)
  • REDUNDANT ENCODER HEAD
  • ACP: 4096 (standard), 8192 or 16384
  • ANALOG INTERFACE

For additional information on XRAD-STRAITMASTER radar, please contact ICS Technologies at sales@xtechnologies.it

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