RADASCAN

RadaScan is an advanced position reference sensor based on radar for use indynamic positioningand other vessel control applications. It is a local sensor system with high precision range from 10 m to 1000 m (depending on environmental conditions). It complements GPS/DGPS for close range work and overcomes the operational limitations of traditional laser and taut-wire systems. RadaScan is applicable with all DPsystems

The RadaScan position reference sensor comprises a sensor that is mounted on the operating vessel, a control/display PC which can be installed with the DP control system, and one or more retro-reflective transponders which are placed on the target installation. The sensor accurately measures the range and bearing to the transponders(s) to allow calculation of vessel position and continuously relays this to the DP system via an industry standard telegram

User Benefits:
  • Radar principles for all weather operation
  • 360° scanning sensor
  • Reliable target tracking from 10 m to approximately 1 km
  • 170° target viewing angle allows complex vessel manoeuvres
  • Mains powered transponders are available for permanent installation
  • Battery powered transponders are available for low cost installation
  • Coded transponders for quick and easy operation
  • DP ready for any type of system

RADASCAN