New Commercial Shipping Radar from Kelvin Hughes
Kelvin Hughes has announced the launch of a new range of
radar systems for commercial shipping based on its innovative,
solid-state SharpEye technology.
Kelvin Hughes has been supplying IMO type-approved radar to
merchant ships, fishing boats and workboats since the 1940s,
delivering reliability and low cost of ownership together with
highly superior detection capability. SharpEye, with its Doppler
processing of the radar returns, has taken situational awareness
to a new level with its ability to detect more targets, at longer
ranges, than conventional, magnetron-based radar systems.
Delivering improvements in sub-clutter visibility of
approximately 30dB, SharpEye can detect targets with a low Radar
Cross Section (RCS), typically 0.5m2, without any picture
degradation even in adverse weather conditions.
A supplier of radar to more than 25 of the world's navies, Kelvin
Hughes also has thousands of systems installed on cargo ships,
cruise ships (including the Queen Mary 2), fast ferries and
offshore support vessels. The new radar range for commercial
S-band Upmast Radar
SharpEye S-band radar technology meets the challenges of safety,
navigation and collision avoidance at sea through a clever
combination of radar techniques designed to provide the best
performance in all conditions. The detection performance of
SharpEye, despite a low peak transmission power of less than
200W, is much improved over a 30kW magnetron radar.
The high reliability and lack of routine maintenance means the
need to subsequently access the SharpEye transceiver is almost
Navigation Radar Display
The latest navigation radar innovation from Kelvin Hughes is the
new integrated radar display which incorporates all the market
leading software functionality of the company's MantaDigital
radar series whilst adding a number of improvements.
Working with the transceivers as part of a fully redundant
networked system, the radar display provides radar, chart radar
and Electronic Chart System (ECS) information to support
navigation, route planning and training. Type-approved (MSC192/79
/ IEC 62388 ED2), it features dual PPI (Plan Position Indicator),
collision warning, spy scope and Enhanced Target Detection (ETD)
In addition to its SharpEye systems, the new Kelvin Hughes
commercial shipping range also includes:
X-Band Series - 12kW Upmast Radar
The 12kW X-band Upmast Magnetron Radar features improved target
resolution and beam sharpening and represents a cost-effective,
type-approved radar in a lightweight package. The increased gain
and narrow beam width of the 12kW Magnetron Radar Antenna offers
greater range and bearing resolution for improved performance and
target separation. Designed for any vessel requiring IMO
type-approved radar as well as smaller boats such as workboats
and fishing vessels, this compact lightweight radar system is
easy to install with a single waterproof connector.
Spike Hughes, Kelvin Hughes' Sales and Marketing Director,
commented: "Kelvin Hughes has long been at the forefront of
navigation radar for the world's commercial shipping fleet. We're
confident that our new range of products - combining
state-of-the-art technology with affordability - will keep us in
that position in the years to come."
Sep 2, 2016