Ground radar sites will be seen in the landscape as rotating antennas on tall buildings or masts
When it comes to detection of small objects in rough weather conditions and over long distances, Terma is a leader in the global marketplace.
Ground radar surveillance comprises all radar installations on the ground, irrespective of the installation's target land objects, airborne objects, or objects on or over the water surface. The SCANTER product range comprises the SCANTER 5000 Series Solid State Pulse Compression radar and the combined Sea and Air Surveillance SCANTER 4000 Series radar.
Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) and Coastal Surveillance (CS)
Terma has delivered and installed numerous radar sensor systems worldwide since the early 1990s - initially tailored for VTS applications in ports and waterways, where the increased vessel traffic in congested areas called for improved monitoring and surveillance - essentially for economic and safety reasons. Later, port authorities have been forced to tighten up surveillance requirements to encompass security.
Similarly, state sovereignty, EEZ surveillance, preventing illegal migratory and drug trafficking, etc. are nowadays important issues in many countries. The requirements for capable and reliable sensor systems have increased correspondingly, and so far, Terma has been able to follow this trend in developing radar sensor systems tailored for these exact purposes.
Radar site in Port of Hamburg
The requirements for traffic monitoring in ports and harbors are increasing and have been extended from collision monitoring and grounding prevention, guidance of the port's own pilot boats, monitoring anchoring areas, etc. to generally focusing on the safety and security aspect of the ports as such.
Terma has gained significant experience in the design of radars for the port surveillance application in connection with several projects. Today, we are able to deliver a number of different system configurations fulfilling the recommendations under the IALA recommendation V-128. Consequently, we are well prepared to cope with both existing and future requirements.
Radar Surveillance on Inland Waterways
Rivers and man-made waterways - canals - have been used for centuries for inland transport of goods and bulk materials. As such, they are the water equivalent of roads with naval vessels instead of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Radar surveillance is of great value to inland waterways for safe navigation of commercial and private traffic.
Inland waterways are being monitored with cameras and other surveillance equipment suited for visual monitoring. But in poor weather - rain, fog, or darkness - the visual equipment is of no use and radar surveillance is the only proper form of surveillance.
The SCANTER 2000 series is an X-band, 2D, fully coherent pulse compression radar, based on Solid State transmitter technology with digital software-defined functionality. It is especially suited for Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), river, and inner port surveillance. The outdoor transceiver unit is very small, weighs only 26 kg, and can be placed up-mast close to the antenna to minimize installation requirements and costs as well as waveguide loss between antenna and transceiver to acheive a high effecient solution. This SCANTER 2000 series provides a fully integrated solution with automated processing and low lifetime cost.
The SCANTER 4000 radar system provides simultaneous sea surface coverage and medium-range air surveillance. To achieve reliable target detection both in the air and at sea surface, the SCANTER 4000 radar system is designed as a two-channel, 2-D, coherent radar with pulse compression and MTI processing. The radar has one common transmitter for surface and air and two independent receivers - one for signal processing and surface targets and one for signal processing and air targets. The instrumented range of the SCANTER 4000 air channel is up to 100 NMI. The maximum range for surface detection is limited by the earth curvature and propagation conditions.
The SCANTER 5000 Series Solid State radar for ground surveillance applications
- coastal surveillance, port surveillance, and surface movement surveillance in airports.
The SCANTER 5202 radar system is an X-band, 2-D, pulse compression radar, based on Solid State transmitter technology with digital software defined functionality. The SCANTER 5202 meets the requirements for professional VTS and coastal surveillance services, where quality and durability is significant. Surface and short-range, low-level air coverage and helicopter control is provided in harsh weather conditions. An embedded tracker is offered as an add-on feature.
The SCANTER 5102 radar system is an X-band, 2-D, pulse compression radar, based on Solid State transmitter technology with digital software defined functionality. The SCANTER 5102 meets the requirements for professional VTS and coastal surveillance services, where quality and durability is significant. Surface coverage is provided even in harsh weather conditions. An embedded tracker is offered as add-on feature.
SCANTER Radar Systems
- Affordable and flexible solution
- Easy integration
- Air and surface surveillance
- Small target detection.
Protecting inland waterways in The Netherlands