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.
SCANTER radar site in Port of Hamburg
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.
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
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.
SCANTER 2000 Series mounted on mast
The SCANTER product range comprises the SCANTER 5000 Solid State Pulse Compression Series radar; the SCANTER 4000 combined Sea and Air Surveillance radar, and the latest development, the SCANTER 2000 Series Radar, utilizing solid state technology and processing gained from the renowned SCANTER 2001 Radar.
SCANTER 2000 Series
The SCANTER 2000 Series Radar is an X-band, 2D, fully coherent pulse compression radar, based on Solid State transmitter technology with digital software-defined functionality. The outdoor transceiver unit can be placed up-mast close to the antenna to minimize waveguide loss between antenna and transceiver.
The SCANTER 2000 radar series offers detection of small targets in all weather conditions.
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 highly efficient solution.
The SCANTER 2000 series provides a fully integrated solution with automated processing and low lifetime cost.
IALA Standard recommendations
The SCANTER 2000 Series meets the requirements for professional VTS applications, where quality and durability is significant. With a Terma 18’ Compact antenna, it meets the IALA Standard recommendations up to 48 nmi. The transceiver also works with smaller antennas meeting requirements, typically for ports and VTS gap-filling.
- Frequency Diversity (FD) processing to de-correlate sea clutter, reduce small target fluctuation and loobing effect, thereby improving the long-range detection
- Auto-Adaptive Sensitivity Control (ASC) to provide automatic two-dimensional STC, eliminating the need for operator setting of the radar during normal operation
- Pulse-to-pulse integration to improve signal-to-noise ration for improved
small target detection
- Digital FTC and sweep-to-sweep correlation
- Affordable and flexible solutions
- Easy operation
- Easy installation
- Hardly no maintenance.
Vessel Traffic Services - VTS
- Safety first
- Co-operative targets
- Active monitoring with radar, CCTV,MET, AIS, etc.
- Traffic management
- Navigational advice and guidance
- Inland waterways, confined and busy waterways
- Preventing collisions, pollution, and groundings
- Expedite ship movements - increases efficiency
- All weather operating capability
- Supports Search & Rescue operations
- High availability with redundancy.
Several other features such as programmable Pulse Repetition Frequency (PRF), Pulse Width (PW), and random PRF stagger are available to enable task-specific setup.
- Based on Terma’s high-quality and state-of-the-art radar technology
- Small and efficient - weighs only 26 kg
- Easy integration – standard IP network
- Low installation life-time cost
With all new land based radars, Terma provides a Service Certificate. The certificate is your guarantee for clearly defined service levels and guaranteed performance at no extra cost during warranty period.
Protecting inland waterways in The Netherlands
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.