WV-100 Wave Analyzer


▶ Economical and safe navigation*


Innovative Wave Analyzer from FURUNO that utilizes the existing X-Band and S-Band (FAR-2xx8 and FAR-3xx0 Radars) to analyze wave characteristics. Data is easily displayed with a real-time graphical wave spectrum and numeric data readout.


▶ World's First Wave Analyzer/S-band antenna compatibility

Possible to switch X-Band, S-Band and Solid State antennas according to weather conditions.

▶ Display wave data on the Radar monitor
The information can be displayed on both the PC screen and the Radar screen.

▶ Automatic adjustment function
It is the first time that a Wave Analyzer incorporates an automatic adjustment function that frees the user from calibrating the Wave Analyzer following the installation. In addition, the influence of a sudden sea condition change is minimal and does not affect the quality and accuracy of the wave information obtained.

▶ Real-time wave data output
Via serial transmission, data can be output to any external compatible system (Automated weather report system and Dynamic position system .etc).


Clear and intuitive readings


Displays wave data, echo, and system information on a PC monitor.


Wave spectrum display
The Color of the wave spectrum indicates the relative intensity of the wave spectrum display.

Radar echo display
The absolute intensity of the radar reflection from the wave increases in order of dark blue, light blue, light green, dark green, orange, yellow, red.

Significant wave height
The significant wave height is a statistical value obtained by averaging the height of the one-third highest waves when observing the specified area.

[1st Wave] [2nd Wave]
Among the observed waves, the two most outstanding waves are selected and assigned as [1st Wave] and [2nd Wave] for reference. There is no distinction made between wind waves and swells for this selection.

Radar information (Display order)
Antenna ID, Band width, Transceiver type Pulse width Display range

System information box (Display order)
Shown in the sea-trial mode.(No indication in the normal mode.) Shown in yellow when setting the wave height analyzing mode to Manual. (No indication for Auto mode.) Programing version NO. this software.

Camera icon
Takes a screenshot.

Alert information box
Click the alert icon to display the [Alert Status] screen.



Wave Analyzer
Wave height0.10 to 15.0 m
Wave period4.00 to 16.00 s
Wave direction2 max.
Bearing-140 to +140° (from the bow)
Distance150 to~ 1,200 m
Sea state code3 minimum (wave height: 0.5 m or above)*
Beaufort scale3 minimum (wind speed: 3.4 m/s or above)*
Sea Depth0.5 times or more of the measured wavelength
Display resolutionSXGA/UXGA/FHD
LAN2port -Ethernet 100Base-TX
RS-232C1port (USB/RS-232C converter available)
Data sentence
LAN (Input)MWV
PFEC (Output)RAwv1, RAwv2
CD-ROM (Wave Analyzer and Operation Manual)
USB Protection Key
Installation Manual


Interconnection Diagram

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