Utilizing the technical expertise FURUNO has accumulated through the development of marine Radar that has earned the leading market share, FURUNO, in close collaboration with universities and other business organizations, is now working on development of solution for meteorological monitoring and analysis. FURUNO's high quality compact X-band Doppler Weather Radar is indispensable for localized weather forecasting to reduce the impact of climate change.
Doppler Weather Radar utilizing solid state technology
By utilizing solid-state technology, the operating cost can be reduced thanks to lowering of power consumption as well as replacement of consumables. Moreover, high precision monitoring of precipitation is facilitated through a wide range of signal processing capability brought about by the solid-state technology.
Dual Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar to contribute to prediction of occurrence of rainstorms
Dual Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar simultaneously transmits and receives horizontally- and vertically polarized radio waves. It can compute the movement velocity of nimbus, as can be obtained from Single Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar using horizontally polarized radio waves, as well as precise precipitation intensity. Shape of precipitation particles is horizontally long oval, because from atmosphere and gravity. Using these characteristics, Dual Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar obtains diameters of precipitation particles to compute precise precipitation estimates.