FAR-3000

The latest development within IMO approved Chart Radars:
FAR-3000 Solid State Multi Function radar system.

Newly designed antenna scanners to suppress the aerodynamic drag and prevent a spike in temperature


Less maintenance required through use of the DC brushless motor

 

Ethernet network link between antenna unit and below deck processor unit

The analog signals are converted into the digital signals within the antenna unit and sent to the below deck processor unit via Ethernet network. This network technology eliminates loss of signal gain between antenna unit and processor unit that may be seen in conventional Radar systems.

 

Optional LAN Signal Converter enables users to extend the cable between antenna unit and processor unit or to utilize the existing cables when retrofitting. 

 

 


 

Images & Screenshots 

The screenshots show how FURUNO offers workstations that combine flexibility and redundancy. Users may easily select ECDIS, Chart Radar, Conning display or Alert Management System at any multi-function display. Navigators will enjoy reduced workload and significant freedom to move about the bridge. All necessary information is available on a variety of displays and at locations that may be altered as required. 

Less noise and much clearer targets

 

 

FURUNO’s Solid State Radar technology generates clearer echo images, which allows users to obtain clearer picture of what are around their vessel, including weak targets from small crafts.The newly developed Power Amplifier generates properly modulated radio frequency to the targets around the vessels. Also, the receiver catches the weak signals, which are processed inside the Power Amplifier module to reduce the clutters.
Automatic Clutter Elimination (ACE) function provides clear echoes
ACE function provides clear echoes,  and the user can quickly adjust the radar image with a single action. When the Automatic Clutter Elimination (ACE) function is activated, the system automatically adjusts the clutter reduction filter and gain control according to the sea and weather conditions selected (Calm/Rough Sea/Hard Rain). Our advanced echo averaging architecture is also incorporated into the Automatic Clutter Elimination (ACE) function. Users can avoid complicated adjustment processes, resulting in clear echo images.
Improved Target Tracking (TT) function

 

  • Target acquisition takes only a few seconds

  • Acquired target does not jump to adjacent target

  • Reliable and stable tracking of high-speed and rapidly maneuvering vessels 

 

 

 

 

Stress-free operation with the well-designed control unit

Expandability - Ice/Oil detection Radar


FICE-100 Ice Radar


FOIL-2100 Oil Radar

FICE-100 Ice Radar is suitable for all sizes of vessels in icy conditions.

Read more about FICE-100

Oil Radar detects oil at sea, for use in recovery operations during oil spills.

Read more about FOIL-200

Installation of FAR-3000 onå Villum Clausen, Bornholmstrafikken

In the autumn of 2015 the High-Speed ferry Villum Clausen from Bornholmstrafikken has the FAR-3000 installed. Below are a number of images from the setup.

The two scanners -
an X-band and a large S-band scanner.
The X-band scanner is a pulse rader, while the S-band scanner is a solid state.
Presentation of ECDIS and Radar can be seen on the monitors in the pictures above. The navigator can choose between the different presentations as he wish.
In the bridge wings a monitor is placed for presentation of both ECDIS and Radar picture.

 

The system is available with a consol. See example below:

 

 

 

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