- Sensors Positioned on Mast Structures:
- Wave Sensing Radar
- GPS Antennas
- Meteorological Sensor
- Processing System Enclosure
- User Interface Station
The FutureWaves sensor is an optimized scanning, Coherent-On-Receive Doppler radar. Designed specifically for wave sensing, our specialized radar makes highly-resolved Doppler measurements of sea surface radial-velocity enabling phase-resolved wavefield measurements and predictions.
Key Radar Specifications
- 1.25 m antenna
- Transmitter Peak Power 25 kW
- Transmitter Frequency 9410 ± 30 MHz
- Pulse Repetition Frequency 2.1 kHz
- Weight 80 kg
- Max Sail Area 0.88m2
The processing system enclosure contains the command and control, data acquisition and signal processing electronics supporting the FutureWaves System.
Key Processing System Enclosure Specifications
- Can be installed in uncontrolled environments
- Weight 70 kg
- Power 80 – 280 VAC
- Total power requirement 1500 Watts
The FutureWaves User Work Station (UWS) is a terminal running the FutureWaves graphical user interface. The UWS serves as a portal for displaying the wave and ship motion data streams as well as performing all command and control operations of the system
Implementation of the UWS is flexible and can be fielded in an number of different options ranging from a permanent installation in a bridge console, to a portable tablet.
FutureWaves supports multiple installations of the UWS to enable wave information displays in more than one location on a vessel.