WaveGuide 5 Direction

Our flag ship radar. A truly unique system, as Radac is the only company who brings this technology to the market. This directional wave radar accurately measures wave direction, wave height, wave period and tide. No water contact, no maintenance and no (re-) calibration. So no hassle.

With an array of three radars the elevations of the sea surface is measured at three positions. Knowing the slopes and the phase relations, the directional spectrum can be accurately calculated. The directional system consists of three downward-pointing radars. They form a virtual triangle at the water surface. The standard set-up in the one-point frame is one sensor pointing perpendicularly downwards and two tilted under an angle of 15 degrees. See visualisation below.

The directional wave radar comes in two versions: the Compact version and the Explosion proof version. See below.

Comparison directional wave radar with directional wave buoy

Radac has published a report in which data from the field experiment with a directional waverider buoy are compared to those of the directional WaveGuide. The experiment took place at Prinses Amaliawindpark, 25 kilometres off the Dutch coast. Two versions of the Directional WaveGuide have been compared to a Directional Waverider over a period spanning several months. The test shows no statistical difference in the directional information from the buoy and from the WaveGuide radars. Therefore, it can be concluded that the Directional WaveGuide can accurately and reliably measure wave direction:

WaveGuide 5 Direction, visualisation

Compact version

ATEX certified version.

Comparison Waverider buoy and Waveguide wave radar

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

Heave Range: 2 – 75 m to surface
Accuracy: ± 3 mm 1)
Frequency: 10 Hz
Water level Accuracy: ± 1 cm 2) 3)
Processing: 10 sec, 1 min, 5 min or 10 min
Interval: 1 min
Wave height Range: 0 – 60 m
Accuracy: ± 1 cm 3) 
Processing: SWAP 4) (per 20 min data block)
Interval: 1 min
Wave period Range: 1 – 100 s
Accuracy: ± 50 ms 3) 
Processing: SWAP 4) (per 20 min data block)
Interval: 1 min 
Wave direction Range: 0 – 360º
Accuracy: ± 2º 3)
Processing: SWAP 4) (per 20 min data block)
Interval: 1 min

COMPACT VERSION: WG5-DR-CP

(includes 3 radars + 1 processing unit)
Specifications per radar
Mechanical Dimensions: Ø 265 x 245 mm
Weight: 12.5 kg
Material: Stainless steel, AISI 316L
Electrical Power: 24 – 64 VDC, 65 – 240 Vac, 8 W
Frequency: 10 GHz (X-band)
Modulation: Triangular FMCW
Emission: 0.1 mW max. (Far below acceptable limits for exposure to the human body)
Environmental Temperature: -40 ºC to 65 ºC
Humidity: 0 – 100 %
Ingress Protection: IP67

EX VERSION: WG5-DR-EX

(includes 3 radars + 1 processing unit)
Specifications per radar
Mechanical Dimensions: 217 x 319 x 379 mm (d x w x h)
Weight: 14.4 kg (excl. antenna 2.8 kg)
Material: Chromatized aluminum
Electrical Power: 24 – 65 VDC, 65 – 240 Vac, 8 W
Frequency: 10 GHz (X-band)
Modulation: Triangular FMCW  
Emission: 0.1 mWatt max. (Far below acceptable limits for exposure of the human body)
Environmental Temperature: -40 ºC to 65 ºC
Humidity: 0 – 100 %
Ingress Protection:  IP67
Safety: ATEX, II 1/2 G Ex d [ia Ga] IIB T6 Ga/Gb
Processing unit Dimensions: 170 x 172 x 85 mm (d x w x h)(19” rack mounting available)
Com ports: 2x RS232
Network: 3x Ethernet
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Power: 24 – 48 VDC, 4.8 W
Temperature: -20 ºC to 65 ºC
Cooling: No fan required

Dutch company

We are a Dutch company, based in Delft. Since 1996, we develop, manufacture and market the WaveGuide. We are proud that our professional systems are trusted across the industry.

Highly accurate wave radar

Our highly accurate wave radar has proven itself for over 20 years. This easy to use, reliable and robust sensor is particularly suited for the extreme conditions offshore.

Key features

– Maintenance free
– Re-calibration is not required
– Easy installation
– Measuring at 10 Hz
– Network connected
– Up to 5 years of internal data storage
– Suitable for all weather conditions
– Explosion-proof certified (as an option)

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