Radac Wave Monitoring Radar

WaveGuide 5 Onboard

The WaveGuide Onboard installation compensates for the vertical motions of the ship, so it measures the waves the ship actually has to endure.

It consists of a sensor unit on the bow of the ship and a server. The sensor unit contains a WaveGuide Radar to measure distance to the water surface. The distances measured have to compensate for the vertical motions of the radar itself. Hence, a motion sensor is incorporated into the sensor unit. The compensated radar signal is processed in the same way as the standard WaveGuide mounted on a fixed platform.

Using the available “Wave and Tide Processing Software” raw data, spectra and parameters can be requested and presented on the web browser. All data or a selection thereof can then be stored in a data logger.

Compact version

ATEX certified version.

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

Heave Range: 2 – 75 m to surface
Accuracy: ± 1 cm 1)
Frequency: 10 Hz
Vessel draft 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: ± 3 cm 
Processing: SWAP 4) (per 20 min data block)
Interval: 1 min
Wave period 5) Range: 1 – 100 s
Accuracy: ± 50 ms 3) 
Processing: SWAP 4) (per 20 min data block)
Interval: 1 min 

COMPACT VERSION: WG5-OB-CP

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 Environmental: -40 ºC to 65 ºC
Humidity: 0 – 100 %
Ingress Protection:  IP67
Motion sensor Range: 8 g
Nonlinearity: 0.05 % FS
Communication Network: 1x Ethernet
Data storage: SD 32 Gb
Optional: External converter to RS232 or RS422 or RS485

EX VERSION: WG5-OB-EX

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
Communication Network: 1x Ethernet
Data storage: SD 32 Gb
Optional: External converter to RS232 or RS422 or RS485

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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