A new PC-based radar system exploits the computer’s built-in networking capabilities to share radar images with other users over the Internet. This allows ships and coastguards to see each other’s radar images and should bring increased safety for vessels as their radar is tracked onshore.
In extreme circumstances, were a ship’s own antennae to break, it would still be able to look at another ship’s picture of the local situation on its own display. PC RADAR should also improve coordination in team operations such as coastguard missions.
The benefits will be available to fishing fleets, the yachting market, inland vessels and Vessel Traffic Systems - networks of land-based sensors covering a marine area and linked to a control centre.
Nicola Vatthauer | alfa
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