FLIR Debuts Wireless CHIRP Marine Radar

January 13, 2016

Yachting Journal

Image: FLIR

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the launch of its new Raymarine Quantum CHIRP radar, a recreational marine radar dome featuring CHIRP pulse compression technology. Representing a new approach to marine radar, Quantum CHIRP radar aims to set a new standard for compact solid state radar, delivering superior radar imaging on both long and short ranges.
Quantum’s CHIRP Pulse Compression technology uses multiple compressed, radar pulses with FLIR’s ATX advanced target separation technology to display targets like boats, landmarks, rocks, buoys and weather cells with improved resolution and separation quality. In tight quarters Quantum’s CHIRP technology allows identification of targets as close as 18 feet and offshore Quantum delivers long range imagery and accurate target returns. Quantum’s onboard processing also automatically eliminates rain and sea clutter, blocks interference from other radars and ensures a noise-free, easy to interpret image in congested waterways.
FLIR said Quantum’s lightweight design (2 lbs. or 5.5 kg) and Wi-Fi connectivity make it easy to install and simple to operate.  Quantum also features Wi-Fi networking to Raymarine MFDs, making installation easier and eliminating the need for additional radar cabling or interface boxes. For sailing vessels, Quantum’s solid state design and efficient electronics reduce power consumption extending vessel battery life. 
Quantum CHIRP Radar will be available worldwide in the first quarter of 2016 through Raymarine’s authorized network of dealers and retailers starting at $1,599.99.
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