Hyundai Heavy Develops Hi-Res Marine Digital Radar2013.07.02
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder, announced today it developed a next-generation high-resolution marine digital radar that can detect objects as small as 70 cm in diameter from 10 km away.
The new radar for ships is the fruit of a joint development project between HHI and 9 other organizations including state-run research institutes since July 2010.
The solid-state power amplifier of the new radar has a lifespan of 50,000 hours, which is about 16 times longer than that of predecessor. The functionality of the marine radar can be used for military purposes as well as on offshore facilities and airplanes.
Hyundai Heavy plans to commercialize the new digital radar by 2015 after approval from international classification societies in the second half of 2014.
“Starting with the development of this new marine digital radar, we aiming to set up new technological standards in the global shipbuilding industry,” said Mr. Hwang See-young, CIO of Hyundai Heavy.