When it comes to detection of small objects in rough weather conditions and over long distances, Terma is a leader in the global marketplace.
Ground radar surveillance comprises all radar installations on the ground, irrespective of the installation's target land objects, airborne objects, or objects on or over the water surface. The SCANTER product range comprises the SCANTER 5000 Series Solid State Pulse Compression radar and the combined Sea and Air Surveillance SCANTER 4000 Series radar.
Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) and Coastal Surveillance (CS)
Terma has delivered and installed numerous radar sensor systems worldwide since the early 1990s - initially tailored for VTS applications in ports and waterways, where the increased vessel traffic in congested areas called for improved monitoring and surveillance - essentially for economic and safety reasons. Later, port authorities have been forced to tighten up surveillance requirements to encompass security.
Similarly, state sovereignty, EEZ surveillance, preventing illegal migratory and drug trafficking, etc. are nowadays important issues in many countries. The requirements for capable and reliable sensor systems have increased correspondingly, and so far, Terma has been able to follow this trend in developing radar sensor systems tailored for these exact purposes.
Radar site in Port of Hamburg
The requirements for traffic monitoring in ports and harbors are increasing and have been extended from collision monitoring and grounding prevention, guidance of the port's own pilot boats, monitoring anchoring areas, etc. to generally focusing on the safety and security aspect of the ports as such.
Terma has gained significant experience in the design of radars for the port surveillance application in connection with several projects. Today, we are able to deliver a number of different system configurations fulfilling the recommendations under the IALA recommendation V-128. Consequently, we are well prepared to cope with both existing and future requirements.
Radar Surveillance on Inland Waterways
Rivers and man-made waterways - canals - have been used for centuries for inland transport of goods and bulk materials. As such, they are the water equivalent of roads with naval vessels instead of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Radar surveillance is of great value to inland waterways for safe navigation of commercial and private traffic.
Inland waterways are being monitored with cameras and other surveillance equipment suited for visual monitoring. But in poor weather - rain, fog, or darkness - the visual equipment is of no use and radar surveillance is the only proper form of surveillance.
- Jeff Schleicher, Manager, Business Development, Command, Control & Sensors