SpotterRF demos harbor security radar for Navy
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Feb 20, 2013
SpotterRF recently completed a demonstration for the Navy in which it showed that its Spotter M600C radar is capable of detecting all vessels coming in and out of a harbor, the company said.
The demonstration was conducted as part of the Navy's Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program designed to give sailors an opportunity to observe and give immediate feedback on the performance of new technologies in an actual maritime environment, the company said.
SpotterRF technology is designed to eliminate perimeter security gaps in maritime and harbor environments. It gives warfighters added security when they are deployed in an unknown or hostile harbor, the company said.
During the course of the demonstration several scenarios were run in which vessels ranging from a jet ski to an 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat traveled different paths into and around the harbor. The Spotter M600C was set up remotely on a tripod at the mouth of the Harbor and communicated back to the Stiletto vessel one mile away via radio. From that vantage point, participants could view detections in real time on a map displaying the location, distance and speed of the target.
The M600C successfully detected all vessels coming in and out of the harbor, including a drifting jet ski, the company said.
A single individual transported the entire system with M600C Radar, tripod, radio and batteries in a single backpack, the company said.
SpotterRF was one of 15 companies selected to participate in the demonstration hosted by the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va., the company said.