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The FAR2167DS is a high-performance S-band
radar with 60 kW of output power. Detection and tracking of sea birds from a
distance has always been very important for commercial fishermen. The noticeable
advantage of the FAR2167DS is its capability to detect flocks of seabirds.
S-band radar also assures target detection in adverse weather where an X-band is
heavily affected by sea or rain clutter. The software and hardware are optimized
for fishing operations, and they carry all the standard functions of the
The radar incorporates state-of-the art signal/graphics processing technology
together with auto tuning, logarithmic amplifiers and anti-clutter controls, for
superb detection on all ranges. Thanks to its graphics processing technology,
the echoes are expressively presented with 32 gradations in accordance with
reflected echo strength. The anti-clutter controls suppress the unwanted echoes
from waves, rain and clouds. The combination of these technologies ensures a
clear image, even in rough seas.
The FAR2167DS delivers a variety of useful functions to skippers. Direct Key
control allows the operators to activate specific settings with just a few
keystrokes. This feature is particularly important to oneman fishing operations,
where quick setup of the radar according to sea conditions is vital.
ARPA and echo trail functions are available to monitor the movement of
targets precisely. With ARPA, the targets are automatically or manually
acquired, and their movements, CPA and TCPA are computed and shown in the cells
on the right hand side of the screen.(For acquisition of smaller targets such as
birds and buoys, they have to be manually acquired.) In addition, those ship's
tracks can be indicated in color, which the operators can select from eight
different colors. For extended monitoring of target movement, the echo trail
feature is recommended. The trail color can be shown in 12 colors. When the
multi color trail is selected, the trail color changes over time. True motion
echo trail is also available.
The FAR2167DSBB Black Box radar consists of an antenna, processor and control
unit, and works with virtually any size multi-sync SXGA (1280×1024) LCD monitor.
FURUNO offers a premier line of high-quality LCD monitors that are a perfect
complement to the FAR-2157-BB and 2167DS-BB radar systems.
The radar can be connected to an Ethernet network for a variety of user
requirements. Up to four radar systems both X- and S-band can be networked
without using an extra device. In addition, the essential navigational
information including the electronic chart, L/L, COG, SOG, STW, etc. can be
shared within the network.
The radar incorporates a Video Plotter that displays electronic charts, plots
own and other ship's tracks, enables entry of waypoints/routes and makes a radar
map. The chart may be displayed in combination with radar images. It is
compatible with FURUNO or Navionics charts.
Marks & Comments:
Marks can be placed on the radar screen to note certain positions of
importance. An 8-letter Comment can be placed near the mark to aid in
identification. Marks allow a skipper to grasp the relative position between own
vessel and mark locations. With this function, a skipper can enter the GPS
position data* of the fishing grounds and hazardous objects for navigation such
as shallow waters..
*GPS sensor required
Automatic Acquisition Zone
Two automatic acquisition zones may be set in a sector in the shape desired.
They also act as suppression zones, avoiding unnecessary overloading of the
processor and clutter by disabling automatic acquisition and tracking outside of
them. Targets in an automatic acquisition zone are shown with an inverse
triangle. The operator can manually acquire important targets without any
Guard Zones and Anchor Watch Zone
Guard Zones generate visual and audible alarms when targets enter the
operator-set zones. One of the Guard Zones may be used as an anchor watch to
alert the operator when own ship or targets drift away from the preset zone.
The target tracking symbol changes to a triangle when its predicted course
(vector) violates the operator set CPA/TCPA. The operator can readily change the
vector lengths to evaluate the target movement trend.
Target Association (Fusion)
An AIS-equipped ship may be shown on the display by both AIS and ARPA
symbols. This happens because the AIS position is measured by a GPS navigator in
L/L while the ARPA target blip and data are measured by range and bearing from
own ship. When the symbols are within an operator-set criteria, the ARPA symbol
is merged into the AIS symbol. The criteria is determined by the differences in
range, bearing, course, speed, etc.
A variety of navigational information which is vital for fishing vessels,
including own ship status, radar plotting data, wind, water temperature and
information from other shipborne sensors can be displayed in the data cells on
the right hand side of the screen. The FAR 2167DS radar has a unique zoom
function which enlarges a part of the radar image twice or three times in size.