Simrad Argus

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Recommended For:

  • Large Commercial Vessels
  • Commercial Fishing
Simrad Argus

Recommended For:

  • Large Commercial Vessels
  • Commercial Fishing

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Simrad Argus

The Simrad ARGUS is a state of the art professional X Band Radar which fully complies and exceeds IMO regulations.

Thanks to the modular design, with the separate processor monitor and operation panel they can be either assembled to form a stand-alone display cabinet or be flush mounted into a mechanical bridge console. The standard configuration always includes full ARPA, AIS and an electronic built-in Interswitch for dual radar installations.

The Argus Radar is available in a 6, 9 and 12 foot antenna options and two transceiver versions of 12 and 25 kW. A 40 target ARPA feature comes as standard.

The Argus also boasts of superior signal processing and a significantly larger target presentation area. The system can also be seamlessly expanded for the use of up to four antennas.

Main Features

  • Designed for new Navigation Radar Standard IEC 62388
  • Pedestal with built-in 12 kW or 25 kW transceiver supports 6’ and 9’ antennas
  • Modular and solid state construction
  • Electronic Modulator based on mosfet technology
  • Long life 3rd generation magnetron (12 kW and 25 kW)
  • Low Noise Amplifier providing a reduced overall Noise Figure
  • Microcomputer controlled operations
  • Serial link with telemetry and remote control for adjustments
  • Built-in test facilities for power supply and modulator parameters
  • PRF jittering removing any possible ambiguity due to multiple-time-around echoes
  • Two different Sectors Blanking to be set at time of installation
  • Performance Monitor
  • Rotation: 20 or 40 rpm
  • Easy installation

Optional Oil Spill and Ice Detection Software

The Argus Radar also has an Optional Advanced Oil Spill and Ice Detection (OSID) Software

The Advanced OSID software provides special STC shape for optimal suppression of iced sea clutter and easy interpretation of small objects and echoes over ice. The result is that new ice pathways or rough areas in the ice banks are clearly visible making water easily be detected.

A Master/Slave inter-switch board is provided as an integral part of the ARGUS radar system. This means that the oil-spill and ice detection displays can easily be interfaced to all on-board radar sensors.

The Advanced OSID Software also enables an increase of the antenna rotation speed up to 44 revolutions per minute and the advanced video processing allows for operation under all kinds of visibility conditions.

Radar Approvals

  • EC Marine Equipment Directive (MED)
  • United States Coast Guard (USGC)
  • China Classification Society (CCS)
  • Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS)
  • Shipping Register of Ukraine FCC ISO 9001