The Secrets of CHIRP
Raymarine's Quantum Wireless CHIRP radar puts cutting-edge technology to work for you.
As 2016 got underway, FLIR Systems, Inc. set the marine industry abuzz with its unveiling of the Raymarine Quantum CHIRP radar, the industry’s first recreational marine radar dome featuring CHIRP pulse compression technology. A new approach to marine radar, Quantum CHIRP sets the standard for compact solid-state radar, delivering superior imaging on both long and short ranges.
So how does it work? Quantum’s CHIRP Pulse Compression technology uses multiple compressed, radar pulses with FLIR’s exclusive ATX™ advanced target separation technology to display targets like boats, landmarks, rocks, buoys and weather cells with unsurpassed resolution and separation quality versus traditional magnetron radars. In tight quarters, Quantum’s CHIRP technology allows identification of targets as close as 18 feet and offshore Quantum delivers exceptional long range imagery and accurate target returns. Quantum’s onboard processing also automatically eliminates rain and sea clutter, blocks interference from other radars, and ensures a noise-free, easy-to-interpret image in congested waterways.
Quantum’s lightweight design and Wi-Fi connectivity make it easy to install and simple to operate. At only 12 pounds, Quantum weighs 50 percent less than traditional magnetron radars. Quantum also breaks new ground with Wi-Fi networking to Raymarine MFDs, making installation much easier and eliminating the need for additional radar cabling or interface boxes.
“We are thrilled to bring our new solid state CHIRP radar technology to the recreational boating market,” said Grégoire Outters, Vice President and General Manager of FLIR’s Maritime segment. “This breakthrough technology coupled with our ATX™ advanced target separation technology will change the game in terms of performance, ease of use and connectivity.”
Quantum CHIRP Radar will be available worldwide in early 2016. Ask your authorized Sea Ray dealer for more information, or visit www.raymarine.com/Quantum.