e-NAVCON

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Patent pending, a world first. RACON and AIS combined

SeaBeacon® 2 System 6, a frequency agile radar beacon (racon), has provided dependable service to all marine radars, including those with modern narrow band receivers.

e-NAVCON combines the SeaBeacon® 2 System 6 with an in-built AIS AtoN transponder to provide the mariner with two forms of electronic signatures, one of which is independent of the GPS network increasing accuracy and redundancy.

The e-NAVCON ADVANTAGE

  • Combined AIS and Radar transponder in one package; no possibility of interference between different manufacturers equipment.
  • No outside antenna cabling, eliminating potential connection problems.
  • Single or dual power supply options providing additional redundancy.
  • Designed and built in USA; your passport to reliability and customer service.

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  • Features
    • AIS message 21 - Provides vessels with an AIS message which will be displayed on their AIS display system.
    • Greater radar operational range – e-NAVCON provides improvements in receiver dynamic range, receiver sensitivity, power consumption and transmitter power.
    • Available with or without pressurisation - e-NAVCON is available with or without pressurisation. Pressurising racons with nitrogen provides added protection against the corrosive marine environment. Only racons with exceptional sealing capability are capable of offering this feature.
    • Proportional scaling - Ensures length of racon trace appearing on the radar screen is generally uniform on all range settings.
    • FCC approved November 2016.
  • Specifications
    Frequency of Operation
    9.3 to 9.5GHz
    Frequency Matching Accuracy
    ± 2MHz
    Output Power to Antenna
    >0.5W
    Pulsewidth Response

    Minimum - 50 nanoseconds

    Maximum - 2000 nanoseconds

    Racon Response Display Scaling
    Racon Response (±5 μsec typical)
    System Sensitivity

    X-Band - Better than -50 dBm

    Response Rate - Maximum
    10KHz
    Response Delay - Maximum (100 metres)
    667 nanoseconds
    Radar Blanking
    External blanking control ports available
    System Test Monitor

    Built-in - Audible Beeper

    External A - Transistor Switch for Go/No Go

    External B - RS-232C Communications Port for monitor, control and field programming features

    Quiescent Period
    Programmable 0 to 60 seconds
    Extended Quiescent
    Programmable selectable
    Active Period

    Programmable 4 to 60 seconds

    X-Band Antenna Specifications

    Gain - 6dBi

    Polarisation - Horizontal

    Vertical Divergence - 22 degrees

    Effective Radiated Power - >2.25W

    AIS

    Transmit Frequency Range - 156.025MHz ˞ 162.025MHz

    Transmit Power (selectable) - 2, 5 and 12W

    GPS Reciever Channels - 50

    GPS sensitivity - Better than -159 dBm

    Transmit Power (selectable) - 2, 5 and 12W

    VHF and GPS Antenna - Internal

    Standards - IALA A-126 Ed. 1.4 ITU-R M 1371-4-R

    Power Supply Input Voltage
    9.0 to 15.6VDC
    Lighting Protection - Surge Protection
    1 millisecond at 3000 volts
    Quiescent Power Consumption
    0.3W
    Nominal Power Consumption

    Light Traffic - 1.0W

    Heavy Traffic -  1.3W

    Submersion Capability – Maximum Depth (Pressurised)
    10 metres (35 feet)
    Positive pressurisation
    Available with or without
    Dimensions

    Diameter (including lift ring) - 353mm (13.9in)

    Height - 807mm (31.8in)

    Weight (includes 4.5 metre external cable and all stainless steel mounting hardware) – GMU - 13.6kg (30lbs)

    Base Housing
    Aluminium
    Temperature Range
    -40° C to +70° C
    Frequency of Operation 9.3 to 9.5GHz
    9.3 to 9.5GHz
    Frequency Matching Accuracy ± 2MHz
    ± 2MHz
    Output Power to Antenna
    >0.5W
    Pulsewidth Response

    Minimum - 50 nanoseconds

    Maximum - 2000 nanoseconds

    Racon Response Display Scaling
    Racon Response (±5 μsec typical)
    System Sensitivity
    X-Band - Better than -50 dBm

    NOTE: Specifications are subject to change.
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