Ideal for Any Installation
The E700XD sets the new standard for portable Doppler Weather Radars by combining the latest state-of-the-art solid state technology, industry leading digital signal processing, and innovative mechanical design. The result is the most compact, portable and advanced Doppler weather radar available.
Designed to be easily mounted on a retractable mast, tower, rooftop, trailer, or vehicle the E700XD is composed of three main components:
- Radar Pedestal Unit (contains receiver, transmitter, antenna, signal processor)
- Radar Server and Power Supply (housed in environmentally controlled ruggedized case included as an option for field deployment)
- Commercial Off The Shelf PC Workstation or Laptop running Windows7 and EWR WeatherScout® Radar Control and Display software
Solid-State Transmitter with Pulse Compression Technology
Where previous Doppler radars utilized tube transmitters (Klystrons, magnetrons, TWTs, etc.) that require frequent tuning and are prone to failure in harsh environments such as those found in mobile tactical applications, the E700XD uses a solid-state transmitter which is virtually maintenance free and consumes far less power.
Although the E700XD transmits less power than traditional tube-based systems, it uses pulse-compressed waveforms to provide greater radar sensitivity. Traditional radars transmit short pulses at high peak transmit power to provide radar sensitivity (through the high transmit power) while providing short range resolutions (through the use of short transmitted pulses). The E700XD’s pulse compression transmitter transmits long pulses at lower power levels (providing the equivalent sensitivity as a short pulse at high power) while compressing the pulse in the signal processor to provide the same short range resolution obtained by transmitting a short pulse.
The benefit is that the E700XD can provide equivalent or better sensitivity and range resolution compared to a 10-12kW radar while transmitting a fraction of that power.
The Portable Weather Radar of Choice for the U.S. Military
The E700XD is field tested and deployed by the most demanding user: the U.S. Military. EWR is the primary supplier of ground based weather radar systems for the United States Department of State and our radars are in use today by the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, the United States Marine Corps’ Meteorological Mobile Facility (METMF) Next Generation (NEXGEN) systems, and by the U.S. Air Force for its next generation PDR (Portable Doppler Radar) program.