EWR’s weather radar systems provide its clients a complete picture of the operational environment to maintain optimal awareness. EWR’s weather radar systems provide surveillance information through interrogation of weather phenomena and generate, display, store and distribute its products through user-friendly WeatherScout® software that allow key decision makers to plan, prepare, mitigate and adapt.
EWR offers many different products and services specifically designed to conform to the end-user’s unique performance requirements and technical specifications. EWR systems combine state-of-the-art solid-state transmitters, pulse compression and hybrid pulse technology with innovative design to provide safety, accuracy and reliability. EWR’s field-proven, full turnkey weather radar solutions are designed to minimize relative footprint and environmental impact of similar technology. EWR’s product offerings are all Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) items; however, EWR has the capability to fine-tune weather radar units to meet the specific needs of the end-user and the application.
In 2006, EWR released the revolutionary solid state E700 PDR system, creating a new category of portable Doppler weather radars. This ground breaking modular concept was designed for field use by military personnel – and was quickly adapted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force. The E700 PDR radar consists of three primary modules: a radome unit which contains all of the RF components, digital transceiver, and the antenna assembly; a radar processor enclosure; and a pneumatic mast. The radome unit was specifically designed to be mounted on the easily deployable pneumatic mast, which can raise to radar to a height of up to 50 feet. The modular architecture allows for easy field set-up and tear-down, and quick field replacement of components, which is critical to a highly dynamic field deployment. The E700 PDR can be unpacked, set-up, and operational within 30 minutes. A number of standard mounting options exist, which allow the user to mount the radar on top of a roof or building, or attach the mast to a mobile trailer or platform. The key enabling technology for this rugged, reliable, and highly portable radar system is the use of a solid state transmitter.