The Wärtsilä RS24 system is the latest generation of Wärtsilä Voyage high resolution radar. It is designed to provide high levels of situational awareness in densely populated marine environments.
The RS24 Sensor is a high speed, high resolution FMCW K-band dome radar. K-band (24GHz) radar has an inherently higher resolution than the S or X bands more typically used for marine radar. It can output radar images both to the RS24 Dashboard and also to third party applications which support the ASTERIX CAT-240 open data format.
The RS24 Dashboard software runs on a marine specification computer, usually mounted on the bridge. It is the interface through which the operator can control the day to day operation of the RS24 Sensor and view the radar image that is generates.
The RS24 Service Interface software is the interface to the sensor which allows a service engineer or advanced user to change the behavior of the RS24 Sensor. It controls the functions which should not be required for day to day operation of the radar.