The Benefits of High Definition Radar Systems

High definition radar systems are finally becoming standard as technology is reaching the point where signal processing is extremely accurate and precise, allowing for businesses and anglers alike. When it comes to radar systems, many people find it difficult to understand the differences between standard radar and modern radar that is using high definition technology. As such, the following will provide in-depth analysis of the many benefits that can be found with these systems.

Higher Resolution with Low Power Draw

The primary benefit of a high definition radar system is the much higher resolution in comparison to low definition systems. This alone provides users with a wide range of notable benefits when making use the radar. For one, the higher definition of the system makes for a much better pickup of everything within a close range of the radar, allowing users to better track what they are looking for. These systems will also pick up certain objects from long distances that simply could not have been detected by a standard radar system. Due to the high resolution and definition, every specific object is picked up and clearly displayed on the screen. With non-high def systems, it's much more difficult to differentiate targets, an issue that does not arise with these. This is especially important when taking a boat out and a storm hits. It can be difficult to pick up anything inside the weather system. However, high definition radar systems are making it easier to identify certain objects within these storms.

It's also important to note the amazing power draw found with most high definition radar systems. The vast majority of these systems are designed to allow those using vessels with limited power to make use of them without worrying about power needs. Many systems run around 150-180 MW output power. This is around 9-10 times lower than the amount of energy that is needed to power a cell phone. The broadband technology included within high-definition systems eliminates the need for a small portion of the area around the vessel to be considered a dead zone, as is the case with standard pulse radar. As such, close target detection is now much more efficient and reliable.

Better Radar Scans

Another benefit of these systems is that the radar is able to scan the area more rapidly and efficiently than pulse radars. For one, the radars can track two different ranges at one time, which allows for a larger area of scanning. In essence, this allows users to pick up objects they otherwise wouldn't have. Most of these systems also include a useful feature that automatically tracks everything within a short range. As such, anything that gets close to your boat will be picked up even between radar scans. The majority of these high-definition radar systems include an instant on capability that takes away the need to wait lengthy amounts of time for the system to boot up, which can come in handy when in a hurry.