e-NAVCON

Patent pending, a world first. RACON and AIS combined
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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.

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  • Features

    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.

    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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