IMPACT REPORT: Radar Dish Monitoring

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16th May 2022 | Articles

A radar installation exposed to significant temperature changes as well as to direct sunlight, requires precise, reliable, and continuous inclination measurements monitoring.

Project Challenges
All high-precision instruments are sensitive to temperature changes. Significant temperature changes inhibit precision measurements and can even prevent them.

-Precise and continuous monitoring of the inclination of the radar base.
-Precise and continuous monitoring of the inclination of reference casing of the incremental protractors of the radar.
-The temperature variations have to be limited, and the direct environment of the sensor has to be air-conditioned.

The Solution
-The sensor gets a standard calibration at 20 °C => the air is cooled for high temperatures and heated for lower temperatures 2)
-The sensor is specially calibrated at the highest possible temperature (e.g. 50 °C) and the environment is permanently heated to + 50 °C
-The WTS for semi-permanent single-axis option, dual-axis, or a dual-axis sensor like the DSIC for a more permanent solution.

Sherborne Sensors’ high precision inclinometers measure horizontal and vertical angular inclination with virtually infinite resolution; providing highly accurate tilt and inclination measurements for demanding industrial applications.