WATCH: New Radar Technology Predicts Avalanches 60 Seconds Before They Happen

WATCH: New Radar Technology Predicts Avalanches 60 Seconds Before They Happen

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WATCH: New Radar Technology Predicts Avalanches 60 Seconds Before They Happen

Spotter RF, a radar detection technologies company out of Orem, Utah, has a system that can detect an avalanche up to 60 seconds before the slide actually happens at range up to 1.5 miles.  The technology is already deployed in the Alps where it has successfully predicted thousands of avalanches.

There isn’t any information on applying this product towards avalanche prediction on the company’s official website but I believe this would be the model used for avalanche detection:

c950-dimensions

Model: C950
Field of view: 90 degrees
Range: 1,350 meters walking person; 2000 meters for vehicle
Coverage: 260 acres (1.35 Million square meters)
Weight: 5 lbs
Size: 9.8″ x 15″ x 2.6″
Power: <10 watts

“The C950 is the newest and most powerful commercial radar produced by SpotterRF. One C950 can detect a walking target up to 1,350 meters away, covering an area of more than 1.2 Million square meters (300 acres).  C950 detection range for vehicles is 2km.  The C950 weighs 5 lbs making it easy to mount on a variety of structures, poles, fences, trees, etc. The device easily connects to existing Ethernet networks with Power over Ethernet switches and consumes <10 Watts! Perfect for larger areas such as borders, ports, docks and wharfs, dams, bridges, and water processing plants. The C950 is RoHS compliant.”

FEATURES

  • Auto-camera cueing
  • No moving parts
  • All-weather tracking
  • Smartphone integration
  • Tablet integration
  • GPS coordinates output every second

[images from https://spotterrf.com/]

 

 

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