Hyundai Heavy Industries said on July 2 that it has succeeded in developing a next-generation "vessel digital radar" that provides resolution twice that of conventional radars.
The radar supersedes its previous version with much improved resolution power, which allows it to detect objects as small as 70 centimeter in diameter from 10 kilometers away.
Its core part, the solid-state power amplifier, has a lifespan of 50,000 hours, more than 16 times that of its predecessor good for 3,000 hours. The scope of its application is also expected to be expanded to military uses, marine and aviation purposes.
The development of the radar is part of a joint project of the regions in Ulsan and Busan, and participated since July 2010 by a consortium of ten entities, including Hyundai Heavy Industries, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Ulsan Economic Promotion Agency, Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute, and several small- and medium-sized enterprises.