Kelvin Hughes


NAV-Maritime Conference

The Royal Institute of Navigation will be holding its annual NAV-Maritime conference in February next year. As part of its section on ‘The Technology Revolution’, Barry Wade, Director of Surveillance Systems at Kelvin Hughes, has been asked to present on the subject of coherent radar.

Kelvin Hughes has been a pioneer in the area of coherent radar, having developed the SharpEye™ solid state radar for navigation and surveillance. Recently, more global companies are moving towards coherent radar for its increased capabilities compared with older and more limited radar technology.

The subject of Mr Wade’s presentation will be ‘Coherent Radar – Giving More to the User’ and will discuss the benefits of coherent radar, such as enhanced detection of small radar targets in clutter and in complex conditions.

This will be a welcome return to the Royal Institute of Navigation for Mr Wade, having received the Duke of Edinburgh award for Technical Achievement in 2011 in recognition of his work with Kelvin Hughes’ SharpEye™ technology.

Mr Wade said:
“It is an honour to be invited to speak at the NAV-Maritime conference next year and I look forward to sharing the capabilities of this radar technology with some of the maritime sector’s finest. Kelvin Hughes has worked hard on research to develop coherent radar for many years now, so this subject is of great importance to me and I hope others will benefit from my presentation.”

The NAV-Maritime conference will take place on February 18th 2014 at Trinity House, where a proud history of navigation has played out over 500 years.

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