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LWIR Sensor Alert System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248751D
Publication Date: 2017-Jan-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 61K

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Abstract

A long wave infrared (LWIR) camera or sensor is attached to a radar antenna, GPS antenna or masthead, or in its own dedicated enclosure, to survey the area onboard and surrounding a vessel, providing enhanced visibility and safety compared to a standalone radar. The camera or sensor utilizes the rotation of the co-located mechanically rotating device, to provide data for recording or safety alert system for connected marine electronic products for marine recreational and safety use. In another embodiment, by integrating multiple sensors into a Radar, GPS antenna or Masthead sensing units or a dedicated product, it could cover 360 degrees with no mechanical rotating/moving devices required.

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LWIR Sensor Alert System

Abstract:

A long wave infrared (LWIR) camera or sensor is attached to a radar antenna, GPS antenna or masthead, or in its own dedicated enclosure, to survey the area onboard and surrounding a vessel, providing enhanced visibility and safety compared to a standalone radar.  The camera or sensor utilizes the rotation of the co-located mechanically rotating device, to provide data for recording or safety alert system for connected marine electronic products for marine recreational and safety use. 

In another embodiment, by integrating multiple sensors into a Radar, GPS antenna or Masthead sensing units or a dedicated product, it could cover 360 degrees with no mechanical rotating/moving devices required.

Description:

A long wave infrared (LWIR) camera or sensor is attached to a radar antenna, GPS antenna or masthead, or in its own dedicated enclosure, to survey the area onboard and surrounding a vessel, providing enhanced visibility and safety compared to a standalone radar.  The camera or sensor utilizes the rotation of the co-located mechanically rotating device, to provide data for recording or safety alert system for connected marine electronic products for marine recreational and safety use.

By integrating a single LWIR sensor into a radar product that provides power across the rotary joint, the sensor could take advantage of the mechanical rotation, to create a scanning infrared data stream for downstream processing to augment the radar data at...