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Radac WaveGuide 5 Direction

Directional wave radar

The WaveGuide 5 is the latest and most technically advanced system from Radac. This accurate wave monitoring system is an easy to use, reliable and robust device to measure tide, wave direction, wave height and wave period. This wave radar is capable of maintaining a high level of precision and accuracy in harsh environmental conditions and is particularly suited to marine and offshore installations.

  • Radac WaveGuide 5 Direction
Elektronicaweg 16b
2628 XG Delft
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With an array of three radars, the elevation of the sea surface is measured at three positions. These positions form a virtual triangle at the water surface by pointing one radar perpendicularly downwards and tilt the other two. Knowing the slope of the water surface and the phase relations between the three positions, the wave direction can be calculated. The radars measure the distance to the water surface 10 times per second. In all wind and wave conditions the accuracy for water level is proven to be below 1 cm. The wave data are sent to the processing unit via a network link. The processing unit facilitates data acquisition, data processing, data presentation and remote service. Data can be locally stored on an external USB drive, or distributed through two serial ports as well as over the network. Any device connected to the (private) network can access the web-based user interface.


  • Year of initial development
  • Year of latest version
  • Operating System
    Linux - dbian
  • Area of Application
    Offshore wind farms, fixed and floating designs, transformator platforms and turbines, offshore oil & gas platforms, rigs, coastal defense
  • Field of Use
    Used for measuring wave direction, wave height and tide for optimizing weather windows in offshore operations and increase safety
  • Languages Supported
    Radac message format, SESAM, FGTI
  • Output parameters
    Heave, S0bh, Hm0, Czz10, Th0, Tmax, Hmax, and more (please see user manual)
  • Type of wave recorder
  • Direction wave or non-directional
    Direction Wave
  • Dedicated software
  • Data provided / logged
    Raw data, statistical, spectral analysis
  • Power supply (internal/external with specs)
    24-64 VDC, 22,8 W
  • Output interface {eg. rs232}
    RS232, Ethernet
  • Weight in air [kg]
  • Width [cm]
  • Length [cm]
  • Operating temperature: min. [°C]
  • Operating temperature: max. [°C]
  • Housing material
    Stainless steel
  • Output data format
  • Sampling rate

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