Update: 2018.10.2BACK


Delivering better safety and peace of mind to the society by the localized weather observation solutions

Profile of Project Company

FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD., offers a comprehensive range of marine equipment, such as fish finer, marine radar, etc. Based on technology developed for marine electronic equipment, FURUNO has expanded into new fields, including disaster prevention, security monitoring solutions, medical equipment, GPS and ITS (intelligent transportation systems) products.

Product & Technology

A number of arguments on the global scale as to how to tackle problems arising from extreme weather, such as short localized rainstorms, tornados and other adverse phenomena, have been taking place recently. FURUNO provides the solution of localized weather forecasting as a part of social infrastructure so as to protect human lives and assets from unexpected natural disasters, i.e., river floods, landslides, etc., hence delivering better safety and peace of mind to the society.

Thanks to its compact and lightweight antenna, FURUNO X-band Doppler weather radar can be installed on the buildings in the cities or in the mountains, where it has been difficult to install the conventional large radar. FURUNO weather radar can monitor the precipitations at the both low and high attitude, in the mountains or in the islands in real time, whereas the conventional satellite or large weather radar cannot observe. Since FURUNO weather radar deploys the solid-state transmitter, it does not need high electricity power or frequent parts replacement, and hence it reduces the operating cost. The multiple signal processing enables to observe the precipitations with higher degree of accuracy.

FURUNO weather radar is affordable and within reach of the municipality or private company. The redundant and reliable multi-radar system can also be configured. FURUNO weather radar will expand into many fields beyond infrastructures.

  • Procedure of the FURUNO weather radar installation
  • Expected application fields of X-band Doppler weather radar